January 26, 2020 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
The Lions Club Foundation :
Helping Out Those In Need.
For Jerry Lawrence's birthday this year, he asked for donations to the Lions Clubs International Foundation. Jerry chose this nonprofit because Lions Club International 's mission is " to support the efforts of Lions clubs and partners in serving communities locally and globally, giving hope and impacting lives through humanitarian service projects and grants." (LCIF Facebook page)
Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is the world’s largest service club organization, with over 1.4 million members in more than 200 countries and geographic areas.
"Since 1968, LCIF has funded humanitarian service through financial gifts from LCI members, the general public, and partners from the corporate, government and non-government sectors.
To build a more promising future for the world, LCIF is increasing its support of efforts to combat vision problems, provide valuable life skills to youth, respond to major catastrophes, and build programs to address the needs of at-risk and vulnerable populations. LCIF is also working to reduce the prevalence of diabetes and improve quality of life for those living with this disease, and is expanding its global causes to include childhood cancer, hunger, and the environment while raising funds to empower even more service from Lions." (LCIF Facebook page)
Jerry has surpassed his goal of $2,000 and has reached $2,483 and says " In 2 years I'll be turning 50 and have a goal of $5000.00 . I am so thankful for all the support from friends and family." For more information about Lions Clubs International Foundation: www.facebook.com/LCIFLions
Pictured: WB Lions Club Members (with Jerry Lawrence in the middle)
Historical Tidbit:

Law and Order before the 1800's
New England
Up until the early 1800's, enforcement of laws was done by individuals appointed by the church. Back then, the church was the legal authority. If one were accused of a crime such as theft, adultery, or breaking and entering, he was tried before the church elders. If he were found guilty, he was given the choice of a fine or lashes, but only after he confessed his crime to the members of the church. If it were a capital crime involving the death of a person, they were tried by the county in Plymouth. 

Following the American Revolution, the church was taken out of the law enforcement business. Over the next 40 years, the towns moved their town meetings out of the churches and into town halls. Eventually towns would build their own jails.
Respectfully submitted, David Moore
Town Hall
65 N. Main Street
Mon, Tues & Thurs 8a - 4p
Wed, 8a - 7p, Fri 8a - 1p

WB Public Library
80 Howard Street
Mon, Thurs, Fri 10a - 5p
Tues - Wed 10a - 8p
Sat 10a - 2p
Council on Aging
97 West Center Street
Mon - Fri 8:30a - 4p

Food Pantry
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
3:15 - 5p
Spring Street School
2 Spring St WB
Maureen Sullivan
won a
$20 gift certificate to the Mama Deb's food truck. Enjoy delicious fresh Italian food or purchase some sauce to take home. View mamadeb.biz for upcoming food truck events.
You should play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win a
45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose.
Learn more here .
Foster Parent
Recruitment Info Session
Thursday, January 30th
Department of Children and Families will be meeting with families interested in becoming foster parents.
Keep an Eye out for WB Girl Scouts
out selling cookies.
Saturday, Feb 1st
9:00a - 3:00p
Market Basket
Image:Troop 67030 Courtesy of Lyndsie Craig
MOMs Club of East and West Bridgewater Open House
February 1st
1:00 - 3:00p
Little Discoveries Early Education Academy
474 North Bedford St., East Bridgewater
All East and West Bridgewater moms and their kiddos who are interested in learning more about joining the Moms Club, are invited to attend this free event at the Little Discoveries indoor playground in East Bridgewater.

All ages are welcome, activities designed for kids 0-6. Space is limited, so be sure to register below! Please note: Socks are required and you will need to sign a waiver for your children to play.


Come See Our
New Home

265 Bedford St, Bridgewater
(508) 378-9971

Registering to Vote
You may submit an application to register or pre-register to vote in Massachusetts if:
-You are a citizen of the United States; and
-You are 16 years old; and
-You are not currently incarcerated by reason of a felony conviction.
If you meet the above requirements, you may apply online, by mail, or in-person. The deadline to register to vote in any election or regular town meeting is twenty (20) days prior to the date of the election or meeting. The deadline to register to vote in a special town meeting is ten (10) days prior to the special town meeting.

