Newest Service Truck

Steve Wilcox with the newest service truck #171 - a 2017 Ford  F450 service body with a built in compressor and a 4,000 lb crane.

Steve Wilcox with Truck #171 – a 2017 Ford F450 service body with a built in compressor and a 4,000 lb crane.  Steve drove the truck back from the Ohio dealership yesterday.

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Getting Organized with Microsoft Outlook

OutlookSeveral employees recently attended a training webinar on getting organized with Microsoft Outlook.

Some of the highlights from this webinar include:

Copies of the entire webinar are available on flash drives in the Office.

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Tihonet Pond Fishing Derby

Derby Postcard Front 2017

Join the Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club for its annual Tihonet Pond Fishing Derby, a great day for family, fishing, and fun.

The Derby will be held Sunday, June 4th. Check-in begins at 4 a.m. and is continuous throughout the day.  Fishing takes place between 6 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. followed by an award presentation at 2 p.m.  The derby falls on the Massachusetts Free Fishing Weekend, therefore, fishing licenses are not required.

“It’s a terrific day, whether you’re a serious fisherman or you just want to enjoy some fun with your kids. It’s amazing to see entire families enjoying the day on the pond,” said Charlie Wade, President of the Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club. “This event brings back many memories for people who have fished here for years and is also a great opportunity to make new friends.” Capt. Wade continued.

“This event has really grown in the last few years, just like the Associates program itself.  We will offer a free pancake breakfast, have bait to purchase and Makepeace Farms will have lunch specials on site, plus we have two different raffles to enter.  Best of all, it allows our Associates to show responsibility in planning, promoting, and running a legacy event for the Club. I am so impressed that this event is basically run by teenage kids.” said Shawn Clark, Associate Advisor.

Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories for adults and juniors.  Enter the raffle for a chance to win great prizes like a 10’ Tracker Jon Boat with a Trolling Motor (worth over $900), an Old Town 111 Kayak with Scotty Rod Holder (worth $700), and GoPro camera. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club Associates, the club’s youth group. Prizes and raffles are made possible through the generosity of the following local businesses: Nemasket Kayak Center, M & D’s Bait & Tackle, Sullivan’s Wine and Spirits, The Shirt Shack, and Zecco Marine

Anglers can fish from shore, bring their boat, canoe, or kayak. Nemasket Kayak Center in Tihonet Village is offering reduced rates for rentals for the derby; anglers are encouraged to secure their rental in advance for the best selection. Representatives from the Wareham Harbormaster’s Department will be on hand to discuss boat and water safety with attendees. Life preservers are required for anyone who would like to put a boat in for the event and the Harbormaster will have a limited selection on hand to borrow, if necessary.  Also, there are no combustion engines allowed on Tihonet Pond.

The fee is $12 for adults and $3 for children age 14 and younger.  The fee includes breakfast. Download your  WRGC Derby Reg Form 2017 form here or sign up online.  Pre-registration is also offered, and highly recommended, on Saturday, June 3rd, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Box Mill Hall, Tihonet Village, 150 Tihonet Road, Wareham. Derby day registration is also available.

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Triathlon Comes to Tihonet!

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We are excited to welcome Max Performance and the 2017 Harvest Triathlon to Tihonet Village this June!

This new event will feature Sprint and Olympic distances that wind their way through Cranberry Country.  The triathlon offers a calm swim in a spring fed lake, a single loop bike course for each distance, and a closed run course around the A.D. Makepeace Company’s beautiful cranberry bogs!  Plus, this race offers participants a great amount of perks!

The Sprint option includes a 1/3 Mile Swim, a 14 Mile Bike, and a 3 Mile Run.  The Olympic option includes a .9 Mile Swim,  a 29 Mile Bike, and a 6 Mile Run.

Not ready for the full tri?  Grab a couple friends and create a Sprint or Olympic Relay Team!

Spectators are also welcome to join in and cheer on the participants. Refreshments, music, samples and more will be available in Tihonet Village throughout the event. Follow the link below to learn more about the event and to sign up today!

Register here!

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Board Members Retire

Family Directors

From left: Zelinda Douhan, Chris Makepeace, Joanna Bennett, and Samuel Coxe.

Zelinda Makepeace Douhan and Joanna Makepeace Bennett, who have each been members of the A.D. Makpeace Company Board of Directors since 1995, retired from the Board at the Annual Shareholders Meeting held May 2.

Board Chair Robert Karam and Michael P. Hogan, president and CEO of the company, each recognized Mrs. Douhan and Mrs. Bennett for their contributions to the company.

“I feel honored to have had the opportunity to work with these two smart, insightful women,” Mr. Karam said.

Mr. Hogan said to Mrs. Bennett, “You made me feel welcome at a time when I am sure it was hard for you and your family to turn over the reins of the company to the first non-family member since its founding.” To Mrs. Douhan, he said, “I am sure everyone who knows you can speak to your attention to detail and your research and preparation.  That ethic has made all of us work smarter.”

Each was presented with a framed photo taken on the company property.  Mrs. Douhan’s photo was of the Russell Piece bog, named for her father, and Mrs. Bennett’s was of the Maple Springs property where her family frequently enjoyed picnics.

They were also presented with custom-designed vases made by Anchor Bend Glassworks, with “cranberry and cream” glass etched with the company logo and hand-engraved with their names.  A video of the vases being produced is available here.

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Earn $500 – Refer a Friend

Know someone looking for a job?  We are looking to hire a Senior Accountant.  Resumes can be emailed to careers@admakepeace.com.

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Lunch & Learn “Planning For Medicare – Countdown to 65”

HR is scheduling a seminar to help those who are approaching Medicare eligibility, understanding health insurance options, and whether you are planning to retire or not.

We need 10 folks attend.  Please let Mary or I know if you’re interested in attending and we’ll secure a date soon!

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A.D. Makepeace Company Bowls for a Cause

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Congratulations and thank you to all who took part in the 13th annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event to benefit Child and Family Services of Greater New Bedford. Together, our team collected over $4,900! View the photos and a video from the event here.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Apps and Highlights

Member App

Access to your ID card with the MyBlue Member App!

BCBS Apps

MORE useful apps!

Don’t forget to register for Healthy Actions.  Complete the online health assessment and receive a $300 Visa debit card if your health is fine….Receive a $100 Visa Debit Card just for submitting the form!

Healthy Actions

 

 

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KEEP SAVING WITH FIDELITY

Just keep saving

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