The Rotary Club of Chelmsford hosted Rotarians from Westord and Billerica and invited guest for their annual holiday concert at their last meeting. Each year, the musical groups from Chelmsford High School play for this event and "Service Above Self" awards are made. This year, the club chose to recognize Brian Reidy and Paul Cohen. Reidy has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Paul Center since 2009. He helped to replace a cabin at the Center which was sponsored by the Rotary. He has served the Chelmsford Business Association as Director, Vice-President and President and was recipient of their "Member of the Year" award. He is Co-Chair of the Chelmford Parade Committee and has served on the committee since 2007. He currently serves on the Chelmsford Board of Appeals. He has raised funds by participating in the New England Parkinson Foundation and the Multiple Sclerosis bike rides. He has also published a book, "The Stone Mason's Dreams", a story about life in New England. Paul Cohen became Town Manager in 2006 and has been a successful leader who "sees the big picture". He recognizes the varied interests in town and sees what needs to be done. He has foresight and "plans for the future while meeting current needs and being respectful of the past." During a very difficult economic period, he has provided leadership as the town has added open space, reformed the municipal health insurance, renovated the center and north town halls, restored its bond rating, started to move the Department of Public Works to a new location, moved to up utilities underground in the center, approved a new center fire station etc. He is a fine example of "Service Above Self." Music for the occasion was provided by the vocal jazz ensemble and the treble choir, under the direction of Mr. Carl Rondin; part of the orchestra, directed by Ms. Kate Comeau; and part of the band, directed by Mr. Matthew Sexauer.Image