Shown here are news items related to the foundation:
The Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation is sponsoring a Night at the Theater on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Merrick Theatre and Center for the Arts. The play will be "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
See the attached documents for more information
(Posted July 28, 2017)
A Steak and Shoot Fund Riaser for the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation will take place on Sunday, June 4, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
(Posted May 22, 2017)
Chinatown Club Distinguished Past President Grace Law, left, received a Brittany Fellowship Award, and President Jimmy Yee, center, a Brittany Emerald Fellowship, from the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation at the Metropolitan Division meeting March 30. At right is Past Gov. John Gridley, the foundation's founder.
(Posted March 31, 2017)
Angie Politano, president of the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation, presented a Brittany Fellowship award to Fordham Club Past President Vincenzo Lippiello and Lt. Gov. Michael Marinaccio on Oct 24 at the Fordham officer installation.
(Posted November 7, 2016)
The Kiwanis Club of Marilla has received 6,000 tulips, which they are offering for sale this month.
Bulbs are Dutch grown and shipped from Holland, white with reddish-pink color streaks.
The cost is $3 per dozen, buy four dozen get one dozen free.
Proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation which has been providing medical bill reimbursement to local youths.
(Posted October 5, 2016)
Members of Circle K at Binghamton University
Long Island North Lt. Gov. Jeanne Egan, Distinguished Past Gov. John Gridley, Past Lt. Gov. Kim Scharoff and Passt Lt. Gov. Rich Hall
The multi-divisional picnic held at Eisenhower Park on Sunday, July 10, raised $310 with the “Take a Bite Out of Lyme” challenge, and the total collections for The Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation was $517. There also were donations for Kamp Kiwanis.
(Posted July 13, 2016)
On Sunday, July 10, there will be a multi-divisional K Family picnic/social from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Eisenhoweer Fields 6A picnic area. Pizza, soda and dessert will be served. The cost is $5 per person. (The correct time is 1-4 p.m., not as given on the graphic at right.)
The event will beneift Kamp Kiwanis and the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation. See the Kamp Wish List (on the link below) if you are interested in donating an item for the camp.
There also will be a Take Bite Out of Lyme challenge; it's $5 to enter.
If you plan to attend, please sign up using the link below.
(Posted June 19, 2016)
Former First Lady Karen Mancuso and East Meadow Distinguished Past President Kevin Kamper
Howard Beach Kiwanians during the reception.
Kamper and Rich Hall.
On June 3 the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation organized a "Night at the Theatre" fundraiser. A wine and cheese reception was held prior to the show; 39 people attended and more than $500 was raised.
(Posted June 12, 2016)
The West End, Marine Park, Dyker Heights Kiwanis club is sponsoring a baseball night on Thursday, July 14, at the Brooklyn Cyclones game. All Kiwanians are invited to attend, as proceeds will be divided among the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center and the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation and Kamp Kiwanis.
Kiwanis will sell raffle tickets for both 50/50 and donated baskets. We would ask each Kiwanis division that participates provide one basket to be raffled, and to ask for volunteers to sell tickets and/or work the information booth for parts of the game.
There will be a pre-game ceremony starting at 6:30 p.m. where we will have one representative from each charity foundation briefly explain what their foundations do.
Joe DeMarco, West End, Marine Park, Dyker Height president, said the event will be used to announce Kiwanis' participation in joint fundraising of the Brooklyn Pediatric Trauma Center at Maimonides Medical center spear headed by the Bensonhurt and Bay Ridge Kiwanis club, and the announcement of their first fundraiser.
Tickets cost $20. For each ticket sold Kiwanis will profit either $7 or $8 depending on the quantity of tickets sold. Hard copy tickets must be pre-purchased by individual clubs or divisions for resale. To purchase tickets please contact Joe DeMarco, at Joede1222@aol.com, or text/call 646-361-2623. If you cannot attend the game, please consider making a donation to purchase tickets for us to distribute to underprivileged children.
For the $20 donation for this event, you and your guests will be entitled to field level box seats, and a Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball cap. The first 2,500 attendees also will receive a Brooklyn Bridge Cyclones jersey.
(Posted June 9, 2016)
On April 2 a Take a Bite Out of Lyme dinner dance was sponsored by the Hudson River West Division. The event benefited the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation.
The event took place at the Middletown Elks Club. During the event, Hazel Goldstein received a Britany and an Emerald Brittany.
(Posted April 8, 2016)
See the attached flyer for information on the Take a Bite our of Lyme dinner dance sponsored by the Hudson River West Division on Saturday, April 2 at the Middletown Elks Club.
