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  • Midge Lubot
    NEW ENGLAND DISTRICT KIWANIS FAMILY UPDATES MIDGE K. LUBOT May 3, 2012 Please send all announcements to by Thursday. All new
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      May 3, 2012

      Please 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.


      Thank you!


      Best Man Tom’s Service Project

      Grants (up to $200) are made possible from the “sale” of lobster pins and pendants.  All proceeds will go toward start up funds for a service project organized by any of the Service Leadership Programs (Aktion Club, Circle K, Key Club, Builders Club, K-Kids) sponsored within New England and Bermuda. 

      Club Name: ________________________________________________

      Address: __________________________________________________

      Submitted by: (contact info) ___________________________________

      Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of: ______________________________

      Project Name: ______________________________________________

      Project Description: (What is the purpose of the project?  How will this project directly impact children within your community?)

      Anticipated Project Costs: (Please list projected costs and any other assistance you will receive to help you with this project)

      Amount requested:

      As part of this grant, the Club will be asked to send to the District a follow up report on how the project turned out.  It is possible that some clubs will be asked to attend a conference in the spring to share the success of their project.

      Send form request to:
      Ed Murphy, SLP Team Leader
      Meriden, CT 
      Or by email: <nedkptreas@...>


      Governor’s Passport Cup
      Time Frame: October 1, 2011 to July 31, 2012
      (See attached form)
      (For the top winner a Cup with the club’s name inscribed
      to 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 Longs
      District Chair for Interclubs



      MAY 5, 2012

      The Montpelier Kiwanis Club is hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 5TH, at the Masonic Temple at the bottom of Gallison Hill. Breakfast starts at 7:00 AM and goes to 11:30 AM. Adults $7 and children $4.

      The Kiwanis Club of Colebrook (NH) will hold their Cinco de Mayo Celebration & Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, May 5TH. The Chili Cook-Off will begin at 5:00PM and the Cinco De Mayo celebration will begin at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $20 per person with $5 going to the Colebrook Key Club. Come and join us for the fun, games and to support the club.


      Of course, there’s the usual documented information about the Kentucky Derby. What you may not know is there is an undocumented anecdote about hat-wearing individuals whose brains are already warmed under the hat and, therefore, ready to make winning bids on the races. I’m sure I heard that from my old granny sometime during my life.

      So where can you wear your hat…guys and dolls…and win prizes on the ponies??? At the Second Annual Marshfield Kiwanis Kentucky Derby major-come-one-come-all event occurring at Buythecase.Net Conference Center located above The Tavern restaurant which is behind Roche Bros grocery store. Fun and frolic begins at 1PM when the horses races will be begin for your viewing and betting pleasure. There will be, free food, cash bar, Mint Juleps, hats, lovely ladies, raffles, and a hat competition….where else will you find so much to do on May 5? Don’t forget…the hat competition comes with much sought-after prizes.

      The Kiwanis Club of Scarborough (ME)
      26th Annual Kiwanis Fishing Derby
      Saturday, May 5th 9am-2pm

      Where: Bayley’s Campground
      Pine Point Road, Scarborough

      Cost: $2.00 per child
      Must also bring nonperishable food item

      Prizes will be awarded

      Come have fun bring the whole family!!
      For more information, contact Sharon Binette, sbinette59@...

      The Regional Conference for parts of NH will be held on May 5TH from 8am till 4pm at Manchester. The cost of the conference registration is $30.00. You can register on the front page of the New England District website <http://www.newenglandkiwanis.org/>. 

      MAY 7, 2012

      Kiwanis Club of Fairfield (CT) Hosts Third Annual Golf Outing

      The Kiwanis Club of Fairfield is seeking players, sponsors and supporters for their Third Annual Golf Tournament to benefit The Bridgeport Rescue Mission and Kiwanis charities. The event will take place Monday, May 7, 2012, at Tashua Knolls Golf Course in Trumbull, CT. Lunch and dinner will be provided as well as the opportunity to win a New Car for a hole in one, sponsored by D’Addario Buick, GM Cadillac. There will be raffle prizes and a silent auction. The Kiwanis Club of Fairfield is dedicated to improving the lives of those less fortunate in the greater Fairfield area. For more information, please call John Hackett at 203-543-2697, Dirk Vanderblue at 203-545-8620 or visit <www.fairfieldkiwanis.org>.

      MAY 8, 2012


      Is hosting a plant sale to raise money for bed kits
      To be donated to the
      Sleeping Children Around the World (scaw.org)
      Mixed Combination Plantings
      Bobbi’s Bloomers

      Make checks payable to Aktion Club of Meriden
      Please select the plant size and style and include payment with order  

      Plants will be available for pick up

      Tuesday, May 08, 2012 5:00PM-7:00PM 
      ARC of Meriden & Wallingford 
      200 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450 
      For special pick up arrangements please call David at 203 537-6175 
      Please return this section along with payment to place your order 
      Name:________________ Address:__________________________ 
      Phone:________ Email:___________________ Total: $___________ 
      ___12” Hanging (sun) $25 ___12” Planter (sun) $25 
      ___12” Hanging (shade) $25 ___12” Planter (shade) $25 

      “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother.”

      May 9, 2012

      The Kiwanis Club of Brattleboro 

      invites you to join us for a 

      Division 20 Caucus

      Wednesday, May 9, 2012

      254 Marlboro Road
      Brattleboro, Vermont

      6:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
      Social Hour

      Followed by Dinner

      $20.00 per person 
      (includes tax and gratuity)

      Meal choices include:
      Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian
      (to be chosen that evening)

      Kathy Ellor will be considered for Lieutenant Governor of Division 20 for the term October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013.  Kathy joined the Brattleboro Club in August 2009 and is currently serving as President.  She has been very enthusiastic in her involvement in our community and in the desire to learn and grow in the knowledge of Kiwanis and what she can do to serve others.  Kathy’s desire to serve is demonstrated by her interest to lead our clubs this next year as Lieutenant Governor.  We hope to see you there on May 9TH to meet Kathy and to show your support.  

