Upcoming Events

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Weekly Meeting

You are invited to attend a meeting every Thursday** morning at 7:15 a.m. at Empire Diner, 1315 Route 46, Parsippany.

We hope you will be able to join us to learn more about Kiwanis and see how you fit into the picture. Newcomers and visiting clubs always welcome!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR MEMBERS BORN IN JANUARY

February 29 – Dr. Patrick Selimo

FUTURE DATES TO PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR:

February 2 – morning meeting – Guest Speaker:  Tony Bonavitacola from the PAL; speaking on the mentoring program at PAL

February 7 – (Tues) at 6:30 pm   Touch a Truck meeting – Connie’s office at 40 Baldwin Rd.

February 9 – morning meeting

February 11 – (Sat) Mid Winter Conference in West Windsor – See Karen Gajewski for details

February 16 – tentative speaker from Homeless Solutions Transitional Housing Program

February 23 – morning meeting

February 27 –(Mon)  Interclub at Charlie Brown’s in Denville

March 29 – (Wed) Governor’s Banquet – 6:30 Randolph Diner   $35.00 Buffet

April 6 – (Thurs) Division Elections, Randolph Diner

April 22 (Sat) – TRIVIA NIGHT

May 9 (Tues)– Golf Outing

June 17 (Sat) – Touch A Truck 2017

THOUGHT OF THE DAY ASSIGNMENTS:

February 2 – Gordon Meth

February 9 – Casey Parikh

February 16 – Michael Mulhaul

February 23 – Ronda Kron

March 2 – Barbara Lysenko

March 9 – Davey Willans

March 16 – Betty Polen

March 23 – Carol Tiesi

March 30 – Dr. Joe Weisberg

HOMELESS SOLUTIONS VOLUNTEERS: every four Saturday of the month

February 25 – Greg and Susan Elbin, Barbara and Tom Lycenko

If you are interested, please contact Steve Dickens by emailing: steved031@optonline.net

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICYIt is the policy of our club to follow the inclement weather postings of the Parsippany-Troy Hills School District posted on the website http://www.pthsd.k12.nj.us/

The inclement weather postings are also announced on the following radio/TV stations: News 12 New Jersey, Channel 4 NBC, Fox 5, and Channel 7 ABC.  Radio:  WMTR, 1250 AM

If the Parsippany Troy Hill Schools are closed, our meeting that day is cancelled.   If there is a delayed opening, we will have breakfast as normal.

 WINTER COAT DRIVE – We are collecting new and gently used winter coats, scarves, gloves and hats for children at the Homeless Solutions Transitional Housing Facility.   The current in housing are toddler boys between 1-5 years old, twin sisters about 5 years old, a few teens and pre-teen boys.  Please bring your donations to any morning meeting.  We hope to present them to the facility representative in two weeks at our meeting on February 16.  (that meeting has not been confirmed yet)  If you have any questions, please speak to Nick Limanov.

 TRIVIA NIGHT – Save the date!!  Get your team together!!!  Start early to make sure you can come!!    Saturday, April 22. Remember doors open at 5:45 p.m. and the competition begins at 7:00 p.m. Parsippany PAL Youth Center, 33 Baldwin Road. If you would like to help with this event, please speak with Susan or Greg Elbin.

 THE NUTS ARE IN!!Our nuts are temporarily gone.   What a sale!!!   The Board decided to get more Nuts……stand by……delivery will be soon

AMAZONSMILE FOR  GREATER PARSIPPANY FOUNDATION     Amazon.com will contribute .5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase to our foundation.  All you have to do is shop at smile.amazon.com    AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know; same products, same prices, same service  (and it works with amazon prime accounts)  It’s that simple to add funds to our foundation!!!   It’s super easy…. And if you have a Facebook account, remember to share your purchase to help promote Kiwanis!

HOLIDAY CARD COLLECTIONWe will be collecting all-occasion and holiday greeting cards for the St. Jude’s Ranch for Children once again.  We will start to collect the cards in January 2017.  Unfortunately St. Jude’s cannot accept cards from Hallmark, Disney, and American Greetings.  Please give the cards to either Susan Elbin or Barb Lysenko.

 WANT TO GET INVOLVED?Our Club has so many projects:  Homeless Solutions (Steve Dickens), Frank Sinatra night, Trivia Night (Susan & Greg Elbin), and the Golf Outing (Karen Gajewski) to name  a few things coming up where you can volunteer your time and talents.   You can always feel free to speak to the person in charge of the event to volunteer and get involved.   We want you to get involved in the things that get you excited!   President Greg is also looking for opportunities for new fundraisers, if you have an idea – talk to him.

SPONSORED YOUTH CLUBSlet us know what you’re doing, so we can spread the good news about you too!!!   

THOUGHT OF THE DAY/REGISTRATION TABLE/SET UP –  Just a gentle reminder, when you have the thought of the day, we would like to you  help at the registration desk by collecting the $10.00 breakfast fee, taking attendance, and setting up the raffle for that day.   Directions for these tasks have been written up and are available with the registration table materials.  If you get to the meeting early and want to help out by setting up for the meetings, please put up the American flag and the Kiwanis Club banner only.    The podium, bell, and gavel should go on the center table; and the registration table needs the tickets and attendance sheet as well as the instruction sheet.   We currently do not have one person assigned to do this, so any help you can provide for set up and break down would be appreciated.

GUESTS TO BREAKFAST MEETINGS  – If you have invited someone to come to one of our breakfast meetings, please Bob Keller or Ronda Kron know.   They will make sure our guests feel welcome and are greeted and get breakfast.

 Please support the following businesses who are Mission Partners of our Club:   AGL Family of Companies, Dr. Lou Lorenzo Chiropractic, Empire Diner, Garafalo & O’Neill,  John Chadwick, Johnson & Johnson Esqs.; Morris Plains Automotive, Par-Troy Funeral Home, Parsippany Focus – Frank Cahill, Parsippany Funeral Home- S. J. Priola , RBA Group, Santiago Chiropractic Assoc.,  Stifel-Nicolas, Wolf Bookkeeping & Tax Service, Robbie Furman Insurance Services, Parsippany IHOP, Western Pest Services-Randolph, Trophy King; Parsippany Automotive; Cerbo’s Lumber, Robert Peluso, Burgess Associates

Newsletter information:  If you have any information for the good of the Club that you would like included in the weekly newsletter, please send it to Connie Keller by Monday morning so your information can be included in the next weekly edition