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Eastwood Rotary honors Bregman with Lifetime Service Award

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Bernie Bregman

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Rotary Club of Eastwood recently honored Bernard (Bernie) Bregman, who at age 89 is the eldest current club member, with the inaugural Bernie B. Bregman Lifetime Service Award. 

Bregman was recognized as part of the Eastwood Rotary’s 60th anniversary celebration in November. The club said it “would not be what it is today without Bernie.” 

Known to many as a warm and friendly face, Bregman is a natural-born networker, philanthropist, friend, and longtime Eastwood Rotary member, the organization, said.

Bregman had a successful 32-year career in sales at The Central New York Business Journal. He has a vision for creating impactful connections. Whether it’s through the local Tip Club, CNYSME, Congregation Beth Shalom Chevra Shas, or the countless nonprofits he supports, Bregman has made his community, and everyone in it, stronger, the Eastwood Rotary said. The club said it created the Bernie Bregman Lifetime Service Award in order for others to strive to achieve so much.

 “Bernie is an institution in our community. He works, networks, connects, and sells. His dedication to community and family are unmatched. Central New York is richer because of Bernie,” Lynn Hy, chief development officer at Food Bank of Central New York, said in a statement.