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Reception5:45 p.m.
Dinner6:30 p.m.
MeetingFollowing Dinner
ProgramFollowing Meeting
LocationSheraton Needham

Our Guests

William G. YoungJudge, U. S. District Court,
District of Massachusetts
Rev. Lawrence KanterPastor, First Baptist Church,
Mr. Bob GaffneyDirector, Boston Baptist Social Union
Mr. Joe MarcelloDirector, Boston Baptist Social Union
Rev. Dr. Richard HaleyPastor, First Calvary Baptist Church,
North Andover

October 7, 2013 Meeting

New Member's Night

October is “New Members' Night”; where each BBSU member may invite a potential member as a guest of the Union.


Song“It Is Well With My Soul”
InvocationRev. Lawrence Kanter
Special MusicMessiah Baptist Church Men's Choir
Program“The American Jury-Keep The Flame Alive”
Judge Young
Benediction Rev. Dr. Richard Haley


The Program Speaker is the Honorable William G. Young, U.S. District Court Judge

Judge Young, was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on March 8, 1985. He was confirmed by the Senate on April 3, 1985, and received his commission on April 4, 1985. He served as Chief Judge, 1999 - 2005.

Prior to serving as the U.S. District Judge, he was an Associate justice, Superior Court of Massachusetts from 1978 to 1985. He has also lectured in law at Boston College, Boston University, and Harvard Law School. He practiced law in a private practice in Boston and in public service as a special assistant attorney general of Massachusetts, and as chief counsel for the Governor of Massachusetts.

Judge Young is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School.

His talk stressed the importance of the jury. How the jury member is a one of six constitutional officers prescribed in the American Constitution. Each branch of the government has two constitutional officers - Executive branch has the President and the Vice President, Legislative branch has Representatives and Senators, and the Judicial branch has Judges and Jurors. Thus a jury member is equally important as a Senator or the President.

Special Musical Presentation by the Messiah Baptist Men's Choir