Friday, November 13, 2015

Testimonial Reception for Frances Jeffries

Jim Alfieri, president of the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters, announced today that the club is honoring Rotarian Frances Moore Jeffries at a Testimonial Reception on December 10th. Dr. Jeffries, a past president of the club and a Rotary volunteer who has traveled overseas frequently to promote literacy and peace, has been selected by Rotary International to be enrolled in the Rotary Peace Scholars Professional Development Certificate program, helping to further develop her skills in conflict resolution and working toward peace, one of Rotary's most important goals. She will be attending the program at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand from January thru March in the coming year. A maximum of 50 such certificates are conferred each year.

This testimonial event, which has an admission fee of $20, will be held on Thursday, December 10th at 5:30 at the Center at Sachem Rock, 355 Plymouth Street/Route 106, East Bridgewater.

The reception will feature non-alcoholic drinks, cheese & crackers, veggies & dip, fruit and desserts. Several testimonials will be provided beginning at 6:15pm and there will be raffle and auction prizes.

For more information contact the testimonial chair, Bruce Marquis, at 508.378.7890 or

The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters was founded in 1970 and features many local charitable efforts including the provision. of 5 scholarships annually to graduating seniors from the Bridgewaters, providing dictionaries to all third graders in the public schools, financial support to the YMCA, Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts, etc. The club meets most Wednesday mornings for breakfast at Good Days Restaurant in West Bridgewater. For the past 16 year's the club has been honoring "Citizens of the Year" from the 3 Bridgewaters.

Rotary, whose motto is "Service Above Self," celebrated its 110 birthday this year. It is an organization of business and professional men and women worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and helps to build goodwill and peace in the word. The world's first service club, Rotary has some 1.2 millions members belonging to 27,000 virtually in every nation.

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