Newburyport’s Kathleen Bailey Is Our Hero, Too

Those drawn to set up Field of Honor Displays in their communities are typically very involved people.  So, it did not really surprise us to learn that the Red Cross chose to honor Newburyport’s Field of Honor Project Chair, Kathleen Bailey.  The team at Colonial Flag Foundation has grown to appreciate Kathleen’s skill, dedication and service.  Nonetheless, we have learned that her community involvement is not limited to the Field of Honor Flag Display that has proved so successful in Newburyport.  Check out the Katie Lovett’s feature article from the Newburyport Daily News at the link: http://bit.ly/he9Sw8

Specifically, the Red Cross honored Kathleen as a “community hero” at their annual awards ceremony.  Although she has only lived in the area for a relatively short time, her impact is evident in many organizations throughout the community.  A member of the Exchange Club of Greater Newburyport, she spearheaded the establishment of a Field of Honor flag display in Newburyport.  Additionally, she has served as the Chairwoman of the 2009 Yankee Homecoming celebration; she led efforts to donate gift boxes for youth and senior groups; and she ran as a successful city Charter Commission candidate.

Typically modest, she observed “I just do what I do, and I enjoy doing it.”  Still, it is the words she has described as her motto that best explain Kathleen, “Don’t just sit there, do something.”  Yes, that about sums it up for Kathleen Bailey.  We are pleased that she has received this well deserved recognition.

Kathleen, we salute you!

3 Responses to “Newburyport’s Kathleen Bailey Is Our Hero, Too

  • Stuart Deane
    10 years ago

    Not only did Kathleen get elected to the Charter Commission, but she was voted vice-chair and is the frequent spokesperson. She also has her own Friday evening radio program of smooth jazz, “Kickin’ Back with Kathleen,” on local station WNBP. And she enjoys ice fishing! Not an easy person to label. We in the Exchange Club of Greater Newburyport are very proud to have her as a member.

  • Stuart Deane
    10 years ago

    Not only did Kathleen get elected to the Charter Commission, but she was voted vice-chair and is the frequent spokesperson. She also has her own Friday evening radio program of smooth jazz, “Kickin’ Back with Kathleen,” on local station WNBP. And she enjoys ice fishing! Not an easy person to label. We in the Exchange Club of Greater Newburyport are very proud to have her as a member.

  • John Hartvigsen
    10 years ago

    It is obvious that Kathleen knows how to combine ability and hard work to make a difference in the Newburyport community. If you need something done, ask a busy person, and Kathleen is certainly that person.

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