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Dick was the third generation to join the Worcester, MA Rotary in 1984, following his grandfather Preston Hall and was sponsored by his father 1987-88 7910 District Governor Ed Hall. He then moved to the Lewiston-Auburn ME Rotary in 1990 and then the Portland ME Rotary Club in 1997.
In Worcester, he organized Worcester’s World’s Largest Yard Sale. In Auburn-Lewiston, he co-chaired the Rodeo, and when in the Portland Club, he co-chaired Portland’s third Winterfest event. With his wife, he traveled to Haiti for a solar powered irrigation project, and then to Honduras for a clean drinking water project. With daughter Katharine (Portland Sunrise Club), he went to the Dominican Republic for a clean water, hearing aid, and prosthetic hand project. As Portland President, 2006-07, the club sponsored Brian Sandberg as a Rotary Peace Scholar and initiated a four- year clean water project in Honduras.
Additional contributions: 2001 - created first 7780 website. 2002-03, webmaster, club website mentor. 2010-11, 7780 Webmaster. 2010-14, Asst. Governor. 2012-13, represented 7780 RI Young Professionals Campaign. 2011-2021 7780 Club Visioning team, visioning facilitator, 2015-2021 7780 Vision chair. 2018-2021chair of 7780 Rotary Youth exchange. 2016 co-led team to facilitate visioning of District 7780, and assisted with development of the District 7780 2017 Strategic plan. Dick is a RI Benefactor, Major Donor and Paul Harris Society member.
Dick is University of Maine (BSME) and Boston University (MBA) graduate, and a professional engineer licensed in multiple states. His work includes solar & wind farms, utility substations, electric transmission lines and environmental cleanup projects.
Dick has been married 27 years to Andrea (Andy), and he has two children and two grandchildren. Dick and Andy split their time year-round between their home in Portland and their camp, Little Loon, on Rangeley Lake.