Community & Industry Involvement

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Coast Guard Auxillary Flotilla

Jerry is a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 65 in Fairhaven, MA. The Coast Guard Auxiliary was established in 1939 by Congress. Their mission is “to promote and improve Recreational Boating Safety, to provide trained crews and facilities to augment the Coast Guard and enhance safety and security of our ports, waterways, and coastal regions, and to support Coast Guard operational, administrative, and logistical Requirements.”

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Jerry and Blake are members of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). Founded in 1890 as The National Association of Life Underwriters (NALU), NAIFA is one of the nation’s largest associations representing the interests of insurance professionals from every Congressional district in the United States. NAIFA members assist consumers by focusing their practices on one or more of the following: life insurance and annuities, health insurance and employee benefits, multiline, and financial advising and investments. NAIFA’s mission is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhance business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of its members.

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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Jerry is active in alumni affairs at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The Alumni Association aims to engage alumni and friends with the University and each other.They are always looking for new ways to building their Corsair family and keep everyone connected.

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Southeast Massachusetts Council on Addiction

Jerry has been a board member and otherwise involved with the Southeast Massachusetts Council on Addiction (SEMCOA) since 1976, and has served as the council president twice in that time. SEMCOA is committed to caring for those who have experienced substance abuse. They achieve this through encouragement of sober living and making healthy choices. They also provide educational and prevention programs in the communities they serve.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Child and Family Services

Blake is "Big Brother" in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Child and Family Services in New Bedford. The mentoring program pairs children aged 7-14 with adult mentors. Through this program, the "Littles" better learn how to handle life's ups and downs.

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Bristol County Estate Planning Council

Jerry is a board member and a former president of the Bristol County Estate Planning Council (BCEPC). Since the Council was started in 1973, their goal has been to help provide a more thorough understanding of the services that are provided by attorneys, insurance professionals, trust officers, accountants and the like.