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Here is an excerpt from the  Club's latest newsletter.  For a full newsletter, including pictures,  and past editions, click here.

Cards purchased last week will be delivered on Thursday.

Coming Events:

Another BIG event for the readers at the Hennessey School -- Stephanie of the first grade will be honored as Student of the Month.  (This will be the second year in a row that a student in Ms. Godfrey's class -- no surprise) has been so honored.  As here reader, we are overjoyed!  Thursday luncheon, April 24

Rotary's Citizens Who Care honoring Kiwanian Tim Felter on May 8.

Ironstone Derby Road Race and Party: Saturday, May 3 to benefit Challenge Unlimited.  More.

Saturday June 14 Bike Rodeo at Target in Methuen.

CLASS golf tournament on June 17.  The Club will be sponsoring two golfers.  CLASS is seeking a travel agent sponsorship; contact Robin.

Happy dollars flowed first for Janie who resurrected our beloved bear, and, to no less a degree, has given painstaking beauty to not only our banners but also our reading program.

To readers Celeste, Robin, Linda, Colleen, Maria, Danissa, Glenn and all others who have read.

For Charlie Breen who just sold their house on the coast and are now living in North Andover.

For guest Ron Martin, hopefully soon a Kiwanian, who many years ago was the recipient of a $500 bowling scholarship from a Kiwanis Club.

Not so happy for Dave Louis who had his ticket drawn for the second consecutive week, but ran short of a win with the seven of diamonds.  At least it was a step in the right direction.


The Big News of the Week is that the Feast team has enlisted some "fabulous" dining opportunities for people in the Merrimack Valley for only $45 a head.  Throw in the combination of program and tantalizing auction choices and how can any miss.  Be sure you and all of your friends will be there partaking.

It would be sinful if the hall were not full and people missed this golden opportunity (let alone the Club missed its fund raising target).  Will you be sin free?

It was wonderful having Mike back with us again, if only for a visit on behalf of his beloved Esperanza Academy.


Glenn Rogers reported about the gifts of knowledge he found at the District's meeting at St. John's Prep on Saturday, April 12.

District Governor George DeLisle expertly led a discussion on the topic of leadership.  Key points were that leadership should have a positive tone with expectations and responsibility spread evenly throughout the membership.  New members should be actively incorporated into the activities of the club, with significant responsibilities commensurate with their abilities and desires and the full knowledge that all members are expected to be contributors and leaders in their communities, large and small.

He also reported that Kiwanis International has now required that all club members with direct responsibility for leading children, particularly Circle K, Key Club and AKtion Club advisers, have current criminal background checks.  How to do that is told on the Kiwanis International web site.

The third main subject was a report on the growing success of the Eliminate Project campaign, in this region led by Dan Bennett.  This District has raised or pledged a total of almost half a million dollars.  Glenn challenged the Club to shoot toward a total pledge and delivery of at least $17,500 over the next five years, possibly as a replacement to the Special Initiative which will expire in two years.  More will come from this suggestion.