Keepin' Up With Kiwanis
Kiwanis Club of West Hartford
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
Special Needs.” All are welcome to attend this free
Treasurer - Eugene Market lecture.
Secretary - Elisabeth Umpleby
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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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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!
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.
Lisa – 11/19
Pamela – 12/1
Eugene – 12/7
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