The Plymouth NH Rotary Club recently inducted and welcomed Anthony (a.k.a. “Tony”) Fitzherbert as its newest member. 
   Tony got to know several of the Plymouth Rotarians when he helped arrange for train rides during the Plymouth 250th celebration. Tony chaired the special service train ride, an exciting part of the weekend’s events, working alongside Co-Chair Paul Montour, historians Anthony Cassarino and Malcolm “Tink” Taylor, and Paul Gilbin of the Hobo Railroad. The “Pemigewasset Valley Local” took passengers on a short trip between the Senior Center Railroad Platform, to Frosty Scoops at the Common Man Inn, and back -- while Tony served as its conductor.
            Tony explains his desire to join the club:  “I strongly believe that one should ‘give back’ to the area where one chooses to live. A Rotary member suggested that I should consider Rotary membership when we worked together during Plymouth’s 250th celebration. I observed the group’s community service activities with much interest, and have become very impressed! It will be my privilege to participate!”
            Tony is no stranger to community service. He has been an active youth soccer league coach, an officer of the PTA including State PTA Vice President, has served in various capacities for his church, and has been a member of both the Lions Club and the Masons. He has served as president of the Metropolitan NY Railroad Superintendents’ Association and is a current member of the National Railroad Historical Society.
            Tony is a retired railroad training department manager and continues to enjoy touring urban railroad and rapid transit systems. When he is not engaged in riding the rails, he is often found hiking, learning about radio history and station operations in the National Radio Club, writing for railroad and radio hobby group publications, or visiting local breweries to taste test their products. The Plymouth Rotarians appreciate Tony’s enthusiasm and look forward to working with him on current community projects.