Oswego Rotary Club president David Welsch inducted two new members into the club at a recent meeting at The American Foundry. Mary Ciappa and Tammy Murphy received their badges, membership certificates, and lapel pins and brought the club’s membership to 42.
Ciappa, a native Oswegonian, is a well-known educator, business person, and volunteer in the Oswego community. She taught third grade and special education at Kingsford Park Elementary School for 35 years. Since retirement, she has worked with her family in the operation of The American Foundry. Ciappa was recently named Zonta Woman of the Year for 2011. She has worked with many community organizations including the Salvation Army Advisory Board, the City Democrat Committee, the Library Board, Safe Haven Board, the Mental Health Center, and the Selective Service Commission.
Another native of Oswego, Tammy Murphy, graduated from St. Paul’s Academy and Oswego High School. She is presently employed at The American Foundry and previously worked at Patz on the River and several other local restaurants and other businesses. She supports the Humane Society and has volunteered with many other organizations and causes. She recently ran the Rock & Roll Half Marathon in Las Vegas to raise money to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.
The Oswego Rotary Club, founded 84 years ago, carries out many public service projects in the local community and, through Rotary International, contributes to an extensive array of humanitarian services in Central New York and throughout the world. Anyone having questions about Rotary or membership in the Oswego Rotary Club is invited to use our website, WWW.OswegoRotary.org, or call the membership chairman at 343-9692.