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Holiday Raffle JAB 2017-12-15 05:00:00Z 0
5th Annual Charity Bocce Tournament JAL 2017-07-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 15, 2017
On April 9th 2017 Methuen Rotary Club held the 7th Annual Celebration of Achievement Award Banquet at Harris Pelham Inn. This event honors individuals that are making an impact in the community. We recognize outstanding teachers and students as well as present the Service Above Self Award.
Congratulations to all the winners this year. Thank you also to all the sponsors that help make this  a great event and allow Methuen Rotary Club to continue to give back to our community.
 
Teachers Of The Year: Edward "Bud" Jennings MHS and Zulema Ilerena PMA
Student Of The Year : Kelsey Claire Perry MHS and Simon Rodriguez PMA
Scholarship Winners : Brianna Caron-DiPietro PMA, John El-Helou, Alison Wohler, and Michal Hajjar MHS
 
Service Above Self Award: Jeff Bellistri from Methuen Senior Center's Adopt-A-Grandparent Program
 
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Donation to Methuen Senior Center JAL 2017-03-13 04:00:00Z 0
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Members of  Methuen Rotary and Interact Club, dove into the frigid waters of Gloucester, MA, for the 7th Annual Polar Plunge. This annual event benefits Rotary Service Projects all across New England and the world. The event takes place every year at the Cape Ann Motor Inn at Long Beach in Gloucester, MA. Approximately 300 people attend this well worthy event every year. 
2017 POLAR PLUNGE Julie Little 2017-02-22 05:00:00Z 0
Please support our Methuen High School Rotary Interact Fundraiser.  If you present this image to a cashier at the Methuen Fuddruckers, this Friday, January 27th between 5-8PM, then they will provide 20% of your meal total towards the Interact Club at Methuen High School. Please feel free to share this and support our Methuen High School Rotary Interact Club. 
 
 
 
 
Methuen High School Rotary Interact Fundraiser 2017-01-25 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Methuen is accepting nominations for its “Service Above Self” Award to recognize an outstanding individual who has made a significant contribution in the Methuen community and most exemplifies the Rotary ideal of "Service Above Self."  This individual must have contributed to the betterment of the community by the unselfish giving of his/her talents, time and energy to help improve the quality of life in Methuen.  This award will be presented at the Rotary Club of Methuen's Celebration of Achievement event on April 11, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Pelham Inn.  A $500 donation will be made to the award recipient's charity of choiceAll applications must be postmarked by February 15, 2017.  More information is available on the attached form.
 
Please feel free to nominate someone or pass along to others that may be interested.  Thank you!
Service Above Self Nominations JAL 2017-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
Wishing you a Happy & Healthy New Year! Julie Little 2016-12-31 00:00:00Z 0
Happy Thanksgiving!! James Khoury 2016-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
2016 Bocce Tournament Winners James Khoury 2016-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
Methuen Santa Parade James Khoury 2016-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Little on Nov 08, 2016
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Methuen Rotary welcomes our newest member Rachel Voiland.  Rachel is the Committee Chair of the Eugene Voiland American Flag Program.  This program was started in January of 1994, in dedication to her deceased husband and all veterans of foreign wars. They are responsible for the replacing and maintenance, along with the DPW, for all the flags adorning the Broadway strip in Methuen. We are so happy to have her on Rotary.  Please contact us if you would like more information on how you can help support this and the other programs that Methuen Rotary is involved in.  From left to right - Rotary President James Khoury and Rachel Voiland.
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Celebration of Achievement 2016 Methuen Public Schools Award Recipients Anne Whalen 2016-06-21 00:00:00Z 0
Celebration of Achievement 2016 Keynote Speaker Adrianne Haslet-Davis Anne Whalen 2016-06-21 00:00:00Z 0
Celebration of Achievement 2016 Presentation of Mary Academy Award Recipients Anne Whalen 2016-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
Celebration of Achievement 2016 Service Above Self Award Recipient Phil Lahey Anne Whalen 2016-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
Holy Family Hospital Trail Clean-up Anne Whalen 2016-04-05 00:00:00Z 0
Celebration of Achievement Anne Whalen 2016-02-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Frechette on Jan 22, 2016

