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 are always welcome!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR MEMBERS!!

April 1 – Gary Martin
April 4 – Bill Close
April 23 – Bob Pactwa
April 29 – Renee DiMaggio-Richardson
May 1 – Sam Yodice
May 12 – Michael Soriano
May 13 – Eddie Astone
May 14 – Frank Cahill
May 14 – Ronda Kron
May 27 – Joe Pennacchio
May 28 – Bonnie Sturm

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

(If you are unable to attend the meeting on the day that you have been assigned for ‘thought of the day please send your quote to Connie Keller  prior to the meeting text: 973-568-5404 email: connie@mhmlender.com)

April 28 – Gordon Meth
May 5 – Michele D’Aires
May 12 – Ann Grossi
May 19 – Gary Martin
May 26 – Bob Pactwa
June 2 – Ilmi Bojkovic
June 9 – Judy Hernandez
June 16 – Frank Cahill
June 23 – Nick Limanov
June 30 – Bill Close

FUTURE DATES TO PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR

April 28 – Morning meeting. 7:15 Empire Diner – Guest speaker Joe Jannarone, Sr.
May 5 –  Evening Meeting 6:30 pm – Ilmi Bojkovic, new member profile
May 12 – Breakfast Meeting – PHS Key Club
May 18 – Medium Catherine, PAL 6:30, readings for all
May 19 – Breakfast meeting – Meg and kids from Hubotics
May 21 – Relay for Life- PHHS – more details to follow
May 22 – KCGP Food Drive at Shop Rite for the Parsippany Food Pantry
May 26 – Breakfast Meeting – 7:15 am – Mr. Decmauro, Law Enforcement
May 31 – Candidates Night – Randolph Diner, 7 pm – see details below
June 2 – Evening Meeting – 6:30 pm – Ronda and Karen present the Club history
June 8-11- Kiwanis International Convention – in person or virtually, the last day to register is April 30
June 9 – Breakfast meeting – Judy Hernandez, new member profile
Sept 17 – Food Truck Festival
Oct 20 – Wine Tasting

 HOMELESS SOLUTIONS VOLUNTEERS
Contact Frank Cahill to volunteer at (862) 213-2200

May 28
June 25
July 23

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 is 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 of a ‘hand up” not a ‘hand out’; for whatever reason, they have fallen upon hard times.  Men, women, and children need temporary housing.  This is truly an experience that will change your heart for the better.  To volunteer contact Frank Cahill (862) 213-2200 

GUESTS TO BREAKFAST 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.

SECRETARY AND TREASURER –  Our club is looking for two individuals to work side by side with Karen Gajewski and Casey Parihk.  Karen will be retiring from the position of secretary in the future.   Our club needs someone to step up and take on this very important job.  Karen will train you and work with you to make a smooth transition.  The same is true for Casey.  Casey wants to retire and needs someone to take on the position of Treasurer.  For both jobs, you don’t need any particular skills, but being organized and detail-oriented would be helpful   Please speak to me or Karen or Casey if you are interested. 

MEETINGS AT EMPIRE DINER– We are having regular weekly meetings at the Empire Diner, beginning at 7:15 am, and ending at 8 am.    We also resumed the weekly raffle.  Going forward, those that attended that first meeting, voted on having the first meeting of every month as an evening meeting, because not all members can make morning meetings.  Evening meetings will begin at 6:30 pm every first Thursday of the month.   The diner has put together a nice selection of dinner for $25.00  We’ve also had to increase the cost of the breakfast meeting to $15.00 as a result of the increase in prices post covid.     Please always feel free to share your ideas and recommendations.   Our club is for EVERYONE and we’re all in it together to make it the best it can be!!

KIWANIS IS AN ORGANIZATION OF VOLUNTEERS – When we join a Kiwanis Club, we join to volunteer and get involved.   One of our goals is to change the world one child and one community at a time.  Every member of our Club should be able to volunteer at least once or twice a year.

Some prime opportunities happen every month:  cooking for Homeless Solutions (our club does this every Saturday of every month);  Food Drops have been monthly lately, always watch for information for when they are happening – it just involves packing and giving boxes of food away (usually on a Saturday)- There’s always an experienced member working these events to show you the ropes.   Give it a try, let your heart grow, and give of yourself!

NEWSLETTER  – Directors, and members, please have any information you want to be included in the to Connie Keller 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:   Blue Foundry Bank, Cerbo Lumber & Hardware, Chick-fil-A, Empire Diner, Garafalo, O’Neill & Ruggierio LLC, Gourmet Café, IHOP-Parsippany, Joe Canals Discount Liquor Outlet, Mayor Mimi, and Howard Letts, Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce,  Parsippany Focus (Frank Cahill), Par-Troy Funeral Home, Paul Miller, Restaurant Depot –Parsippany, S. J. Priola Funeral Home, The Provident Bank, Trophy King, Western Pest Service

 

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 is 2021-2022 is to increase membership, and we need to work as a team to accomplish this!

Click here to go to Kiwanis International Store.