Before relocating to Eastern North Carolina Richard Goldstein was a Rotarian for more than a decade. He was fortunate to be a member of the Club that inspired his father to serve at both the local and district levels, including District Governor. Richard’s father and mother were Paul Harris society members. So it is with fond memories and great pleasure that he joined the New Bern Breakfast Rotary and has also become a Paul Harris sustaining member. Richard is an insurance broker/agent specializing in Voluntary Benefits with AFLAC and through MSIS he educates and enroll seniors in Medicare supplements and other senior products from drug plans to dental vision and hearing programs. He also advises clients on life insurance, long-term care and annuities.
President Elect / International Service
Dwight Carlblom has been involved in international education for most of his professional career. He spent 22 years in Malaysia and five years in South Korea teaching and then heading international schools. He also spent six years in a college setting in Minnesota as Vice President of Student Development. During this time Dwight chaperoned groups of students on service trips to such countries as China, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, and Russia. Dwight returned to the States in July, 2014, as the Head of School at The Epiphany School of Global Studies in New Bern. One of the factors that drew Dwight to Epiphany was its emphasis on service to the community. The elementary school focuses on the New Bern community, the middle school expands beyond that to other parts of the United States and Canada, and the upper school has many opportunities every year for international travel/service projects. Dwight joined the New Bern Breakfast Rotary in August, 2016.
Maggie Wynne joined the New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club in 2017. She has worked in the financial industry for the past 5 years. Maggie is Market Leader and Assistant Vice President of the Carolina Colours Branch of BB&T. Currently she sits on the board for the United Way and is an active participant in the New Bern Chamber of Commerce.
Randy Gray is a CPA Partner in a local firm. He has served as a Rotarian for 20 years, and is current treasurer of New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club. Randy’s Rotary achievements include: past President of New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club, sustaining Member of Rotary Foundation and three time Paul Harris Fellow. He has also served two years on the District Finance Committee and two years as District Conference Treasurer/Registrar.
Bruce Birnbaum is a Sales and Marketing Executive for Carolina Colours. He moved to New Bern in 1994 from Middleton in New York State’s Hudson Valley. Bruce has worked in Real Estate for (30) years. Bruce has been a member of New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club for 11 years. After taking some time off, he recently rejoined the Club.
Past President / Membership
Clifton Pike joined the New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club in 2015 and served as President of the from 2017 to 2018. He has worked in the financial industry for over 20 years as mortgage loan officer, a vice president financial center manager and most recently as a Wealth Management financial advisor for Merrill Lynch serving the Craven, Pamlico and Carteret County. In addition to his service in Rotary, Clifton is an Assistant Scout Master for a local Boy Scout Troop.
Vocational Service / New Generations
Cecilia Chittick has lived in Craven County for the past 12 years. She is a licensed teacher and worked at Saint Paul’s Catholic School for several years prior to taking over management of the family business of Home Inspection Professionals. Cecilia joined Rotary in 2015 and has taken on the responsibility of creating and running the Craven County Community Interact Club. She is also the Scholarship Chair for the Todd Denson Memorial Scholarship, and Co-Chair for the Annual 4 Way Essay Contest.
Club Service / Newsletter / Website
Ashley Martin was born and raised in California and completed her degree in Business Administration before moving to New Bern in 2012. She joined the New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club in 2017; looking for ways to get involved and make an impact on the community. Ashley is a partner and Financial Advisor with Raymond James Financial Services and holds a General Securities License as well as Series 7 and Series 66 licenses. She serves on the Board of the Craven Community College Foundationand is also a board member of the Young Professionals group.
After graduating from East Carolina University, David Whitley worked in sales and sales management for 9 years with Motorola and then an additional 25 years with a local independent Motorola distributor. For the past 10 years, David has served as a Risk Advisor for SIA Group, a Property and Casualty Insurance agency. David has been a resident of New Bern for the past 35 years and has been a member of the New Bern Breakfast Rotary club for 26 of those years. He has served as Sargent-at-Arms, Community Service Chair, International Service Chair, Vocational Service Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, President and Assistant Governor. David strongly believes in the principles of Rotary and strives to apply the four way test to everything he thinks, says and does.
Community Service / Grants Committee
Dick Mazziotti was a long time member of the Luray, VA Rotary Club and served as Club President from 2011 to 2012. He joined the New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club in 2016. Dick is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. As chairman of the Community Grant Committee, he works with committee members to evaluate requests for grants from charitable organizations with local needs, Club members and other Rotary Clubs. Dick served as a United States Marine and subsequently retired from the Translation Company of America. With his wife, Dick is actively involved in the Therapy Dog Program visiting hospitals, nursing homes, autism camp and other places where a wagging tail can bring smiles. Dick is a private pilot with both instrument and glider ratings. For relaxation, he enjoys creating in stained glass and playing banjo.
