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Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Posted by Sean Riley on June 25, 2019 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)


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 Comments comments (0)

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


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 Comments comments (0)

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 Comments comments (0)

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 Comments comments (0)

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 Comments comments (0)

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 Comments comments (0)

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]

Guest Speaker, Christopher McGee, Director of Library Services, East Bridgwater Public Library

Posted by Sean Riley on May 29, 2019 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

On Thursday, May 23rd, the Kiwanis Club of East Bridgewater welcomed guest speaker, Christopher McGee, Director of Library Services at the East Bridgewater Public Library.


Director McGee told us that his journey from Kingston Springs, a suburb of Nashville, to Director of Library Services seems an unlikely one. As a child reading, aside from school books, wasn’t something his family did. The small, one-room town library, staffed by a volunteer librarian with donated books, was too far from his home to visit regularly. But one day he found himself down town with some time to spare and he went into the library and had what he described as a “Reader’s Advisory Interview” with the librarian. This experience opened a whole new world to him and changed his outlook about reading and books.


After high school he enrolled in Community College part time. And, wanting to be where people “knew stuff,” he worked at the library as an entry-level clerk/book labeler. Eventually he earned his BA and got a job in the University Library. But he still had his eyes set on being a Professor of English Literature. He continued his education, going to North Eastern University and then UC, Davis for his PhD in English Literature. Then he earned his Master’s in Library Science at San Jose State University.



Dale Julius and Director, Christopher McGee


As a child he remembered how much he loved the public library. He always thought that university libraries were about “work” and public libraries were about what people wanted to read. During a Circulation position in Maryland, his advisor pushed him into an administration job explaining that he could have a bigger impact by directing the library and making sure it was doing what needed to be done to be a resource for the community. Thus his love of public libraries was born.


He explained how the library has evolved as the needs of the community evolved. Books will always be a large part of the library’s offerings. But they offer so much more. Beyond DVD’s, music CDs, and digital offerings, they have yard games, and a karaoke machine. They have museum passes to loan out as well as a telescope! They also provide a place for people to work and connect to the internet. They have meeting rooms you can use, computers, printers as well as free WiFi. They’re also a great resource if you’re looking to learn more about East Bridgewater’s History. All these things are available with just a free library card. So, anyone who claims that in the age of the internet, libraries are obsolete, obviously doesn’t know how much libraries have evolved and grown.



Director McGee put is so well when he said, “The library isn’t what they “have”…but it is the people who work there and the people who use the library every day. The library changes and grows depending on what the people need. It is a space for the people and the community. For a full list of their services, hours, and more, visit their web site: http://eastbridgewaterlibrary.org/


We want to thank Director McGee for taking the time out of his schedule to meet with us and for helping to remind us what a gem our public library is.


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]


Guest Speaker, Eric Lott, Archaeologist

Posted by Sean Riley on May 17, 2019 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Last night at our regularly scheduled Kiwanis meeting, Eric Lott was our guest speaker. Eric is an archaeologist with PAL, Public Archaeology Laboratory, in Pawtucket Rhode Island. PAL is a leading New England cultural Management (CRM) firm and they offer services in the fields of archaeology and historic architectural survey, cemetery investigations, expert testimony, etc.



Dale Julius and Eric Lott


Eric is from Plymouth but has lived in East Bridgewater since moving here in 2014 with his wife Lexie Waugh.


Eric finds East Bridgewater especially interesting from an Archaeologist’s standpoint because of its rich history. Native American sites have been identified that go back 9000 years. And then there are the Colonial sites, many of which are accessible today. Eric explained that during King Philips (1675-1678) 11 houses were burned here in Bridgewater (sections of which are now East Bridgewater). Each of those sites are significant because of their role during such a turbulent time in our colonial history.


We got a lesson in Carbon Dating, a way of determining the age or an artifact. And discussed the fishing weir that still exists in the Satucket river.


It was fascinating listening to him and the how often there is a need for his services, identifying both cultural and historic sites before they could potentially be lost to development.


Thank you, Eric for visiting with us and giving us a sense of what an modern archaeologist does.


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]


Guest Speaker, Robert Peterson, East Bridgewater Constable and Local Business Owner

Posted by Sean Riley on May 10, 2019 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Last night at our regularly scheduled meeting, we had the pleasure of welcoming Robert Peterson as our Guest speaker. Not only has Robert recently been re-elected as an East Bridgewater Constable, he is a local business owner a few times over.


Dale Julius and Robert Peterson


Robert told us how his story began with a problem. As a stay-at-home dad, his lifestyle became quite sedentary and soon he began to develop some potentially serious health concerns. He decided that he needed to take the situation seriously and began exercising, eventually losing 100lbs. It was during this process he decided he wanted to become a personal trainer and help others. This developed further, and he eventually opened a gym, 1 on 1 Strong (1on1strong.com) in Whitman (see address below).


Robert Peterson


At the same time Robert owned and operated a café in Worcester. In getting healthier he became more and more aware of nutrition and wanted to offer healthier options to his customers. This lead to his opening Wicked Smoothie Espresso Bar in Whitman (see address below). Robert works with a fair trade, organic coffee bean supplier, Dean’s Beans in Orange. Ma. He wanted to take out the middle man to ensure that the farmer gets a fair share of the proceeds. AND he is able to offer a superior product, free of chemicals and pesticides, to his customers…a win-win.

It was a pleasure hearing Robert tell us about his journey. He is clearly passionate about what he does.Thanks, Robert!


Dale Julius and Robert Peterson


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]

1on1 Strong and Wicked Smoothie Espresso Bar
7 Marble Street B1
Whitman, MA 02382
781-523-1421


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