NEW ENGLAND DISTRICT KIWANIS FAMILY UPDATES MIDGE K. LUBOT DECEMBER 2, 2011 Please send all announcements to by Thursday. AllMessage 1 of 271 , Dec 1 8:03 PMView SourceNEW ENGLAND DISTRICTKIWANIS FAMILY UPDATESMIDGE K. LUBOTDECEMBER 2, 2011Please send all announcements to <events@...> by Thursday. All new announcements will be shown in blue each week, the announcements in green are for the District or Int’l. Events, the announcements in orange are for the Key Club, turquoise is for Circle K, purple is for the Builders Club, pink for the K-Kids and the announcements in maroon are for the Aktion Clubs.PLEASE SEND YOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS TO <events@...>Thank you!§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§
For everyone who was not able to attend the conference in Plymouth, MA, here is the link for the District Excellence survey that was distributed during the opening session of the Fall Conference. <http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NEDExcellence>. This is for all members, the District would like your opinion.§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§
REMEMBER OUR SOLDIERSWhat a wonderful idea: When filling out your Christmas cards this year, take one card and send it to this address: A Recovering American Soldier, c/o Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20889-5600. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these wonderful, special people, who have sacrificed so much would get!§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§Governor’s Passport CupTime Frame: October 1, 2011 to July 31, 2012(See attached form)(For the top winner a Cup with the club’s name inscribedto be held for a year and ribbons for 2nd & 3rd)Awarded, to the top three clubs, that has visited as many other clubs in the district, as well as outside the district. This is done at the club you are visiting appointed meeting time, and maintaining a record of the visit in the excel passport document.To encourage participating in this award all a club needs is at least one member visiting other club to qualify, but the more members in a visit the better. A diary of what you learned, new ideas and what you have learned about someone new should be kept in a “Word” document to share with the district at the annual district convention session on interclub.A visit by a district officer does not count unless they bring another member. All passport interclubs’ would be documented on your passport form and retained. On a periodical basis (January, April, August) send your excel (passport) form to the chair so we can post the results. The diary should be sent to the chair July 31st to be compiled for the conference. The host club for any meeting does not get credit for an interclub.If you have any questions contact the Chair:Len LongDistrict Chair for Interclubs508.274.4189§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§DECEMBER 2 & 3, 2011KIWANIS JINGLE BELL EXPRESSSponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Rockland (ME), children of all ages will be thrilled by the Christmas holiday train event aboard Maine Eastern Railroad with the running of the Kiwanis Jingle Bell EXPRESS on December 2 and 3. This will be the 2nd year that Kiwanis has been involved with the event, and the 7th consecutive season that the railroad has worked with a Midcoast-based, nonprofit organization to run a holiday-themed train in Rockland.Since taking over the event last year, the Kiwanis Club has developed a system to ensure continued success for the Friday and Saturday activity, which includes three trains on each night; a trip to Santa's Workshop; an on-board visit with Santa Claus; carol singing; cookies and cocoa; and a special gift for every child.According to Kiwanis Club president, Janet Page, the Jingle Bell EXPRESS is a wonderful occasion for Kiwanis members and other volunteers to work together to present an opportunity for families to spend quality time together, while