Community News: Soup-er Bowl & Sandwiches, football stars, Masuk grad makes good

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Masuk football standouts were honored at the Connecticut Coaches Association's All-State banquet at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington on Sunday Jan. 12. Jake Krofssik, left, who made all-state offense, stands with his Head Coach Joe Lato, center, and teammate Colin Meropoulos, right, who made all-state defense. Both players are team captains.

Friday Family Supper Night

The Monroe Playground Association will host a Friday Family Super Night featuring a Soup-er Bowl & Sandwiches in the Rexford House of Monroe Congregational Church from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 31.

This marks the fifth and final day of the Friday Family Supper Nights. The church is at 34 Church St.

All proceeds will benefit the Kids Kreation Rebuilding Project at Wolfe Park. For ticket information and to RSVP, click on this link. The cost is $10 per person with a $40 family package.

Coins for Cash

Fundraising for the effort to rebuild Monroe’s playground will receive a boost from Connex Credit Union’s Coins for Cash program.

From now until March 31, the modest fee Connex charges for using its coin-cashing machines at its 155 Main St. branch will be donated to the Monroe Playground Foundation.

Tomlinson leads credit union’s Monroe branch

Brian Tomlinson

Brian Tomlinson, a graduate of Masuk High School’s Class of ’91, was hired as the branch manager for Connex Credit Union’s 155 Main St. location.

“Whether assisting with the purchase of a first home, starting a college fund or preparing for retirement, I am excited to work directly with Connexmembers and help them take control of their financial future,” Tomlinson said.

He reports directly to Assistant Vice President of Customer Advocacy Jason Rochefort and is responsible for promoting growth and profitability through the organic expansion of retail and commercial member relationships, as well as business development within the branch community.

Tomlinson previously worked for two years as a manager at KeyBank. Throughout his more than two decades-long career, Tomlinson also held management positions at major financial institutions across the state including NYCB, Webster Bank, Patriot National Bank and TD Bank.

“We are thrilled that Brian’s inherent understanding of customer advocacy, combined with his expertise of both the banking industry and local community, will help us build the solutions we need to bolster our services and satisfy the financial needs of our members in Monroe and beyond,” said Carl Casper, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Connex Credit Union.

Tomlinson and his family have lived in Shelton for the last 18 years, where he is an assistant baseball coach for the local teams of both his young sons, as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus. In his spare time, Tomlinson enjoys golfing, biking and skiing.

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