Wayne Robbins arrived at Rotary this evening to share a Rotary Moment during our Rotarian Spotlight .  Little did he know his family, friends and past Rotary member were waiting to celebrate FIFTY YEARS as a Rotarian in Cohasset, MA!  Members came up and told stories of Wayne and presented him with awards for his 50 years of Service Above Self.
 Congratulations Wayne Robbins!
  • Born in 1937 grew up in Scituate and Cohasset 
  • Owned boat yard where kids jump off the bridge 
  • Roots are set here
  • Auto race fan 
  • Went to Scituate schools until 8th grade then the VoTech in Weymouth
  • Had his first car at 13 years old and payed $25
  • Early 50's worked for Hassan's, a car shop
  • Joined service and National Guard for 6 years
  • Believes everyone should spend time in service
  • Good Ford in Hingham 
  • Opened his own car shop at 21 
  • Leased a gas station at Assinippi
  • Purchased garage on North Main St in 1965
  • His cousin was his first full-time employee
  • Feels blessed and as though he's still learning
  • Has been to Daytona 30 times 
  • Has no regrets and wouldn't do anything over differently 
  • Has been a Rotarian for 50 years
  • Considers Rotary a mindset - of service
  • Has been to Honduras 5 times (50% unemployment), building churches, clinics and schools
Presentation to the Longest Standing Member:  Wayne Robbins 50 Years
Linda presented Wayne with a plaque and spoke eloquently and humorously about the merits of such
Trish read a beautiful letter to Wayne from Pastor Steven McDonald congratulating him on 50 years of service
Wayne Sawchuk shared anecdotal stories about Wayne and presented a Paul Harris Fellowship Award. 
Trish presented a 50th Anniversary "Service Above Self"  keychain