Tuesday, December 13, 2011




Thank you

to the home owners who generously offered their homes for our tour;
to the restaurants who offered discounts when you showed your tickets for the day:
the Cloverleaf, Rockin Joes, Calandra's, Angelino's, Rose and the
wonderful cooperation of local businesses. Special thanks to Caldwell Flowerland
for donating their beautiful venue as our gathering place; to ShopRite for donating
all the cookies; to Rockin Joe's for donating all the coffee, milk, cream and sugar; and
to Foodtown for donating all the needed paper goods for the day.
And to the many volunteers who guided you through those homes on Dec. 4th!

Saturday, November 5, 2011




The House Tour of the Season

Enjoy the eclectic charms of six local homes, and visit three historic 19th century homes: Caldwell’s Grover Cleveland’s Birthplace; West Caldwell’s Zenas C. Crane House and Roseland’s Harrison House - all open with docents available to answer your questions.
Pine boughs, ribbons, aromas of the season, distinctive collections, and unique d├ęcor of homes filled with pride and respect for the structures welcome us into the joyful holiday season.

Nine sites to Tour
Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 12 noon to 4:30 PM

Complimentary Refreshments at all Historic Sites and
Caldwell Flowerland
329 Bloomfield Avenue • Caldwell, NJ

Yes, please send me _____ tickets with tour maps at $25 per ticket ($30 after Nov. 23rd)(Day of Walk ticket sales at $30 available at Caldwell Flowerland)
Name__________________________________
Address__________________________________
Telephone No._________________________
Email address: ________________________
Questions: Call 973-228-4067
Make check out to Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex Foundation & mail to:
Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex P.O. Box 447 Caldwell, NJ 07006

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Bob Hodge New Kiwanis President



The Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex witnessed the swearing in of it's 87th President by Kiwanis Lt. governor Lynn Oliver on Oct. 4 at the Mayfair Farms. The Caldwell Club is one of the oldest Kiwanis Clubs in New Jersey and founded only 8 years after Kiwanis International was established in Chicago.










The full Board of Directors was also sworn in by Lt. Governor Oliver.

Monday, October 3, 2011

20 years of Street Fairs!

The Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex is thrilled to have been a founding organization of the Rotary/Kiwanis Caldwell Street Fair.





Fun and games were the order of the day with Kiwanians and Rotarians in the Beer Garden and Kiwanian Dr. Nancy Blattner, President of Caldwell College and some of Caldwell College Students hamming it up on the Avenue

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Kiwanis sponsors 9/11 Memorial on Caldwell Green

There are somethings in life that impact us so much that we never forget, where we were, what we were doing, how we felt and even the words we uttered at that moment.
December 7, 1941, November 22, 1963, September 11, 2001.

Two weeks ago Kiwanis sponsored an observance of September 11, 2001 on the Caldwell Town Green. Mildred Fitzburgh our Vice President said a few words to bring us together as we remembered those innocent souls who lost their lives that sunny day ten years ago.
Jackie Allworth lead a gathering of Kiwanians and local residents in the singing of Amazing Grace.
Our firefighters who so bravely gave their all to help save lives that day and for months afterward observed the day with us.
The West Essex First Aid Squad many of whom volunteered at the


Trade Center site as well, were there as part of the memorial service.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fourth of July tradition



Kiwanians were out in force serving lemonade and cold water to the many Caldwellians in support of the Annual Ice Cream Social at the Grover Cleveland Birthplace historic site.

Thursday, June 30, 2011









Irene Gibbons, a Kiwanian for 25 years has been recognized by the Rotary Club of the Caldwells with their Service above Self award at their June 21st meeting. Long time Rotarian Sam Kent presented Irene with her plaque as many Kiwanis family members were on hand to celebrate Irene's recognition.





Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Chief Deuer of North Caldwell was the speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex meeting on March 17 at The Rose Mediterranean Restaurant.


The Chief talked about the safety of our community and how our law enforcement groups work to keep West Essex as safe as it is.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex

All-you-can-eat Beefsteak Dinner
North Caldwell Firemen's Community Center
151 Gould Avenue – N. Caldwell
Saturday
March 12, 2011 6:30 – 10:00 PM
Catered by Nightingales
Wine, Beer and Softdrinks
Funds raised will support local Kiwanis sponsored
youth programs in West Essex communities.
Silent Auction – 50/50

Reservations a must – No Walk-ins.

Please send your check and reservation with Name – Address – Phone # and email Address to:
Kiwanis Beefsteak Dinneri c/o 1 Sunset Dr. N. Caldwell, New Jersey 07006 or email: Kiwanis006@aol.com

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex
87th Charter Night Dinner
481 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange, NJ

February 24, 2011
Cocktail Hour (cash bar)
(6:30 PM)
Passed Hors D'oeuvres
Dinner
(7:30 PM)
Posthumously Honoring
Bill Payne
Former West Caldwell Councilman
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Please reserve _____ seats for me. I’ve enclosed my check for_____ @ $40. per person.
Reserve by February 20, 2011.

Name ________________________
Phone ____________________

Guest(s) name(s) _____________________

Address _____________________________

Email address __________________________
Please mail with your check to:
Kiwanis Charter Night c/o Pat Collura 21 Bowers Rd.
Caldwell, New Jersey 07006
Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex Celebrates Nine Years of service to St. John’s Soup Kitchen!
Last week was the start of our 10th year of service to St. John’s Soup Kitchen – very early every third Friday morning a hardy band of Kiwanians wend their way to Newark to help make sandwiches, put hot meals together or do whatever needs to be done to insure that homeless and destitute individuals are fed that day. A tip of the hat to Kiwanian Irene Gibbons for recommending that we step up to this worthy endeavor nine years ago and for her leadership in this endeavor.

The month of January was busy



Young Children Priority One committee reminds us that February is also Give a Kid a Smile Month. - Make sure young children in your life are aware of how to take care of their teeth and have been to the dentist recently.
The Committee also brought the Essex County Domestic Violence Shelter another huge bag of new baby clothes – courtesy of Bob Blackwell’s staff; assorted toiletries and a $200 Target gift card for necessities for the Shelter.

Our Key Clubbers are pretty busy too.
West Essex Regional – with a little of our help Theresa Valentino, Dev. Officer for Children’s Specialized Hospital, was speaker at their last meeting on Jan. 11th. The students are planning some fundraising and visiting the hospital to learn more.
Congratulations to Joseph Toumanios on being elected Lt. Governor of Division 18 of New Jersey Key Club International (our division)!

Mt. St. Dominic - Christina and Gina spoke enthusiastically at their Jan. 6 meeting about their experiences at the Key Leader weekend – we probably will be seeing more of their members wanting to participate at those kind of events in the future. They are also meeting with some of the JCHS members to learn more about CSH and will be joining them on their next visit there. The girls are also interested in helping Joyce Servis in her Operation Paperback initiative.

James Caldwell HS – Seventy five members of this Key Club met on Jan. 19th to discuss selling t-shirts to raise money for children’s specialized hospital; participating in recreational therapy at CSH; accumulating prom dresses to donate to various organizations from the inner cities and
getting newer members to register for district convention in King of Prussia, Pa.

One of our own – On January 4 a number of Kiwanians were present to witness the swearing in of new Mayor (and Kiwanian) Ann Dassing. Good luck, Madam Mayor!