Keepin' Up With Kiwanis Kiwanis Club of West Hartford www.westhartfordkiwanis.org November 5, 2010 Club Officers Speaker Offers Important Planning Advice President - Bill Austin Join us on November 9 at 6:30pm, room 217 in firstname.lastname@example.org Town Hall as we welcome Tony Recck, MetLife Specialist, who will offer an informative presentation Vice-President Elect – Alicia Sharon on “Planning for the Future of your Dependent with email@example.com Special Needs.” All are welcome to attend this free Treasurer - Eugene Market lecture. firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary - Elisabeth Umpleby email@example.com SAVE THE DATE! Our 4th Annual Stars for Kids Awards will be held Friday, Immed Past Pres – Claudia Bowles January 28, 2011 at the American School for the Deaf. KiwanisWH@comcast.net Fliers are read for distribution and tickets will soon be available for sale. Silent auction and journal space ad Club Board of Directors Sandra Austin letters are going out. If you or anyone you know is Motkue Bowles interested in donating an item or taking out an ad, please Betsy Denorfia contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or Motkue at email@example.com. It promises to be a star-studded evening! For general inquiries Foundation Officers contact Betsy at firstname.lastname@example.org. President – Claudia Bowles Vice President – Tom Proietti Secretary – Betsy Denorfia Treasurer – Lisa Terryberry Safety Packets for New Parents Immed Past Pres – Motkue Bowles Our club recently donated Newborn Safety Packets to the birth-to-three program at the American School Foundation Board of Directors for the Deaf and through the Town Clerk’s Office to Karen Brylle parent’s of newborn children living in West Hartford. Alicia Sharon The packets include a bath safety duck (PVC free), electric outlet covers, a car seat sticker, and safety information to help prevent fire and Calendar burn injuries, the 2nd leading cause of October 1, 2010 – The Kiwanis year accidental death in small children. begins. New officers and board for our club and our foundation begin their one-year term. Ride On! November 5-6, 2010 – Kiwanis of Club President Bill Austin presented a child’s Meriden's Kiwanis Kapers, 7:30pm, bicycle and helmet to Suzanne Oslander, Maloney High School, Meriden. Community Partnerships Manager for the Town of West Hartford. The bike will be November 9, 2010 – Kiwanis of WH Meeting, W Htfd Town Hall, Rm 217 donated to a child at the Hillcrest Area followed by Board Meeting, 6:30pm Neighborhood Center (HANOC). November 19-21, 2010 – NEDK Fall Training Conference, North Conway, Running for Mittens in Blue Back NH Join us at Blue Back Square in West Hartford for this special holiday 5K to benefit our neighbors November 23, 2010 – Kiwanis of WH in need by donating a pair (or two or three) of Meeting - Dinner optional, Chatfield, mittens, gloves, hats or scarves when you come 6:30pm to the event. All items will be donated to “The December 4, 2010 – Kiwanis Town That Cares Fund,” a program of the West Pediatric Trauma Institute Open Hartford Human Services Department. Our club House at Tufts Medical Center, will be at the water station. Boston December 5, 2010 – Blue Back Mitten Run, Blue Back Square. See Erin Conneely for details. Be Proud and Support the Food Pantry for $1 Kudos to our unique town of West Hartford. We were December 6, 2010 – WH voted in the “top 10 best cities for the next decade” by CERT/CAID Meeting 6pm, West Htfd Kiplinger Magazine! Be proud of your town and Town Hall, Rm 217 support the West Hartford Food Pantry and our neighbors in need for only $1 by purchasing a “Top December 7, 2010 – Kiwanis of WH 10” magnet. For more information contact Claudia at Foundation Meeting, home of Motkue KiwanisWH@comcast.net. To quote Kiplinger’s & Claudia Bowles, 7pm “Community is key, and this is place where you know December 14, 2010 – Kiwanis of WH your neighbors.” Meeting, W Htfd Town Hall, Rm 217 followed by Board Meeting, 6:30pm Breakfast of Champions December 28, 2010 – Kiwanis of WH The duties of Immediate Past Lt. Meeting - Dinner optional, Chatfield, Governor Motkue were certainly not all 6:30pm work. LTG Motkue enjoyed spending some time with Tri-Town Golden K’s energetic members Joanne Leahy (left) and Dot Carter (right) along with an 2011 outstanding breakfast featuring their January 28, 2011 – Stars for Kids award-winning Kiwanis pancakes at the Awards Banquet, American School club’s breakfast fundraiser in for the Deaf. See Betsy Denorfia for more details September. April 2, 2011 – Kiwanis One Day of Service – The Kiwanis family of organizations around the world Passing the Torch participate in One Day of Service. Immediate Past Lt. Governor Motkue presents the Lt. Governor April 2011 - TBD – New England Home Club banner to our new Lt. District Governor's official visit, 6pm, Governor Elaine Murphy at the Il Monticello, Meriden. Details coming Meriden club’s installation of soon. officers. We look forward to May 2011 - TBD – Jeans & Martinis working with you, Elaine! Stay tuned for more information June 3-10, 2011 – Annual Governor’s Visit to Bermuda Cruise. More details coming soon. Lose The Training Wheels Featured Don’t forget to download the latest copy of the New July 7-10, 2011 – 96th Annual England District of Kiwanis Publication, the Kiwanis International Convention – Yankiwanian, in its new format! It features a cover Geneva, Switzerland story about the Lose the Training Wheels program in West Hartford. August 18-21, 2011 – 93rd Annual New England District Convention, Warwick, RI West Hartford Officers Installed on 9/28 at O’Porto From left to right: Lt Governor Division Some helpful notes: 22 Elaine Murphy, Immediate Past NEDK = New England District of NEDK Governor Dave Koohy, NEDK Kiwanis Governor-Elect Vesta Browne, Club KFNE = Kiwanis Foundation of New President Bill Austin, Board Member, England Sandra Austin, Club Treasurer Eugene LTG = Lieutenant Governor Kiwanis of West Hartford Market, Club Secretary Elisabeth Community Service Foundation Umpleby, Foundation President Claudia (KWHCSF) = a 501(c)(3) Bowles, Immediate Past Lt. Governor organization and a portion of your Division 22 Motkue Bowles, Board donations may be tax deductible Member Karen Brylle, Club Vice President Alicia Sharon, NEDK Treasurer George Delisle. The Red Coats Are Coming! At our recent interclub visit to the Westfield, MA club’s installation, we were happy to see our good friends honored with the Kiwanis Foundation of New England Red Jacket which supports projects such as the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute. Fashion Bead Fundraiser Order your Kiwanis “We Serve” bead now for only $25. These beautiful glass beads fit all bracelets including Pandora, Chamilia, Biagi, etc. $10 from each bead sale goes directly to our Foundation Scholarship Fund. These beads make a great gift and are perfect for holiday giving!! Who knew you could be fashionable and help the community? Order your bead today! For more information or to order, email email@example.com. A Bloody Good Halloween Thanks to all of you who participated by presenting as donors, working the canteen, and spreading the word for our Blood Drive on Saturday, October 30! Congratulations Judy! While we loved the contest idea in last month’s Keepin’ Up with Kiwanis newsletter, we had to rethink it for this month after Motkue and Claudia Bowles drove all the way to Whitefield, NH to present Immediate Past Division 8 LTG Judy Houghton with her prize for being the first to answer correctly. She’s all smiles after Motkue presented her with her award: A bag of last year’s peanuts. Birthday Celebrations Lisa – 11/19 Pamela – 12/1 Eugene – 12/7 SUBMISSIONS If you have something you feel should be included in our newsletter, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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