Upcoming Events

You are invited to attend a meeting on 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!!

November 12 – Karen Gajewski
November 13 – Jayne Belline
November 17 – Betty Lou DeCroce
November 17- Joannne Rich
November  29 – Robert Peluso

THOUGHT OF THE DAY ASSIGNMENTS:

November 21 – Erin Hoffman
November 28 – Thanksgiving – no meeting
December 5 – Julie Carifi
December 12 – Karen DeChristopher
December 19  – Joe Jannarone, Jr.
December 26 – no meeting
January 2 – Barbara Freda
January 9 – Patrick Selimo
January 16 – Gordon Meth
January 23 – Craig Eagleson
January 30 – Michael Mulhaul

FUTURE DATES TO PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR:

November 21 – Lissette Tufaro, Membership Recruitment Manager – Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey
November 24 – Food Drive at ShopRite, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
November 28 – Thanksgiving – no meeting
December 7 – Santa Breakfast at the DayCare center
December 19 – Morning Meeting, Craig Eagleson – member profile
December 26  – no meeting
December 29 – Food Drive at ShopRite, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
January 15 – Annual Awards Dinner, Hanover Manor 

HOMELESS SOLUTIONS VOLUNTEERS

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

November 23 – Nicolas Limanov, Erin Hoffman, Frank Cahill
December 28 – Frank Cahill, Ann Cucci, Joyce Garrow

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

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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, 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 opened, our Kiwanis meeting will be cancelled.  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.  The two schedules drives will be held on Sunday, November 24 and Sunday, December 29 at our local Shop Rite between the hours of 11:00 am and 3 pm.  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.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – Our Annual Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 7 from 9:00-noon at the Parsippany Child Daycare Center.  A sign up schedule for volunteers for the event will be available at this week’s Thursday morning meeting. Volunteers will be needed for the packaging of items for the children at about 8:15.  Volunteers will also be needed for cooking and serving the breakfast.  Clean up will occur after the event.  It’s a fun event for the children and adults in attendance. 

It’s always great to see and meet with Santa!!  Please consider volunteering a portion of your day on December 7!   Sign up on the schedule which will be available on Thursday or contact Carol Tiesi    carol.tiesi77@icloud.com    Thank you in advance for spreading holiday joy to the youngsters at the daycare center!!

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 the 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.