Ipswich-Rowley Rotary Welcomes New Members

Wednesday October 13, 2021

At its regular club meeting recently, Ipswich-Rowley Rotary inducted three new members. These members join over 70 other area professionals who are dedicated to changing lives through community service.

Kathleen Frederick recently retired from her longtime position as a Special Needs Teacher in the Ipswich Public Schools. During her long tenure, that spanned over 30 years, she worked closely with parents and students and was actively involved in the arts and civic activities in town. As she joins our club, Kathy has expressed a strong interest in our broad range of youth oriented programs. Kathy’s sponsors and mentors are Keith Harris and Nat Pulsifer. 

Olivia Perez-O’Dess serves as Director of Community Relations at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber recently merged with the Ipswich Chamber and supports local businesses and community leaders to promote area economic growth and planning. As part of her expanded role following the merger, Olivia is a member of the Ipswich Roundtable. In joining Rotary, Olivia will seek opportunities to further strengthen collaboration between the club and the local Chamber. Olivia’s sponsor and mentor is Lisa Shanko. 

Heidi VonAsch was promoted to Branch Manager of the Ipswich office of Brookline Bank in July. She brings 18 years of experience in banking, mostly as Assistant Manager of the bank’s location in Medford Square. In her new position, Heidi will oversee management of the office and assist customers with their financial needs. Heidi is excited to be joining the local Rotary club and becoming fully engaged in her new community. Cushing Titcomb is Heidi’s sponsor and mentor.

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