building memories.Page said that the excitement of riding the train to the North Pole for a visit with Santa is what folks from all over Maine look forward to every year. “We had families from southern and western Maine who drove two hours to ride with us last year, as well as people from up and down the coast, including some from the islands,” Page added.Starting at the historic downtown passenger depot in Rockland, pajama-clad riders with pre-purchased tickets will board one of three trains each night for a journey on the rails to see the magic of Santa's outdoor workshop.Tickets are on sale between the hours of 8am and 4pm, Monday through Thursday, at the Maine Eastern Railroad offices at 4 Union Street, at the corner of Pleasant Street in Rockland. Tickets may be bought in person, or by calling 207.596.6725; reservations are strongly suggested.Advance ticket pricing through Noon on Wednesday, November 23 is $18 per person. Tickets will be $20 per person beginning November 28. A one dollar processing fee will also be added to the price of each ticket.Babies less than two years old will ride free in the laps of parents. There will be no ticket sales from November 24 through November 27. Although ticket sales will continue up to train time on a space available basis, all six trains are expected to sell out in advance.For more information about the Kiwanis Jingle Bell EXPRESS, click <www.rocklandkiwanis.com>; or call 207.596.6725 for reservations.DECEMBER 3, 2011The Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute will be holding it's annual Open House this year on December 3, 2011, from 10am to 2 pm. Due to the overwhelming number of attendees last year, preregistration will be required. We are limited to 200 guests, so it's on a first come, first serve basis. Please see the attached form. Each individual MUST fill out a preregistration form to be registered for the event. Please contact Patricia Lupien with any questions at <plupien@...>. Hope to see you there!KKPTI Open HouseWolff AuditoriumTufts Medical Center800 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111Name_________________________________________________Club__________________________________________________Address_______________________________________________Phone______________________email______________________Helipad visit OR EMT DemonstrationLunch: pasta and salad, $5.00 donation at the doorDue to overcrowding last year, we are limiting attendance to 200. Please respond by November 22 to ensure a place. We cannot offer you a place if you aren’t registered.Schedule for the day:10:00AM Check-in - Atrium10:30AM Announcements and gift donations – Wolff Auditorium Medicine and Rehabilitation – Wolff Auditorium11:20AM Guest Speaker - EasCare Ambulance – Wolff Auditorium11:45AM Lunch and Tours – Wolff Auditorium Lobby2:00PM Closing and Raffle Winner announcement – Wolff AuditoriumEmail or print out this form and fax (617-636-8321) or mail to KPTI, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, #344, Boston, MA 02111Directions: www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/AboutUs/DirectionsParking in the Citi/Wang Center parking garage or along Marginal Rd. (metered)Thank you for attending the KPTI Open House 2011DECEMBER 4, 2011The Kiw Kiwanis Club of Colebrook (NH) is holding their Annual “Santa Comes to Town.” It will be held at the Colebrook Elementary School from 1-4. Come & help out Santa, you won’t regret it!