(Posted February 23, 2016)
Lt. Gov. Julie Watterson and Gov.-Elect Stephen Sirgiovanni recently attended a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Howard Beach to present a Brittany award to the Retired Supreme Court Justice Augustus Agate on behalf of the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation.
(Posted January 30, 2016)
Key Club Division 5 organized a fundraiser for the Pediatric Lyme disease Foundation on Saturday, Nov. 21.
They held a private showing of the Hunger Games at the Bellmore Playhouse.
In two hours, $531 was raised with 51 people attending. Congratulations to Key Club Lt. Gov. Maxwell Perry on an amazing job, along with his advisor DPLG/Executive Assistant Kim Scharoff!
(Posted November 24, 2015)
From left, Oceanside President Tom Cesiro, New York State Assemblyman and Long Beach Kiwanis member Todd Kaminsky, Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran, Long Island Southwest Past Lt. Gov. Nancy Baxter and Peninsula Club President Joseph Girardi.
DPG John Gridley of the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation and board member and Suffolk East Lt. Gov. Julie Watterson.
On Oct. 16 the Kiwanis Club of Oceanside hosted a "Take a Bite out of Lyme" event. People from other Kiwanis Clubs and the Oceanside community came out to support our event which was attended by approximately 100 people. We were able to raise more than $1,000 for the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation and had a lot of fun doing so.
(Posted October 20, 2015)
A fund raiser for the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation, "Take-A-Bite Out Of Lyme" will be held at J Paul's Terrace Café, 239 Merrick Road, Oceanside, at 7 p.m. on Oct. 16. It is being sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Oceanside. For information on the fund raiser contact Thomas Cesiro at (516) 860-4457.
See the event flyer for more information.
(Posted September 9, 2015)
On Friday, April 17, the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation will benefit from a performance of a play by Agatha Christie, Love from a Stranger at the Merrick Theatre, 2222 Hewlett Ave. in Merrick.
The cost is $25 a person. Money paid in excess of ticket cost is a donation to the foundation.
The Merrick Theatre is home to very professional local community theatre actors and actresses and their performances earn rave reviews consistently. For further information, contact Jeanne M. Egan at (516) 353-8325 or email@example.com.
(Posted February 28, 2015)
Queens West Lt. Gov. JP Di Troia receives a Brittany for the Queens West Event raising more than $2,200 for the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation. The presentation took place at the Mid-Year Conference in Albany. Di Troia thanked the division noting the money would not have been raised without its support.
(Posted February 25, 2015)
The choir performing.
Distinguished Past Gov. John Gridley.
From left, Gov. Eric G. Paul, Lt. Gov. J.P. Di Troia, Past Gov. Joseph Aiello, Past Lt. Gov. Steve Sirgiovanni, Gridley and Gov.-Elect Forbes Irvine.
On Jan 7 the Queens West Division held a wine and cheese fundraiser for the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation at the U.S. Columbarium in Middle Village.
It was a Kiwanis star-studded event with a surprise visit from Gov. Eric G. Paul. Also in attendance were Gov.-Elect Forbes Irvine, Distinguished Past Gov. John Gridley; Immediate Past Gov. Joe Aiello, Immediate Past Lt. Gov. Steve Sirgiovanni and Queens West Lt. Gov. and U.S. Columbarium President J.P. Di Troia who sponsored the event.
Governor Eric Paul lit the beautiful 16-foot memorial tree. A choir of adults with various disabilities from the Family Residences Essential Enterprises in Bethpage performed for the attendees. You see the performance of the choir at Queens West Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Queens-West-Division-Kiwanis-International/1495654700689912.
A reading from a letter from Marion Conway, an adult who has the condition for 30 years, was read by Middle Village member Annette Scalise. Mrs. Conway could not make the event do to illness.
Distinguished Past Gov. John Gridley, who is vice president/treasurer: of the foundation, spoke about the good works of the foundation.
All and all it was a gratifying event with the tremendous support of the clubs of Queens West Division. The event raised more than $2,200 for the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation.
Click on the link below to see coverage of the event in the Queens Ledger.
(Posted January 17, 2015)
President John Button addressing Kiwanians present for the event. Looking on is Gov. Eric G. Paul.
Betty Armenia, left, receives a donation to the Buffalo Children's Hospital as a result of a division project from Lt. Gov. Chuck Eckert. The nickel-dime-quarter project allowed the division to buy gift cards which the hospital can give to families who need some immediate help as a result of a hospitalization. Seated to the rear is Kiwanis International First Lady Debbie Button.
Stephanie Szymanski (in wheelchair) and her family have just learned the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation had extended her coverage for medical bills to $50,000. Pictured with the family are, at left, Lt. Gov. Chuck Eckert and Distinguished Past Gov. John Gridley; to the right of the family are Gov. Eric G. Paul and International President Dr. John Button.
