Kiwanis Family Updates
- NEW ENGLAND DISTRICTKIWANIS FAMILY UPDATESMIDGE K. LUBOT ~ EDITORDECEMBER 5, 2008Please 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 and the announcements in maroon are for the Aktion Clubs.Monday, December 15TH IS THE DEADLINE FOR THE January 1, 2009 ISSUE OF THE YANKIWANIAN (PLEASE SEND TO <yankiwanian@...>)Effective October 4th the new hours for the District Office will be:Mondays: 9am-3pmTuesdays: 9am-3pmWednesdays: 9am-4pmThursdays: 9am-4pmFridays: 9am-3pmOPERATION HOLIDAY CHEER is expanding across New England and New York this holiday season. Operation Holiday Cheer acknowledges the sacrifices being made by the children of all military families living in New England or New York including the Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserves, Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines by offering them a high quality holiday gift. At the request of a member of a military family, Operation Holiday Cheer will provide an age and gender appropriate gift to each child ranging from newborn to age 16. Check out this video to learn more about Operation Holiday Cheer <http://www.yourtownscable.com/08/OHC/default.asp>. Contact Kiwanis Club of Gorham (ME) President Marc Badeau at (207)221-0296 or <CustomerService@...> if you or your club would like to help.The Kiwanis Club of Fairfield (CT) is holding it’s annual holiday Poinsettia sale. Large florist quality plants in 8 inch foil wrapped pots will again be offered in either red or white. Plants are $25.00 each. Free delivery is available in the Fairfield area with the purchase of 5 or more plants. Orders must be made in advance and plant pick up(s) will take place at Spear Miller Funeral Home, at 30 South Benson Road, Saturday, November 29th and on Saturday, December 13th from 8am to 11am on both days. For more information, please contact Bob Sussman at <jewelmaster@...>.DECEMBER 6, 2008The Kiwanis Club of East Bridgewater (MA) will hold their Annual Christmas on the Common, “Silver Bells, a 25 year celebration.” The Christmas Parade kicks off at 11:00am. From 9:00am to 4:00pm at EBHS & Town Common will be the arts & crafts, hospitality tent, food entertainment. There will be the So. Shore Community Band, a dance, wood carver, magician, train & pony rides for the kids, raffles, giveaways & lots more! A 25 Year Tradition. Join Us! Christmas trees and wreaths on sale starting November 28th on Town Hall lawn. To join in the parade, please call Bob at (508)378-2888; limited space available in the Arts & Crafts show, call Ken (781)294-1057 or for more info on C.O.C. Please call Chair Cheryl at (508)378-2331 or President Dianne at (508)350-0056. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!DECEMBER 7, 2008The Kiwanis Club of Hardwick (VT) will be holding their Senior Holiday Appreciation Meal at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 206 Route 14, Hardwick, VT. For more information, please contact Secretary Joe Wood <joe@...>.DECEMBER 13, 2008KPTI OPEN HOUSE - On December 13th, members of the Kiwanis Family of New England and their guests will have the opportunity to visit the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, the home of the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute. Registration will begin at 10:00 and the welcome will be at 10:30. Over the course of the day, there will be speakers on pediatric trauma related topics, updates on the activities of KPTI, tours of the trauma units in the hospital and an opportunity to network with fellow members and hospital staff. A suggested donation of $5.00 per person is asked to cover the expense of lunch that is offered. Please RSVP by December 1st to <jfreeman@...> or by calling (617)636-6381 with the number of people attending from you club.The Kiwanis Club of Hartford (CT) would like to announce a Piano Recital by Benjamin Dix to benefit the Burns Academy of Latino Studies. Concert is at 3:00pm in the Unitarian Meeting House, 50 Bloomfield Avenue (at junction of Route 44 and Route 179). Donation is $15.00. For more information, please email <kiwanis1916@...> or call President Sue Simcik at (860)521-6068.DECEMBER 17, 2008The Kiwanis Club of New London (CT) will be doing a Christmas Program with children from the Salvation Army’s Youth Program, Wednesday, December 17th at the Officers Club at the United States Coast Guard Academy at 12:15pm. Club members are asked to adopt a child and buy an article of clothing as a primary gift. Santa Claus is expected to make an appearance.DECEMBER 18, 2008The Kiwanis Club of Westfield will join with the local Rotary Club for a Kids Christmas Party. This event brings two service clubs together to make the holiday season a better one for those youth who come from difficult situations. The Kids’ Christmas Party will be held Thursday, December 18th on the second floor of the School Street Bistro. The format will be:Christmas Stockings will be on the tree at meetings for members to choose a special