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SERVICE ABOVE SELF

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E Bridgewater, MA
United States of America
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Club members Janet Dye and Fran Jeffries represented the Club at the Bridgewater Senior Center's 30th Anniversary Celebration.  We appreciate the work of both Janet & Fran to provide additional information to our Community on the work of the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters.
 
 
THE ROTARY CLUB OF THE BRIDGEWATERS WILL HOST ITS FIRST ANNUAL MINI-GOLF TOURNAMENT ON SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2022 AT PRISCO'S MARKET AND DELI, ROMNEY ROAD (RTE. 18) BRIDGEWATER,  MA.
 
CHECK IN STARTS AT 8:15 AM AND TEE OFF AT 9:00 AM. ALL PROCEEDS WILL ASSIST THE CLUB IN ITS VARIOUS COMMUNITY DONATIONS.  IT WILL BE A FUN TIME FOR ALL. 
 
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU AT THIS FUN EVENT.
 
PLEASE SEE THE ANNOUNCEMENT BELOW FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
 
 
 
 
 
The numbers are in and The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters exceeded its Polar Plunge fund-raising goal of $10,000 by raising a total of $12,704. for the 2022  Polar Plunge! Congratulations to all who participated in the plunge.  The Results are below:
 
The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters continues to assist  the communities they serve by making donations to the Bridgewater State University Food Banks.  The Club presented a check for $300 to the Bridgewater State University Alumni Food Bank.  In Photo below left to right are:
Alumni Board President Carrie Kulick-Clark, Chief Development Officer Ellen Oliver, The Bridgewaters Rotary Club President-Elect Margarida Baganha (holding the check),  Director of Alumni & Development Betsy Dubuque and Director of Alumni & Student Engagement Dan Darcy
 
 
 
 
Sponsor and Support the
4th Annual Polar Plunge
 
This year’s proceeds will help fight
hunger and homelessness 
at the local & international levels
 
                         
Sponsorship Level                       
Platinum                                          $1,000 + 
Diamond                                          $700 - $999
Gold                                                  $300 - $699
Silver                                                 $100 - $299
Bronze                                              $50 - $99
Friends of the Rotary Club            $1 - $49
 
       
 
 
 
 
DONATE TODAY
  1. Online: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=CMKATAFZ8NKY6
  2. Checks payable to Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters 
PO Box 266, East Bridgewater, MA 02333
 
Feel free to join us on January 1, 2022 (time TBD) for a live stream on Facebook from the comfort of your own home at (11) Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters | Facebook
 
For additional information about the Club and the event, please contact
Margarida Baganha at m1baganha@bridgew.edu or (508) 958-9115
or Betty Rada at bettyrada03@gmail.com or 508-345-1474.
From the Desk of the President of the Rotary of the Bridgewaters
 
The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters held its 21st Citizen of the Year celebration at the East Bridgewater Commercial Club on Thursday, November 4th. At the event the Rotary honored Reverend Dr. Carol Ashton of West Bridgewater, Dr. Ben Carson of Bridgewater and Theresa McNulty of East Bridgewater for their volunteer efforts in their communities and their commitment to help those in need. Carol Ashton was recognized for her work with the West Bridgewater Food Pantry, her launching of the After School Café for West Bridgewater students, and her hosting of R.E.A.C.H – Resident Emergency Assistance Care Help. Dr. Ben Carson, an English Professor at Bridgewater State University, was honored for his work with young people in Cambodia, especially those with HIV. He also continues to be involved as a co-founder of the Read to Me program at the Old Colony Correctional Complex and the African Heritage Coalition and Alternative to Violence initiative. Theresa McNulty was awarded the Citizen of the Year from East Bridgewater for starting the H.U.G.S.- Help US Give Support – which provides Christmas gifts to over one hundred East Bridgewater families. Theresa is also a member of the Recreation Commission and the current president of the Council of Aging where she helps fundraise and develops programs for Seniors. The Citizen of the Year event welcomed an overflow crowd and through the money raised from ticket sales and our event booklet our Club will be able to continue a range of programs from college financial assistance to community-minded high school seniors, support for local food pantries and libraries, the dictionary distribution program to 3rd and 4th graders, and our international programs to combat polio, provide emergency assistance to those affected by catastrophic disasters, and advance the cause of safe water, clear sanitation and expanded health care, peaceful resolution of disputes and social justice around the world. It is the ongoing commitment of the Rotary of the Bridgewaters to further our mission of “service above self.”
 
