Marlborough – At the Rotary District 7910 Awards Event July 19 at the Framingham Sheraton Hotel, Marlborough Rotarian Lynn Faust was named Rotarian of the Year by 2017-2018 District Governor Karin Gaffney. District 7910 encompasses about 1,400 members in 50 Rotary clubs from the New Hampshire border to the Connecticut-Rhode Island border and Brookline in the east to the Brookfields in the west.
In presenting the award, Gaffney stated that she had asked Faust to get local Rotary clubs involved in more hands-on service projects – and she delivered. As district service chair, she assisted most clubs in the district to perform more hours of service. Faust created workshops to help clubs identify community needs and to design service projects that mobilize communities, and she traveled to club meetings throughout the district.
Several clubs held “Service Saturdays” – some as multi-club ventures – and other clubs have incorporated monthly service projects into their club culture. Faust managed a tree-planting service project in which 1,400 trees were planted throughout the region.
Faust plans to continue serving the community through Rotary, and in her day job as executive director of Marlborough Community Development Corporation, a nonprofit corporation which promotes self-sufficiency programming in MetroWest and Nashoba Valley.
Faust is a past president and current board member of the Marlborough Rotary Club, a Paul Harris Fellow, and Rotary International Champion of Change nominee. She was named the city of Marlborough Humanitarian of the Year in 2010.