Windsor Kiwanis sponsored its biannual Red Cross blood drive on...more
The Kiwanis Club of Windsor welcomed two new members: Shannakay Sweeney, sponsored...more
Windsor Kiwanis celebrated another successful annual flower sale. We appreciate...more
The club welcomed Victoria Huertas to a recent meeting. Victoria was sponsored...more
For the months of July and August we will be meeting on our summer schedule. We will also be changing the location for some of the meetings. Please check the calendar for date, time and location of the meeting. If you have a question please contact Lisa at email@example.com
The Kiwanis Club of Windsor, CT is a service organization comprised of caring men and women from all walks of life. Our objective is to bring aid to children in need. The majority of our efforts benefit children in this community. A portion of the funds we raise go to help meet Kiwanis International objectives which focus on the special needs of young children from prenatal development to age five. We serve by sponsoring fund raising activities, which provide monetary support for children’ programs and through personal involvement in the giving of our time and skills.
Kiwanis Club of Windsor Student Recognition and Scholarship Night
The Kiwanis Club of Windsor held its annual Student Recognition and Scholarship Night. Each year the club recognizes outstanding student leaders at Sage Park Middle School and awards scholarships to graduating seniors at Windsor High School.
This year’s leadership honorees are Evan Petkis from the sixth grade, Gabriela Lopez from the seventh grade and Julie-Ann Williams from the eighth grade. In addition this year’s Outstanding Leader honoree is Maryam Choudhury from the sixth grade.
The Kiwanis club awarded scholarships to five Windsor High Scholl seniors. Scholarships were presented to Helen Nguyen, Mariam Hussain, Benjamin Morneault, Victoria Huertas and Michelle Nguyen.
Helen Nguyen was a member of the Drama and Key Clubs. She was also captain of the Tennis team. She will be attending UCONN and will be studying Athletic Training.
Mariam Hussain is a member of the National Honor Society. She is a member of the Key Club where she served as Editor. She will be attending UCONN and will be studying Music and Business.
Benjamin Morneault is a member of the National and French Honor Societies. He is an All-Academic athlete. He will be attending UCONN and will be studying Business Management.
Victoria Huertas served as President of the Kiwanis Key Club. She was captain of the Volleyball team. She will be attending Wheelock College majoring in Education.
Michelle Nguyen was a member of the Action Drama and Key Clubs. She was elected to the National and French Honors Societies. She will be attending Texas Christian University and will major in Education.
Pictured from left to right: Helen Nguyen, Mariam Hussain, Benjamin Morneault, Victoria Huertas and Michelle Nguyen.
Shad Derby Princess Royal Victoria Huertas on the Queen's Float
2015 Road Race Female Overall Winner
#130 Nancy Montemerlo 20:23.13
2015 Road Race Male Overall Winner
#99 Tom Geer 17:53.45
2015 Shad Derby Golf Tournament
Thanks to the eleventh hour heroics of Chairman Jon Neagle the 2015 Golf Tournament was a spectacular success. One hundred twelve golfers teed off at the Wintonbury Golf Course in Bloomfield. Many volunteers were on hand to help and many gifts and baskets were contributed by members and local businesses.
Chairman Jon Neagle gives final instructions before turning loose 112 golfers.
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Kiwanis celebrates century of serving the children of the world
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – DATE – Pancakes, playgrounds and parades are among the service projects Kiwanis club members have offered for 100 years to serve the children of the world. In 2015, Kiwanis members will renew their commitment to children by finding solutions to community needs and by raising the funds to help eliminate a deadly disease from the world.
Globally, January 2015 kicks off six months of celebrations to honor the past century of service and launch the next 100 years of signature service projects. Each year, Kiwanis members devote 18.5 million volunteer hours toward projects in their communities and raise more than US$100 million, all to help children thrive, prosper and grow. Kiwanis is a service organization with more than 16,000 clubs in 80 nations. Its members participate in nearly 150,000 projects every year.
“Kiwanis began in Detroit as a club for businessmen but quickly changed its focus to service, and that commitment remains today,” said Dr. John R. Button, Kiwanis International president. “We are proud of our 100-year legacy and are excited about our future and the opportunities we have to help all the children of the world.”