“RINGING IN THE HOLIDAY SENIOR DINNER”Sunday, December 4, 2011KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HALL12:30PMALL SENIORS ARE INVITEDShare a turkey dinner with all the fixings with your friends and neighborsSpecial visit from santa this year!!Bring your wish list or your camera if you want a picture withSanta!!!Door prizes and extra treats for all!!Sponsored by the Hardwick Area Kiwanis and Hazen Union Key ClubHardwick American Legion, Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the LegionDECEMBER 6, 2011KIWANIS CLUB OF EAST BOSTON (MA)Christmas PartySpecial guests: E.B.A.R.C.Special Needs members & familyTuesday, December 6TH6:00pmSpinelli’s East BostonCost: $20Please RSVP:Ed Coletta at 617-779-2683By December 2NDThe Kiwanis Club of Sheffield (MA) will draw the winning ticket of their current Gas Card Raffle. First place is $500 worth of gasoline; with second and third prizes of $100 and $50 respectively. Tickets are on sale now from any Kiwanis member and at various locations in the local community; $1 per ticket or 5 tickets for $5. Please contact <todd116@...> for information.Tri-Town Golden K is sponsoring a trip to Newport on December 6th. Lunch and Tour of the Breakers and the Marblehouse. The bus will leave the parking lot on Bee St. at 8 a.m. and return home at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $110.00 per person. If interested please see Maureen Bilger.DECEMBER 10, 2011Kiwanis Club of Fairfield (CT)2011 Annual Poinsettia SaleOrder FormThe Kiwanis Club of Fairfield’s 2011 Annual Holiday Poinsettia sale helps fund our outreach to the greater Fairfield community and to Kiwanis International Projects. Every fundraising dollar is returned to our community. Last year the Fairfield Kiwanis Club donated over $25,000 to local organizations, which included $15,000 in scholarships to local graduating high school students. Your support is greatly appreciated! Poinsettias are nursery-fresh, triple plants, 18"-20" tall, have 12-15 blooms, in an 8” foil wrapped pot and come in your choice of red, white or pink. Free delivery available in the Fairfield area with the purchase of 5 or more plants! Poinsettias are $25.00 each.*To insure perfect quality, all plants must be pre-sold with preferred pickup date as noted below.Two pickup dates scheduled: Pickup location:Saturday, November 26 Spear-Miller Funeral HomeSaturday, December 10 39 South Benson Rd, FairfieldFrom 8am to 11am (across from Bob’s Store)ORDERS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY FULL PAYMENTMake check payable to: Kiwanis Club of FairfieldDECEMBER 12, 2011The Kiwanis Club of Barre (VT) will hold their Christmas dinner on Monday, December 12TH. The cost of the dinner will be $20.00 per person with a choice of Sirloin Steak with Mushroom Sauce or Shrimp and Scallops. You can contact Paula Dolan at 802-476-7414 or e-mail at <jpdolan23@...> to sign up.FEBRUARY 7, 2012The Kiwanis of Greater Seekonk is sponsoring their 16th Taste of the Town on February 7, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Johnson & Wales Inn on Route 44 in Seekonk, MA. There will be food tasting from many of the area's finest restaurants and wine and craft beer tasting offered by many vendors. Raffles of certificates from the exhibitors will be available as will a 50/50 cash raffle. Tickets are $30. For information call Edith at 508-336-8130 or email at <krekoriane@...>.MARCH 2-4, 2012The Circle K District Convention will be held at Camp Sunshine in Casco, ME.APRIL 13-15, 2012Key club district convention will be held in SPRINGFIELD, maJUNE 1-8, 2012GOVERNOR VESTA’S CRUISE TO BERMUDAHERE IS A MESSAGE FROM JOHN MAIHOS ABOUT THE CRUISE:Bob Tandy and Steve Shiff are again working on a Cruise to Division 26,BERMUDA on the Norwegian Dawn. We have all come to love the Free Style format, and we are again looking forward to seeing our friends on the island.Here is some information... You can put a down payment NOW if you want. :)Fri, June 1, Depart Boston at 4 p.m.Sat, June 2, At seaSun, June 3, Dock at King's Wharf at 11 a.m., Enjoy BermudaMon, June 4, Enjoy BermudaTue, June 5, Enjoy Bermuda, Depart at 5:30 p.m.Wed, June 6, At seaThu, June 7, At seaFri, June 8, Arrive Boston at 8 a.m.COST.. which INCLUDES all Port and Government taxes:Inside Cabin (Decks 8 & 9) $891.35 per personOceanview (Deck 8) $1,021.35 per personOceanview (Deck 5) $1,001.35 per personBalcony (Decks 9 & 10) $1,251.35 per personInsurance is not included, and I highly recommend it. (probably costs $100).
