Chamber Announces David E. Tutrone Memorial Scholarship--Call for Applications for HS students

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The Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the David E. Tutrone Memorial Scholarship (sponsored in part by the Franco Manufacturing Company) to be awarded to a student who is a Metuchen High School or St. Joseph High School senior pursuing higher education in the fall.  Although GPA will be taken into consideration, the emphasis of the scholarship is on community service and volunteerism.

 About David Tutrone

Dave became an 'official' member of the Metuchen community when he joined the Franco Manufacturing Company in 1985 as its Corporate Director of Human Resources, with corporate-wide responsibility for recruiting, training and development, labor and relations, fringe benefits and human resource policy administration. 

In 1996, Dave became a member of the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  He served as Secretary, Vice President, and Chamber President in 2000, and served on many committees throughout his dedicated years of service to the Chamber.  Dave also acted as the HR advisor on Chamber business matters.  In 2008, Dave was the recipient of the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award. 

In 2002, Dave had a 'calling', decided to expand his service to the community, and was accepted into the Diocese of Metuchen's five-year diaconate formation program.  After completing his training and education in theological studies, Dave was ordained a deacon in June, 2007, by Bishop Paul Bootkoski.  He also served as a parish deacon at St. Bernadette Church in Parlin.

Dave understood the importance of volunteerism, as do the many business, professional and residential volunteers that work together with the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce to keep Metuchen a thriving community.  David's commitment to the communities in which he worked and lived was exemplified by his ongoing service to others.  It is because of this commitment, and our appreciation for the life he led, that we offer this scholarship in his honor to high school seniors actively involved in volunteerism and community service endeavors. 

The David Tutrone Scholarship is sponsored in part by Franco Manufacturing Company and is administered in cooperation with the Metuchen Edison Woodbridge YMCA, a 501C3 charity.  Tax deductible donations to the scholarship fund can be made by making checks payable to: David Tutrone Scholarship Fund and can be mailed to the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce at 323 Main St., Suite B, Metuchen, New Jersey 08840.

Scholarship applications can be obtained through the Metuchen or St. Joseph High School guidance departments or by contacting the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce.  Applications should be returned directly to the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce by February 19, 2010, and will be reviewed by the David E. Tutrone Memorial Scholarship Committee.  The winner will be notified in early March, and will be our guest at our Annual Installation Reception and Awards Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, March 13, at the Pines Manor in Edison.

 Please contact the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce at 732-548-2964 if you have any questions.

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