President John Button presenting Gov. Eric G. Paul with the Centennial Award, which supports the Eliminate Project. At right are District Administrative Assistant Kevin Love and Niagara Frontier South Lt. Gov. Chuck Eckert. The award was made possible by members of the District Board.
Gov. Eric speaking.
President John speaking.
International President Dr. John Button and his first lady, Debbie, attended the Official Governor's Visit to the Niagara Frontier South Division on Jan. 10 in Buffalo.
The event had been rescheduled from November after the Buffalo area was buried with up to 7 feet of snow, a storm now dubbed Snovember.
President John participated in the pre-dinner meeting with club officers from the division, and addressed the dinner during the evening, which also included the usual Governor's Visit activities.
Some special presentations did take place. Gov. Eric G. Paul received a Centennial Award, an award only available during Kiwanis' centennial year. The award was arranged by the current District Board, which is headed by Niagara Frontier South Lt. Gov. Chuck Eckert.
Distinguished Past Gov. John Gridley was on hand to meet with the family of Stephanie Szymanski, who has received support from the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation for the continuing treatment of her infection. Gridley announced that while the foundation had previously approved $15,000 to pay for her treatment, that in light of the continuing expenses that amount would be increased to $50,000. Also present for the surprise announcement were members of the Marilla club, who originally referred the Szymanski family to the foundation for assistance.
Gridley also presented Gov. Eric with a Brittany Award, noted that the $500 donations which support the Brittany Awards are the primary source of revenue for the foundation.
Eckert also made a presentation to the Buffalo Children's Hospital as a result of a division project. The clubs "nickel-dime-quarter" project had allowed the division to purchase many gift cards which the hospital can give to families who need some immediate help as a result of a hospitalization.
(Posted January 11, 2015)
For the first time, recipients of the International Foundation Awards, including the Hixson and Zeller awards, and the New York District Foundation's Kaiser Award are available for viewing here on the web site.
The award recipients can be searched by name or by club.
The Brittany Awards, presented by the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation, which have previously been available on the site are listed as well.
See the listing at: Foundation Awards.
(Posted July 21, 2014)
Key Club Lt. Governor Zainab chats with Builders Club members.
Kiwanians with Distinguished Immediate Past President Julianne Hallett (front left) and President Devon Rafanelli (front right).
The WT Clarke Builders Club recently celebrated another successful year of service.
Under Outgoing President Julianne Hallett with the guidance of new Builders Club Faculty Advisor Sarah Kozlowski and Kiwanis Advisor Rosa Principato, the club financially supported the Eliminate Project, the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center at Cohen Children’s Medical Center and the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation. The Clarke Builders also won the Builders Club Scrapbook Contest at the New York State Level and submitted their Annual Achievement Report with a sufficient number of points to be named a Builders Club International Distinguished Club.
Present to congratulate and honor the Builders Club Officers and members were Long Island South Central Lt. Gov. Ann Torcivia, Key Club Lt. Gov. Zainab Nathani, KPTC Vice President Rich Santer, East Meadow Kiwanis President-Elect Kevin Kamper, LISC Division Treasurer Lisa Santer and LISC Builders Club Chair Lisa Hallett.
Santer was proud to present a number of awards from the various Kiwanis Foundation Boards he serves on.
These awards included:
- An Honor Club Banner Patch from the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation to the WT Clarke Builders Club
- Naming six Clarke Officers and members KPTC Service Leadership Fellows. The recipients included Matthew Michaelis, Isabella Michaelis, Aashini Shah, Danielle Hallett, Devon Rafanelli, and Outgoing President Julianne Hallett.
- Two Awards from the Kiwanis International Foundation to Trick-or Treat for the Eliminate Project top fundraisers Kate Su and Alexia Huang.
- Four Gold Level Presidential Volunteer Service Awards from the White House to Matthew Michaelis, Isabella Michaelis, Danielle Hallett and Outgoing President Julianne Hallett. Each recipient submitted proof of more than 100 certified hours of community service.
(Posted June 10, 2014)
From left, District Eliminate Project Coordinator Sister Anne-Marie Kirmse, Distinguished Past President Suzanne Willis, Distinguished Past President Linda Witzling, Distinguished Past President Lucille DeBellis, President Irene Kanowitz, Past President Sue Plath and Lois Bronz.
Hartsdale Kiwanis celebrated its 58th Charter Night May 20 by awarding six Mother's Day Zellers.
Eliminate Project District Coordinator Sister Anne-Marie Kirmse presented the Zellers to the following past presidents of the Hartsdale Club: Suzanne Willis, Lucille DeBellis, Sue Plath and Linda Witzling.
