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Testimonial Sunday to honor volunteer Meyer

Published 1:36 pm, Tuesday, March 5, 2013
  • Bill Meyer, Westport's ultimate volunteer, will be honored Sunday afternoon, March 10, during a testimonial gathering at Christ and Holy Trinity Church. Photo: Paul Schott, ST
    Bill Meyer, Westport's ultimate volunteer, will be honored Sunday afternoon, March 10, during a testimonial gathering at Christ and Holy Trinity Church. Photo: Paul Schott, ST

 

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Asked nearly two years ago whether he was retired, one-time sales manager Bill Meyer pondered the question.

"Yes and no, because I'm a full-time volunteer," he replied. "Retired usually means that you don't do anything."

Now 83, Meyer is still volunteering. He serves on the board of eight organizations and remains a Representative Town Meeting Member. On Sunday afternoon, March 10, a group of his friends and associates will host a testimonial at Christ and Holy Trinity Church to thank him.

"Thank You Bill Meyer!!!," from 3 to 6 p.m., will feature snacks, wine, live music and tributes by local and state officials and many of the groups he has served.

Tickets are $25, and proceeds will benefit charities picked by Meyer, event organizers said.

First Selectman Gordon Joseloff will present Meyer with the key to the town, and tributes are planned by former U.S. Rep. Chris Shays, state Sen. Toni Boucher, R-26, and state Reps. Jonathan Steinberg, D-136, and Gail Lavielle, R-143.

Among groups scheduled to honor the 44-year Westport resident are Westport Sunrise Rotary, Y's Men and Y's Women of Westport Weston, Saugatuck Congregational Church, First Night Westport, baseball and softball organizations, Westport Chapter of the League of Women Voters, Representative Town Meeting, Westport Community Theater, Westport Center for Senior Activities and the Westport Mentoring Program.

Tickets are available from Pat Scully in the first selectman's office, from Sue Pfister's office at the Center for Senior Activities and at thankyoubillmeyer.eventbrite.com.