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Reception 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Dinner6:30 p.m.
MeetingFollowing Dinner
ProgramFollowing Meeting


Our Guests

Mr. Jim Boyd Special Correspondent for WCVB TV
Channel 5 and the BostonChannel.com
Rev. Dr. Deanna SwillingPastor
First Baptist Church, Exeter, NH
Rev. Charles CrookPastor
Chelmsford St Baptist Church, Lowell
Mr. Walter Tony Director
Boston Baptist Social Union

February Meeting

The February meeting featured the music of Gino & Leah DiMaio and Dr. Geofrey Dana Hicks. We were very happy to have Jim Boyd, formerly with Channel 5 and PBS (NET). Jim shared some slides of his early years and a video produced at Channel 5 to honor his years of service at the television station. Following his presentation he kindly answered questions from the audience. A special flute solo of the Negro Spiritual, Motherless Child, was given by Henry Mack from First Baptist Church of Medford.

Special Speaker Jim Boyd

TV News Reporter, Jim Boyd

Jim Boyd was named Special Correspondent for WCVB-TV 5 and TheBostonchannel.com in 2006. Boyd has been with the station since WCVB went on the air in March, 1972. Boyd has served in many roles during his tenure. He joined the station as general assignment reporter before moving on to anchor the weekend newscasts and co-anchor the Midday and Eyeopener broadcasts. Boyd began his career in i public television . He came to WCVB from the PBS station WNET in New York City. at WNET, he was an associate producer and producer on the Emmy Award winning News In perspective, a news analysis program produced by National Educational Television and The New, York Times . Boyd traveled to Japan, Vietnam, West Germany England, France, and Sweden in his work with News In Perspective, while also producing numerous programs throughout major cities in the united States . Outside the newsroom, Boyd works with many area school groups, youth organizations and charitable agencies. Actively involved in his hometown community of Needham. Boyd regularly coaches youth softball, track, basketball and soccer. He has held positions on several boards of directors, including Boston's Youth Enrichment Services , the Roxbury YMCA, and the Massachusetts Chapter of the Huntington's Disease Society of America. He has also been a local board member of AFTRA, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Boyd and his wife, Linda Polach, former senior producer for NewsCenter 5, live in Needham with their two daughters.


SongGuide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
InvocationRev. Dr. Deanna Swilling
Special MusicThe DiMaios
ProgramJim Boyd
BenedictionRev. Charles Crook