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Sunrise Rotary to host Charles Grodin

Published 3:51 pm, Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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The Westport Sunrise Rotary Club will host actor and author Charles Grodin as the speaker for its breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Bobby Q's, 42 Main St.

Grodin will talk about the justice system and why he believes the justice system is "the biggest criminal in America," according to a news release.

Grodin has had roles in the movies "The Heartbreak Kid," "Midnight Run" and the children's "Beethoven" movies, and has had seven books published. For the last 16 years, he has been a commentator for CNBC, MSNBC and "60 Minutes II," and is a commentator for CBS News Radio.

He has been nominated to the New York Broadcasting Hall of Fame and inducted into the Pennsylvania Hall of Fame, as well as honored by, among other institutions, the Children's Cancer and Blood Foundation for fundraising and Mentoring USA. He is also the head of the foundation's advisory council and a member of several other nonprofit boards, among them the advisory councils of the Children's Health Fund and Malta House, a Catholic organization that provides housing for unwed mothers.

Guests are welcome. There is a $12 fee for the meeting, which includes a breakfast buffet.

For information, visit westportsunriserotary.com; contact Sheila Keenan, membership, at 203-856-9172 or sheilafkeenan@aol.com; or attend any Friday meeting at Bobby Q's.