“Celebrating Service” in Southborough: Congratulate Pam McDonald

by beth on March 27, 2020

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Southborough Rotarians have named this year’s winner of its Celebrating Service Award. The honor goes to Pamela McDonald. (Congratulations!)

The public was originally invited to a ceremony next week. As usual, it was timed to partner with an annual student jazz festival at St. Mark’s School. That’s clearly being postponed with schools ordered to remain closed until early May and a stay at home advisory in place. Stay tuned for future news on when the event will be held.

In the meantime, I thought we could all use a little feelgood news. So here are highlights from Rotary’s announcement:

Pam McDonald with Rotary's Christine Narcisse and Liz Kaprielian

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Each year “Celebrating Service, Celebrating Southborough” event is organized by the club to recognize people in Southborough who have provided outstanding service to the town. This year the club is pleased to recognize Pamela McDonald, who epitomizes what it means to be a “good neighbor”. Pam is known for quietly stepping in to lend a helping hand to those having a difficult time or facing a challenge. From house sitting, dropping off items at hospitals, helping seniors with medical paperwork, driving someone to a doctor’s appointment or even pet sitting in a pinch, she’s been there to support her neighbors. A resident of Southborough for over 50 years, she is also a longtime volunteer at the Southborough Senior Center.

Rotary focuses on providing “Service Above Self”. “As a local service organization, we want to recognize people in the community who are also providing impactful service to the community,” says Liz Kaprielian, Rotary Club President 2019-20. “And the club anticipates naming another honoree in the coming months.” Past recipients of the Rotary club’s service recognition award include Barbara Jandrue, Christopher Robins, Karen Fournier, Jeff Beane, Doreen Ferguson, & John Wilson.

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