Wilton's Oldest Service Club


STAR Executive Peter Saverine to Speak Wednesday; Valentine's Day Luncheon February 8 Features "Melodies for Your Heart" by Wilton's Music Man Al Galletly 

STAR Drecitor of Philanthropy Peter Saverine will speak at Kiwanis' lunch Wednesday, January 29.  STAR, Inc., LIghting the Way is a Norwalk-based not-for-profit organization started in 1952 by parents who wanted more lifetime opportunities for their children who had intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Today, STAR serves over 600 people per year in the greater Norwalk communities, including Darien, New Canaan, Wilton, Westport, Weston and Norwalk.  Its programs benefit infants and children from birth to three years old and adults from 21 and older throughout their senior years. 

STAR programs include early intervention therapies for infants and toddlers, employment training and supported employment in competitive jobs for students transitioning from high school, residential supports in group homes, apartments and individual living arrangements, recreation programs, day services community volunteer options, respite care, family supports, transportation, self-advocacy groups, peer  support groups for siblings of people with disabilities.

Peter has impressive roots in Wilton going back to the 1980’s when he was one of the founding committee leaders of the Chamber of Commerce. Further, his son still holds rushing and touchdown football records for the Wilton Warriors.

Valentine's Day Program February 8

This Valentine's Day Wilton Kiwanians will be joined by members of Wilton's Encore Club to hear former Wilton Kiwanis President and renowned Music Man in a program of "Melodies for Your Heart."  

Mr. Galletly is extremely active on the Wilton music scene.  He is currently Director of Music for Wilton Presbyterian Church.  He has previously been  Music Director for the Wilton Children’s Theater.  He is presently working on "The Music Man," to be perrformed at Middlebrook Auditorium on March 14, 15 and 16.  Mr. Galletly was a co-founder of the Wilton Singers.  He has accompanied a number of benefits for the Wilton Playshop over the past 12 years.  

Mr. Galletly retired in 1993 after roughly 30+ years in the corporate world, first with AT&T, then with GTE Corp (now Verizon). When he retired, he was Vice President-Corporate Public Affairs. 


Founded in 1951, Wilton Kiwanis is the Town's oldest Service Club.  Further information is available by contacting Bud Taylor at 203-354-0208.