The event, which was hosted by the club’s general manager, Darren McLaughlin, featured lunch and musical entertainment before several awards were given out. McLaughlin thanked Joe Craig who, as he had for the past 20 years, prepared the lunch. Music was provided by Frank Dionne and the group Women of Note.
After the luncheon McLaughlin presented the 2016 Effie Ann Tompkins Community Service Award to Jeanne McGeough.
Tompkins continues to be an active volunteer for the American Red Cross and Immaculate Conception Church as well in the community, McLaughlin said.
McKeough is also active in the community, volunteering at the Marlborough Senior Center and the city’s Council on Aging.
Betty Evangelous was presented with the George Fortin Fit for Life Award. This award was named in honor of the late Marlborough resident who continued to be very active well into his 90s before passing away last December just shy of his 99th birthday, McLaughlin said.
Evangelous, a lifelong resident and volunteer for many organizations in the city, has been an active Wayside member for over 20 years. She was one of the original “water lilies” fitness class members and oversaw birthday celebrations at the club.
Prior to the luncheon the club held its annual Al Kursonis Memorial Tennis Tournament. This year’s winners were Wendy Rueger and Morris Yaffe.