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Lori Meads2016 Community Bank Hero

Provincetown, MA — Lori Meads, Vice President of Seamen’s Bank, has been selected by Banker & Tradesman as a 2016 Community Bank Hero. She will be honored at a ceremony in Boston on May 19. Meads was chosen for her demonstrated leadership abilities and commitment to the community and to Seamen’s Bank, Cape Cod’s first community bank. Community Heroes are known for consistently giving back to the industry and the community, giving freely of their time, energy and resources for volunteerism, community service and charity — and for being a positive influence on peers and subordinates.

Meads serves as: President, Community Development Partnership; Vice Chair, Town of Truro Finance Committee; Treasurer, Provincetown 400 Executive Committee; Board Member, Helping Our Women (HOW); Board Member, Sustainable Cape; Advisor, Accessible Provincetown; and Administrator, Pilgrims’ First Landing Park. She has served as an officer, on the board and various committees for such diverse community organizations as the Provincetown Theatre Foundation, Provincetown Portuguese Festival Committee, Town of Truro Police Chief Search Committee, Town of Truro Town Administrator Search Committee, Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, Truro Educational & Enrichment Alliance, and Provincetown Art Association and Museum.

How-Logo-400Join us in Walking Home

Fundraising Underway

Provincetown, MA — From Orleans to Provincetown, walkers have been signing up for Walking Home, the benefit for Helping Our Women (HOW), Cape Cod Children’s Place and Accessible Provincetown, sponsored by Seamen’s Bank. According to Lori Meads, Vice President of Seamen’s Bank, “We’re thrilled to see the enthusiasm for these community organizations that do so much to make life better for our community.” In addition to raising money for these worthy groups, the energy around Walking Home is introducing more people to the important contributions made by HOW, the Children’s Place and Accessible Provincetown.

Cape Cod Children's Place_logosmHOW supports women as they cope with chronic disease and life threatening illnesses. The Cape Cod Children’s Place provides care, support and advocacy for families with young children. Accessible Provincetown is dedicated to making Provincetown and the Seashore truly welcoming to all. Seamen’s Bank started Walking Home 20 years ago as a fundraiser for the Foley House, a home for people living with HIV.

Accessible-Provincetown-LogoWalkers and sponsors may sign up at any branch of Seamen’s Bank or by emailing Trevor McCarthy Everyone raising or donating $100 or more will receive a free Walking Home t-shirt.

Walking Home is a 3.2 mile walk beginning at 9 am April 16th at the Commercial Street, Provincetown location of Seamen’s Bank, with walkers signing in between 8 and 9 am.

Seamen’s Bank commits to the environment
Published on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

John Roderick, President of Seamen’s Bank, is pleased to announce that the Eastham branch has achieved Level 2 Verification for the Cape and Islands Green Program.

According to the Community Development Partnership, as a result of becoming a Cape & Islands Green Level 2 Verified Business, Seamen’s Bank has taken further efforts to reduce energy consumption and costs, cut down on waste in landfills through recycling and reuse efforts, changed buying practices by switching to environmentally compatible products, and educated employees about fuel efficient transportation choices. All of these actions make an impact on our environment.

Colleen O’Duffy-Johnston, Seamen’s Bank Branch Manager and Business Development Officer, stated, “Long before the Cape & Islands Green program, we made a determined effort to limit waste and recycle products faithfully. It felt really good and we believed we were making a difference. We became involved with the certification program and achieved Level 1 verification last year. During the process we realized that the necessary changes and efforts required to reach our goal were mostly a matter of common sense, being conscientious and implementing relatively simple procedures. Our routine has had a ripple effect on our employees, on our customers, and even on our conservation practices outside the workplace with our families and friends. Every little bit does help.”

As local businesses strive to make Cape Cod a Green Destination, the Cape & Islands Green program is dedicated to helping businesses become successful and responsible by reducing their impact on the natural environment while lowering their operating costs and increasing their competitive advantage. The program was organized by a collective of environmentally conscious business owners and non-profit organizations.

Seamen’s Bank is Cape Cod’s oldest community bank. Offices are located on Route 6 in Truro, Wellfleet and Eastham, and on Commercial Street and Shank Painter Road in Provincetown. Seamen’s was founded in 1851 as a mutual bank; a bank operated for the benefit of the community and not for stockholder profit.



Seamen’s Bank helping the Cape Cod Children’s Place

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The 2014 Seamen’s Bank Walking Home fundraiser raised $2,500 for the Cape Cod Children’s Place (CCCP). This effort is part of Seamen’s long-term commitment to families on the Lower Cape. Serving over 600 families, CCCP provides high-quality care, support, and advocacy for families with young children in order to sustain a healthy community for Cape Cod’s future.

According to Cindy Horgan, Executive Director, Cape Cod Children’s Place, “Seamen’s Bank is a beautiful example of what this community is. They listen to people, hear their stories and respond quickly and generously to community needs. Seamen’s Bank knows each organization, business, family, person and shows care beyond even high expectations.”

According to John K. Roderick, President of Seamen’s Bank, “As a mutual bank, Seamen’s is dedicated to its customers and their community. It is an honor for us to support worthy organizations such as the Children’s Place — organizations that care for our neighbors today and into the future.” In addition to sponsoring Walking Home, Seamen’s makes direct financial contributions, sponsors events and supplies volunteers to assist the Children’s Place in achieving their mission.

The planning for Cape Cod Children’s Place started in 1990 to establish a center to serve Lower and Outer Cape families. In 1992, a state grant was awarded for the construction of the CCCP building on Ballwic Road in Eastham. In 2006, inspired and funded by Seamen’s Bank, the Sea-Babies infant/toddler program was established in Wellfleet. In addition to the Early Childhood Education Programs, CCCP sponsors family support consultations, Lower Cape emergency childcare tuition assistance, parent education & support groups, and safe playgroups.

Seamen’s Bank is Cape Cod’s oldest community bank. Offices are located on Route 6 in Truro, Wellfleet and Eastham, and on Commercial Street and Shank Painter Road in Provincetown. Seamen’s was founded in 1851 as a mutual bank; a bank operated for the benefit of the community and not for stockholder profit.