Michael Kryzanek, President of the Rotary of the Bridgewaters
Immediate Past President, Deb (Zukowski) Tennant, announced that the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters has been recognized by Rotary International for its efforts during 2020 -2021 in helping Rotary open opportunities in the lives of people all over the world.
 
The club was awarded the following Certificate of Recognition. 
 
The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters is planning its 2nd annual Rubber Duck Drop to be held on November 6, 2021 at 1:00 PM.  The event maybe viewed live at the Club's Facebook page (ROTARY CLUB OF THE BRIDGEWATERS). The cash prizes are $250 for the closest to the target, $100 for 2nd place and $50 for 3rd place. A $25 prize will be awarded to the rubber duck furthest from the target.  
 
You can purchase a duck for the Drop by going to the Club's "FaceBook" page, scanning the QR code on the flyer or requesting to purchase tickets for the drop on the club's "Facebook" page. The costs is $5 for one duck and $10.00 for 3. Purchase your rubber ducks before they are all gone!
 
The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters is sponsoring a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross on October 20, 2021 at the Conant Community Health Center located at 5 Wally Krueger Way, Bridgewater, MA.
 
You can schedule an appointment on line at
https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time or call  You can also contact the Red Cross directly to schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or just drop in during the 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM time.
 
We look forward to welcoming you at the Conant Community Health Center on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 between 12:00 noon and 5:00 PM.
The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters will celebrate neighbors in our communities who have contributed as volunteers to help others in the towns of Bridgewater, East Bridgewater and West Bridgewater. The 21st Citizen of the Year celebration will be held on Thursday, November 4 at 7:00 PM at the Commercial Club in East Bridgewater. All are welcome as we recognize these wonderful volunteers who make our communities a better place to live and work.  This year and in all future years the East Bridgewater Citizen of the Year will be named in recognition and dedication to the founder of our Citizen of the Year program and our recent past President, Bruce Marquis. Bruce sadly passed away during his term of office in 2020. Sponsorships and the opportunity to advertise in the program brochure are available. Please download the "Sponsorship and Advertising form" from the download files in the Column on the right.
 
The Rotary Club of The Bridgewaters will celebrate neighbors in our communities who have contributed as volunteers to help others in the towns of Bridgewater, East Bridgewater and West Bridgewater.  All residents are eligible both to nominate and to be nominated for recognition at the 21st Annual Citizen of the Year program.  
 
Nomination forms may be found at https:llportal.clubrunner.ca/4927 under files to download in right column or may be requested from the current President Mike Kryzanek at 617-922-0453 or at mkryzanek@bridgew.edu.  The deadline for submitting nominations is August 15, 2021.  A committee from the Rotary Club expect to announce one recipient each from Bridgewater, East Bridgewater and West Bridgewater on August 22, 2021.  The date and location of the event will also be confirmed at that time.  
Members of The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters are planning to participate in a Polar Plunger to raise funds to help fight hunger and homelessness at the local and international level. The club is seeking sponsor for its effort. So far the club has  raised 66% of its goal of $8000. All donations in any amount would be appreciated. Thank you all including our volunteer swimmers!
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE FUN CONTINUES REMOTELY. YOU DON'T HAVE TO GATHER TO BE A WINNER! JUST BUY A DUCK OR A BUNDLE AND HELP THE ROTARY CLUB OF THE BRIDGEWATERS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
 
 
The Rotary Club of The Bridgewaters will celebrate neighbors who have made outstanding contributions as volunteers to our communities.  These achievements correspond to Rotary’s seven Areas of Focus — peacebuilding and conflict prevention; disease prevention and treatment; water, sanitation, and hygiene; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; community economic development; and, supporting the environment. 
 
