Kiwanis Family Updates
- NEW ENGLAND DISTRICTKIWANIS FAMILY UPDATESMIDGE K. LUBOT ~ EDITORApril 3, 2009Please 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.Aktion in New England. A proposal has been presented to create an online publication about Aktion Clubs in the New England District. We are looking for stories, events and pictures from Aktion members, clubs and Kiwanians that have had experiences working with people with disabilities. We want to promote Aktion Clubs in New England and the great work they are doing in our communities as well as provide ideas, support and updates. Any contributions, ideas, or suggestions can be emailed to Denise Rueger at <kiwanisaktion@...> or mailed to PO Box 682, Sheffield, MA 01257.Shaw’s new program is up and running, please go to Shaw’s & sign up for it. You can add your choice & the percentage for the group & it will then be automatic! Shop on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and NE Kiwanis Foundation will get a donation equal to 1% of what you spend. The name and code for NE Kiwanis is “Kiwanis Foundation of New England: ID #49001019000.” If you have the code number to add to your rewards information, it is much easier & faster than searching by name.ATTENTION RED SOX FANS!!The Kiwanis Club of Gorham (ME) is fielding a dream lineup of fantastic prizes sure to please any SOX FAN!1ST Prize: Four Seats Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park Friday, July 3RD Right Field Box #93, Row AA2ND Prize: Dave Ortiz Autographed 2004 World Series Edition Baseball (with Certificate of Authenticity)3RD Prize: 32” LCD TV ($549 List price) Widescreen HDTV Monitor with LCD Technology for Crisp Images and Thin Design4TH Prize: 2007 World Series Edition Ball Autographed by Jacoby Ellsbury (Certificate of Authenticity)Other Prizes include iPod 8GB Nano 4G Value Bundle with 11 in 1 Accessory Kit (either Pink or Blue).Raffle tickets are just $5 each! The drawing will be held June 5 with proceeds to benefit Key Club and Kiwanis leadership development. Put your SOX on and contact Secretary Bruce Rudolph for tickets: <brudolph@...> or (207)839-8944.APRIL 4, 2009KIWANIS ONE DAY OF SERVICEThe Kiwanis Club of East Boston (MA) together with members of the Kiwanis Club of Revere, the East Boston and Revere High School Key Clubs, the ROTC, the Friends of the Belle Isle Marsh and other community groups from East Boston, Winthrop and Revere, is celebrating Kiwanis International’s service initiative, Kiwanis One Day, joining 600,000 other Kiwanians in a day dedicated to community service. They will be performing a 5 hour clean-up of the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, an urban natural resource protected by the Department of Conversation and Recreation as well as the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh organization. To participated in this event, please contact Kiwanis One Day Committee Chairperson, Honorable Judge Joseph Ferrino (Ret) at (617)569-2110 or East Boston Kiwanis Club President Marisa Di Pietro at (617)650-3442.The Kiwanis Club of Fairfield (CT) and members of the Kiwanis family will be participating in the Kiwanis One-Day event. We will be cleaning up the Fairfield Train Station area. We will meet at the Fairfield Citizen News parking lot at 8am, and work until 11am or so. Please bring gloves and rakes, the town will provide garbage bags and rubber gloves. We will start with the northbound side, and if we have enough volunteers, do the southbound side as well. Please plan on lending a hand and help to keep Fairfield a clean place to work, live and play.The Kiwanis Club of the Seacoast, Portsmouth (NH) will be volunteering with the NH Special Olympics State-wide Basketball Tournament. Each year, the Seacoast Kiwanis provides bag lunches and a breakfast for the athletes and coaches. This year they are expecting 1,500 participants. For more information, please contact Carolyn Patton <Carolyn.Patton@...>.The Kiwanis Club of Hartford (CT) will install more Buckle Up Seat Belt signs in college parking lots in Hartford. While providing service, we hope to generate club interest in membership from college students who recall their Key Club in high school experiences. For more information, please contact <Kiwanis1916@...>.The Kiwanis Club of Hudson (NH) is holding their first Yard sale of the year happens at the Kiwanis Hall at 14 Melendy Rd in Hudson, NH. Support a good cause and start your spring cleaning all at once. Donate unwanted items (no electronics please) to the Kiwanis table or rent a table and make some money. Join your friends and family at the Second Annual Kiwanis Colossal Indoor Yard Sale. You can rent a space with two six by three foot tables and chairs. There are rental rates for the general public and vendors and rates for non-profit organizations. Net proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis support of Youth activities in Hudson. To be held April 14TH at the Hudson Kiwanis Hall on 14 Melendy Rd in Hudson from 9am to 1pm. It is indoors so it is rain or shine. For further information on table rentals and item drop-offs call Norm Cloutier at (603)889-4279. You can also register by email either at <hudsonkiwanis@...> or <ztaxes@...>. Pre-register by April 1, 2009, or register on day of sale subject to space availability. Checks for donations should be made out to Hudson Kiwanis.The Kiwanis Club of Brattleboro (VT) will participate in the Girls on the Run event and the Big Brothers/Sisters Bowl-A-Thon. If you would like to participate, contact Doug Chalmers at (802)257-2065.The Kiwanis Club of Revere (MA) will be doing a joint project with the Kiwanis Club of East Boston (MA). They will be cleaning the Belle Isle Marsh.Division 8 (VT & NH) will again be doing a service project together. They will be doing a Child ID in Lancaster, NH from 10am to 2pm.APRIL 5, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Sheffield (MA) will observe Kiwanis One Day, weather permitting, by staging a seven community roadside cleanup. On that day, members will go to each of the seven communities served by the club and pick up winter debris along roads specified by local Selectmen. This project will enhance the scenery for tourists and local residents.APRIL 6, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Hardwick (VT) will be holding their Annual Sugar on Snow party at the Fradette Sugar House (subject to sugaring & road conditions). The Division 9 Caucus will be held at this party. The purpose of the Caucus is to elect the Lt. Governor for the 2009-2010 this year. Marty Wasserman of the Marble Valley Club is Lt. Governor-Elect for 2009-2010. Each club may select two members to represent their Club at the Caucus. A minimum of one representative each from five clubs is necessary for the caucus to be official.Kiwanis Division 16 will hold their Caucus on April 6TH at the Yarmouth House Restaurant. Dinner will begin at 6:30 and will be ordered off the club menu the restaurant provides. The cost is $18.00. Each club should designate three delegates to vote. Other club members are welcome to attend.APRIL 9, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Worcester (MA) is having Lt Gov Tim Murray as their guest speaker at their April 9TH luncheon. They meet at Tweed’s Pub on Grove St, Worcester at 12:15. The cost is $15.00 per person which includes lunch and weekly raffle prize. It is necessary to RSVP to <kiwanisworcester@...> by Friday, April 3RD or by calling directly to Maureen Halley at (508)595-9800.APRIL 13, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Barre (VT) will it’s Annual Honors for Scholars dinner at the Canadian Club on Route 14. Spaulding High School seniors who have a 3.0 grade point average for the prior seven semesters will be recognized for the accomplishment.APRIL 18-19, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Presque Isle (ME) will hold their Annual Kiwanis Home & Garden Show. It is two days of over seventy displays for home building, gardens, landscaping, interior, exterior plus many more wonderful items. Please contact AJ Cloukey (207)764-6611 <cloukeya@...> or Dave Garey (207)768-4000 <dgarey@...>.The Kiwanis Club of Chittenden County needs volunteers to work at the 2 Welcome Centers on Rt. 89 in Williston on April 18 & 19TH. Please tell Doug Guerin when you will be available. You may contact him at <dougg_3@...> even if you are out of town now! We need to plan well ahead of time for this. There are 2 shifts Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am - 1:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm. They will be cooking hot dogs for sale along with beverages that will be donated.April 24, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Brattleboro (VT) will hold their Bike Safety Day at Living Memorial Park from 10 till noon.April 25, 2009SAVE THE DATE: The Kiwanis Club of West Hartford (CT) will be hosting a fun Interclub event - JEANS & MARTINIS. Some of the fun will be a “best martini recipe” contest! So SAVE THE DATE and get ready for some FUN!MAY 2, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Keene (NH) is sponsoring a Bike and Child Safety Program on Saturday, May 2ND. This event is for children 4-12 and adults should accompany the children. The location is at the city Recreation Center located on Washington Street in Keene. The day will include an obstacle and skills course, free bike inspections and adjustments by Norm’s Bike Shop, bike helmet adjustments and free helmets to children needing them presented by Kiwanis. There will be healthy snacks provided and a raffle for the donated prize of a new bike by Walmart. Please plan to attend and provide your children with some Bicycle safety for the summer! Contact Betsy Cotter at <Elizabeth.B.Cotter@...> for further information.MAY 8, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeport (CT) will be holding An Evening of Wine Tasting. This will benefit College Scholarships to local High School Key Clubs and Housatonic Community College Foundation in conjunction with Harry’s Wine & Liquor of Fairfield. Hors d’oeuvres & Hollywood & Sports Celebrity Items Auction. It will be held Friday, May 8TH from 6 till 8PM at the Housatonic Community College Museum of Art Gallery, 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT. The cost is $25 per person; please mail checks to Kiwanis Club of Bridgeport, P.O. Box 136, Bridgeport, CT 06601. For reservations, please contact Dick Bellows at (203)261-4491.MAY 8-15, 2009AS OF 2/1/09 PRICES ARE CHANGED FOR BERMUDA CRUISE: The Inside Cabins are now $706.30 (pp); Outside cabins are now $916.30 pp; and Balcony cabins are now $1,235.30 pp. The onboard credits have been reduced and are now $25 for inside cabins, $50 for outside cabins and $75 for balcony cabins. Thanks to Bob Tandy for all his hard work organizing this wonderful event. We will sail on the Norwegian Spirit, a much larger and heavier ship than the Dream or the Majesty. If you have any questions, call Bob Tandy at 978-372-9890 or Steve Shiff at Colby Corner Travel at 978-535-1952. There are still cabins available, if you’re interested in a fabulous trip, please contact Bob Tandy.MAY 15-17, 2009The New England District of Kiwanis is hosting a Key Leader event at Camp Hayward in Sandwich, MA. KEY LEADER is Kiwanis International’s leadership education program for students, primarily in high school. It’s mission is to provide a “life-changing experience that inspires young people to achieve their personal best through service leadership.” For more information or to register students go to <www.key-leader.org> or email District Chair Charlie Mallar at <the1785inn@...>.MAY 16, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Fairfield (CT) will be attending and helping at a Bridgeport Bluefish vs Newark Bears Game. The game begins at 6:05pm, gates open at 5:05 and there will be FIREWORKS after the game. This is a fundraiser to benefit “The Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund,” $4.00 from every ticket sold (cost is $10) goes to Local Kiwanis Clubs. They have reserved 100 seats, so if you’d like to attend, please contact Dirk Vanderblue at <Vanderblue@...>.The Kiwanis Club of East Boston (MA) is having their Bicycle Safety day on May 16TH at the Salesians yard (the old Savio High School).MAY 19, 2009Deadline for room reservations for the 2009 Kiwanis Convention in Nashville at convention rates. The New England District is assigned to Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. Room rate is $162.00 per night for single/double. Tax is 15.25% plus $2.00 per room city tax. There is more information in the Kiwanis Magazine.MAY 20-21, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Barre (VT) will hold their 60th Annual Auction from 7:00 - 10:00. The new location for the Auction is in The ReStore building at 34 Granite St. In Barre, VT.MAY 21, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Fairfield (CT) will be holding their Golf Tournament on May 21ST. The outing will take place at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course with registration beginning at 10:30am. Scramble tee off at 11:30am. The fees are $125.00 for an individual and $500.00 per foursome. Fee includes cart, greens fees, prize entry fees, food and soft drinks. Keep in mind that we also have an opportunity for sponsorships of tees ($100) and greens ($200). This is a great way to advertise for folks that do not golf!MAY 22, 2009The Kiwanis Club of New London (CT) will be holding their Annual Golf Tourney Around the Corner on Friday, May 22ND at the Shennecossett Golf Club in Groton, CT. There will be a Shotgun Start at 12:30 and the cost is $130 per player. The proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Club of New London NB King Scholarship Endowment and John kashanski Community Service Fund.MAY 23, 2009On Saturday, May 23rd, the Kiwanis Club of Hardwick will be hosting the Hardwick Kiwanis Spring Festival including a town-wide parade, family fairground, chicken barbeque and many other community sponsored events such as the Chamber of Commerce Spring Craft Fair, Hardwick Area Community Coalition children’s fun fair, Cub Scouts cub-mobile races, Key Club dunking booth, Hazen Varsity baseball and softball games, Hardwick Historical Society Open House, etc. This is the largest event of the year in Hardwick. The Hardwick Kiwanis Club has coordinated and hosted this event for more than 50 years.MAY 27, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Hyannis (MA) cordially invites you to it’s 80TH Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday, May 27TH with special guest Don Canaday, Kiwanis Int’l. Pres. It will be held at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis, MA (508) 771-3000. Cocktail hour will begin at 6:30 and dinner at 7:30. The cost is $40 per person and rooms are also available for a Kiwanis rate of $99. To reserve a room, please call the Cape Codder Resort & Spa at (508)775-4725. Please RSVP by May 15TH to Brian Avitabile <docavit@...> or Ray Dubois (508) 775-4725.MAY 30, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Berlin (NH) will be holding their Bike Rodeo at the Rec. Center again this year. There will also be a Child ID session held at that event.MAY 31, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Barre (VT) will hold it’s 16th Annual Bicycle Safety Course.JUNE 6, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Seekonk (MA) in conjunction with other organizations in Seekonk are presenting an Economic Hope Day to offer information on the various ways families can find help with their financial problems. The Economic Hope Day has been scheduled and confirmed. It will be on Saturday, June 6TH FROM 1 TO 4 PM AT Johnson & Wales, Rt 44 in Seekonk. We have reserved 3 conference rooms and one large room. They are planning to have seminars and general presentations lined up. There will be a workshop called “Too Much Month at the End of Your Money” and Kiwanis members are also working on a “Resume Writing and Interview Techniques” workshop. Human Services is preparing information about state agencies that can offer financial help and training information. If you know professionals in the personal financial field or other job related activities who would be willing to do workshops or set up a table with information, please contact Lori ASAP at (508)399-8289.JUNE 25-28, 200994TH KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION - NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE-Message from Bart & Pat Stevens: Just wanted to update as many Kiwanians possible as we head towards Nashville in June. Many, if not all of you, have probably seen the information released by International regarding events. Thursday evening (6/25) has been set aside for District Outings. Friday evening is the Grand Olde Opry (ticketed event - $40 I believe) and Saturday evening they have arranged an outing at the Wild Horse Saloon (ticketed event - $75 per person).Several months ago we began the process of looking for a location in Nashville that would be fun and affordable (unfortunately this takes much planning). We have received a lot of feedback wishing we went back to just our District when planning future outings - although fun, the past 2 years we have “hooked up” with one or more Kiwanis Districts for our event at International. With that in mind, we decided to be pro-active and to get a jump on the competition. Working with Donna Wood Pruitt (Gov Dick’s On To Convention Chair) and some feedback from Carol Ballistrini, arrangements were made to hold our District night out at the Wildhorse Saloon. Never in the world thinking that Kiwanis International would host an event there. Contracts were signed several months ago and we will honor that contract. Exact prices have not been set yet but will most assuredly be less than the $75 for the KI night out. It is all contingent on what buffet we chose. The evening will include entertainment, line dancing, etc. It is very similar to KI’s description.The purpose behind this note is to make you aware that we will be hosting our District outing at the Wildhorse on Thursday evening and to please plan accordingly. Certainly not encouraging you to not attend the KI event, BUT hoping you will decide to join your fellow New Englanders during their night out. Perhaps both evenings are in the cards? Additional information will be forthcoming for the MidWinter Conference.JUNE 27, 2009The Third Annual Keene (NH) Kiwanis Antique Dealers Show and Sale will be at the Keene High School on Arch Street in Keene, NH. Doors will open to the public at 9am and are open till 3pm. There will be a $5.00 entry fee. The first two years have been quite successful and we are expanding the Show and Sale to include up to 50 dealers this year! Questions? Contact Dave Ganio, our Chairperson for the project at <glmgt@...> or (603)357-4561.JULY 14, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Barre (VT) will be having a chicken barbeque at the Barre town Recreation Field.JULY 20, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Mansfield (MA) is holding it’s Second Annual “One Club” Tournament of Monday, July 20TH at the Squirrel Run Golf Course in Plymouth. This is a par 3 course, the only club allowed on the course is a 5 iron, and you must use the putters assigned to each green. If you play well, you will be challenged. If you don’t play well at all, doesn’t matter. The winning score last year was 3 under. Everyone has a chance. For more information go to <http://www.golfkiwanis.com>. You can sign up on-line or contact the club.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!
- 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.