Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Beth Roll Smith to be "Rotarian of the Year"

Janet Dye, president of the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters, has announced that Beth Roll Smith of West Bridgewater has been selected as the club's "Rotarian of the Year" for 2015. The award will be presented on June 30th as part of the club's annual Installation of Officers & Directors at 6pm at the Charlie Horse Restaurant in West Bridgewater. 

Ticket are available for the dinner from the event's chair Tom Kazanowski, 781.682.4402. 

Smith, who has been the director of the West Bridgewater Public Library since November 1988 and has been a member of the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters since 1989, twice serving as president of the club and currently serving again now as the club's secretary, a role she has filled admirably for many years. She manages the Rotary Club's scholarship program that annually awards 5 Community Service Awards of $500 each to graduating high school seniors from the Bridgewaters. 

Beth Roll Smith has served and continues to serve in many organizations supporting public libraries including the SAILS Library Network and and she has maintained membership in the Massachusetts, New England and American Library Associations. She has been an active
community volunteer in the Town of West Bridgewater including the Town Computer Advisory Committee, Town Open Space Committee and the Town Municipal Building Needs Committee.

Rotary President Dye explains that "no one better exemplifies Rotary's motto of Service Above Self than Beth and our club is extremely pleased to recognize Beth Roll Smith as our Rotarian of the Year for 2015.

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