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June 24, 2013

CONTACT: Peter Van Delft
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Pictured are Sheriff Tompkins (seated center) and the members of the East Boston Kiwanis Club and Interclub members.

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins was the featured speaker for the East Boston Kiwanis Club’s Interclub Meeting held recently at Spinelli’s Restaurant in East Boston.

Describing some of the initiatives that he has established as vital components in the effort to increase public safety in the communities of Suffolk County, Sheriff Tompkins also noted some of the prevention programs that the Department employs to assist some of the county’s younger residents.

"We established the Choice Program, which is a cadre of officers whose mission it is to come out to the schools of Suffolk County and speak to students about respecting themselves and those around them, the importance of education and also to provide a positive image of people in uniform so that they can see that officers are really there to help them. Often times, when a child sees a person in a uniform it’s because they’re responding to a negative situation. We also established a Civics curriculum for the Choice Program because so many of our schools no longer provide teachings about the role of government and civic responsibility."

The mission of the East Boston Kiwanis Club, as a member of Kiwanis International, is to serve the children of the world. They focus their efforts on supporting programs that serve the children of East Boston. The club contributes directly to programs that support local youth such as the youth sports leagues. The club is also especially proud of the East Boston Kiwanis members who formed the "K" Trust Scholarship Fund that annually provides thousands of dollars in college scholarships to deserving senior high school students from East Boston.

Since 1947, the Kiwanis Club of East Boston has made a significant contribution to the East Boston community and is a volunteer organization where funds are raised to support programs that benefit children, the elderly and other worthy individuals in the community.

To learn more about the East Boston Kiwanis Club, visit:


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