Others receiving Zellers were President Irene Kanowitz and former Westchester County Legislator Lois Bronz, a 25 year Legion of Honor Recipient and the first woman to join the Hartsdale Club.
Tom Dejulio, 2012-13 International President, and former First Lady Dr. Rosemary DeJulio; and Bronx Westchester South Lt. Gov. Frank Riti were on hand as the six Hartsdale recipients were recognized by the party of 70 guests.
Immediate Passt President Linda Witzling was also awarded a Brittany by Angela Politano, President of the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundaion.
(Posted June 7, 2014)
Tickets are being sold to a performance at the Merrick Theatre and Centre for Performing Arts to benefit the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation.
The event will be on Friday, July 25.
Tickets are being sold for $25 each, with all proceeds in excess of the ticket cost going to the foundation.
The show is "You Can't Take It With You", by Moss Hart. The timeless comedy has entertained audiences of the stage show and the movie for decades.
The theater is at 2222 Hewlett Ave. in Merrick. Tickets can be ordered in advance from Jeanne Egan, the event chair. She can be reached at (516) 353-8325 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
See the attached documents for more information.
Ticket Order Form
(Posted May 31, 2014)
The North shore key Club annually sponsors fundraisers for Lyme Disease. Having a former member, who graduated years ago, and who has this disease, the club supports the cause annually. Pictured is the club in action baking the famous Otis Spunk Myer cookies and selling the goodies at the bake sale during Lyme Disease Week. They raised $250 for the 2013-14 year.
(Posted April 30, 2014)
KPTC Foundation President DPG Joe Corace Presents KPTC SL Fellowships to K-Kids Officers. At left is Gov. Joe Aiello, and at right is Club Advisor Rich Santer.
Pediatric Lyme Disease VP/Treasurer DPG John Gridley and PLD Service Leadership Committee Chair NYCKI IPG Kelly Chan present Joseph Michael Wuest SL Fellows to 5 K-Kids Members.
K-Kids Kiwanis Advisor Norma Gonsalves and Faculty Advisor Rich Santer Present Gold Level Presidential Volunteer Service Awards to 8 K-Kids Members.
Long Island South Central Division Lt. Gov. Ann Torcivia names the Bowling Green K-Kids to the Kiwanis International Foundation’s Leadership Society.
The Bowling Green K-Kids celebrated the end of the 2013-14 Year of Service with a Retirement/Installation Ceremony highlighted by the presentation of numerous awards, the retirement of now Distinguished Immediate Past President Aline Asarian and the installation of President Sofia Passariello.
Guests were welcome by Bowling Green Faculty Advisor Lt Governor-Designate Rich Santer and East Meadow Kiwanis Club President James N. Smith.
District Gov. Joe Aiello also honored the club by attending the ceremony. He presented Governor’s Award to all the outgoing officers.
Long Island South Central Division Lt. Governor Ann Torcivia presented the Club with a special membership in the Kiwanis International Foundation’s Leadership Society.
A representative of District K-Kids District Administrator Mickie Leamey announced that the Bowling Green K-Kids or individual club members had swept all 8 K-Kids contests and awards at the New York District level.
Eight K-Kids members earned Gold Level Presidential Volunteer Service Awards from President Obama, two members received Eliminate Project Impact Donor Awards and, five received Service Leadership Fellowships from the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation. In addition, each club member received KPTC Service Leaderships in recognition of a $1,000 donation to the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center at Cohen Children’s Medical Center.
The Bowling Green K-Kids are sponsored by the East Meadow Kiwanis Club.
(Posted April 14, 2014)
On March 4 Gov. Joe Aiello made his official visit to the Bronx Westchester South Division. Pictured is Angela Politano, president of the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation, presenting a Brittany award to Lt. Gov.-Elect Rosemary Carnacchio.
(Posted March 12, 2014)
K-Kids Member Antonio Palmeri and his first place poster.
The Bowling Green K-Kids Wear “Lyme” Green
Bowling Green K-Kids Members sell Pediatric Lyme Disease bracelets.
While two snow days caused the rescheduling and doubling-up on a few of the week’s events, the Bowling Green K-Kids recently completed their Pediatric Lyme Disease Awareness Week activities.
Their activities began on Tuesday. Club members discussed Lyme Disease and initiated their own Pediatric Lyme Disease Awareness Poster Contest.
Due to the snow days on Monday and Thursday, the K-Kids participated in wear "lyme" green day on Wednesday and also sold Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Awareness bracelets, raising more than $100.
On Friday, K-Kids members shared their posters. A committee of Kiwanians judged the posters and selected Antonio Palmeri's poster as the first place winner. Antonio received his ribbon at the Feb. 24th K-Kids meeting and will be receiving a Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Service Leadership Fellow at the club's annual Retirement/Installation of Officers Ceremony on April 10.
