Posted by Al Ruthazer on May 25, 2022
Citizens Who Care is the Rotary Club of Andover's longest running program that honors outstanding community volunteers.  Since 1996 our club has honored 10 people each year who have contributed to the local community through their extraordinary volunteer contributions.  In 2009, the Club added the Educator of the Year and Student of the Year awards to Citizens Who Care.  Those chosen to exemplify what it means to be an "unsung hero."  They come in all ages and professions.
This year we saluted members from various organizations and groups for their outstanding work to our community.  Whether it be working with our youth, creating environments for our elders to gather, or influencing the positive growth of Andover, our honorees have all made our world better.
On May 19th, friends of the Andover Rotary Club, Rotarians, elected officials, businesses owners, nonprofits, and many volunteers from across our town gathered to honor our Citizens Who Care.  The gala drew around 150 guests and the energy and compassion in the room was truly palpable.  There truly is no other event that draws such a diverse and community-minded group of people to which you have a chance to make a statement of your company's good citizenship. It’s the event of the year that shapes who we are in Andover. 
The 2022 Citizens Who Care honorees are:
Andover 375th Anniversary Committee
Raytheon RayVets
Francesca Nice 
Ronald Hill 
Walter and Kathi Salvi
Doug and Amy Cook
Paul MacKay, The Robb Center Andover 
Susan McKelliget, Memorial Hall Library 
Hannah Finn, One Wish Project
David Fazio, Andover High School Basketball Coach, Hooptown
Jade Nair, Student of the Year
Melanie Cutler, Teacher of the Year