 
This past Saturday members of the Methuen Rotary and Interact Club, dove into the frigid waters of Gloucester, MA, for the 6th Annual Polar Plunge. This annual event benefits Rotary Service Projects all across New England and the world. The event takes place every year at the Cape Ann Motor Inn at Long Beach in Gloucester, MA. Approximately 300 people attend this well worthy event every year.
District 7930 6th Annual Polar Plunge Tim Frechette 2016-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
"Service Above Self" Award Nomination Anne Whalen 2015-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Methuen Christmas Parade 2015 Dennis Sweeney 2015-11-23 00:00:00Z 0
3rd Annual Bocce Tournament Anne Whalen 2015-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to our Rotarian of the Year, Tim Frechette Anne Whalen 2015-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
Methuen YMCA Golf Ball Drop & Family Fun Night Anne Whalen 2015-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Installation of our new President, Frank Brucato Anne Whalen 2015-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
5th Annual Celebration of Achievement Anne Whalen 2015-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
District 7930 5th Annual Polar Plunge Anne Whalen 2015-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
Special Olympics NH - Regional Basketball Assessment Anne Whalen 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
Food Basket Drive Anne Whalen 2014-12-20 00:00:00Z 0
Festival of Trees Anne Whalen 2014-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
Santa Parade Anne Whalen 2014-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
Team Sciuto wins the 2nd Annual Bocce Tournament Anne Whalen 2014-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Family Fall Festival Anne Whalen 2014-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Anne Whalen on Apr 29, 2014

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Join the Hump Day Run/Walk Club on the Methuen Rail Trail and meet your health and fitness goals - whether you're a beginner walker or training for a 5K. This informal group meets on (guess what day it is?)... Wednesdays at 5:30pm at the parking lot on Railroad Street (near Union Street), Methuen. Free and open to all ages and fitness levels. Come join the fun!

Hump Day Run/Walk Club Anne Whalen 2014-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
32nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament Erica Hadley 2014-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Methuen/Salem to host 1st Annual Charity Bocce Tournament Trudy Lawler 2013-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jose Cruz on Feb 21, 2013

This past Saturday, February 23, The Methuen-Salem Rotary Club participated on the Rotary District 7930 3rd Annual Polar Plunge at the Cape Ann Motor Inn in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The event originally planned for February 9th, but was postponed and re-schedule due to the weather.

Clubs from all over the district take part on this event, from Boston north to Salem, N.H. and East to the Cape Ann communities of Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester

This event brings every year more than 200 people that plunge into the cold waters off Cape Ann. The Gloucester Rotary Club was the host for this event. Last year approximately 160 people participated on this event as an effort to increase fellowship, fundraising and polio eradication. The District raised over $62,000.00 which is almost twice the amount raised last year.

From left to right: Charlie Perrault, Tim Frechette, Stephanie Lane & Trudy Lawler

 

District 7930 3rd Annual Polar Plunge Jose Cruz 2013-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jose Cruz on Feb 21, 2013

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This past Friday we also had visitors from our Interact Club at the Methuen High School. They have been pretty busy lately with a bunch of different activities. The activities included a Christmas tree donated to the Methuen Senior Center, a fundraiser at the Texas Road House, a relay for life team and a donation of over 170 children’s books to Holy Family Hospital as part of the “Reach Out and Read Program”. All fines collected on that day were given back to the Interact Club for future activities.

From left to right: Monique Mai, Marcie Mai, Adam Marchand (co-president), Mrs. Jenny Kravitz, Anthony Nguyen and Siufong Tran.

Visit from the Interact Club Jose Cruz 2013-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jose Cruz on Jan 24, 2013

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This past Friday we had the pleasure of having our very own Jose Cruz, as our guest speaker for the day. Mr. Cruz addressed the club with an overview of our website, all of its benefits and special features.

As reminder, our website has a lot of important information just at the top of our fingertips, such as meetings, guest speakers and special events…. Check it out. www.methuensalemrotary.org

 

Guest Speaker - Jose Cruz from Lowell Bank Jose Cruz 2013-01-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jose Cruz on Jan 17, 2013

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Greeting from Tanzania!!! Our past Guest Speaker from Tanzania, Raphael Robert, sent us a picture with some of his students at the Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania, displaying our Rotary Club Flag. from left, Bertha Lepapa, Nginasi Musee, Raphael and Anna Tataya) at Orkeeswa School in Tanzania. Things are going great at the school. They now have 162 students (80 boys and 82 girls). They also have some great new videos up on their youtube page at www.youtube.com/ieftz

Thank you Raphael and Peter!!!

