Wednesday, April 30
A purchase will be made on Thursday, April 17.
Board Meeting on April 16;
next scheduled meeting May 21.
Thursday April 17 Report
on the relevant business highlights of the Kiwanis District
meeting of April 12.
Meeting of the Fabulous Feast
planning committee at Woodworth Motors, Saturday,
April 19, 9:00 a.m.
Challenge Unlimited walk a
thon on May 3.
Rotary's Citizens Who Care
honoring Kiwanian Tim Felter on May 8.
Saturday June 14 Bike
Rodeo at Target in Methuen.
tournament on June 17.
Dave Louis had his number
picked, perhaps for the first time, but the deck yielded only
the three of spades to him. Better fortune next time Dave;
do not lose hope!
Mike Helman posed with Patricia
Inirio of Esperanca Academy, Student of the Month, and then
spoke about the academy from his point of view as a trustee for
the last three years. He said:
The Academy was created out of
a need to address the economic despair in Lawrence by the
combined efforts of Grace Episcopal Church of Lawrence and
Christ Episcopal Church of Andover.
So in April 2006 forty-two
students were enrolled in the new middle school in the Episcopal
tradition for girls. Students were selected on the basis
of need, faith base and ability and willingness to attend for
ten hours a day.
Now there are 84 students and
seventy percent backing by private donors.
Our old friend Lori Boettiger
was the first head and has been succeeded in her retirement by
Chris Wilson, who has introduced an emphasis on sports, choir,
better meals and an enhanced curriculum. They are also
aiming for accreditation by the AICE of New England.
The Academy follows closely
the advancement of the girls not only through the academy but
also beyond. They now have a one hundred percent
graduation rate on time, compared to a sixty percent in Lawrence
as a whole, and eighty percent rate of students going on to
further their education.
This footprint has been
important because there remains a real financial challenge for
the students beyond their years at the academy.
It was wonderful having Mike
back with us again, if only for a visit on behalf of his beloved
Participating in the Andover
Fund for Education Spelling Bee, 2014, on behalf of the Club,
which donated the entrance fee of $200, were captain Mary
O'Donoghue, Kristen Hollenbeck, Charlie Breen and Glenn Rogers.
Alas they didn't qualify for
the the finals having fallen, with others, to the word that can
be defined as:
a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble powder, C 7
S, produced synthetically, which in dilute solution is 500 times as sweet as sugar
Joaw, Patricia and Patricia Inirio
"Patricia Inirio is an outstanding 8th
grade student at
. She is a consistent honor roll student, and with one trimester
to go, she currently has a GPA of 4.0, the highest in her class.
Her favorite sports are soccer, basketball, and softball, and
she has played the violin since 5th grade. In
addition to being an excellent student and leader among her
peers, Patricia is also a deeply caring community member with a
long history of service to her community. As an Esperanza
Student Ambassador, she is an enthusiastic tour guide and public
speaker. Patricia is also Vice President of Student Council, and
she has spear-headed many student-led projects, including the
annual Esperanza can-drive in which students collected over
1,000 cans to donate to the Bread and Roses soup kitchen. She is
also a regular participant in such events as the Hike for Hope,
the Boston Walk for Breast Cancer, and trash clean-up
initiatives on Earth Day. She often helps her mother to gather
supplies for donation to needy families in
. In her free time, Patricia really enjoys visiting her
Grandmother in the
Ben Lynch Director of Graduate