Kiwanis Club of East Bridgewater

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East Bridgewater Kiwanis is still here!

Posted by Sean Riley on April 8, 2021 at 8:20 PM

The members are meeting weekly using zoom, and discussions have been held to possibly begin meeting in person again in the near future. We have had to cancel many of our long time fundraisers due to the pandemic, but Kiwanis is still here in town! We are holding a CASH CALENDAR fundraiser so we can continue to give to our many supported causes. Click on the Fundraisers tab for more details and to purchase a calendar ... only 250 will be sold, so get yours today!


Coming up in August will be our Golf Tournament - more details to follow!

2019/2020 Installation of Officers

Posted by Sean Riley on October 9, 2019 at 10:10 AM

Last Saturday, October 5th, the East Bridgewater Kiwanis Club had it’s 71st Annual Installation of Officers at the Sachem Rock Community Center. The evening was Emceed by Distinguished Past President Jo-Ann Coles. 


We had the occasion to thank outgoing Immediate Past President, Dale Julius for all his efforts this past year. And welcome, among the new President, Al Anderson.


Incoming President, Albert Anderson receiving his President's Pin from his wife, Cissy


We had the distinct honor of recognizing former Massachusetts State Senator, and Past President, Robert McCarthy with the Kiwanis Legion of Honor Certificate and Pin. Robert has been a Kiwanis Club member for 50 years. What an amazing fete, Bob! 

Jo-Ann Coles, Senator Robert McCarthy and his wife, Roberta McCarthy



It was an evening of fun and laughter with our Kiwanis Family.

 

Here is a list of the slate of officers.

President - Al Anderson

President Elect - Steve Meighan

Vice President - John Donovan

Treasurer - Mike Porrazzo

Assistant Treasurer - Past President, Tim Sands

Secretary - Savina Pires (appointed by the President)

Immediate Past President - Dale Julius

 

Board of Directors

Directors for Two Years

Phil Bouldry

Charlie Coelho

Past President, Jo-Ann Coles

 

Directors for One Year

Donna Callanan

Past President, Frank Underhill

Past President, Tom Rudolph

 

Directors for Three Years

Hannah Emery

Sean Riley

Past President, Chuck Horan

 

Here are some photos from the evening.

Jo-Ann Coles, Dale Julius, Carole Sammons Julius


Jo-Ann Coles and John Donovan


Jo-Ann Coles and Dale Julius



Dale Julius and Mike Porrazzo


Dale Julius and Savina Pires


Albert Anderson and Dale Julius


Dale Julius


We are always looking for new members to join our growing family, please reach out to a member or write to us at [email protected] We meet weekly, on Thursday Evenings from 6:30 - 8:00 PM at TJ Smith’s 13 Cross Street, East Bridgewater.


Guest Speaker, Chris Buckley, East Bridgewater's Veterans Service Officer

Posted by Sean Riley on September 28, 2019 at 12:15 AM

Last night at our regularly scheduled Kiwanis Club meeting, we were honored to have East Bridgewater's newly appointed Veterans’ Service Office, Chris Buckley, as our guest speaker.


Chris has served our country proudly in Bosnia in 2000, two tours of duty each in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2000 and 2008, with 22 years of military experience.


Chris expressed his desire to support every veteran, no matter who, and no matter where they served…whether it’s as simple as getting an ID card for them or something more complicated. “Whatever he can do” for them is how he explained it.




Chris spoke about an interesting photo he found in town hall dating back to September 27, 1919, 100 years old today. In it are 149 (2 of them were woman) local soldiers, leaving for war with a hero’s send off. (Remarkably 147 returned). That number comprised of 79 East Bridgewater residents. Considering the population of between 1,200 and 1,500, 79 soldiers was a very high percentage. 16 of those soldiers the American Legion Post 91. It is interesting to note, 6 of the soldiers in this photo are also memorialized in East Bridgewater’s WWII Memorial.


The photo will be hung outside his office for anyone who wants to view it. Chris believes strongly that children today, the same age of these men and women were then, need to be told and understand told of their sacrifices. Sacrifices that were made so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we have today.


Chris’ passion for Veteran’s Affairs is evident when he speaks about it. And we want to thank him for taking the time out to share his stories with the Kiwanis Club of East Bridgewater.


East Bridgewaters Kiwanis President, Dale Julius and Veterans Service Officer, Chris Buckley


If you have a story or want to visit one of our meetings, please feel free to fill out the contact us form on our Home Page or write us at [email protected]

Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Posted by Sean Riley on June 25, 2019 at 8:50 AM


Information and Sign-up Sheets and a Special Insert honoring Roger Boucher are available on our Forms Page

Thank You to all the Sponsors of the 2019 Charity Golf Tournament

Posted by Sean Riley on June 25, 2019 at 8:40 AM

The Kiwanis Club of East Bridgewater would like to thank and acknowledge the following Businesses and Individuals who have signed on to be sponsors for this year's Charity Golf Tournament Sponsors.


