Welcome to our "Meet a Member" series.  In this series, we highlight a member of the AM Ridgewood Rotary to help both existing members and prospective members learn more about the people in our club that make it so unique.
This weeks member to meet: Larry Gardner
This week we are highlighting a new member this year, Larry Gardner. 
Larry is currently semi-retired but keeps himself busy with consulting, spending time with his family, philanthropy, and trying to play golf.  Larry has incredible energy and enthusiastically looks for ways to give back to the community he has raised his family in.  Larry introduced himself to Rotary after his friend Carleton Clinch, a former president of Ridgewood AM Rotary passed last year. He joined Ridgewood AM Rotary as Rotary is a great way to help improve the lives of others.  Below are some quick bullets on our new member.
· a 30 plus year Ridgewood resident. Larry and his wife Maureen raised 2 daughters who went through the Ridgewood school system and went on to earn multiple degrees from Skidmore College, Stanford University and Boston College.
· Is currently doing consulting in the Identity Management industry.
· Got into philanthropy now that he has the time to give back to this special community.
· Enjoys spending time with his wife, daughters and son in laws and of course his 5 grand kids. Also enjoying playing at golf.