Following Winter recess, all of the posters were displayed to educate the full student body of the school about the dangers of ticks and Pediatric Lyme Disease. The K-Kids have received many compliments from students and staff and were surprised by the prevalence of Lyme Disease among the families of fellow students and school staff.
The Bowing Green K-Kids are looking forward to receiving their Pediatric Lyme Disease Awareness Week banner patch from KPLD Foundation VP/Treasurer DPG John Gridley and KPLD Service Leadership Committee Chair Gov Kelly Chan at their Retirement/Installation of Officers Ceremony.
(Posted February 27, 2014)
On Jan. 13 the County Seat Kiwanis Club, of the Long Island North Division, held its annual Charter Night to honor its Past and Current President (and past Long Island North Lt. Governor) Rich Forte as well as the Club's Kiwanian of the Year (and current Lt. Governor-Elect) Luisa Filipe.
The previous week the entire Division was re-educated with a Divisional Program given by Distinguished Past Governor John Gridley on the ongoing mission of the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation. The Clubs were inspired to help and the County Seat Kiwanis Club decided that it would be fitting to present President Rich with a Brittany Medallion issued by the Foundation to honor his good work for Kiwanis.
Since it was also his birthday, the club felt that combining a "Brittany" with a "Marilyn" would be appropriate and so through many club contacts (both here and in the great beyond), arrangements were made for Marilyn Monroe to take time away from her true love Joe DiMaggio and spend her evening with the County Seat Kiwanis Club instead. And we are happy to report that her singing voice, particularly her rendition of "Happy Birthday, Mr. President", is just as sultry as ever!
(Posted January 19, 2014)
The North Shore Key Club supports the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation. Pictured are President Allison Black and Vice President Fallon Blacharshi having some fun while baking 240 cookies that were sold at North Shore High School. This event raised $200 to support the cause and a former club member who has this disease.
(Posted December 10, 2013)
On Oct. 17 at the Riverdale Kiwanis Club meeting held at Corny's Coach N' Four Restaurent in the Bronx, a Brittany Fellowship was presented. Pictured from left are Janet Peterson, Richard Peterson, recipent of the Brittany, and Past Distinguished Governor John Gridley.
The Brittany Fellowship program supports the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation.
(Posted October 19, 2013)
The Service Leadership Program Committee, of the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation (KPLD), is proud to announce the second annual Pediatric Lyme Disease Awareness week, Feb. 3-9, 2014.
All Sponsored Youth Clubs and Kiwanis Clubs are encouraged to take part in various activities to raise awareness, fundraise, and to thank individuals through the various recognition programs KPLD has to offer. We encourage you to begin the week by wearing "lyme" green on Monday, educating as many people as you can on Tuesday, fundraising on Wednesday, distributing and educating individuals on the Tick Kits on Thursday, educating K-Kids, Builders Club, Action Clubs, Key Club, Circle K Clubs and Kiwanis Clubs on Friday and planning various activities with your club over the weekend.
All clubs who participate will be entitled to submit a form to be recognized. Clubs that raise $100 or more will receive a banner patch. Clubs will also be recognized in district publications and on the district website. If you would like a flyer, the submission form, or more information, feel free to contact the Key Club Governor Paul De Santis, Circle K Governor Kelly Chan, or Kiwanis Distinguished Past Governor John Gridley.
We look forward to celebrating Pediatric Lyme Disease Awareness week with you!.
Awareness Week - CKI and Kiwanis
Awarness Week - Key Club
Awareness Week - K-Kids
(Posted October 10, 2013)
Genesee Division Lt. Gov. Doris Marsh received a Brittany Fellowship, bestowed by the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation, at a recent Genesee Division Council Meeting. Shown from left are Past Gov. Doreen Pellittieri, doing the presentation; Doris Marsh, her husband Bob Marsh and Super Distinguished Past Lt. Gov. Peter Pellittieri.
(Posted October 10, 2013)
Service Leadership Committee Chair Kat Graves works at the Joey Foundation booth alongside Key Club Gov Paul DeSantis.
A young visitor donates money to the KPTC Service Leadership Committee.
Since its founding, the Joey Foundation, a foundation named in memory of Lt. Gov. Ann Torcivia's son that supports children's causes, has been a major supporter of the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center's Service Leadership Committee and its Safe Kids Program. The Joey Foundation has also donated to the Kiwanis International Foundation's Eliminate Project, New York District Kiwanis Foundation's Kamp Kiwanis and the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation.
At the KPTC Service Leadership committee's August meeting, Ann offered the committee the proceeds from Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 to cover the costs associated with the committees upcoming Hoedown for KPTC. The committee's SLP members quickly reciprocated by offering to help staff the Joey Foundation's jewelry booth at the Eisenhower Park Craft Show.