BridgewaterSavings, Roche Bros., Star Dust Gym , Batti Auto, Whitmore's Yard Care,Tom Rudolph Real Estate, DWD Engineering, Russell's Barber Shop, EJM Auto, Forni Bros. Oil, Lion's Club of East.Bridewater, Almeida Enterprises, Robert Dennis, Abundant Faith Family Church, & T.J Smith's Victorian House, Dental Associates of East Bridgewater , Coots Brothers Excavating , Easton Country Club , East Bridgewater Dental , Dewhurst Lumber, East Bridgewater Insurance Agency , & Coastal Bank


 

Businesses / Individuals wishing to support this year's annual fund raising golf tournament , to be held on August 5th @ the Easton Country Club, are encouraged to contact golf chairperson John Donovan: [email protected] or 508-631-3385


As a reminder, the Tournament is Monday, August 5. Sign up sheets with all the information plus an additional special insert honoring Roger Boucher is also available here:

https://ebkiwanis.webs.com/forms

Member Spotlight - Myles Heger

Posted by Sean Riley on June 13, 2019 at 9:10 AM

Myles is a life long East Bridgewater resident and attended of East Bridgewater public schools, graduating in 2008. With a keen interest in serving his community and volunteering, Myles joined the Kiwanis Club of East Bridgewater in 2013.



Myles Heger


Some of Myles favorite club activities include working at the Pancake Breakfast and helping out with Christmas Tree sales during the holidays.


If interested in attending a meeting please don't hesitate to reach out to us by filling out our Contact Us Form on our Home Page or by Email US at [email protected]


Member Spotlight- Phil Bouldry

Posted by Sean Riley on June 10, 2019 at 9:20 AM

Member Phil Bouldry was born in nearby Brockton and lived in East Bridgewater since that day until 1977. He attended East Bridgewater public schools through to graduation. Phil is a singer/songwriter and has played in numerous bands over the year.



Phil Bouldry


Phil became interested in Kiwanis Club after a conversation with member Frank Underhill. He attended meetings for several months before joining. In 2019 Phil served on the Board of Directors.


Phil really enjoys the camaraderie between the members and still enjoys singing God Bless America, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, and the opening prayer prior to each meeting. .


His favorite Kiwanis club activities include the Pancake Breakfast and Christmas on the Commons.


If interested in attending a meeting please don't hesitate to reach out to us by filling out our Contact Us Form on our Home Page or by Emailing Us at [email protected]

Flags for Sale from our Annual Field of Flags

Posted by Sean Riley on June 6, 2019 at 9:45 AM

As you may be aware, The Kiwanis Club of East Bridgewater hosts the  Field of Flags event each for Veteran’s Day. Donations are raised to purchase each of the 1000 flags that are placed in our town Common. All of the flags are made in the USA and are the same style flag that are used at Arlington National Cemetery. We are proud to announce that retired flags from these events are being framed, complete with a certificate of authenticity, and are now available for sale.



The funds from the sale of these flags mainly go toward replacing old and/or damaged flags.


If you are interested in purchasing a flag or flags, we have posted an order form on our Forms Page


Flags can be purchased: “In Memory of,” “In Honor of,” or simply “In Honor of Those Who Have Served.”


For questions or more information write to us at [email protected] or fill out the contact form on our Home Page (at the bottom).


Member Spotlight - Tom Rudolph

Posted by Sean Riley on June 5, 2019 at 10:15 AM

Past President, Tom Rudolphand  was born right here in East Bridgewater in 1947. He and his wife, Jennifer whom he married in 1969, still live here. Tom has two children, Allison Hennequin and Dr. Rosemary Botelho.



Tom Rudolph


Tom estimates that he joined the club in 1994 and has served as Director in 1996, First Vice President in 1997, President Elect in 1998, and President in 1999. Tom’s especially enjoys the weekly meetings when the club has guest speakers. Tom always helps out a the club’s events like Christmas on the Common, The Charity Golf Tournament, Veterans Appreciation Night, and the Field of Flags.


If interested in attending a meeting please don't hesitate to reach out to us by filling out our Contact Us Form on our Home Page or by emailing us at [email protected]

Member Spotlight - Carole Sammons Julius

Posted by Sean Riley on May 30, 2019 at 2:25 PM

Distinguished Past President, Carole Sammons Julius was born in Stoughton, and raised in nearby Brockton. She has lived in East Bridgewater since 1997. But her connection with the town goes back to 1988 when she started working in the East Bridgewater Public Library.



Carole Sammons Julius


Carole is married to current President, Dale Julius and their children are all graduates of East Bridgewater Public schools. Carole and Dale used to dine at T.J. Smith’s regularly on Thursday nights. And they would hear the Kiwanians at their meetings and she thought they always sounded like they were having so much fun. They knew many of the members and were often asked to join. They received an invitation to attend a meeting because their daughter was in the Key Club and they decided to accept the invitation. They really enjoyed themselves and felt like the Kiwanis Club provided a real feeling of community – just what they were looking for. So they both joined in May of 2009.


Since then Carole has been Secretary 3 times, under Past President Beth Resendes, Past President Tom Kerrigan and Past President Charlie Muise. She has also been Vice President, President Elect, President, and is now a Distinguished Past President.


One of the Kiwanis events Carole especially loves is the tree lighting every December. “It’s such a wonderful way for our community to come together and welcome the Christmas season, to put aside lists and obligations, and listen to beautiful music and enjoy the pretty lights. It’s a real Hallmark movie moment that I simply adore.” She also really loves Scholarship Night, when the graduating high school seniors who have been awarded scholarships from the club come to our meeting and tell us about their future plans.


Carole sums up her feelings about being a Kiwanian this way:

"I love the way Kiwanis maximizes my charitable dollars. If I make a donation of cash or time to something it’s not going to go very far but when I put money and time together with lots of other people’s efforts it can really make a big impact on the community. I’m proud of the support we give to our local food pantries and veterans, too."


If interested in attending a meeting please don't hesitate to reach out to us by filling out our Contact Us Form on our Home Page or by emailing us at [email protected]


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