Greeting from Tanzania!!! Jose Cruz 2013-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jose Cruz on Jan 17, 2013

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In Control is a non-profit organization filed as a 501(c)(3) and offers the nation’s first state certified crash prevention training to drivers of all ages. This closed course, hands-on education was adapted from existing law enforcement training in the United States as well as European instruction that led to a societal shift in attitudes toward driving in many countries.

Guest speaker - Dan Strollo from "In Control" Crash Prevention Program. Jose Cruz 2013-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jose Cruz on Nov 01, 2012

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The mission of the MSPCA-Angell is to protect animals, relieve their suffering, advance their health and welfare, prevent cruelty, and work for a just and compassionate society.

The MSPCA-Angell is a private, nonprofit organization. They do not receive any government funding nor are we funded or operated by any national humane organization. The MSPCA-Angell relies solely on the support and contributions of individuals who care about animals. Heather invites any Rotarians friends and families to visit the MSPCA in Methuen, and help in any way you can.

 

Guest speaker - Heather Robertson from the Methuen MSPCA Jose Cruz 2012-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jose Cruz on Oct 18, 2012

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Friday October 19, the club made a donation of $250 to the Eugene Voiland Flag Program, as part of our yearly commitment to this great initiative. This program was started by Rachel Voiland back in January of 1994, in dedication on his deceased husband and all veterans of foreign wars. They are responsible for the replacing and maintenance, along with the DPW, for all the flags adorning the Broadway strip in Methuen. From left to right: Trudy Lawler, Rachel Voiland and Barbara Delucca.

Donation to the Eugene Voiland Flag Program Jose Cruz 2012-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jose Cruz on Oct 04, 2012

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From left: Raphael Roberts from IEFT and Tim Frechette from our Club.

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Peter Luis from IEFT.

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This past Friday we had guests speakers Peter Luis and Raphael Roberts, from the Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT). Currently, only 10% of Tanzanian youth attend high school, a statistic that speaks to one of the world’s lowest rates of secondary education.

IEFT operates Orkeeswa Secondary School, located in the predominantly Maasai area of northern Tanzania known as the Monduli hills. Through the development of Orkeeswa School, IEFT provides secondary education to children from rural villages of the region. For our students, Orkeeswa Secondary School offers the only community-based option for continuing their studies beyond the primary level.

Associate Director Raphael Roberts, is also a fellow Rotarian from Tanzania. To learn more or offer some support, please visit http://ieftz.wordpress.com/

Guest speaker and Visiting Rotarian from Tanzania Jose Cruz 2012-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jose Cruz on Sep 27, 2012
On Friday Sept. 28th, we had guest speaker Belen Godwin, executive director for Blueskies Wellness, Inc. Blueskies Wellness Inc., (BSW) was conceived by Belen Godwin in 2006 while collecting research in pursuit of her PhD in Educational Psychology. After hearing the experiences of a close relative who was bullied because of a speech impediment, she was determined to study the effects of bullying and ways to prevent it.

The information she acquired on the processes that defuse academic progress in many school age children inspired her to find a solution, particularly in the case of bullying.

BSW was incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization in the state of Massachusetts on May 3rd, 2011 and is affiliated with the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) in southern New Hampshire.

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Belen Godwin, executive director for Blueskies Wellness, Inc
Guest speaker - Belen Godwin, Executive Director from Blueskies Wellness, Inc. Jose Cruz 2012-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jose Cruz on Sep 13, 2012
This past Friday we inducted two members to our club. Bridget Grella from Grella financial Services in Methuen, and Lisa Shea from the Nevins Family of Services also in Methuen. Both members were introduced by their sponsors, Darlene Danielle and Cheryl Parent. Please check our phot album for more pictures.

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From left to right: Darlene Danielle and Bridgett Grella.

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From left to right: Darlene Danielle, Lisa Shea and Cheryl Parent.
New Members Installation Jose Cruz 2012-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jose Cruz on Sep 06, 2012

Jim Savarino held this ceremony to award a couple of our members as Paul Harris sustaining members. Darlene Daniele and Dennis Sweeney were honored with this prestigious award, for their contributions to the club and the Rotary Foundation. Don't forget to check our "Photo Album" for pictures of the event.

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Pictured from left: Jim Savarino, Darlene Daniele, Dennis Sweeney, Trudy Lawler and Maria Bartolone.

