Club wraps up busy ‘Abuse Prevention’ month

“Blue ribbons are widely recognized in child abuse prevention,” said Claudette Beerman, President of the Exchange Club of Greater Newburyport. “Up to 75,000 reports are made to DCF each year. Thanks to Barbara Griffith and her committee for putting up more than fifty Blue Ribbons on light posts to raise awareness of child abuse.”

Blue Ribbon 2016

Blue Ribbons. Jim Noyes, Andy Griffith, Kieran Joyce, Barbara Griffith and Stu Deane pose in Market Square with a sample ribbon.

Pett Check

Pettengill House. Executive Director Deborah Smith accepts the club’s donation of $1,000 from President-Elect Joe Murphy and President Claudette Beerman.

The annual presentation of stuffed animals and coloring supplies to local police and fire departments for use with children in stressful situations.

Teddy Bear Group II

Officers. Co-chair Erin Fournier, Groveland Detective Heather Riley, co-chair Tracy Garbers and Newburyport Inspector Mike Sugrue pose with sample stuffed animals at the Starboard Galley on April 19.


Presidents. Regional VP Cindy Harb of Plaistow, who is running for National President, President Claudette Beerman of Newburyport and New England District President Terry Rivard of Montachusett pause for a photo at the end of the meeting.