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MEN WITH TASTE 2018 WAS A BIG SUCCESS!

Saturday April 21, 2018

Don't miss our annual "MEN WITH TASTE" event!

This is one of the greatest evenings out in town!  Please join us for dinner & dancing!   We also welcome companies and individuals who wish to help us help kids by being sponsors or donating raffle prizes etc!   See "Men with Taste" tab for details!  Thank You! 

CHEF OF THE YEAR 2015

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The Late Joe Denobraga won the first CHEF OF THE YEAR award for his great Chocolate Cake by Popular Vote!  

"Gary Lopes Memorial Chef of the Year" 2016

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Thanks to G. Lopes Const. becoming our primary sponsor, we were proud to establish the "GARY LOPES MEMORIAL CHEF OF THE YEAR" Trophy which was designed and produced by our friends at PRIDE INC.  The first winner was Volunteer Chef  Andrew "Andy" Gouldrup for his outstanding Smoked Pork Ribs! 

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Gary Lopes Memorial Chef of the Year!

The Winner for 2018 is Mike Almeida ! (2nd From Left)

Kiwanis Club of Taunton President Shaunna O'Connell,  Kiwanis Member Mike Almieda,   Event Co-Chairs Pete Mozzone & Alicia Kullas. 


Mike won the "Gary Lopes Memorial Chef of the Year" award at the 2018  MEN WITH TASTE event for his Stuffed Pork Roast & Potatoes.... 


2nd Place Winner was Lt. Jeff Postell, Boston College Police Dept. with his late mom's Southern Beans.



3rd Place was Andy Gouldrup with his Texas Smoked Turkey.  

Learn More

The Kiwanis Club of Taunton wishes to thank the Taunton Daily Gazette for their continued support of our community service efforts.  In this case, they kindly included notices about this event in their Community News Section which helped with ticket sales, and followed up with a very nice front page, top of the fold feature story which was well researched and written by Staff Reporter Mr. Charlie Winokoor.   Click on link below to read that Gazette item. 

EVENT SPONSORS 2018!

Primary Sponsor: G Lopes Construction

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G. Lopes is our primary sponsor for Men with Taste!   The Kiwanis Club is proud to present the annual "GARY LOPES MEMORIAL CHEF OF THE YEAR" award in memory of a wonderful man who loved to cook to serve his family and friends.  Mr. Lopes did in a tragic snowmobile accident and will always be fondly remembered.  

GOLD SPONSOR: Bristol County Savings Bank

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Thank you to Bristol County Savings Bank for being a GOLD SPONSOR of MEN WITH TASTE 2018 !    We are also grateful to KIwanis Member Rick Clark, Branch Manager of BCSB's County St., Taunton office for his service to the club. 

SILVER SPONSOR: RW Stanley Paving Co.

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KIWANIS: The Kiwanis Club is grateful to "Dick" Stanley, owner/operator of RW Stanley Paving Company for their support of Kiwanis Scholarships! 


Kiwanis is a Nonprofit Organization. 


The Kiwanis Club of Taunton also sponsors the "KEY CLUB" at Taunton High School. ( Jr. Kiwanis Club)

Silver Sponsor: Bridgewater Savings Bank

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The Kiwanis Club of Taunton is grateful to Bridgewater Savings Bank, and Kiwanis Member Glenn Sherman for continued support of Kiwanis Scholarship Programs. 

Silver Sponsor: LaFamilia Restaurant, Taunton.

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La Familia, Taunton is the HOME OF KIWANIS and hosts the clubs weekly luincheon meetings!   Co-Owner Mr. Neto Amaya was recently honored by being named an "Honorary Member" of Kiwanis.   The "Gary Lopes Memorial Chef of the Year" Award is proudly displayed in the restaurant's lobby! 

Silver Sponsor: Taunton Federal Credit Union.

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Taunton Federal Credit Union, and their Executive, Past Kiwanis Pres. Brenda Hannon are faithful supporters of the Kiwanis Club of Taunton!  THANK YOU! 

SPONSORS 2018

Patron Sponsor & Ticket Sales: HomePlate Bay St Grille

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THANK YOU to community minded owners/operators Rob & Natalie Anderson of HOME PLATE BAY ST GRILLE for their sponsorship and help selling tickets to this event!!  

Men with Taste Sponsors 2018

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Patron: The Correira Companies

Ed, John & Steve Correira own/operate Correira Insurance, Anytime Plumbing and Whittinton Hardware and always give-back to the Taunton Community.

THANK YOU!

Patron: Malloch Construction

Thank you for your support of Kiwanis Scholarship Programs. 

Patron: Proline Realty, Inc.

Thank you for your support of Kiwanis Scholarship Programs. 

Patron: Bay State Sewage Disposal

Thank you for your support of Kiwanis Scholarship Programs. 

Patron: Quality Beverage, Inc.

Your support of the Kiwanis Club of Taunton's Scholarship programs. 

Patron: Biss Lumber Co.

Thank you to Warren Biss and Biss Lumber for supporting Kiwanis. 

Jim Dorsey & Son, Inc.

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Thank you to Jim Dorsey & Son, Plumbing & Mechanical for helping to sponsor

 MEN WITH TASTE!   

THANK YOU for helping us make KIWANIS CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS available to area students!

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2017 Scholarship winners with then 2nd VP Gordon Amgott, 1st VP Shaunna O'Connell, Pres. John McCaul, Scholarship Chair Don Cleary, Scholarship Committee Member Carol Doherty.  At LaFamilia Scholarship Luncheon.  

