Richard Bielefield District GovernorDick has been a member of eleven Rotary Clubs since joining the Watertown (CT) Club in 1959.He served as President of the Phoenixville (PA) Club in 1985-1986; then became Secretary of that Club moving to Gardner (MA), he joined Rotary and served as Secretary for four years prior to retiring to Franconia (NH) and joining the Littleton Club becoming its Secretary in 1993 where he's served since.
While in Phoenixville, he
aslo chaired the District 7450 Vocational Service Committee
. Born in Middleton, Connecticut, he graduated form the University of Connecticut with a degree in Forestry, and then entered the professional service of the Boy Scouts of America serving a total of forty years prior to retirement in 1992.He was the Council Executive in Torrington, CT., Gens Falls, NY., and Gardner, MA., in addition to many other assignments.A veteran of the US Navy, he also served with the Naval Reserve before retiring in 1988 as a Master Chief Cryptogic Technician (E9) with more than forty years of naval service.He serves his community as chairman of the Sugar Hill (NH) Selectmen, has been a member of the town's Conservation Commission, the Planning Board, and Building Committee.He is a member of the Executive Board of Sugar Hill Improvement Association.Dick served as President of the North Country United Way for three years, and chaired the Fund Distribution Committee, during a period when the UW's achieved goals went from $40,000 to $118,000.He is a training counselor with the National Rifle Association certifying others as firearms instructors principally for the Boy Scouts of America's National Camping Schools where he has served as the Director for the Shooting Sports Section fro some eighteen years.He is a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).He
wife Carol live in Sugar Hill
, NH and have three daughters and a son as well as four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
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