Robert D Schapiro – 50+ yrs of Rotary Service Award
In 1946 Bobby and an older brother went into the printing business in NYC (financed by the GI Bill). Three years later Bobby bought his his brother out for $100K. He joined Rotary in the ’50s and raised a lot of money for disasters around the world. When the printing business became too competitive, he sold it and went into the antique business. In 2006, at the age of 88, he closed his antique business, sold his Long Island home, and he and his wife moved to DC to be near his oldest daughter, Mary Schapiro (who became SEC Chairman). Bobby spent months collecting and delivering 1200 cigar boxes to wounded veterans at Walter Read and Bethesda Naval Hospitals. Bobby will be 98 in January 2016.