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.

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