The enthusiastic sales pitch of the KPTC Service Leadership Committee members and the beautiful weather combined to yield proceeds of more than $900.
The weekend was so successful that Torcivia has offered to donate the proceeds from all of September to the KPTC Service Leadership Committee. The committee is looking to expand and improve its Safe Kids program. Hopefully, the Joey Foundation's financial support will allow the committee to purchase a "girlfriend" for their bicycle-riding robot Joey. Vyki, a fully animated robot that is not attached to a bicycle, will be more portable, more versatile and useful in teaching several safety topics.
Kiwanians and SLP members wishing to help raise the necessary funds to purchase Vyki, are invited to the Joey Foundation jewelry booth at Long Island craft and street fairs. Upcoming events in September include:
Sept. 15: 9th Annual Syosset Street Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sept 21-22: Fair at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sept 28-29: Annual Merrick Fall Festival & Street Fair. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Hoedown for KPTC will take place on Sunday, October 6 at Levittown Hall from 5-8 p.m. The committee is selling placemat ads and tickets are available. Anyone wishing to place an ad and/or purchase a ticket should contact KPTC SL Committee Chair Kat Graves at email@example.com or calling 516-690-SAFE.
Hoedown Ad Form
(Posted September 4, 2013)
Bowling Green’s New York District contests and awards winners: DIPP Kira Gruber, VP Marisa Simone, Director Danielle Hallett, incoming VP Max DeLeon, Abishek Ravindran and, Tia Blumennau
The Bowling Green K-Kids celebrated the end of the 2012-13 Year of Service with a Retirement/Installation Ceremony highlighted by the presentation of numerous awards.
Twenty-six K-Kids members earned Gold Level Presidential Volunteer Service Awards from President Obama and 15 members received service leadership fellowships from either the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation or the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center. In addition, the club presented a KIF Elimidalion to Faculty Advisor Rich Santer and accepted a second Elimidalion in recognition of the entire club from Sr. Anne-Marie Kirmse, the NY District Eliminate Project Coordinator.
Special Guest Lynn Montuori, IKEA-Long Island Marketing/Public Relations Manager presented a $10,000 IKEA Life Improvement Project Grant to the club. Bowling Green’s proposal to supply and furnish the newly constructed Arts Center and Library at Kamp Kiwanis, a Kiwanis owned and operated camp for needy children, as well as feed local needy families was selected to receive the grant through an online voting contest.
K-Kids District Administrator Mickie Leamey announced that the Bowling Green K-Kids or individual club members swept all eight K-Kids contests and awards at the New York District level. The club's and individual members' winning entries went on to compete on the international level. In late May, the international results were announced with Bowling Green being recognized in more awards and contests than any other K-Kids in the world.
Bowling Green K-Kids or one of its members received the following awards:
- Danielle Hallett - 3rd Place - K-Kids Eliminate Essay contest
- Abishek Ravindran - 2nd place - K-Kids Essay contest
- Kira Gruber – 2nd Place K-Kids Art Contest
- Danielle Hallett – Kiwanis International Foundation Leadership Award
- Bowling Green K-Kids 1st Place Single Service Award
- Bowling Green K-Kids – 1st Place Scrapbook contest
The Bowling Green K-Kids are grateful to their sponsoring Kiwanis Club: East Meadow and is looking forward to an even more successful 2013-14 service year.
(Posted May 28, 2013)
On March 20, a presentation on Pediatric Lyme Disease was made by Distinguished Past Gov. John Gridley to Boy Scout Troop 604. Lyme Kits purchased by the newly chartered Bethpage Central Park Kiwanis Club were presented to the scouts. Pictured is the entire scout troop with, in the center, Gridley, Bethpage Central Park Charter President Joanne Foley and Nassau County Legislator Rose Marie Walker.
(Posted April 10, 2013)
Kristina and Victoria take a carnation order from Kristina’s dad.
Ms Reseska orders carnations from Aline and Nicole.
Bowling Green K-Kids President Kira Gruber presents a Tick Kit to Bowling Green's school nurse.
K-Kids Director Catherine advertises for carnation orders.
As part of their participation in the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation's Service Leadership Committee's Awareness Week, the Bowling Green K-Kids sold green carnations during the lunch periods at their school. Over the two day, sale, teams of K-Kids members staffed tables outside the school's two cafeterias. Administrators, teachers, staff and students generously ordered green carnations that will be delivered to classrooms and school offices on March 15 just in time for St. Patrick's Day.
More than 261 carnations were ordered yielding a net profit of $330. The proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation to help families of Lyme Disease patients pay for medical treatment including hyperbaric chamber sessions.
