Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Save the Date for the Kiwanis 6th Annual Prayer Breakfast

Come join the Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex for our 6th Annual Prayer Breakfast at
Crane’s Mill Retirement Community 459 Passaic Avenue •West Caldwell
7:45 AM - Wednesday - May 12, 2010

Please join us to hear Ellen Dotto, former Vice President of State and Local Government Affairs for Verizon. Ms. Dotto directed all activities between the Verizon state organizations and three key national organizations – US Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities and National Association of Counties. With a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Trinity College, Washington, DC and an MBA from Seton Hall University; and a Fellow of Leadership New Jersey and former member of the Board of Governors of Union County College. She served as a member of the Public Library Construction Advisory Board in the State of New Jersey, is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Homes Now, a community development corporation and served on the Board of the Philharmonic Orchestra of New Jersey. But none of this prepared her for the day her son, Jay went off to serve the U.S. Marines in Iraq.

Join us at Crane’s Mills to hear how prayer kept their family focused on what was important, how the prayers of friends sustained them and how their spirituality helped them find something within themselves they never knew they had throughout Jay’s, not one, but two tours of duty in Iraq. And learn how we can all find these gifts and opportunities. Call: 973-228-4067 for more information

In the Kiwanis tradition, you’re invited to bring a guest.

RSVP by May 6, 2010 - $12 per person

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Happy Healthy Kiwanis Kid Event!!!

A Happy Health Kid Event is scheduled for March 27th - A HAPPY AND HEALTHY KIDS MAGIC SHOW! A Grandparent and Grandchild Night Out - come for a light dinner and learn while having fun with your grandkids. Check www.CaldwellKiwanis.org for more information.

86th Charter Night

The Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex celebrated its 86th Charter Night on March 4th. Delayed by the previous week’s snowstorm the gathering of 80+ area residents was a gala affair at the Mayfair Farms.

Kiwanians presented to Terry DeMasi their 2010 Community Service Award for her unswerving dedication to handicapped children and adults of West Essex by founding the Adult Canteen and her helping to develop the establishment of the Vo-Tech school in West Caldwell.

Additionally the Kiwanians awarded a George F. Hixson Fellowship to member and past president George W. Carnrick, Jr. of Caldwell and a Carrington-Swain Award to member Tony Bocchino of Glen Ridge for their enthusiasm and commitment to the Kiwanis focus on service to community and young children.

In attendance were Mayor Susan Gartland of Caldwell, Mayor Joseph Tempesta of West Caldwell, West Caldwell Council President Joseph Cecere who presented a town proclamation to Terry DeMasi.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex To Honor Terry DiMasi

On March 4, 2010 the Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex will honor Theresa (Terry) DiMasi of West Caldwell for her focus on helping those physically and mentally challenged residents of the area.
DiMasi is Founder of the West Caldwell Canteen for the Handicapped (mentally and physically disabled adults). West Caldwell Civic Center was made barrier free as a result of one of the many grants received.
DiMasi has also received numerous awards and recognitions by the New Jersey Governor and the State of New Jersey for the uniqueness and effectiveness of the program. It was described as one of the best recreational programs for handicapped individuals in the state.
In addition, DiMasi has held such posts as Chairwoman of the Mayor’s Advisory Board for the Disabled, West Caldwell; President and Member of the Essex County Vocational School Board. Co-Founder of the Essex County Vocational/Technical School, West Caldwell; Member of the Board of Directors of the Essex County Educational Services Commission; President and member of the West Essex Parent’s of Exceptional Children; she is also the creator of the 1st after school recreational program for disabled children in the district, housed at Jefferson School in the early 1970’s.
DiMasi will be awarded the Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex 2010 Community Service Award with deep appreciation from the members of the club and the West Essex residents for her dedication and hard work.