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Bridgewaters

SERVICE ABOVE SELF

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Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
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E Bridgewater, MA
United States of America
Officers & Directors
President
President Elect
Vice President
Treasurer
Assistant Treasurer
Secretary
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Immediate Past President
 

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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. 
The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters conducted the Induction of new member, Justimiano Alves at its meeting on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.  The induction was conducted by Club President, Mark Linde. All members are looking forward to Justimiano vocational presentation at Wednesday's meeting. The club meets on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 at Good Days Restaurant on Route 28 in West Bridgewater, MA.  All are welcomed. View a video of his induction below:
 

Mark Linde, President of the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters, announced today that West Bridgewater resident, Akee Parwaz, has been selected as the 2019 Rotarian of the Year for the club. His award will be presented at a dinner on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 6 p.m. at Barrett's Alehouse, West Bridgewater. Tickets are $35 each.

A member of the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters since 2011, Parwaz is the club's Immediate Past President. He also serves as an Assistant Governor for Rotary District 7950, supporting his club as well as those in Abington, Brockton, Rockland-Hanson and Stoughton. A native of Pakistan, Mr. Parwaz is a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard, and the father of 5 children
 

Dr. Michael Sandy, Director of Study Abroad at Bridgewater State University Institute for Global Engagement discusses how the University offers its students - "A World View through Studying Outside the U.S."  Below (L-R)  is Dr. Mike Kryzanek, Dr. Fran Jeffries, Dr. Mike Sandy and Club President Mark Linde.

 
The Bridgewaters Rotary Club donated a "Welcome Home Kit" to Father Bill's and MainSpring charitable organization to assist homeless individuals when they transition into provided housing and shelters. In addition to the club's donation of a complete "Welcome Home Kit" many individual members also donated a complete "Welcome Home Kit," as well. The Welcome Home Kits contain bedding and basic living necessities to help transition to provided housing.
 

 

Bridgewaters Rotary Club recognized three leading citizens from the communities represented by their Rotary club. Mark Linde, President of the Bridgewaters Rotary Club that has been serving the community and the world since 1970, presided over the 19th Citizen of the Year recognition event. Those honored included Patricia Bradbury of East Bridgewater, Timothy Hay of West Bridgewater, and Peter "The Soupman" Kelleher of Bridgewaters. Robert McCarthy, John DeLano and Esther LeBlanc provided the testimonials for Bradbury, Hay and Keller, respectively. The event was held Under the Grand Sponsorship of Bridgewater Savings Bank at the Center at Sachem Rock in East Bridgewater. Nancy Koczla, Vice President of Bridgewater Savings Bank, was there to assist with the presentations of the awards.

 

 

This morning the Club welcomed the 2018 Community Service Award recepient from Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School, Margaret Nistendirk. She was joined by our 2018 RYLA students, Leah Cipitelli and Colby Myers who attended the RYLA program in May.
 
Upcoming Events
  • Club Meeting
    Good Days Restaurant
    Aug 04, 2021
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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    Good Days Restaurant
    Aug 11, 2021
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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    Good Days Restaurant
    Aug 18, 2021
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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    Good Days Restaurant
    Aug 25, 2021
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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    Good Days Restaurant
    Sep 01, 2021
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Club Meeting
    Good Days Restaurant
    Sep 08, 2021
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Club Meeting
    Good Days Restaurant
    Sep 15, 2021
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Club Meeting
    Good Days Restaurant
    Sep 22, 2021
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Club Meeting
    Good Days Restaurant
    Sep 29, 2021
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM