Potsdam Rotary club inducts new member
Friday, June 29, 2012 - 1:02 pm



George Lavigne, center, was inducted as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Potsdam. Flanking him are Rotary President Lowell Warner, left, and his sponsor, Shawn Seymour.

POTSDAM -- George Lavigne of Potsdam was inducted as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Potsdam at its May 30 meeting.

Lavigne is the general manager of the Clarkson Inn in Potsdam.

He has more than 25 years of hotel and resort management experience and has worked in hotels around the world, including Bora Bora, the Dominican Republic, and France.

Lavigne is also a master chef with training at some of the top restaurants in France, as well as in the palace of the Shah of Iran.

He is a certified hotel administrator of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.

The Potsdam Rotary Club was established in 1928. It continues a long tradition of performing hands-on service projects and fund-raising for local, regional, and international causes

The Potsdam Rotary Club meets each Wednesday at noon Ponderosa in

Potsdam. Guests are welcome.