child for whom they wish to buy a gift.They are asking that each member buy a toy and article of clothing valued in the $50.00 range.All gifts should be wrapped with the child’s stocking attached.Gifts should be dropped off at weekly Kiwanis or Rotary Club meetings OR at the Boys & Girls Club by Friday, December 12th.DECEMBER 20, 2008The Kiwanis Club of New London (CT) will be Bell Ringing on Saturday, December 20th at the Crystal Mall, 9:00am - 7:00pm at the following entries - Charlie’s Eating & Drinking Saloon, JC Penney and the Christmas Tree Shop. Club members will be needed to staff the three location in 2 hour shifts throughout the day.DECEMBER 21, 2008The Kiwanis Club of Hanson (MA) will be holding their “53rd Consecutive Christmas Sing” on Sunday, December 21st from 2:00 to 4:00pm. It will be hosted by the family of & Mary Mullen with assistance from friends, neighbors, and the Kiwanis Club of Hanson. Join us for this Hanson family tradition. Come back with them to days of old when smiles warmed us from the cold. Old-fashioned wishes, yet so sincere. For a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Red Acres Farm, 517 W Washington Street, Hanson, MA 02341.DECEMBER 22, 2008The Kiwanis Club of Dennis Yarmouth (MA) will hold their Christmas/Holiday Party on December 22nd (Pres Dan Holmes’ birthday). Social time will be 6:00pm and dinner will be at 6:30pm. There will be a choice of Prime Rib, or Chicken Marsala or Baked Stuffed Scrod with lobster sauce for $28.00 per person. Please RSVP to Barbara Willson (508) 778-4634 with check made out to Kiwanis Club of D-Y, 10 Park Street, West Yarmouth, MA 02673. There will not be a Yankee Swap, instead bring a new toy unwrapped to be given to Toys for Tots.January 30, 2009MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The Kiwanis Club of West Hartford (CT) will again be holding their Annual Awards Night, “STARS FOR KIDS - People Lighting the Way for Children.” Awards will be given to people in the community who have “lit the way for children” including a fire fighter, police officer, resident and 5 high school seniors who will also each receive a scholarship. The events will be held from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the Town Hall Auditorium, 50 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT. So mark your calendars, more information will be available soon.There will be great food and silent auction items as well as live music from the award-winning Conard Jazz Band. It’s a fun time and a great opportunity to INTERCLUB! If you have any questions, please contact Karen Brylle at 860-678-7728 or <kebhome@...> or Claudia Bowles at 860-313-0101 or <KiwanisWH@...>.March 6 - 8, 2009MIDWINTER TRAINING - MANSFIELD/FOXBORO HOLIDAY INN, MANSFIELD, MAAPRIL 4, 2009KIWANIS ONE DAY OF SERVICEMAY 8-15, 2009Gov Dick England has the 2009 Cruise to Bermuda, and Official Governor’s Visit, planned. We will sail on the Norwegian Spirit, a much larger and heavier ship than the Dream or the Majesty. Prices start at $985.30 per person for an inside cabin to $1,375.30 per person for the balcony deck. This includes all port and government taxes and fuel surcharges. * If you have any questions, call Bob Tandy at 978-372-9890 or Steve Shiff at Colby Corner Travel at 978-535-1952. NOTE: *Government taxes may be subject to changes next year.MAY 31, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Barre (VT) will hold it’s 16th Annual Bicycle Safety Course.JUNE 25-28, 200994TH KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION - NASHVILLE, TENNESSEEJULY 14, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Barre (VT) will be having a chicken barbeque at the Barre town Recreation Field.August 3 - 7, 2009The Kiwanis Club of West Hartford (CT) is hosting their 4th Annual “Lose the Training Wheels” bicycle camp in West Hartford, CT. The camp is for children with special needs, ages 8-18 that want to learn to ride a bicycle without training wheels. The camp has been the only one of its kind in New England.Children from divisions around New England have benefited in so many ways, not only by learning to ride but by putting them on an equal level with other kids and increasing their self esteem. Other Kiwanis Clubs can support this effort in a variety of ways. To find out more, please contact Claudia Bowles at <KiwanisWH@...> or call 860-313-0101. The benefits children gain from learning to ride is immeasurable! Help your division - we’ve had kids from Maine to CT participate!August 14-16, 2009NEW ENGLAND DISTRICT CONVENTION, CROWNE PLAZA, WARWICK, RIAugust 18, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Barre (VT) is having it’s Annual Steak Feed at the Barre Town Recreation Field.November 20-22, 2009FALL TRAINING CONFERENCE, GRAND SUMMIT HOTEL, NO CONWAY, NHJune 23-26, 20102010 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
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- 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.