In addition to participating in last Saturday's Zumba/Yoga Kick-Off Fundraiser and Monday's wear GREEN day for Lyme Disease Awareness, the K-Kids also purchased nine tick kits from the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation. These kits were distributed to all the school nurses in the East Meadow School District. They will assist the nurses in treating students with tick bites.
Having participated in four of the suggested events for Pediatric Lyme Disease Awareness Week and having raised more than $100 for the Foundation, the Bowling Green K-Kids earned a banner patch recognizing their status as a PLD Service Leadership Committee Honor Club.
(Posted March 9, 2013)
The Bowling Green K-Kids wear green to raise awareness of Pediatric Lyme Disease.
The incoming and outgoing officers of the Bowling Green K-Kids get their green on as part of the club's Pediatric Lyme Disease Awareness Week activities.
The Bowling Green K-Kids participate in wear GREEN to raise awareness of Pediatric Lyme Disease. Wear Green Day is the first activity in the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation's Service Leadership Committee's Pediatric Lyme Disease Week.
(Posted March 5, 2013)
Working out through Zumba
Adelphi Circle K President Emma Reed, NYCKI DPG Rickie Santer, Bowling Green K-Kids Director Danielle Hallett relax through breathing
Bowling Green K-Kids Director Danielle Hallett in a Yoga position
Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation VP/Treasurer DPG John Gridley, PLD Service Leadership Committee Circle K Chair Lt. Gov.Kelly Chan, Foundation service Leadership Chair Rich Santer and Foundation Director LTG-Elect Ann Torcivia
Bayside High School's gym had 65 K-Family members working out to Zumba and aligning their chakras through yoga at the Empire Division's Body, Mind and Service Event. The group also received a primer on Pediatric Lyme Disease, its treatment, its prevention and the work of the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation from Foundation VP/Treasurer Distinguished Past Gov. John Gridley.
Foundation Director and Service Leadership Chair Rich Santer also explained the work of the Pediatric Lyme Disease Service Leadership Committee and invited interested Circle Kers and Key Clubbers to join the committee for the 2013-14 service year.
The Pediatric Lyme Disease Service Leadership Committee's Circle K Chair Lt. Gov. Kelly Chan coordinated the Body, Mind and Service Event, which raised more than $750 for the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation.
The Empire Division's event brought together K-Family members from Long Island and New York City to kick-off Pediatric Lyme Disease Week which runs from March 2–8.
The week was planned by the newly formed Pediatric Lyme Disease Service Leadership Committee. This committee is comprised of Circle Kers and Key Clubbers from across the New York District who are passionate about helping families suffering from Pediatric Lyme Disease. Meetings are held online via Chatzy.
For Pediatric Lyme Disease Awareness Week, the committee created a calendar of suggested activities for clubs to participate in that will raise awareness of the devastating effects of Pediatric Lyme Disease, raise money to assist families of Pediatric Lyme Disease patients and prevent Pediatric Lyme Disease through education. The Service Leadership Committee also created a banner patch that will be awarded to clubs that raise $100 or more for the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation and participate in two or more of the week's suggested activities.
Anyone wishing to participate in Pediatric Lyme disease Awareness Week who needs an activities calendar or banner patch order form, should contact Service Leadership Committee Chair LTG Kelly Chan at Kelchan.firstname.lastname@example.org or Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation Service Leadership Chair Rich Santer at email@example.com.
(Posted March 3, 2013)
The annual fundraiser hosted by the North Shore Key Club took place at North Shore High School on Dec. 13. The famous Otis Spunk Meyer cookies were on the menu for a fantastic selling event for the club. Pictured are key clubbers in action baking and selling and eating the cookies. The event raised $200 for the Pediatric Lyme Disease Relief Fund.
Pictured are some of the Key Club Volunteers: bakers Alison Black and Fallon Blacharski; sellers for the event: Eric Mastrota, Nicole Lamanna, Fallon Blacharski, Minnie Hou, Monica Winski, Alex Goidel.
(Posted December 19, 2012)
LISC Kiwanis Divisional Treasurer Lisa Santer and EMK Bowling for a Kause Chair Lori Kamper at the registration table.
East Meadow Kiwanis Service Leadership Chair Rich Santer and Woodland Builders Club President Isabel.
Hallett sisters (1 K-Kid, 1 Builders Clubber and 1 Key Clubber) and friends
Bowling Green K-Kids President Kira Gruber and the Bowling Green K-Kids team
East Meadow High School Key Club President Ola Kroll, Key Club Lt. Gov. Paul DeSantis, key Club Immediate Past Gov. Domenick Pesce, Division Ave Key Club Past President Jasmine Blennau, and two East Meadow High School Key Club members.
