Thursday, November 6
Citizenship Award to Marianne Coceres of Notre
Saturday, November 8,
the annual cleaning and grooming of the George L. Street
Memorial Bridge in honor of our deceased member and WWII
hero. Mike DeLuca is leading the effort.
Wednesday, November 15,
Board Meeting at Lawrence General Hospital.
November 24 is the deadline for getting sponsors
and advertisers for the Santa Night songbook.
Santa Night, December
12, 2014 Just 45 days away.
From Michael D about the Bridge
Break out the rakes and
brooms, put on your gloves, get ready to sweep up our
We start at 9am and will be
wrapped up no later than Noon. All are welcome, even if for just
for a stop by to support the effort. We would love to get a big
group picture at around 10am. So come on out and let's Honor one
of our own!
Below is an edited (to make it
current) excerpt from an Eagle Tribune Article.
Every year, we
organize this event to coincide with Veterans Day. Started
in November 2008, this will be our 7th year we gather
to clean up the Captain George L. Street Bridge, which
carries Greenwood Road over Interstate 495. "What better
way to honor veterans than to honor one of our own," said
Kiwanis Past President Al DeLuca, who served eight years in the
Coast Guard. "To leave the bridge in disrepair is to be
disrespectful to him."
"For us, it's a small token
of appreciation for someone like Captain George Street, who gave
so much to his country and his community," said Kiwanis
Past President Dave Wilson of Andover.
Street lived in Andover 30
years, and was the town's most decorated naval officer.
A longtime Kiwanian, Street
served in the Navy for 29 years. He was awarded the Medal of
Honor, the nation's highest military honor, while commanding the
submarine USS Tirante during World War II. He received the Navy
Cross, two Silver Stars and a Presidential Unit Citation
recognizing the entire crew of the Tirante.
Leah Okimoto described an enterprise she
has become in honor of her infant son who died about one year
The enterprise is entitled "Aaron'sPresents"
She is looking for inspired kids, those who will reach out to
help or serve at least one other person or to pursue a passion
that is used for the same purpose.
Aaron's presents will give grants of a maximum
of $500 in materials and services.
Children must be in eighth grade or below.
Children in groups are also eligible. Check the website
Please check it also to help by donating.
They are also looking for connections to
The mission statement reads "Inspiring kids
to give of themselves for the good of the world."
Leah was the guest of Mary O.
Do not forget to be or find
a sponsor for the songbook. Click here for the
The link to the site is www.shopwithscrip.com
Our mystery personality last
week was Ivette Rosario, our highly competent and gracious
We will have more mystery
personalities from among our midst in the future.
President Ed, the enterprising
plumber, came up dry when he selected the four of spades in the
A number in the upper hundreds
is what the eventual winner will take home. Be the he or
she who does so.
Come and play and enjoy.
There are no ill effects, only benefits to both the house and
the player, from this game.
Hannah Walworth, a student at
Presentation of Mary Academy, walked away with the Citizenship
Award for October.
She noted that she has volunteered her time
tutoring at St. Monica's as well as choreographing for the
school musical. Hannah has also spent much time planning
events as senior class president.
She believes that friendship and leadership go
hand in hand. Her work includes tutoring to those with
disabilities. Hannah believes that a little well directed
effort can "move mountains."
She is captain of the volleyball team and a
member of the basketball squad.
Pictured about are Hannah with president Ed and
citizenship awards director Camille.
Ellen Kallman is Director of Advancement at Melmark
Their aim is to expand life's options "for
individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Pervasive
Developmental Disorders (PDD), Acquired Brain Injury,
Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Dual Diagnoses and Severe
It provides residental services for children and
adults with intellectural disabilities., with "highest
quality programs and services in the least restrictive
environment which emphasizes personal worth and
achievement." and much more, as explained further on their
Melmark was established in 2006 in Andover and
has a beautiful facility on River Road where 119 children, aged
three to twenty-one reside. Also serviced there are
another 500 who are bused daily. A highly qualified staff
of 275 serves them.
The program there is well developed and
delivered with the intention of transitioning children back to
The school districts pay.
Melmark is also looking for vocational