Kiwanis Family Updates
- NEW 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 DISTRICTKIWANIS FAMILY UPDATESMIDGE K. LUBOTMay 9, 2014Please 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!-------------------MAY 14, 2014
Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Lecture SeriesThe Lecture Series will be combined with the Floating Hospital’s Pediatric Grand Rounds:Wednesday, May 14, 201412 – 1 PMWolff AuditoriumTufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111Come hear the story of Dixie Coskie and her son, Paul who suffered atraumatic brain injury and their family’s struggle to understand and copewith his injury. Dixie has written a riveting book about their experience“Unthinkable, A Mother’s Tragedy, Terror, and Triumph through A Child’sTraumatic Brain Injury”.Their story is amazing, powerful and inspiring. All are welcome to attend.Victoria GuerinaProgram SpecialistKiwanis Pediatric Trauma InstituteTufts Medical Center800 Washington Street #344Boston, MA 02111p: 617-636-6381MAY 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.Prices are going up, make your reservation before they rise again.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!!MAY 17, 2014The Kiwanis Club of Meriden (CT) will clean up at Camp Nerden in Middlefield for their Kiwanis One Day Project.