As part of a Kiwanis Centennial Tour, Dr. Button will visit 13 international cities where Kiwanis members will celebrate the 100th anniversary with community events, playground builds and other special projects. The Centennial Celebration began in Pasadena, Calif., on New Year’s Day with a float in the annual Tournament of Roses parade. The first stop on the Centennial Tour is Detroit, home of the inaugural Kiwanis club. Known as the Detroit No. 1 Club to signify its status as the first Kiwanis club, the Detroit club will kick off the tour with a book distribution for children, a reception and display at the Detroit Historical Museum and a gala at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.
With the support of the Kiwanis International Foundation, playgrounds will be built at Centennial Tour stops in Redmond, Ore.; Atlanta, Ga.; Fullerton, Calif.; Taipei, Taiwan; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Island Park, N.Y.; Chicago, Ill.; Milan, Italy and Indianapolis, Ind. Playgrounds built last fall in Troy, Mo., and Orlando, Fla., will be dedicated during the tour.
The Centennial Tour will conclude in Indianapolis, Kiwanis International’s home city, with the annual convention June 25-28 celebrating the Centennial. Plans are under way for a pancake breakfast on Indianapolis’ Monument Circle, a major downtown landmark, and a birthday bash on one of the city’s downtown pedestrian avenues, Georgia Street, near the Indianapolis Convention Center.
During the convention, Kiwanis and its partner UNICEF also will celebrate The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis’ global campaign for children to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) from the globe.
“While those of us in industrialized nations have not had to worry about maternal and neonatal tetanus for decades, this disease is still deadly in developing countries,” said Dr. Button, a former family physician in Ridgetown, Ontario, Canada, and Kiwanis’ international president. “We have been working to raise $110 million to eliminate this tragic disease from the world, and to save babies from suffering an excruciating death from tetanus. Our commitment to The Eliminate Project is our 100th anniversary gift to the world.”
To stop this disease, The Eliminate Project aims to immunize more than 61 million women of childbearing age, who will then pass on immunity to their future newborns. “The individual cost is small – US$1.80 will provide the vaccine and related services– but the cumulative effect is exponential in the number of lives protected and saved around the world,” Dr. Button said.
More information on Kiwanis’ 100th anniversary events is available at www.kiwanis.org/100.
Founded in 1915, Kiwanis International is a global organization of clubs and members dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs, including Circle K International for university students, Key Club for students age 14–18, Builders Club for students age 11–14, Kiwanis Kids for students age 6–12 and Aktion Club for adults living with disabilities, dedicate annually more than 18 million service hours to strengthen communities and serve children. The Kiwanis International family comprises nearly 600,000 adult and youth members in 80 countries and geographic areas. For more information about Kiwanis International, please visit www.kiwanis.org.
Kiwanis Club of Windsor 2014-15 Officers and Board of Directors
From left to right: Tom McGovern, Linda Roberts, Mike Waltein, Jeanine Middleton, Jon Neagle, Tom Pompa, Skip Hamel, Lisa Atwood, President John D'Agata, Lt. Governor Mark Romanov, John Gamage. Not pictured: Richard Knickerbocker
2014 Student Recognition and Scholarship Night
Student Recognition honorees from left to right; Jayen Keaton, Akira Lewis, Angela Barresi and Jillian Goldberg
Scholarship honorees from left to right: Jasmine Nguyen, Kim Quach and Shannakay Sweeney.
The SAT Breakfast Team
The Eliminate Project Changing the world by saving and protecting mothers and newborns. Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces in a worldwide service project aimed at eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus by the year 2015. This insidious disease takes the life of one baby every nine minutes. The infant’s short lifetime is marked by pain that includes an extreme sensitivity to light, sound, and even physical contact that prevents even a mother’s loving touch.
Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT):Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT):Kills nearly 60,000 newborn children and a significant number of mothers every year Kills one baby every nine minutes. Targets the poorest, most under served women and children on Earth. A donation of less than $2 can protect a mother and her future babies from contracting the deadly tetanus bacteria. A woman who receives 3 doses of the tetanus vaccine is protected for the majority of her childbearing years and passes on her immunity to her newborn. The goal is to save and protect more than 61 million mothers and their infants by raising $110 million over the next 3 years.Kiwanis and UNICEF need your help and support.
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