Mr. Joe Alger received the annual Vocational Service Award from the Rotary Club of Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers for outstanding service.

Rotary promotes the dignity of each affiliate’s vocation and in celebration of this effort, the Dawnbreakers designed the Vocational Service Award to present to a member of the community who reaches out to train, inform and support people in achieving the best they can in various vocations.  Joe Alger, COO of JA Frate, was a unanimous choice for this year’s award.

“JA Frate employees are trained to the highest driving proficiency standard to elevate their career path”, according to Jill Dinsmore, President.  Alger encourages everyone to be team players who consistently give outstanding customer service and receive ongoing technical training so that their service is excellent and their fleet of vehicles is safe and well maintained.

Alger is well known for serving veterans through the Patriot Guard Riders to honor military families and the Warriors’ Watch Riders, who organize homecoming ceremonies for returning solders with fellow Harley-Davidson riders.  He reaches out to soldiers overseas through Operation Support Our Troops America and supports the Wounded Heroes Foundation which provides financial assistance and resources to wounded veterans.  The Dawnbreakers are proud to honor Joe Algers with the 2013 Vocational Service Award.

(from left: Kathleen Anderson, office manager, Joe Alger, Doug Jennings, CEO and Jill Dinsmore, President)