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Interview: Ruth Provost Receives Citizen of the Year Award

March 10, 2023

Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod Ruth Provost is the recipient of this year’s Citizen of the Year award by the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce. She joins Sunday Journal this week to discuss the accolade, as well as the upcoming summer season for the Club, with registration opening Saturday, March 11.

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Mashpee Chamber Announces 2023 Citizen of the Year, Unsung Heroes

February 22, 2023

The Mashpee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its 2023 Citizen of the Year, along with its 9 Unsung Heroes. All award winners will be recognized at the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting Dinner at The Club at New Seabury on March 23rd at 5:30 pm. All are invited to attend and celebrate the Award Winners at the event and can register online at:

This year, the Mashpee Chamber is excited to announce Executive Director, Ruth Provost, as its Citizen of the Year. Ruth has served as CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod in Mashpee for two decades.  Before the Boys & Girls Club, she served competently as Massachusetts State Representative for 6 years from the 2nd Plymouth and, later, Barnstable 2nd Districts.  Under her watch at the Boys and Girls Club, the organization has served hundreds of families, children, and teens from Mashpee (and beyond).  She's been a champion of the underserved and those who need support.  Her fundraising prowess is legendary.  She is well known, well liked, and highly respected for her ability to bridge gaps, engage the community, and enhance the wellbeing of those she and the Club serve.   Ruth is also a former president of the Massachusetts Alliance of Boys and Girls Club, an organization that represents such Clubs across the state.  Her high profile and leadership in Mashpee has made a difference, as her efforts have certainly had a lasting impact in our community.  Mashpee can be proud that the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod is based here in Mashpee.  And also, proud that Ruth Provost is among those who enhance the vitality and visibility of Mashpee in countless ways.  

The Mashpee Chamber also recognizes its Unsung Heroes, awarding and honoring essential individuals that serve the public’s needs on the frontlines every single day, caring for us in ways big and small. We would like to recognize these often-overlooked Unsung Heroes of Mashpee.The Mashpee Chamber congratulates the following Unsung Heroes in no particular order:

  • David Aldrich, Stop & Shop Assistant Manager
  • Dr. Matthew Donlan, Donlan Counseling Services
  • Dr. Sam Kothalanka, MD, Community Health Center
  • Aphrodite Purdy, Wellness Teacher at Mashpee High School
  • Cathy Taylor, Director of Services, CORD
  • Demetrius & Katherine Becrelis, First Verse Preschool
  • Amy Signs, Bus Driver for Mashpee Public Schools
  • Tammy Gray, Administrative Assistant, Town of Mashpee Building Department & Mashpee Kiwanis Club
  • Nicole Spencer, Executive Director, Heroes in Transition

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January 30, 2023

The Mashpee Chamber of Commerce is seeking 2023 Citizen of the Year and Unsung Heroes nominations to honor those who have gone above and beyond in serving their community and others well. All award winners will be recognized at the chamber’s Annual Meeting Dinner at The Club at New Seabury on March 23 at 5:30 PM. All are invited to attend and celebrate the award winners at the event and can register at the chamber’s website.
A nominee for Citizen of the year should be a businessperson, public servant or nonprofit representative whose leadership performance and influence enhances the growth and visibility of business in Mashpee. He/she should be someone who has made a lasting impact on the community and distinguished themselves through volunteerism above and beyond their paid profession. Nominations can be submitted through the chamber’s site.

All Mashpee residents rely on the incredible support of our community’s essential workers. From grocery store clerks, bank tellers, medical professionals and assistants to teachers, bus drivers and more, these individuals work on the front lines every single day. The chamber will recognize these often overlooked Unsung Heroes of Mashpee. Residents shoudl submit as many names as you deem appropriate through the chamber’s site.

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