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Larry Gardner

District Governor Elect

(Governor 2018-2019)

Rotary International District 7980

Larry has been a member of the Newtown Rotary Club since 2002, serving as president in 2006-2007.  He served as Assistant Governor of Area 3 from 2012 to 2016, and was the Club Vision district team trainer. The Newtown Rotary Club has recognized him with its Frank Miles Award and three times as a Paul Harris Fellow.  Larry and his family also hosted a Rotary exchange student from the Kyrgyz Republic.


Originally from Buffalo, NY, Larry has lived in Georgia, North Carolina, Maine, Illinois, and Texas but has called Connecticut his home for the last 20 years.  He has a B.A. degree in Psychology from Canisius College and spent over 25 years working for a major chemical company in various positions including sales, recruiting, marketing, and business management. For the past 12 years he has operated a business coaching and consulting practice with a focus on small to medium size businesses.


Larry’s other volunteer experience includes serving for 5 years as scoutmaster of a boy scout troop in Newtown, and for the past 17 years, leading and playing acoustic guitar in a contemporary choir at his church.


 Larry lives in Sandy Hook with his wife, Sharon.  They have 3 adult children.


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