Vic Poitras

Born February 23, 1948

After spending 37 enjoyable years working in the Information Technology Division of The Wall Street Journal, I decided it was the right time to kick back, eliminate the snow and cold weather of Massachusetts and take more time to improve that always challenging golf game. I had the opportunity to develop and implement their National Geographic Information System which I can proudly say is still being used today.   That time spent up north also included 30 years as a call Firefighter/EMT for the town of Ludlow in the western part of the Bay State. I also served on the Cable Advisory Board for the town and was actively involved in youth hockey and baseball for over 10 years.   I served a six year stint with the U.S. Army National Guard attaining an Honorable Discharge at the rank of E-5.

With my lovely wife Tina at my side, we made an abbreviated stop in Murrells Inlet, S. Carolina where after but one year found the crowds a bit too overwhelming and decided to head farther south to beautiful Punta Gorda. I originally discovered this area while attending our annual Wall Street Journal winter meetings on Captiva Island just south of here.

My eldest daughter Lisa is a registered Pharmacist in upstate N.Y.   Tina and I have twins; Michelle and Dan. Michelle works for the Dept. of Defense and to this day has never explained what she really does. I’ll leave it at that. Dan is a certified Florida Law Enforcement officer who hopes to become a member of the Florida Highway Patrol. He is currently employed at PGT Glass in the Venice area. I’ve also been blessed with 2 gorgeous granddaughters, Emma and Madison.

Giving back to the community has always been important to me. I spent almost 3 years as a Volunteer with the Punta Gorda Police Dept. and I’m currently serving as a member of the Punta Gorda Code Enforcement Board.

When I first heard of the Curmudgeon Club here in Charlotte County, I did some research to see exactly what it was all about. It sounded very interesting and I wanted to take part in making Charlotte County and better place to work and live. After attending 3 meetings, I was honored to become a regular member. I look forward to our weekly meetings and the always interesting and sometimes “entertaining” guest speakers we have.