NEW ENGLAND & BERMUDA DISTRICT KIWANIS FAMILY UPDATES MIDGE K. LUBOT December 6, 2013 Please send all announcements to byMessage 271 of 271 , Dec 5 8:17 PMView SourceNEW ENGLAND & BERMUDA DISTRICTKIWANIS FAMILY UPDATESMIDGE K. LUBOTDecember 6, 2013Please send all announcements to <events@...> by Thursday. All new announcements will be shown in blue each week, the announcements in green are for the District or Int’l. Events, the announcements in orange are for the Key Club, turquoise is for Circle K, purple is for the Builders Club, pink for the K-Kids and the announcements in maroon are for the Aktion Clubs.PLEASE SEND YOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS TO <events@...>THANK YOU!-------------------AIM FOR SUCCESS - THE ELIMINATE PROJECT 2015Walter Zeller Fellowship saves 694 livesThe Walter Zeller Fellowship is a unique award to honor Walter Zeller, who made the first gift of 25 silver dollars to establish the Kiwanis International Foundation. The Zeller Fellowship recognizes a gift of $1250 payable over two years to The Eliminate Project.Already 87 Kiwanis members from the New England and Bermuda District have become Walter Zeller Fellows and saved over 60,416 lives. Many more members have personally donated $300 to $900 to the Eliminate Project during the past year. Please consider making an additional pledge before the end of the year to become a Walter Zeller Fellow and help save 694 lives.Clubs can recognize outstanding members and present them with a gift of a Zeller.Attached is the Gift/Pledge form for you to fill out and return to The Eliminate Project: Campaign Office before the end of the year.Thank for support your of The Eliminate Project.Sincerely,Ava Adams, District Chair 2012-13Early Childhood Development/Young Children Priority One(Y.C.P.O.)Scarborough, ME Kiwanis ClubNew England and Bermuda Districtemail: avawhitey2002@...--------------------December 6, 2013With the holiday season approaching as fast as a speeding train, there is a group of community minded volunteers busily preparing for the annual Kiwanis Jingle Bell EXPRESS.Now in its fourth season, the Rockland Kiwanis Jingle Bell EXPRESS morphed from the popular Polar Express event sponsored for several years by a different organization. The Kiwanis Club took over the railroad-themed spectacular to ensure the continuation of what has become a Christmas tradition for midcoast families.The two-night, five-trip schedule aboard Maine Eastern Railroad will be Fri. Dec. 6, with two train times; and Sat Dec 7, with three train times.In addition to Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus boarding the train, the trip includes a visit to the North Pole, where riders get to observe the activities at Santa’s Workshop from inside the train. Train conductors will read a story and every child will receive a bell to commemorate their journey. Families enjoy Christmas carols on the ride back to the Rockland depot, where cookies and hot cocoa await the disembarked passengers.It takes more than 100 volunteers to produce the show, including approximately 50 elves on performance nights, according to Kiwanis president and JBE co-chair Katie Tarbox of Spruce Head. The rest of the volunteers include those who are in costume on the train, or who perform countless hours of behind-the-scenes functions like baking cookies, decorating, lighting, and set up.Committee co-chair, Margie Kinney of Thomaston, said the purpose of the JBE is to provide a unique experience and to create memories. She said that there are always new families who take the trip, as well as a lot of repeat customers. She noted that several of the younger volunteers have been involved for a long time. “We’ve watched so many of them transition from wide-eyed riders sitting with mom and dad, to costumed entertainers dancing and playing at Santa’s Workshop,” she said.While the local service club retains a portion of the ticket revenue for their charitable giving efforts, the rest goes to cover the cost of the train’s operation. The use of the North Pole location comes through the generosity of the Thomaston Historical Society.Tickets are $19 per person, including service charges. Children under the age of 2 years ride free. Tickets and information can be obtained online at www.maineeasternrailroad.com, or by calling 207.596.6725.WHAT: Kiwanis Jingle Bell EXPRESS – Train ride to North Pole and Santa’s WorkshopWHERE: Railroad Depot at 4 Union Street, Rockland, Maine 04841 – Call 207.596.6725WHEN: Dec. 6 – 5:00 & 6:30 PM --- Dec. 7 – 4:30 & 6:00 & 7:30 PMPRICING: $19 per person – Children under 2 ride free in lapNOTES: Reservations Encouraged - 200 passengers per trip - Tickets sell quicklyDecember 7, 2013Join the Kiwanis Club of New London (CT) at the Festival of trees....The Festivals of TreesWhen: Saturday, December 7, 2013Where: 133 Bank Street, New London, ConnecticutYes, it is that time again…. The Festival of TreesThe Festivals of Trees is an event held for the past ten years by the Downtown New London Association (DNLA) to help raise money for New London Community Meal Center for needy families during the holiday season.Here’s how it works: The DNLA provides live Christmas trees. On December 2nd through the December 6th, companies and local organizations decorate the trees according to their chosen theme. Some themes from last year included: Vintage Maritime, Circus, Seashore and Peacock feathers. Then on December 7, 2013 we auction the decorated trees to the highest bidder. The DNLA will deliver the decorated Christmas trees to the winning bidders’ homes the next day.Tickets for the event are $15. Tickets include Beer, Wine and light Hors d’oeuvres.You can purchase tickets at Muddy waters (42 Bank St, New London) or Bijou Salon & Spa (256 Boston Post Rd, Waterford)Proceeds from the auction were donated to the New London Community Meal Center and were used to provide holiday meals to local families. We also work with Covenant Shelter and donate decorated trees to families who can’t afford to buy and decorate one.Thank you for your support.For more information, please contact Barbara Neff at 203-443-3786.The Kiwanis Club of East Bridgewater, MA, hosts 30th Annual Christmas on the Common event at EB Jr/Sr H.S., 143 Plymouth St. ~ parade 10am/arts & crafts fair 9am - 3pm; food vendors, entertainment, magician, pony & train rides, face painting, hospitality tent, raffles and lots more. For more info, please contact IPP Chuck Horan at firstname.lastname@example.org
KPTI DAY is Saturday December 7th, 2013 from 10AM-2PM in the Wolff Auditorium at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. We are planning speakers, a former patient’s story and a tour of the hospital trauma areas. Bring a lunch or be prepared to buy at local restaurants. If you are planning to attend, please send the following information: Your Name, Address, Phone #, Email, Club Name and the number of people in your party. Send to vguerina@... , fax 617-636-8321, call 617-636-6381, or mail to KPTI Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street #344, Boston, MA 02111.Hope to see you there!!Victoria GuerinaProgram SpecialistKiwanis Pediatric Trauma InstituteDecember 8, 2013The Kiwanis Club of Rockland Massachusetts is sponsoring a Craft Fair on December 8TH at the Rockland Golf Course, Plain Street, Rockland, MA. The Fair will be held from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. There will be about 30 crafters there with many items for sale; jewelry, crochet items, knit items, etc. and some food items. One of the crafters specialty is cookies and biscuits for dogs.Breakfast and pictures with Santa will be held the same day at the same place and the time for that is 9 A.M. to 11 A.M. The menu will be buffet style and there is a children's price of $5.00 and adult price of $8.00. All Kiwanians are encouraged to join us in this fun project.December 9, 2013The Annual Kiwanis Club of Barre (VT) Christmas Dinner will be held on Monday, December 9TH. Jim Soutar reported that 5:30 to 6:15 will be the social time with dinner to follow. The cost is $20.00 per person with a choice of sirloin steak with mushroom sauce on the side, or shrimp and scallops. You can e-mail Paula Dolan at jpdolan23@... or call 802-476-7414.december 13, 2013The Kiwanis Club of Berlin (NH) will hold their Special Olympics Party on December 13th (Friday) at the St. Anne's Lower Hall in Berlin. They will begin serving at 6 PM. The entertainment is by Bob Labnon, Glenn Tassey and Ron Goudreau. They usually feed up to 50 Olympians, not counting the adults that come with them. Santa and Mrs. Santa make an appearance and talk with them. Bob Pelchat is the Chairman of this event and can be reached at rpelchat@...December 17/18, 2013Save the date
Holiday Warehouse Book Sale
December 17 & 18
Your club and its members are invited to an exclusive two-day VIP shopping experience December 17 and 18.
The Scholastic Holiday Warehouse Book Sale is an invitation only event exclusively for teachers, librarians, school personnel, school volunteers—and you! Scholastic is a Kiwanis Promotional Partner. Because of our relationship and our shared missions of serving children, Scholastic is helping your club provide more books for schools to help get more kids reading. Most items will be discounted at least 50% with discounts of up to 80%.