In order to register to vote online, you must have a signature on file with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. If you currently have a Massachusetts driver's license or state ID card, you may use the online voter registration application to register, update your address, or change your party affiliation. Voter registration forms submitted online must be submitted by midnight on the date of the voter registration deadline.

If you do not qualify to register to vote online, or if you would prefer to register by mail, you may download the voter registration form . The form must be completed, signed, and delivered to your local election official. Voter registration forms submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than the voter registration deadline.

If you would like to register in-person, you may do so at any local election office, as well as the Elections Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office. Voter registration is also available at the Registry of Motor Vehicles and at certain public assistance agencies. Voter registration forms completed in-person are valid as of the day that they are signed.
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West Bridgewater Board of Selectmen Meeting. Jan 22, 2020
Video Courtesy of WBTV
Join the 2020 Census Team
Saturday, Feb 8th
10a - noon
West Bridgewater Public Library
Find out how to be part of the U.S. Census team. Earn $22/hour and help democracy at the same time. Call for more information (508) 894-1255.

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West Bridgewater Board of Assessors
January 15th, 2020
Video Courtesy by West Bridgewater TV.
Some Activities at the COA
8:30 - 9:30a
Ladies Only Exercise & Muscle Conditioning
Men’s Only Coffee Chat
9:00a - 1:00p
Health Screening
Tai Chi Intergenerational
Weight Watchers
Striking Gold: Fuller
at Fifty
Current exhibit at Fuller Art Museum until April 5, 2020.
As Fuller marks its fifty-year anniversary in 2019, we turn to gold to commemorate this milestone with Striking Gold: Fuller at Fifty in its Stone and Barstow galleries. This invitational project will explore the storied traditions, contemporary interpretations, skillful applications, and conceptual rigor of gold as an artistic material, while investigating the multitude of cultural, material, and sociopolitical associations. For the 57 selected artists, gold remains central to their work as they delve far deeper than embellishment or decorative effect. This landmark exhibition celebrates the museum’s rich past as we plan for our brilliant future—and shines a light on all things golden.
The exhibition is co-curated by Fuller Craft Museum Chief Curator of Exhibitions and Collections Beth McLaughlin and Suzanne Ramljak, an art historian, writer, curator, and former editor of Metalsmith magazine. Among the exhibition themes to be explored are avarice, vanity, consumption, environmental consequences, power, divinity, cultural and social measures, alchemy, repair/kintsugi, artifice, transformation, and the body. Exhibited works will include craft media as well as fine art mediums to fully reflect Fuller Craft’s dual histories as both a fine art institution and a craft museum. fullercraft.org
Create  SMART Plans for 2020
with GleeWorks!
Strategic Planning Workshop
Jan 30, 10a - Noon
Metro South Chamber
60 School St, Brockton

Take action!
A simple straightforward process for creating your 2020 action plan.

Call Marcy Venezia 781-223-8221
These precious girls from Cambodia are wearing dresses made in the Bridgewater/West Bridgewater area. Do you see one of yours?
Please join us for a Dress A Girl workshop
Saturday, Feb 8th
10a - 1p
80 Howard St.
This will be a 'Sewing Only" Workshop where each participant will make a dress for a deserving little girl.
All materials will be provided. Just bring your machine or borrow one of ours!! For any questions and to register: Gail McCarthy Gmccarthy@sailsinc.org
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose.
Learn more here .

Historical Tidbit Question:
What were the choices for punishment for someone found guilty of a crime?

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On January 29, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Speaking Your Truth
“Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.”
~ Barbara De Angelis

“Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.”
~ Warren Wiersbe

“Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.” ~ James E. Faust
Solid, trusting, healthy relationships are based on truth.
You are not helping anyone when you don't share the pain you feel. Speak your truth. ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, & Greg Venezia
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