Helping Children is a long-time Kiwanis Tradition!

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Professor Paddy-Whack entertains kids at the annual Holiday Show for Children of All Ages!   

Sponsors of MWT 2018

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PATRON: MWT Founder

Kiwanis Past President Bruce Farrell founded 'Men with Taste' during his administrative year nearly two decades ago!   He and Kathy are still key players in the success of the annual event, serving as volunteer chef's and arranging for other cooks and sponsors!  


THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!  


* Bruce is a successful Real Estate Investor and owner/operator of Chestnut Realty. 

FRIENDS OF KIWANIS: Fratelli's Bakery, Taunton

Thank you for your support of Kiwanis! 

FRIENDS OF KIWANIS: Art's International Bakery

Thank you to Art Cabral and Staff at Art's International Bakery for your support of Kiwanis over many years!  

FRIENDS OF KIWANIS: TMLP

Thank you to the Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant for your continued support of Kiwanis! 

FRIENDS OF KIWANIS: W.H. Riley & Son Inc.

Thank you for your continuing support of Kiwanis Programs.  

RAFFLE PRIZES 2018!

PRINCESS HOUSE HOSTESS GIFTS

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THREE Spectacular Prize Packages thanks to PRINCESS HOUSE!  


The three packages have a retail value of over $330.00!  

OLD COLONY YMCA, TAUNTON BRANCH

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OLD COLONY YMCA Taunton Branch has graciously offered a FREE  "THREE MONTH" Family Membership valued at $250.00!     The "YMCA" is the HUB of the Taunton Community offering programs for family members of all ages and abilities! 

Segregansett Country Club

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The region's premier Country Club, Segregansett on Taunton's rural west side has provided a round of golf for four including cart.   This is a $240.00 Value! 

Providence Bruins Hockey!

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Enjoy an evening out to watch an exciting hockey game as young players prove themselves worthy of making the legendary Boston Bruins!  This package includes 4 flex tix with a value of $160.00.

HOLIDAY INN - TAUNTON

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The Holiday Inn at RT. 495 & Bay Road, Taunton has offered a one night stay at their luxurious facility for the winner of this raffle valued at $150.00!



Providence Performing Arts Center

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Providence Rhode Island's Legendary "PPAC" has most graciously provided the Kiwanis Club with two great seats to the May 16th Production of "SOMETHING ROTTEN"   Part of their famous "BROADWAY SERIES" -  Orchestra Left Section Row "T", Seats 9&11.   A  $142.00 Value!  Enjoy!  

RAFFLE PRIZES MWT 2018

Floral Table Decorations!

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Be sure to put your ticket stub in to the DOOR PRIZE bucket as the beautiful floral arrangements by "Robin's Corner Flower Shop" will be raffled off at the end of the evening!  

OLD COLONY HISTORY MUSUM

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The Region's Premier Museum, the Old Colony History Museum,  OCHM, has graciously provided a one year family membership (Value $75.00)   


Taunton's Iconic Museum always keeps the Past Present, and is recently remodeled, and constantly offering new programs to become more interesting and fun for children and families!  

Pawtucket Red Sox Tickets!

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Take the family out to the ball game!   The PawSox have provided four Flex Tix. for a game this season!   


Enjoy watching as these young players work their way up to the Boston Red Sox! 

BOLD BEDAZZLED & BEYOND

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Alicia M. Kullas was a nearly four decade marketing guru with Verizon and is now applying her skills to private consulting.   Ms. Kullas has provided a beautiful 'Swarovski Crystal' broach... a $125 value!  

The Sandbar - Where summer never ends!

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Drop your raffle tix in the cup to win a gift card to the Baha Brothers Sandbar Grille!   


Great local live entertainment including the legendary Baha Brothers and others! 

Pacheco's Jewelry

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Taunton's Iconic Jeweler have provided a lovely pearl stud ear ring set.  

Celebrity Chefs ! 2018

Shaunna O'Connell

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Shaunna has served the Kiwanis Club from her first days of membership, as a board member, vice president and now in her role as President is again serving one of her home-cooked specialties proving "MEN WITH TASTE" isn't just for MEN anymore!   

TOM QUINN

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Bristol County District Atty. Thomas Quinn has graciously agreed to serve his regionally famous QUOHOG STUFFING at this years MEN WITH TASTE EVENT!


Please come down to meet and speak with DA Quinn during his visit to Taunton for this event!  

John McCaul

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Immediate Past Kiwanis President, John McCaul may be the most busy man in town, but still has time to give back to the community!   Stop in to say hello, and thank him for his service !  

Jeff Postell

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Lt. Jeff Postell, Boston College PD, is one of Taunton's most popular public servants!   Jeff is nationally famous for his capture of fugative Eric Rudolph aks the Atlanta Olympic Village Bomber.   Jeff will be serving a treasured family recipe for one of his favorite Southern Specialties .....

BRUCE FARRELL

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Past Kiwanis Pres. Bruce Farrell, Founder of the "MEN WITH TASTE" Event is home from wintering in Florida to serve one of his famous vegetable dishes... 


HINT:  Bruce is a professionally trained chef who has studied under the legendary Julia Child.   

Defending Champion ANDY GOULDRUP

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At the last MWT Evenet, Andy was named the "GARY LOPES MEMORIAL CHEF OF THE YEAR" award for his Smoked Ribs!   Andy is working hard to win the award for a second year and says to 'Bring It On"! 

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