Your Club Can Choose from:
- Pre-Kindergarten and early childhood books
- Children’s cooks for all ages
- Bestsellers and hit series
- New releases and classics
- Reference titles, including dictionaries
- Adult fiction
- School supplies
You’ll also be able to shop for holiday gifts. Buy books, teacher gifts and even school supplies for any of your 2014 school based service projects.Watch a short video about the Scholastic Warehouse Sale and hear what teachers have to say about this special opportunity.
Additional warehouse sale information
LOOK OUT FOR THE KIWANIS VIP REGISTRATION LINK COMING ON NOVEMBER 14Once registered, you will receive your VIP FAST-CART PASS and a coupon!Questions? Contact Elizabeth Warren, corporate relations manager for Kiwanis International at <ewarren@...>.December 30, 2013Walter Zeller Fellowship saves 694 livesThe Walter Zeller Fellowship is a unique award to honor Walter Zeller, who made the first gift of 25 silver dollars to establish the Kiwanis International Foundation. The Zeller Fellowship recognizes a gift of $1250 payable over two years to The Eliminate Project.Already 87 Kiwanis members from the New England and Bermuda District have become Walter Zeller Fellows and saved over 60,416 lives. Many more members have personally donated $300 to $900 to the Eliminate Project during the past year. Please consider making an additional pledge before the end of the year to become a Walter Zeller Fellow and help save 694 lives.Clubs can recognize outstanding members and present them with a gift of a Zeller.Attached is the Gift/Pledge form for you to fill out and return to The Eliminate Project: Campaign Office before the end of the year.Thank for support your of The Eliminate Project.Hope to see you in North Conway on November 22-24Dan BennettDistrict CoordinatorMAY, 2014KIWANIS CLUBS OF BERMUDABERMUDA HOSPITAL PROJECT
- Take an extra 50 percent off permanently reduced red tag items.
- Hundreds of items $2 or less.
- Refresh school, home, classroom libraries or your Kiwanis Reading Oasis.
- Stock up on books to support programs throughout the year.
- For larger purchases, schedule a personal shopper experience to help you identify great books for your service project.
- Have Scholastic experts select the perfect books for your budget and age or grade range—and simply pick them up.
Fundraiser for Children’s Trauma Equipment
SALE OF GREEN JACKETS
The Kiwanis Clubs of Bermuda Division 26 are doing a joint fundraising project for the children’s wing of the new King Edward Memorial Hospital.Our goal is to raise $37,000 by May 2014. One of our fund raising projects is to sell the traditional Bermuda Green Jackets for $500.00 each.All proceeds will be given to the Hospital for the purchase of modern emergency equipment for Pediatric and Trauma medical cases for children.For further details, and to place orders regarding size, and payment or send a cheque, please contact.Past Lieutenant Governor Leleath G. Bailey JPChairPast Lieutenant Governor’s CommitteeSecretaryKiwanis Council of BermudaTel. No. 1-441-293-4581Email: <lbailey@...>OrKiwanis Club of HamiltonP. O. Box HM 815Hamilton HM CXBermuda.MAY 16-23, 201410th Annual Cruise to Division 26New England & Bermuda District of KiwanisJoin us in Bermuda in 2014!Our travel professional, Steve Shiff, suggests that you make your down payment for our Bermuda Cruise for 2014 now.REFUNDS ON DEPOSITS are available through the end of January, so even if something happens, you can cancel and get a full refund if you do it within the cancellation period.Contact our Steve Shiff at Colby Corner Travel, 978-535-1952 or Bob Tandy, Cruise Committee Chair at 978-372-9890.You can also send an email to <bermudacruise@...>.See you on board!!JULY 2014THE 99TH KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION WILL BE HELD IN TOKYO, JAPAN FROM July 17-20THAugust 21-24, 2014The August district convention will be held at the crowne plaza, warwick, RIJULY 2015THE 100TH KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION WILL BE HELD IN INDIANAPOLIS, IN.
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