November 2 – Judy Hernandez

November 5 – Bernie Clarkin

November 9 – Marie Abahoonie

November 12 – Karen Gajewski

Nov 25 – Janet Saulter-Hemmer


Nov 16 – Morning Meeting at IHOP  7:15 am – Dr. Robert Sutter, Superintendent of the Parsippany schools

Nov 23 – Thanksgiving – no meeting

Nov 29 – Par Hills Key Club Senior Dinner/with the play ‘Marian, The True Tale of Robin Hood” – let Bonnie know if you want to attend

Nov 30 – Morning meeting at IHOP 7:15 am – Youth Protection Training – Bonnie Sturm

Nov 30 – Wine Tasting follow-up meeting on Zoom 7-8 pm

Dec 3 – Shop Rite Food Drive   11 am – 3 pm

Dec 7 – evening meeting at IHOP   6:30 pm

Dec 9 – Breakfast with Santa at Parsippany Day Care – Save the date and time 9 am – 11:30 am

Dec 14 – morning meeting IHOP 7:15 am

Dec 21 – morning meeting IHOP 7:15 am

Dec 28 – morning meeting IHOP 7:15 am

Jan 4, 2024 – evening meeting IHOP 6:30 pm

SHOP RITE FOOD DRIVE   The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany will be sponsoring a Food Drive to support the Parsippany Food Pantry on Sunday, December 3. This Food Drive will be held at the Parsippany Shop Rite from 11:00-3:00. All of the items collected will be donated to the Parsippany Food Parsippany in the hopes of restocking the shelves at the pantry. Food Drives that we have organized in the past have been extremely successful!  We will need volunteers from our club and the local high school Key  Clubs to greet the shoppers and hand out prepared shopping lists of items that are most needed at the pantry.

I have contacted the Key Clubs to offer them a community service project to work with us jointly on this vital project. If you can spare an hour or two or volunteer for the entire event, please contact Carol Tiesi who is organizing this community service project. This project has always been a successful one. Thank you in advance for your support!!

VISIONS AND PATHWAYS – The kitchen items collected during September and October have been delivered and they were so very thankful for the donations!

For November, we will collect donations for the bathroom:   Towels, washcloths, body wash, shower curtains and hooks, bathroom floor rugs, and small trash cans.

Thank you for helping with this worthy cause for homeless teens through Visions and Pathways.   You can bring the items to any meeting for let Karen Gajewski know and she will pick them up from you.  For December, we will be working off a wish list that will go in the newsletter in the middle or November.   If you have any questions about this program, please reach out to Karen Gajewski.

SPEAKERS FOR MEETINGS:   If you have any referrals for organizations or speakers that might be interesting to our Club, please get that information to Doreen Brennan, she is looking for summer programs for our meetings.

GUESTS TO MEETINGS  – If you have invited someone to come to one of our breakfast meetings, please let Karen Gajewski know.  She will make sure our guests feel welcome and are greeted and get breakfast.   Please be aware guests that who are potential members will only receive one free breakfast.

NEWSLETTER  – Directors and members, please have any information you want to be included to me by Tuesday noon of each week. Great things to share would be projects your committee has completed, news of other clubs, upcoming projects, new member information, community activities, and any news about our sponsored youth clubs…..please share the information with everyone in our club.

Please support the following businesses who are Mission Partners of our Club:   Cerbo Lumber & Hardware, Chick-fil-A, Flow State Massage and Bodywork, Garafalo, O’Neill & Ruggierio LLC, Gourmet Café, Happy Daze Boutique, IHOP-Parsippany, Joe Canals Discount Liquor Outlet, Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce,  Parsippany Focus (Frank Cahill), Par-Troy Funeral Home, Paul Miller, Restaurant Depot –Montville, S. J. Priola Funeral Home, The Provident Bank, Trophy King, Unity Bank and Western Pest Services.