      May 10, 2012

      Kiwanis Club of Meriden (CT) Annual Meeting, 12:15 PM at Il Monticello.  Please plan to attend as a quorum of 23 people is needed to elect our new Officers and Board Directors for 2012-2013 plus vote on other important agenda items.

      May 11, 2012

      The Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury, CT will hold the 9TH annual “Kiwanis for Kids Breakfast and Silent Auction”. It is scheduled from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM. This year will be our first year at the Matrix Corporate Center, 39 Ridgebury Road, Danbury, Ct. Included in the program will be a presentation by NEDK Governor Vesta Browne. The Foundation will award six “Key Club Student of the Year awards”. These will go to Key Club members from Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford and Ridgefield High Schools. More than 5 Scholarship awards will be presented to student service leaders and scholars from area high schools.

      Want to attend, place an ad, or purchase a table, contact <Foster@...> Or on the cell at: 203-770-7812

      May 12, 2012

      Fish with a Child will take place Saturday, May 12th, 2012 at the Londonderry Fish & Game Club. It is designed to give young boys and girls from center Manchester the opportunity to enjoy a morning of excellent trout fishing. In many cases, it’s the first time they’ve ever held a rod and reel. What a joy it is to see the proud smiles as they pull in a fish for the first time! Poles, bait and a delicious lunch are provided. The trout are even cleaned and bagged for them to be taken home. Along with the poles and fish, each child will take home an official Fish with a Child trophy to commemorate the day.

      This event has become a favorite among Kiwanians. It’s a chance to really have an impact on a child one on one. It’s also a time to get to know club members in a relaxed environment. We expect about 30 smiling, excited kids in attendance and it can’t be a success without a strong turnout from the club. Most importantly, we need at least 20 people dedicated to helping the kid’s fish. The first timers need some hands on help with baiting the hooks, casting and of course, removing the fish! However, they get the hang of it quickly and often take pride in doing it themselves. We also need a large number of folks to help with the lunch, setup, cleanup and general supervision. Just plain socializing with fellow members is also one of the most important tasks!

      Fish with a Child is held rain or shine. Plan to arrive at 8:00am and leave by noon.

      May 14, 2012

      Good morning Fellow Kiwanians:

      AIA Connecticut is pleased to sponsor CANstruction again this year, our twelfth year of providing the outreach program with students working with architects to fight hunger. The tentative date for the build will be on Monday, May the 14 at the Convention Center in Hartford again this year. I believe there are seven teams that have already committed. The structures will be up for about 10 days and I don’t have the date of the awards presentation yet but would guess it would follow the build by about a week. Again this year, the cans will go to the food bank geographically closest to the school.

      We would love to have the Kiwanis’ family support again this year and do hope you will consider it. The Kiwanis Club of Fairfield has generously provided much support over the past number of years, and I anticipate our club helping out again this year. This is a wonderful event, that is children oriented, and provides the students AND architects a great sense of pride in helping others (isn’t that what Kiwanis is all about?). Please consider providing some financial support or manpower assistance, or both, if you can.

      Please let me know if there is any additional information that you would find helpful for your considerations of this. We do appreciate your support over the last few years and would love to have you partner with us again to make this another successful CANstruction event.

      If this email has not been sent to the appropriate parties, please pass it along to the current decision makers in your club....this is to important to not consider. Thank you in advance.

      Yours in Service, Glenn Barnhard, Kiwanis Club of Fairfield (CT) - 203-256-8481 or <gmbarch@...>.

      May 17, 2012

      The Kiwanis Club of Greater Waterbury (CT) will be celebrating their 90th Anniversary of service to the community. Plans for this occasion are being developed.

      MAY 19, 2012

      Orleans Southwest Superintendent’s Office
      157 Daniels Road
      Hardwick, VT  05843
      May 19, 2012

      Sponsoring Lt. Governors
      Division # 8 – Midge Lubot
      Division # 9 – Bob Bellavance

      Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time
      Kiwanis  &
    • Midge Lubot
      NEW ENGLAND & BERMUDA DISTRICT KIWANIS FAMILY UPDATES MIDGE K. LUBOT May 9, 2014 Please send all announcements to by Thursday.
      Message 290 of 290 , May 8, 2014
      May 9, 2014

      Please 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.


      THANK YOU!


      MAY 14, 2014

      Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Lecture Series

      The Lecture Series will be combined with the Floating Hospital’s Pediatric Grand Rounds:

      Wednesday, May 14, 2014
      12 – 1 PM
      Wolff Auditorium
      Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

      Come hear the story of Dixie Coskie and her son, Paul who suffered a
      traumatic brain injury and their family’s struggle to understand and cope
      with his injury. Dixie has written a riveting book about their experience
      “Unthinkable, A Mother’s Tragedy, Terror, and Triumph through A Child’s
      Traumatic Brain Injury”.

      Their story is amazing, powerful and inspiring. All are welcome to attend.

      Victoria Guerina
      Program Specialist
      Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute
      Tufts Medical Center
      800 Washington Street #344
      Boston, MA 02111
      p: 617-636-6381

      MAY 16-23, 2014

      10th Annual Cruise to Division 26
      New England & Bermuda District of Kiwanis

      Join 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, 2014

      The Kiwanis Club of Meriden (CT) will clean up at Camp Nerden in Middlefield for their Kiwanis One Day Project.

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