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Reception 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Dinner6:30 p.m.
MeetingFollowing Dinner
ProgramFollowing Meeting

The Boston Baptist Social Union appreciates the always special musical accompaniment of Mr. Geoffrey Dana Hicks.

Our Guests
Honorable William G. YoungJudge, US District Court
District of Massachusetts
Rev. Larry ShowalterPastor, Ruggles Baptist Church
Boston, MA
Rev. Dr. David KilpatrickPastor, West Medford Baptist Church
Medford, MA
Rev. Dr. Steven B. MurrayPastor, First Baptist Church
Boston, MA
Mr. Mark HollyChairman, Board of Trustees
Boston Baptist Social Union
Mr. Frederick DrauschkeChairman, Committee on Chrisian Works
Boston Baptist Social Union
Mr. Richard FreemanChairman, Nominating Committee
Boston Baptist Social Union

Annual Meeting


The meeting opened with the singing of the hymn: “Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken”

The Rev. Dr. David Kilpatrick led us in the Invocation.


Special Music was presented by the Boston Baptist Social Union pick up choir. The men sang three hymns acapella. The music was pretty impressive given that they had had just one practice session a few minutes before the meeting, and only half of the men singing had attended, commented choir leader Richard Freeman.

Christian Work Update

Fred Drauschke, Chairman of the Committee on Christian Work, presented Rev. Larry Showalter, Pastor of Ruggles Baptist Church who along with Youth Director Dale Karasek shared about the ministry of Ruggles Baptist in the city. Pastor Showalter, characterized the church's ministry as that of spiritual midwife, having fostered and sponsored the birth of a number of churches in the last few years. Dale shared how God has led the youth ministry to be more “Kingdom focused”. He explained how he is developing contacts with many Boston youth through contacts in the high school.

Business Meeting

A Memorial Prayer honoring five members who went home to be with the Lord during the year was given by Rev. Dr. David Kilpatrick .

Election of Officers Richard Freeman, chairman of the Nominating Committee presented the Nominations for Officers, Directors, Committee on Christian members , and Trustees. Each man was asked to stand as all the names were read. Following the presentation of the report, President Horace Works accepted the unanimous vote of the membership to elect the men presented in the report to their respective positions.

Judge William G. Young

Honorable William G. Young, Judge of the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, has been an active trial judge for more than 25 years, serving on both the Massachusetts Superior Court (1977-1985) and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (1985 - Present). After receiving his A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard University in 1962, he served two years as an officer in the United States Army. His legal career began in 1967 when he was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar upon graduating from the Harvard Law School. He served as law clerk to the Honorable Raymond S. Wilkins, Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court. Following his clerkship, he practiced law as an associate and then partner at the Boston law firm of Bingham, Dana & Gould. His legal career has also included stints as a Special Assistant Attorney General and as Chief Counsel for former Massachusetts State Governor Francis W. Sargeant.

A longtime teacher of evidence and trial advocacy, he has taught at several law schools including Harvard, Boston College, and Boston University. Commonly referred to as the “Education Judge”, he is active in judicial education at the Federal Judicial Center and the Flaschner Judicial Institute. Moreover, he volunteers much of his time to educating the bar and has been a staple at continuing legal education programs and institutions including Virginia Continuing Legal Education's annual lecture series On Trial with Judge Young, which offers each Fall and intensive 15 week study of trial techniques and trial evidence.

In addition to teaching in the classroom, Judge Young has written extensively. He is the principal author of Massachusetts Evidentiary Standards(1992 through 2003 editions) and co-author of Daubert's Gatekeeper: The Role of the District Judge in Admitting Expert Testimony(Tulane Law Review), and an open letter to U.S. District judges, The Federal Lawyer (July 2003).

The Benediction was brought by Rev. Dr. Stephen B. Murray.