JOE DAWE HONORED: Stoughton High School Athletic Director Ryan Donahue wanted to honor longtime Stoughton High football public address announcer Joseph Dawe, Jr. last Friday night, Sept. 28, at halftime of the Stoughton High-Mansfield High football game.
Dawe was joined on field by the Stoughton High cheerleaders during a brief ceremony.
As the public address announcer that night, I read a prepared statement that Donahue received from Joe’s son, Joseph Dawe III.
This is what I read:
Joe Dawe began his career in the Stoughton Public Schools in 1962 as a 6th grade teacher and later as the assistant principal at the Jones Elementary School. During this time, Joe was a founding father of the Stoughton Public School's bilingual education program and was active in summer programs with the town recreation department.
In 1969, Joe was named principal of the new North Elementary School where he served for the next 27 years. The school now bears his name in honor of his service to his students and to the town of Stoughton.
In addition to his role as an educator, Joe has been a loyal supporter of the Stoughton High athletic program. During the 1980's he was active in the booster club, even serving as its president. After his retirement, he began to work as a timekeeper and scorekeeper for the boys' and girls' soccer teams. Later, he added working the new scoreboards for the baseball and softball teams. Lastly, he was proud to serve for 20 years as the voice of the Black Knight football team.
Dawe can still be seen at numerous events in town. In his 80’s, Dawe is still quite active.
The night, which was capped by the Knights convincing 25-6 thrashing of the Hornets, became a sad one as the next day Stoughton High lineman No. 56 David Wade was killed in a tragic accident at his home.
His team has vowed to dedicate the rest of their season to his memory - and the memory of everyone else who ever wore the uniform.
The team is 4-0 to start the season. And, Joseph Dawe, Jr., who never wore the uniform, but brought the games to life from the press box, continues to be a part of the team, as well.
AMBASSADOR TO SPEAK! Ahavath Torah Congregation is bringing in one of Israel's best representatives and diplomats, Ambassador Yoram Ettinger, to Stoughton.
Rabbi Jonothan Hausman tells About Town, “This Shabbaton will be a unique opportunity to hear from someone who functioned and functions at the fulcrum of Israeli diplomacy. Ambassador Ettinger is the insider's insider with expertise on US-Israel relations, Middle East politics, demography and population fluxes and fallacies in the Middle East and overseas investments in Israel's high tech arena.”
Ettinger is a consultant to members of Israel’s Cabinet and Knesset, and regularly briefs U.S. legislators and their staff on Israel’s contribution to vital U.S. interests, on the root causes of international terrorism, and on other issues of bilateral concern. Ambassador Ettinger's Op-Ed pieces have been published in Israel and in the U.S., and he has been interviewed on Israeli and American TV and radio. In addition, he was a speaker at the AIPAC Annual Conference.
Ambassador Ettinger did his graduate studies at UCLA and undergraduate at UTEP, served as Minister for Congressional Affairs at Israel's Embassy in Washington (with the rank of ambassador), as Israel's Consul General in Houston and as Director of Israel's Government Press Office. He is the editor of Straight From The Jerusalem Cloakroom and Boardroom, newsletters on issues of national security and overseas investments in Israel's high-tech, as well the well-known “Ettinger Report”.
Ambassador Ettinger will speak on three occasions during the weekend: On Friday Oct. 12, Kabbalat Shabbat at 6 p.m., followed by dinner. Ambassador Ettinger will speak on “The U.S.-Iran-Israel Triangle.”
On Saturday Oct. 13, Shabbat morning services begin at 9:30 a.m. Ambassador Ettinger will speak on “The Palestinians: The Root Cause of Middle Turbulence or a Core Cause of Anti-US Islamic Terrorism?”
And, on Saturday, Oct. 13, following Kiddush Luncheon and 1:30 p.m. Mincha, Ambassador Ettinger will speak on “The 2012 U.S. Elections: The Impact on US-Relations.”
Friday Night dinner is $15 per adult, $10 per child (five - 12), under five no charge. Paid RSVP required as seating is limited. If you would like to attend the Saturday afternoon luncheon, please make a reservation (there is no charge) so that they can prepare food accordingly. RSVP at the ATC office at email@example.com.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: to Carlos Vargas, chairman of the Stoughton Redevelopment Authority, who was recently nominated to the Board of Directors of the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce; and to Stoughton native Danyela Rosman, who now resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: To Stoughton Police Detective Roger Hardy, and his wife Susan Tsinzo Hardy (owner of Hardy Insurance Agency). They celebrated 18 years together on Monday.