ROTARY CLUB HIGHEST HONOR TO BOVER, INGRAM- Congrats!
Hey lookey lookey our boy Greg Bover who contributes the quote of the week get’s the Rotarian Club Highest Honor! (Along With Paul Ingram)
Here’s Our Buddy Greg At C. B. Fisk-
The Gloucester Rotary Club has named Gregory Bover and Paul Ingram as Paul Harris Fellows, the prestigious award named after the Chicago lawyer who founded Rotary in 1905. Bover was selected by a Club Committee of previous recipients of the award, while Ingram was chosen by members of the Interact Club, the very active group of Gloucester High School Junior Rotarians. Bover and Ingram will be honored at a special dinner on Monday, May 9, at Cruiseport Gloucester. The social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Bover is Vice President for Operations and Project Manager at C.B. Fisk, Inc., designers and builders of pipe organs. Born in Derry, N.H., he was educated at Pinkerton Academy and the University of New Hampshire, and began building musical instruments in 1975 with harpsichord maker William Dowd, first in Cambridge and later in Paris. In 1978, he moved to Gloucester to work with Charles Fisk and has built organs for churches, universities, and symphony halls across the country and around the world. At C.B. Fisk, he shares responsibility for visual, structural, and mechanical design, as well as scheduling, personnel, and financial concerns.
Greg has been on the board of the Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library since 2005 and has served as its President since 2008. He was President of the Gloucester Rotary Club in 2003, and has served three years on the Board of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce. He has been an officer of the Fishbox Derby Committee for 15 years, helping to bring the Thrill of the Hill to hundreds of Cape Ann kids. An avid sailor, cook, and snowboarder, Bover lives in Magnolia with his wife, harpsichordist and organist Frances Conover Fitch. They have a son, Nick, a recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, who is also an organ builder.
Ingram has been involved in the Gloucester public schools since 1973, as a teacher of students in biology and health education and as a football coach for 38 seasons. Raised in Falmouth, Ingram graduated from Springfield College, and later received his master’s degree from Salem State College. He was appointed head coach of the Gloucester High School football team in 2003, and over the last eight years, his teams have won 90% of their games. In the past four years, the record has been an astounding 50 wins and 2 losses. Ingram has been an inspirational leader and mentor for athletes, students and the entire community, and has received numerous awards in recognition of his incredible career.
Ingram is married to Susan Hooper, a former teacher at Gloucester High School. They have three daughters – Laura, Jessica, and Emma, and one granddaughter, Giselle. Since his retirement last spring, Ingram now has more time for his family and his boating, golfing, and gardening hobbies.
Tickets for the Paul Harris dinner are $45 per person and may be reserved by contacting event chair Steve Kaity at (978) 879-1051. The dinner is open to the general public, and friends and colleagues of Bover and Ingram are welcome to attend.
Paul Ingram Photos By David Cox