Paul Harris Ceremony Jose Cruz 2012-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jose Cruz on Jul 19, 2012

President Trudy wasn’t able to attend this week’s meeting, so President Elect Tim Frechette had the pleasure of running his first meeting as President Elect; he did a fantastic job… hooray!!

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For this Friday we had a classification speaker; our very own Ivette Korecki. She talked to the club about herself and her new position at TD Bank in route 28 Methuen.  She was brought up in Brooklyn, NY, and moved to Massachusetts about eight years ago. She thanked a lot of who she is to her Dad, who gave her a lot of support and inspiration while she grew up. She went to school to study criminal justice, which she had to give up right before taking the Bar Exam, as her father was very ill and she needed to take care of him. She then became a banker starting as an underwriter, and later moving to operations and so on.  Her latest endeavor is now with TD Bank in Methuen, after working for Bank of America for many years. She resides in Methuen with her husband and daughter.

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Dr. Tom Perrault addressed the club for a small announcement and update. Dr. Perrault made a $50 donation to the club, as last Thursday the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council finally hired an Executive Director. As you all recall the club stood up behind Dr. Perrault in times of turmoil for the GLCAC. The GLCAC went through a lot of issues in the past as we all know, but the integrity of the agency has now been restored. The organization is now even considered a MODEL agency. Even some speeches at national convention levels have been delivered, about the miracle of the Greater Lawrence Community Council.  Dr. Perrault is happy that all these issues have come to a successful conclusion, and he wanted to personally give thanks to the club for all the support.

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President Elect Tim Frechette first meeting Jose Cruz 2012-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jose Cruz on Jul 09, 2012

Rotary club, district, and Rotary International officers began their terms 1 July. Welcome the 2012-13 leaders as they pursue Peace Through Service .

 

A new Rotary year Jose Cruz 2012-07-09 14:51:23Z 0
Posted by Jose Cruz on Jul 09, 2012

Your contributions to the Annual Fund through the Every Rotarian, Every Year initiative support life-changing projects around the world. Learn how your contributions to The Rotary Foundation are making a difference.

 

Doing Good in the World Jose Cruz 2012-07-09 14:50:09Z 0
Posted by Jose Cruz on Jul 05, 2012

Our guest speaker for this Friday was our very own new member James Khoury. James delivered a classification speech about his company, Mortgage Resource Solutions, LLC, located in Broadway, Methuen, and the field they serve which is Home Short Sales. He also gave a brief bio about himself and his company. He is graduated from Central Catholic and Merrimack College. He also has some broadcasting and radio background. James also speaks full Arabic and Spanish as well.

Mortgage Resource Solutions, LLC is a company specializing in Loss Mitigation services. Their staff of analysts is trained on all aspects of pre-foreclosure loss mitigation options. They are also experts in the foreclosure prevention arena and strive to apply the specific strategies to a case by case scenario. The company is now five years old this week.

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Guest / Clasification Speaker, James Khoury Jose Cruz 2012-07-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jose Cruz on Jul 05, 2012

Trudy started her first meeting as president by presenting Ed Sidon with the Rotarian of the Year official pin. Also, Jim Savarino received his Sergeant at Arms official pin.  Both of them weren’t available at the installation night. Tom Perrault was very happy for the two of them as you can see in the picture.

Jim Savarino started his term by knocking down the American Flag!! I didn't have the guts to take a picture of that.


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Trudy's First Meeting Jose Cruz 2012-07-06 00:00:00Z 0
This past Friday we inducted two new members to the club; Paul Shannon and James Khoury Jose Cruz 2012-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jose Cruz on Jun 21, 2012

Our club has sponsored the program for a couple of years now, over at the Holy Family Hospital here in Methuen. This year we presented a $500 check, for their “Reach Out and Read” Program at Pediatric Assoc. in Methuen. Most of you were familiar with what the program entitles, but Heather Robinson joined our club to tell us more about it and thank us for such a generous donation.

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From left to right: Cheryl Parent, Darlene Danielle, Bridget Clifford, Dr. Rex Pajela and Heather Robinson.

