|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."
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