All residents are eligible both to nominate and to be nominated for recognition at the 21st Annual Citizen of the Year program.  The achievements may not be part of the individual’s job responsibilities. 
 
Nomination forms may be found at https:llportal.clubrunner.ca/4827 or may be requested from francesjeffries@gmail.com or 508.241.6643.  The deadline for submitting nominations is October 24, 2020.  A committee from the Rotary Club expects to announce one recipient each from Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, and West Bridgewater in November 2020.  The date and location of the event will also be confirmed at that time.  
 
The Rotary Club of The Bridgewaters is part of Rotary International, one of the largest charitable organizations in the world.  Dedicated to “Service Above Self,” Rotarians worldwide span all races and religions to assist those in need.  Locally, we meet on Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. via Zoom.  All are welcome. For details, contact https:llportal.clubrunner.ca/4827.   
 
Past President Beth Roll Smith (R) on behalf of the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters presents Laura Williams (L), the Asst. Director of the West Bridgewater Public Library, eight $25 gift cards for the West Bridgewater summer food program. The program is sponsored by REACH of West Bridgewater. REACH stands for Resident Emergency Assistance Care and Help. The gift card program is in place for food insecure residents to be able to purchase lunches at Market Basket and Trucchi's.  Each family who requests to participate in the program makes application at the West Bridgewater Library's main desk. A card is distributed to a paticipating family once a week.
 
The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters serves the three communities of Bridgewater, East Bridgewater and West Bridgewater. The club which met at Good Days in West Bridgewater is presently meeting virtually on Wednesday mornings from 7:30 to 8:30 AM. 
 
 
 
The family of Club President Bruce Marquis notified Club Members last evening June 22, 2020 that Bruce Edward Marquis had passed away early in the evening at his home surrounded by his adoring family and holding the hand of his loving wife Lucy.  Bruce had bravely fought his cancer and was a active and vibrant member of the club and his community until just before his passing. Bruce was serving his second term as Club President.  He joined Rotary in 1986 and was member of this club from 2000. Bruce is a Paul Harris fellow and was being awarded a second Paul Harris at the club's installation scheduled for June 24, 2020. Bruce was a dedicated Rotarian who served his club and Rotary District 7950 in several capacities. Perhaps, one of his most important contributions was the establishment of the Citizen of the Year for each of the three Bridgewater Communities. This award is given annually to the heroes in our communities who are making a difference. This fall the club will be conducting its 21st Citizen of the Year recognition and the East Bridgewater Award will henceforth be known as the "Bruce Marquis Citizen of the Year Award."
 
Bruce lived the Rotary's motto, "Service Above Self" in every way. He worked hard to improve his community, provide leadership for his Club and District and was always willing to assist in helping to improve people's lives. He will be missed by all who knew him especially his wife Lucy and their family. Our club members offer our deepest sympathy and affection to his family. 
 
 
Due to the present Coronavirus Emergency and safety restrictions, The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters has decided that it is impossible to conduct a large group celebration of its 50th Anniversary.  The event that was scheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2020 has been cancelled. In its place we will have available on our YouTube channel a video with all the speakers that were scheduled to be part of our program. A video history of the club's 50 years will also be available on our YouTube site. Please see our Links for the club's YouTube location of just go to YouTube and enter The Bridgewaters Rotary Club.  We plan to have these videos available by June 30th.
 
Thank you all for supporting the Rotary Club of The Bridgewaters. 
Upcoming Events
  • Club Meeting
    Good Days Restaurant
    Aug 17, 2022
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Club Meeting
    Good Days Restaurant
    Aug 24, 2022
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Club Meeting
    Good Days Restaurant
    Aug 31, 2022
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM