Kiwanis Family Updates
- NEW ENGLAND DISTRICTKIWANIS FAMILY UPDATESMIDGE K. LUBOT ~ EDITORDecember 4, 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, brown is for Circle K and the announcements in maroon are for the Aktion Clubs.MESSAGE FROM FRANK DENNETT:The New England District of Kiwanis is pleased to announce that it has joined TD Bank's Affinity Membership Program. This program provides the district with an opportunity to earn annual cash donations from TD Bank based upon how many members in the district participate in the program. We are thrilled about how easy it is to participate in this program and there is no cost to the members to do so.Here is how it works:• TD Bank will donate a percentage of the annual balance in every one of our members' accounts who participate in the program.• No withdrawal is made from YOUR Ira Account. TD Bank donates its own funds based upon your balance.• Checking, savings, money market, CD's, and retirement accounts are all eligible. Business accounts qualify too!There is no limit on the amount of the potential donation the district will receive. The more members who participate ... the more money we can earn.Here is how you can participate:If you already have an account with TD Bank, visit or call your local branch and tell a Customer Service Representative that you would like your account(s) linked to the New England Kiwanis affinity program.The affinity code for the New England District is A1137.If you do not have an account with TD Bank, visit any TD Bank location and open an account. Let the TD Bank representative know that you want your account linked to the New England Kiwanis affinity program. The affinity code for the New England District is A1137.If you have questions about this program, please contact me.Frank DennettDistrict Secretary207-439-3573MESSAGE FROM EMILY GEORGE, KEY CLUB GOVERNOR:IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL KIWANIS CLUBS, please make sure that your Key Clubs have their dues in by December 1ST to be considered a club.MESSAGE FROM RICH HENDERSON, CIRCLE K GOVERNOR:SUPPORT CIRCLE K - PLACE AN AD IN THE CONVENTION PROGRAM ~This year New England Circle K is trying to raise money to lower the cost of our District Convention! We are celebrating our 50TH year, so we want as many members to go as possible. If you’d like to help, sponsor an ad in our Convention Program! Anyone can put in an ad whether it is your Kiwanis club, your local business, or you as an individual! To find out more & to download an Ad Form, go to <http://www.necknews.org/sponsordcon.htm>. Thanks for your support!TO ALL NEW ENGLAND NEWSLETTER EDITORS: PLEASE KEEP SENDING YOUR NEWSLETTERS TO PAST GOVERNOR SUZANNE LEMAK <suz12317@...>. SHE SAID IT KEEPS HER CONNECTED WITH EVERYONE, “I MAY BE LIVING IN OHIO, BUT, I AM STILL A PART OF NEW ENGLAND.”Shaw’s 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.December 4, 2009Division 22 Lt Governor, Motkue Bowles, will host their first Division 22 Council Meeting on Friday, December 4TH at 7pm at his home. This informal divisional meeting will be a fun time to exchange ideas with other clubs in the division. Division 22 clubs include: West Hartford, Windsor, Meriden, Middletown, Tri-Town Golden K, Cromwell, Berlin, Southington, New Britain & Hartford. Save the date and plan to have a great time exchanging ideas. Please contact Lt Gov Motkue at <motkue@...> for more information.December 5, 2009KPTI DAY OPEN HOUSE:December 5TH is the KPTI Day Open House. Registration begins at 9:30 and the event lasts from 10-3. Here is your chance to visit the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA. Learn about the signature program of the Kiwanis Foundation of New England and hear about all that KPTI does. For more information, visit the website at <http://www.kpti.org> or call (617)636-6381 and ask for Jon Freeman.MESSAGE FROM PAST GOVERNOR ED MURPHY: Our Foundation needs our help. The KFNE/KPTI Mega-Raffle will be drawn at the KPTI Day in Boston on Saturday, December 5TH. This will be a major fund raiser for the programs of KFNE & KPTI. $10,000 will be Given away and the “big” prize is $5,000. Only 100 tickets will be sold. The ticket price is $500. (You can buy a share) If you are will to buy a share in a ticket, please contact Ed and he will get your name on a ticket with other supporters. The Raffle proceeds will be used to pay our 2008-2009 year commitment to KPTI. Please try to sell one ticket! As he mentioned 1/25 shares at $20 each. Please see the attached flyer for full information. If you have further questions, please call or email, Ed Murphy <nedtreasp@...> or 203.634.1861. Thank you for your participation.The Kiwanis Club of the Seacoast, Portsmouth (NH) is in it’s 15TH year of sponsoring the Annual Kittery, ME Holiday Parade on December 5TH. This year’s theme is “Christmas on the Coast” and kickoff is at 3pm from Post Office Square. Refreshments provided by Kittery Rotary will be offered at the end of the parade at John Paul Jones Park at around 3:30pm. The closing ceremony also includes awards for the best parade entries as well as the official lighting of the town tree by Santa himself. Anyone interested in helping to build the Kiwanis float or in marching with entry, contact us at <http://www.seacoastkiwanis.com>The Kiwanis Club of East Bridgewater (MA) will sponsor the 26TH Annual Christmas on the Common. The Christmas parade kicks off at 11am; followed by pictures with Santa, an arts & crafts show, music, magic, caricature paintings, wood carver, dance demonstrations, holiday carolers, raffles, nonprofit groups, food concessions and lots more! Please join them! Also, consider EB Kiwanis when buying your holiday tree or wreath. The sale starts the weekend after Thanksgiving on Town Hall lawn. We wish you a Blessed Thanksgiving and a Joyous Holiday Season!December 6, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Hardwick (VT) will hold their Annual Seniors Appreciation Meal on Sunday, December 6TH. It will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall and many hands are needed to help out. It is always a fun, heart warming experience. Imm Past President Bob Bellavance will chair this committee.December 7, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Waterbury (CT) will be meeting with other local service clubs for a joint holiday meeting at the Country Club of Waterbury at 12 noon.December 9, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Keene (NH) will hold their Christmas party at Suzette Borden’s home (401 Court St) on Wednesday, December 9TH at 6pm. The cost is free! Soda/beer/wine will be provided. BYO if you prefer something else. Yankee Swap will be fore items of a value of $10.00 or less. Remember, this is a fun night so don’t stress about the gift. Bring some funny thing that you want to get rid of!December 12, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Auburn-Lewiston (ME) will be ringing the bell for the Salvation Army on December 12TH. It will be at K-Mart in Auburn. They will be taking 2 hour slots. Sign up at <http://www.doodle.com/tu8p3hquyk6mdd5n>The Kiwanis Club of Fairfield (CT) has begun their Annual Poinsettia Sale; their pickup date is December 12TH from 8am to 11am at the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield (Across from Bob’s Store). Once again they are offering large, florist quality triple plants in 8” foil wrapped pots in red, white or pink. All plants are $25 each. To insure perfect quality, all plants are pre-sold with pickup as noted. There will be FREE DELIVERY in the Fairfield area with the purchase of 5 plants or more.December 13, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Danvers (MA) will be do their Christmas Caroling at the Putnam Farm, Hospice House, Carmelites. The group will leave from a member’s house & return there afterwards for refreshments.December 16, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Keene (NH) will be caroling with Ron Farina at Genesis on Wednesday, December 16TH at 6:30pm.December 22, 2009The Kiwanis Club of Sheffield (MA) will hold their annual Christmas Party on December 22ND at The Bridge restaurant in Sheffield, MA. Cocktails and appetizers at 6 and dinner at 7. This Annual dinner is destined to be an evening of good cheer and good fellowship - a good time to wish your fellow Kiwanians a Merry Christmas. Please email <todd116@...> for more information.The Kiwanis Club of Brattleboro (VT) will hold their Annual Christmas party during their regular Tuesday meeting. There will be a Yankee Swap with presents totaling no more than $10-$15.January 17, 2010The Kiwanis Club of Sheffield (MA) and the Students Against Destructive Decisions are sponsoring The Annual Pancake Breakfast Buffet. This event is being held from 10 till 1 at the Mt Everett High School Cafeteria, Sheffield, MA. This will benefit Teacher’s Grants in local schools; the cost is Adults $8.00, Children (12 and under) $4.00. For more information, please email <todd116@...>.January 29, 2010MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR FUN: The Kiwanis Club of West Hartford (CT) will again be holding their Annual Awards Night, “STARS FOR KIDS - People lighting the Way for Children” on Friday, January 29TH. 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 event will be held from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the WH 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 Hall 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@...>.February 14, 2010The Kiwanis Club of Sheffield (MA) will be holding their Annual Kiwanis Truck Raffle at 8pm. The winner gets either a 2010 Ford Ranger or $15,000 cash; second prize is $1,500; third is $500. Tickets are $50 each and available now at Sears in Gt Barrington, MA or from any Kiwanis member. Tickets are also available by mail by sending check to Kiwanis Truck Raffle, PO Box 683, Sheffield, MA 01257. Tickets will be sent by return mail. For more information, please call Dave Smith at 1-413-429-6872 or 1-413-528-9720.MAY 21 - 28, 2010ANNUAL BERMUDA CRUISE, TIME TO THINK ABOUT IT NOW, IF THERE ARE AT LEAST 75 CABINS BOOKED, THERE WILL BE A DRAWING FOR A FREE CABIN! SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT DEAL! CONTACT BOB TANDYJune 23-26, 20102010 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, OUR OWN STEVE HILL WILL BE RUNNING FOR INTERNATIONAL TRUSTEE! THERE SHOULD BE AS MANY OF US AS WE CAN.
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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.