Board of Directors

Dave Rospo-President

We welcome our new president Dave Rospo.

Dave has been a Northeast Ursamen member for 7yrs. In that time he has served 2yrs as member at large and 2yrs as events coordinator before being elected as President. Dave's experience, knowledge and dedication will help make him a valued leader. Dave grew up in upstate NY then moved to Binghamton, NY where he helped form the Bears of Binghamton before moving to Coventry, CT 7yrs ago. Dave is a chef and has worked as a butcher to help round out his culinary field.

Dave's goal as president is to help build the membership and the " Bear Brotherhood " of the Northeast Ursamen to not just the members but the whole LBGT community.


Jerry Geraci-Vice President




Scott Ferland-Event Coordinator


Randy Galinat-Secretary




Richie Glasson-Treasurer

Richie is our senior board member, with this January starting his 10th year as the clubs Treasurer. Richie joined the club in 1996 when Al Drozdal was the clubs President and now looks forward to serving with him as our current President. He "fondly" remembers his first club event as being the luau at Al Drozdal's and its subsequent "initiation". In addition to handling the clubs finances, he also takes care of all the corporate filings and taxes for the club. A resident of North Haven, Connecticut he is currently single and enjoys canning and preserving and loves getting up at the crack of dawn and going to the farmers markets and flea markets. Richie holds degrees in floriculture and business administration/accounting and currently works for a state university in their purchasing department.


Mark O'Malley-Member at Large

Dennis Kowaleski-Newsletter Editor


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Hamden, CT 06518

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