Rotary Club of Durham Great Bay 
Names Citizen’s of The Year 2021-2022
Club serves Durham, Lee, Madbury, Newmarket and Barrington towns.  Since the pandemic the club had not held an event.  
Michael Hoffman of Durham and Thomas Dronsfield Jr. of Lee are the recipients this year.

Rotary Club of Durham Great Bay Names Citizen’s of The Year 2022 Newmarket, NH August, 2022

The Durham Great Bay Rotary Club awarded two local citizens with their annual “Citizen of the Year Award” at an event hosted at The Riverworks in Newmarket. The Citizen of the Year Award honors outstanding members of the community for their work and dedication to making our communities a better place to be. The 2022 recipients are Michael Hoffman of Durham and Thomas Dronsfield Jr. of Lee.

Michael Hoffman was nominated by club member Will Lenharth for his dedication to serving the communities of Newmarket and Durham through his commitment to the local fire service and his passion for revitalizing the downtown areas of Newmarket and Durham. In a volunteer capacity Mike has served as president of the Newmarket Business Association and currently serves as a member of the Durham Heritage Commission, the Durham Historical District Committee, the Newmarket Historical Association, and the Newmarket Community Development Corporation. Mike also graciously served 28 years in the fire service becoming Deputy Chief and retiring with the Durham Fire Department. The club was proud to donate to Oyster River Womenade as the charity of his choosing and to award Mike with the Citizen of the Year award for 2022.

Thomas Dronsfield Jr. was nominated by club member Candace Pratt Stiteler for his passion and commitment to keeping our communities safe. Chief Dronsfield has been a member of the Lee Police department since 1991 providing excellent service to the community of Lee in his law enforcement career and his initiative toward community centered policing. The club was proud to donate to Stratford County Child Advocacy Center as the charity of his choosing and to award Thomas as Citizen of the Year for 2022. Thank you to all of the Citizens of Durham, Newmarket, Lee, Madbury, and Barrington who make our communities a better place.

Durham Great Bay Rotary club is comprised of members from Barrington, Newmarket, Durham, Lee, and Madbury who are dedicated people that share a passion for both community service and friendship. For more information about the Citizen of the Year Award of the Durham Great Bay Rotary Club please contact club secretary Will Lenharth 

Rotarian Will Lenharth presenting Award to Michael Hoffman

Rotarian  Candace Pratt Stiteler presenting Award to Thomas Dronsfield Jr.