On Thursday, June 28, 2018, Rick Mooney received the highest honors bestowed upon a person by a Rotary Club. He was awarded with the Paul Harris Fellowship Award.
Rick was presented this award for his outstanding dedication to his community. He embodies the Rotary credo of ‘Service above Self’. Rick began his journey in Rotary in 1995 and has repeatedly exhibited selflessness to Beverly Rotary club and the region. He has served with distinction on the boards of Beverly Rotary, the North Shore YMCA, and Red Cross. He has worked with community organizations in leadership positions with Cove Improvement Association, Beverly Youth Collaborative Board, North Shore United Way, and Dane Street Playground. He was on the advisory board for Beverly Hospital, Beverly National Bank, and City of Beverly. In addition, he has coached in 10 different youth sports league, beside his children, Chris, Connor, and Juliana. He also worked extremely hard for the Beverly Main Streets. He helped organized a summit showcase, held a private art showing in his office, and helped with the improvements and realization of Ellis Square. He was just recently recognized by the Beverly Chamber of Commerce as the Family Business of the Year.
A fellow Rotarian, Bill Beckman, described Rick and his accomplishments as: “An avid sportsman and outdoorsman. He has run, walked, jogged, boated, and climbed around just about every obstacle to be found in New England”. As a Rotarian, in his past 20+ years, he has spent nearly 10 years on the Board of Directors. He is a past President, Secretary, and more.
Rick is a fun loving musician who puts his heart not only into his music, but chooses to use it as a platform to serve others. He created a fundraiser at the Cabot for ALS and even led Chin Friction to an ALS awareness gig at Fenway Park!
Rick fun loving personality is contagious and he brightens every project he is a part of. He is a brilliant community leader, businessman, and family man. His loving wife, JoAnna, three children, Chris, Connor, and Juliana, and parents, Marion and Dick, surprised Rick at the moving award ceremony. From receiving this award, Beverly Rotary donates a generous amount of $1,000 to Rotary International in honor of Rick Mooney. With this donation, Rotary International is able to fulfill a promise to create a polio free world, help children and families live healthier lives and establish Humanitarian Grants, Scholarships and embrace World Peace and Fellowship.