New Rotarian "Cat" Pellino on dumpster duty! 
At the annual Shred Event that Collinsville Bank puts on together with the collection of donations for the Canton Food Bank. Catherine, who goes by "Cat," and who recently became a member of the Avon-Canton Rotary Club, is the Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of the Canton and Collinsville branch of Collinsville Bank, a division of Northwest Community Bank.  "I started working for Collinsville Bank when I was 16 years-old as a part-time teller in high school," she says, "and I’ve now worked there for 15 years."
A native of Collinsville, who grew up in Avon where her family settled when she was 2, Cat graduated from Avon High School in 2010.  She continued her education at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, graduating in 2014 with a degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Philosophy.  She was a Resident Assistant (RA) for 3 years.  She also graduated from the Connecticut School of Finance and Management, sponsored by the Connecticut Bankers Association, in 2022.
Cat is the secretary of Canton Main Street, a non-profit organization that partners with residents, businesses, government, religious congregations and civic groups to enhance all aspects of Canton. "We currently run the Collinsville Farmers Market, Music on Main and the Champagne Walk in Collinsville," she notes.  
She is also a member of the Avon Canton Chamber of Commerce and on their marketing committee.  In the spirit of Rotary she declares, "I love volunteering."
She lives in Canton with her 2 dogs, Murph and Mags, both of which are Brittany Spaniels and love bird hunting. "My family has a cabin in Vermont, so I frequently take weekend trips there," she says.  "I love to read, bake and cook, hike, garden and travel.  The places I loved the most that I traveled to in 2023 were Belize, Nashville and New Orleans." 
She says that she and her girlfriends love taking weekend trips to New York, Boston, the Hamptons and visiting new places.  "I also love being outdoors (kayaking, paddle boarding), staying busy, and trying new things!  I have an older sister and 2 nephews: Noah (10) and Leo (6) who live in Bristol."
We are delighted to welcome Catherine "Cat" Pellino as a member of the Rotary of Avon-Canton.