Anne Taylor….. a life full of energy and service to the community, including her commitment to the Davedi Club and her Italian heritage.
Anne’s energy stems partly from her Italian mother and father, Maria and Aquino Muto, who immigrated from Marcianise, Italy to Armstrong, Ontario to make a better life for Anne and their family. The family adjusted to English society and it shows in the siblings names…Anna became Anne, Rosetta became Rose, Francesco became Frank, Gennaro became Gino and Alessandro became Alex. Aquino prospered in his work with the Canadian National Railway and soon the family moved to North Bay.
Anne went to school in North Bay, worked for a law firm, the natural gas company, was a consultant and has recently retired after 20 years from the Ministry of Transportation. She married Richard Taylor and is the proud mother of Kay-Sea (a family doctor in Sault Ste. Marie) and Andrew (an engineer in North Bay).
Adventurous Anne and Richard cruise in a 30-foot powerboat, enjoy their Fifth Wheel and touring on their motorcycles. Throughout her life, Anne has volunteered for many organizations, starting with the interests of her children. …drama festivals, Graniteville playground, parent advisory councils, mentor for a robotics team. She has shared her Public Relations skills with organizations, which include Nipissing Trackers, North Bay Scuba Club, Davedi Club, and as past Commander of the North Bay Power and Sail Squadron. Energy has been poured into Fastball, Ladies Slo-pitch, and Ladies Volleyball. Her special joy has been in mentoring young people whether in resume writing, proctoring for the boating license and VHF radio license, robotics or as a Ministry of Transportation ambassador at career fairs.
At the Davedi Club, Anne has tirelessly served on the Ladies Auxiliary for over 20 years, usually on the Executive as President, Vice President and in various positions such as secretary and public relations. She has worked with teams to promote Italian heritage through the Ladies Auxiliary projects. Thank you so much, Anne. At this time of year, she would like people to know about Spaghetti Suppers, monthly occasions when the Davedi Hall is full of happy people sharing pasta and meatballs. The next dates are September 24 and October 29 (Adults – $12, children 10 and under – $5). Look out also for the Christmas Craft Show on November 4 and 5.
Anne is always busy. With her energy, she embodies this quote: “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart” (Elizabeth Andrews)