Reach Out and Read Program receives a $500 donation. Jose Cruz 2012-06-22 00:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker - Judith A. Scannell, Superintendent of Schools Jose Cruz 2012-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jose Cruz on Jun 07, 2012
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This past Friday, June 8th, the Methuen-Salem Rotary club celebrated their
annual installation of officers for the upcoming 2013 year.
Installation night Jose Cruz 2012-06-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jose Cruz on May 17, 2012

This past Friday, Yvette Korecki was inducted as the newest member of the Methuen – Salem Rotary Club. Yvette currently works as a VP, Store Manager at TD Bank route 28 in Methuen. Anna Whalen had the honors as she introduced Yvette to the club. Please take some time and congratulate Yvette!!

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Welcome our newest member Yvette Korecki!! Jose Cruz 2012-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jose Cruz on Apr 12, 2012
Happy Birthday to Trudy Lawler on Behalf of the club and little baby Caylan, who joined Rotary in celebration.

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Happy Birthday Trudy!! Jose Cruz 2012-04-13 00:00:00Z 0
2nd Annual Celebration of Achievement Banquet Jose Cruz 2012-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker, Brian Mercer former EMT - Check out the photos!!! Jose Cruz 2012-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker Anne Whalen spoke about the YMCA new education program Jose Cruz 2012-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jose Cruz on Jan 05, 2012

We are now moved to our now meeting location at Jocelyn's Restaurant & Martini Lounge, located at 355 South Broadway in Salem, NH. Check out our photos page to take a look at it.

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New club meeting location!! Jose Cruz 2012-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
Please see the district's newsletter Jose Cruz 2011-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jose Cruz on Aug 25, 2009
Just visit this website for an online makeup. Following the 4-Way Test, you will be spending, or have spent, 30 minutes on this site to meet the RI requirements for an online makeup.
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33rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament Cheryl Parent 0
1st Annual Charity Bocce Tournament Anne Whalen 0
Methuen High School Interact Club 1st Annual Year End Reception Trudy Lawler 0
Posted by Jose Cruz

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The Methuen-Salem Club was busy once again, providing lunch for the athletes and their families at the NH Special Olympics. This event took place this past March 17th, at the Salem, NH High School. Volunteers from the club come every year to cater to these athletes and their families to a nice. Take a look at our photo album for more pictures of this event.

 

Special Olympics NH - Regional Basketball Assessment Jose Cruz 0
Posted by Jose Cruz

Our guest speaker for this past Friday was Linda Soucy, from the Methuen Arlington Neighborhood. She thanked our club for our continuous support throughout the last couple of years.

The mission of M.A.N., Inc is to increase and enhance entrepreneurial opportunities, neighborhood investment, revitalization activities, and self-sufficiency of low and moderate income residents of the Methuen Arlington Neighborhood. Main focus areas include: Public Safety, youth programs, affordable housing, social services, transportation, employment, child care.

http://methuenarlington.com/index.php

 

Guest Speaker - Linda Soucy, Methuen Arlington Neighborhood Jose Cruz 0
Our 31st Annual Charity Golf Tournament Jose Cruz 0
Posted by Jose Cruz

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Our Methuen High School Interact Club made a kind donation of children’s books to the Methuen Pediatrics, as part of the Reach Out and Read Program.  From left: Dr. Rebecca Konieczny, Trudy Lawler, Samantha Perry, Adam Marchand, Sue Uzdavinis (Director of Women & Children’s Services for Holy Family) and Katherine White. The donation took place on February 4th.

 

Methuen HS Interact Club book donation to Reach Out and Read Jose Cruz 0
Guest Speaker - Joe Bevaliqua, President and CEO of the MV Chamber of Commerce Jose Cruz 0
Posted by Jose Cruz

We had a guest speaker this Friday; Tony Sicurella, General Manager for JCPenney at the Mall of Rockingham Park in Salem, NH. Mr. Sicurella spoke to the club about all of the exiting things happening at JCPenney lately, starting with the hiring of a new CEO, and the re-branding of the entire company.

He also mentioned the heavily involvement of JCPenney on the communities they serve. Over 110 years ago, James Cash Penney founded his company on the principle of treating customers the way he wanted to be treated himself: fair and square. Today, rooted in its rich heritage, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. is re-imagining every aspect of its business in order to reclaim its birthright and become America’s favorite store. The Company is transforming the way it does business and remaking the customer experience across its 1,100 JCPenney stores and on jcp.com.

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Guest Speaker, Tony Sicurella, General Manager for JCPenney Jose Cruz 0
Club donates $4000 to Methuen YMCA and the “Stewards of Children”. Jose Cruz 0