Upcoming Events

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!!

June 1 – Julie Scarano-Debrossey
June 4 – Ann Cucci
June 7 – Joe Weisberg
June 9 – Al Goldberg
June 21 – Joe Plescia
June 27 – Erin Hoffman

Thought of the Week:

“Be the person who cares. Be the person who makes the effort, the person who loves without hesitation.  Be the person who bares it all, the person who never shies away from the depth of their feelings, or the intensity of their hope.   Be the person who believes – in the softness of the world, in the goodness of other people, in the beauty of being open and untethered and trusting.  Be the person who takes the chance, who refuses to hide.  Be the person who makes people feel seen, the person who shows up.  Trust me when I say – be the person who cares.

Because the world doesn’t need any more carelessness, any more disregard,  because there is nothing stronger than someone who continues to stay soft in a world that hasn’t always been kind to them.”     –  Bianca Sparacino,  “The Strength of Our Scars”

Our weekly in-person meetings have been postponed, instead, we will be hosting a “Zoom” meeting until further notice. Meetings start at 7:30 a.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 456 243 490

FUTURE DATES TO PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR

June 17  – Wine Tasting  Planning Meeting via Zoom.    6:30 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/9737223262?pwd=TUFHMWlYd2gva3I4TG1hUFdvcnRlUT09

HOMELESS SOLUTIONS VOLUNTEERS

June 27 – Ann Cucci, Frank Cahill

July 25 – Andrew Blind, Karen DeChristopher

HOMELESS SOLUTIONS – On the 4th Saturday every month, our Kiwanis Club serves dinner to the residents of the Homeless solutions facility.   One volunteer needs to shop, usually at Costco, from a prepared grocery list, and take the groceries to Homeless Solutions.   Three people are needed to prepare the meal.   The dinner the Kiwanis serves is always baked ziti with meatballs,  fruit salad, tossed salad, and cake for dessert.

All we do it cook and serve the meal, the residents do clean up.   The time involved is usually 4-7 pm.   The residents at Homeless Solutions are just like you and me; they are just in need at the moment for a ‘hand up” not a ‘hand out’; for whatever reason, they have fallen upon hard times.  Men, women, and children needing temporary housing.  This is truly an experience that will change your heart for the better.  To volunteer contact Laura Wohland (973) 714-4443

March 28 – We are purchasing food and will have it delivered so the clients of Homeless Solutions enjoy a hot meal. At this time Homeless Solutions has a large number of clients.

BLUE LEVEL TODAY CLUB – Our Club has achieved Blue Level Today Club Status for the 2015-16 Kiwanis Year.  This means that we were able to donate $10 per member to the Kiwanis Children’s Fund and we have earned a digital Blue Level Club Award to be displayed on our website

AMAZONSMILE FOR  GREATER PARSIPPANY FOUNDATIONAmazon.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.comAmazonSmile 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….

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

WE DON’T MONKEY AROUND – HAVE YOU MET MAY?
– President Frank has a new ‘friend’ that he wants us all to know.  Curious?  Come to a meeting and find out or watch May’s adventures at www.facebook.com/ParsippanyKiwanis/

MISSION PARTNERS – Please support the following businesses who are Mission Partners of our Club: Beline/Hecht Family, Burgis Associates, Inc., Cerbo Lumber, John Chadwick, Chick-fil-A, Nancy and Steve Dickens, The Elbinage – Gregory and Susan Elbin, Empire Diner, Garofalo and O’Neill, IHOP, Ronda, and Stanley Kron, Dr. Lou Lorenzo, The Meth Family, Morris Plains Automotive, Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, Paul Miller Auto Group, Robert Peluso, Priola Funeral Home, Par Troy Funeral Home, Western Pest Services, Wolf Business Associates (Maxine and Herb Wolf) and Trophy King.

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.

NEW INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY – If the Parsippany-Troy Hills Schools are closed or have a delayed opening, our Kiwanis meeting will be canceled.  Remember you can find out about school closures by going to the school website at  http://www.pthsd.k12.nj.us/   WMTR Radio 1250 AM  or on TV Channel 7.

BlUE FOUNDRY BANK COMMUNITY ALLIANCE PROGRAM – We have 31 accounts signed up! Supporter account forms are always available at any Blue Foundry Bank (formerly Boiling Springs Savings Bank) or online at www.bluefoundrybank.com. These forms are available at Thursday meetings. Remember if you have an account at Blue Foundry, this does not cost you anything, your interest rates, etc will remain the same, but Kiwanis Club receives a quarterly dividend check to help offset some of our operating costs.

FOOD DRIVE
– We will be holding Food Drives in conjunction with the Division 20 Key clubs.  We are scheduling two-hour shifts.  Food collected will benefit the Parsippany Food Pantry.   If interested in helping out, please contact Carol Tiesi   carol.tiesi77@icloud.com.   Thank you in advance.

Order your FREE Membership Applications:  Every Kiwanis member can order and receive 50 Membership Applications free of charge from Kiwanis International.

Please click on this link and order 2 packages (25 each) and bring them to a breakfast meeting.  Our goal in 2018-2019 is to increase membership, and we need to work as a team to accomplish this!

Click here to go to Kiwanis International Store.

**Evening meetings will be announced.