Haworth Resident To Be Installed As Rotary District Governor
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, June 18 2014 @ 03:41 PM EDT
A graduate of Villanova University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Bertin established Bertin Engineering, a consulting firm in Glen Rock in 1986, and later that year joined the Mid-Bergen Rotary. He served his club by actively participating in club functions and holding each office for multiple terms. He and wife Lisa, a Rotarian with the Northern Valley Rotary Club, have hosted many club functions at their home throughout the years.
Bertin served as District Chief of Staff for PDG Joe Laureni in 2007-2008, and as District Secretary for PDG Adele Miller in 2010-11. In 2007, Calisto was appointed a trustee of the Walter D. Head Foundation, now Rotary District 7490 Foundation. In 2011 Calisto became chair of the foundation and initiated the Rotary Military Family Assistance Center, a food pantry for families of military personnel. Beyond the district, Calisto has served as a facilitator and trainer at the Multi-District PETS since 2007.
The Bertin’s have been extremely active with Rotary’s Gift of Life program, which brings children from other countries to local hospitals in this country to repair their hearts. They hosted their first Gift of Life child in 1998 and five additional children since
Outside of Rotary, Calisto has long history of vocational service through personal endeavors and participation in several professional organizations. In recognition of this, the district presented Calisto with the Vocational Service Award in 2008.
Calisto and Lisa have four adult children, one of whom is very active in charitable programs and is the Vice President and Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Chapter of Dress for Success. Calisto and Lisa have two small dogs that are regular companions and often accompany Calisto to work.