Assistant Directors and Committee Chairs
Deedra Durocher served as President of New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club from 2016 to 2017 and will now coordinate Rotary Foundation giving for the Club. She first joined Rotary as a member of the Wakefield Rotary Club in South Kingstown, Rhode Island in 1989, inducted into the club within the first year Rotary International permitted women to join as full members. During her years with Wakefield Rotary, she received her first Paul Harris Fellow recognition, was named Rotarian of the Year for 1995-96, served as Rotary Foundation Chair for five years, and chaired the Rotary’s Narragansett Fine Arts Festival for 24 years to raise funds for the club’s scholarship program. After moving to New Bern in December 2014, she joined New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club. She was presented an award for Most Outstanding New Member in June 2015 and served as the Club’s Rotary Foundation Chair for 2015-16. She has been both volunteer and staff at non-profits for much of her professional life and owned a camera store and portrait studio with her husband for 29 years. Deedra is currently employed as Volunteer & Resource Coordinator with Habitat for Humanity of Craven County. She is committed to the principles and goals of Rotary, making the 4-Way Test the basis of her daily personal and professional life.
Cinda Hill moved to New Bern from Boston in 2010, and quickly became an active volunteer in her new community. Since she first accepted an invitation to join the New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club in 2011, Cinda has demonstrated her enthusiasm for local and international Rotary projects. In 2014-2015 Cinda served as Club president. Since serving as Club president Cinda has been actively involved with the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) and currently serves as the District 7720 RYLA chairperson. She regularly works at the RCS Community Kitchen and the annual Kicks for Kids program that buys shoes for Craven County School children in need. Cinda also wholeheartedly supports Rotary’s ongoing fight for the worldwide eradication of polio.
Health & Happiness
Janet Lamb spent many years working in the medical field as a nurse. It was only when she move to New Bern that Janet made a career change and became a licenced realtor. Over the past few years she has found wonderful homes for her local and long distance clients as well as helping many home owners sell their homes so that they could move across town or across the country. Janet was the organizer for two Rubber Ducky Derby fund raisers and is always available to assist with fund raisers and other activities of the New Bern Breakfast rotary Club
John Griffin joined the New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club in April of 2006 and has been an active member ever since. Formerly he served as Newsletter Editor for the Leavenworth, Kansas, club, as President in 1988-89 for the Bailey’s Crossroads, Virginia, club, and was a member of the New Bern Evening club. In 2005 John retired from his service in research and development for the Federal Government and enjoys reading and genealogy. John also serves as Treasurer for the New Bern chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America and also as Treasurer for the Hunter’s Ridge of New Bern Home Owner’s Association. A multiple Paul Harris fellow, John has served the New Bern Breakfast Rotary club for a number of years as the CART Program chair, coordinating club contributions for research into Alzheimer’s disease.
Joni Bass has been a member of the New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club since 2012. She has served as Sargent-at-Arms, Service Project chairperson and is now the OktoberFest co-chairperson. For the past 20 years Joni has been employed at CarolinaEast Foundation as a Donor Database and Events Manager. Her leisure activities include traveling with her husband and visiting antique stores and vintage car shows. Joni joined Rotary because of both the local and international involvement in healthcare and education. She is a strong advocate of two key Rotary programs, eradicating polio and Alzheimer’s research because her family has been touched by both these debilitating diseases.
Eileen moved to New Bern in 2006 from suburban Maryland. She joined the New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club in 2008. Since that time, she has served as Vocational Chair, on the program committee, as secretary, presented Health & Happiness, and co-chaired the Oktoberfest. She is a 3-time recipient of the Paul Harris fellow award and enjoys the comradeship and good works that Rotary provides. She loves walking her labrador downtown, working out, gardening, volunteering, entertaining and travel.
Tom Gingrich is the owner of the Tom Gingrich State Farm Insurance Agency. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s degree from Boston University. Tom became a member of the New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club in 2009 and served as President in 2011-2012. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and member of the Bequest Society. Tom currently organizes the annual Kicks-for-Kids project. Outside of Rotary Tom is very involved with Garber United Methodist Church where he is Secretary of the Board of Trustees and serves on mission trips to Haiti. Tom is also the past Chairman of the Board of the Twin Rivers YMCA.