SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Connie Labetti, the last office worker to make it out of the World Trade Center alive, will be the guest speaker at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club's lunch meeting at the Stage House on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019.     

Connie Labetti worked on the 99th floor of the South Tower, the second World Trade Center tower to be hit by terrorist-controlled airplanes on Sept. 11, 2001. She made it out of the building thanks to her boss, Ron Fazio, who unfortunately did not survive; he was last seen helping people by holding the door for others. Fazio was one of 176 Aon employees who died that day. Most of his employees survived that day because of him.

Labetti will talk about her experiences and also about the Hold the Door for Others Foundation, a nonprofit that focuses on emotional support. The organization provide resources and opportunities to inspire people to grow in healthy ways when faced with adversity.

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Fazio's wife and children, Ron Jr., Rob, and Lauren, are forever grateful for the outpouring of love and support they received from family, friends, and strangers in the days, weeks, and years that followed 9/11. They knew that he would want them to continue living the values that guided his actions that day: helping others during the hardest times. 

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.

Members of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club are part of a diverse group of professional leaders working to address various community and international service needs and to promote peace and understanding throughout the world. The organization meets for lunch every Wednesday at the Stage House. 

The cost to attend this event is $15 per person and includes lunch.

Fanwood - Scotch Plains Rotary
P.O. BOX 426
Fanwood, New Jersey 07023

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