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!!

July 9 – Ricardo Barreto
July 10 – Silvia Cooper
July 12 – Bob Young
July 21 – Gordon Meth
July 23 – Olga Limanov
July 27 – Lisa Thompson
July 29 – Khalid Madin

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

July 29 – Lisa Ciavarella
August 5 – Frank Cahill
August 12 – Connie Keller
August 19 – Karen Gajewski
August 26 – Olga Tsiavos

FUTURE DATES TO PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR

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WINE TASTING – Our club will be hosting our traditional wine tasting at Hanover Manor again this year on Thursday October 21.  Planning is beginning on Monday evening with the first meeting of the committee.  Everyone is welcome to get involved!  This event is chaired by Michael Mulhaul.  If you’re he least bit curious, join us on the zoom meeting Monday night and learn more about how you  can help!   This is our biggest fundraiser, so don’t’ be afraid to get involved.

When: July 26, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtf-6sqDMiHNNTDc1oCnBmuSAAgSMgSjLk

July 29 –– Breakfast meeting at First Watch 7 am – food and drinks are a la carte
August 5 – Breakfast Meeting – Empire Diner – 7 am – no zoom

August 6 – Birthday Celebrations –  12 Noon – Longhorn Restaurant, Rte.46 West, Parsippany
March to August Birthdays.
We are trying to catch up with fun things and have our semi-annual Birthday lunch after this long Pandemic. You can order what you wish, each person will get their own bill.
Hope to see you there. Please RSVP Karen Gajewski kpgajewski@verizon.net or Doreen Brennan @ doreenb67@aol.com.


September 18 – Foodtruck Community Festival – Arlington Plaza 11 am – 7 pm (we are sponsoring this event)
September 19  – Shop Rite Food Drive – 11 am – 3 pm   (details to follow)
October 9 – Fundraiser – Fall Plant Sale – 10 am – 3 pm  PAL Building
October 21- Wine Tasting, Hanover Manor

HOMELESS SOLUTIONS VOLUNTEERS

July 24 – Frank  Cahill, Bob Pactwa
August 28 – open
September 25 – open
October 23 – Frank Cahill, Carol Tiesi

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 needing temporary housing.  This is truly an experience that will change your heart for the better.  To volunteer contact Laura Wohland (973) 714-4443

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.

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 is 2020-2021 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.