On the final day of the Kiwanis year, East Meadow Kiwanians joined their Key Clubs, Builders Clubs and K-Kids in a bowling party to support New York District Kiwanis causes.
The event was planned by East Meadow Kiwanian Lori Kamper in consultation with her husband East Meadow Kiwanis Secretary Kevin Kamper and Service Leadership Co-Chairs SDPLG Mickie Leamey and Past President Rich Santer.
Nearly 100 Kiwanians and SLP members enjoyed bowling, pizza, soda and snacks raising $700 for Kamp Kiwanis and the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation. As agreed to before the event, the first $550 will be used to send the child of a local service man or service woman to Kamp Kiwanis in the Summer of 2013 while the remaining $150 will be donated to the NY Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation through the Joseph Michael Wuest Service Leadership Fellowship Program.
In recognition of their donation to the Lyme disease Foundation, each of the five participating SLP Clubs will receive a Joseph Michael Wuest SL Fellowship to present to a deserving club member.
An added benefit of the event was the opportunity for the different SLP Presidents and officers to meet their counterparts from other schools and K-Family branches and share service project ideas.
(Posted October 8, 2012)
Bowling Green K-Kids 2011-12 officers, directors and appointees.
Outgoing President Devon receives the George F. Hixson Fellowship from ELIMINATE SLP Committee Representative DPG Rickie Santer.
NYD K-Kids Administrator SDPLG Mickie Leamey presents 1st Place Awards in all 8 K-Kids contests at the district level to the Bowling Green K-Kids.
At its fourth annual Retirement/Installation of officers and members, the Bowling Green K-Kids celebrated another outstanding year of service to their school, community, nation and world. The year was highlighted by more than 40 service projects ranging from fund raisers such as a Talent Show benefitting Kiwanis International's Worldwide Service Project to eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) to food drives to feed needy families in the East Meadow and Westbury communities.
The Bowling Green K-Kids' efforts were recognized at the local, state and international levels. Earlier in the 2011-12 service year, Bowling Green K-Kids Secretary Kira Gruber won the K-Kids International Greeting Card Contest in two separate categories. The club also received a Charter Zeller Fellowship recognizing its contribution to the ELIMINATE Project. They presented the Zeller to Faculty Advisor Rich Santer. More recently, the club also completed a clean sweep of the K-Kids awards and contests, winning every contest and award at the New York District level.
At this year's Retirement/Installation Ceremony, the K-Kids as a whole received the George F. Hixson Fellowship recognizing its support of the ELIMINATE Project. The club also presented five Joseph Michael Wuest Service Leadership Fellowships from the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation and 14 KPTC Service Leadership Fellowships from the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center.
The Bowling Green K-Kids also topped previous club records for most members receiving Gold Level Presidential Volunteer Service Awards from President Obama. Recipients of the Gold Level Presidential Volunteer Service Awards were required to complete at least 100 certified hours of community service within the 2011-12 service year. The following 15 K-Kids members earned this prestigious award and received a congratulatory letter from President Obama, a certificate and a gold lapel pin: President Devon Rafanelli, Treasurer Kayla Connolly, Secretary (and incoming president) Kira Gruber, Publicist Danielle Hallett, K-Family Chair Isabella Michaelis, Matthew Michaelis, Mackenzie Bauman, Isabella DeLeon, Max DeLeon, Aileen Farrell, Justin Infante, Elianna Rivera, Marisa Simone, Chloe Weydig, Katlyn Weydig.
(Posted April 29, 2012)
The annual fund raiser for Lyme Disease was sponsored by the North Shore Key Club. The chairperson for this event was distinguished key club member Eleni Efstathiadis who has organized this event for the past 4 years. To date this young lady has raised, with the assistance of her key club, $850, and has received the Brittany Medal of Honor by DPG John Gridley, the New York District Administrator for the Lyme Disease Foundation. Pictured are some of the key club members in action for the candy cane sale that took place at North Shore High School December 20-23, 2011.
(Posted January 5, 2012)
From left, Assemblymen Mike Miller, Kiwanis International President-Elect Tom DeJulio, District Gov. Bill Risbrook, Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center Foundation President Joe Corace, Past Lt. Gov. Joe Aiello, Senator Joe Addabbo.
Queens West Elminate Project Ambassador JP Di Troia presented an award for the his work in the project by Past Lt. Gov. Joe Aiello.
Kiwanis Internional President-Elect Tom DeJulio presenting a Zeller Award to Glendale Past President Bill Maher.
On Oct. 20, Queens West Kiwanis honored its Immediate Past Lt. Gov. Aiello at Bel Mondo Restaurant with 85
Aiello was presented with the International Kiwanis Presidents Award by Kiwanis International President-Elect Tom De Julio.
Aiello helped start a Kiwanis club in Middle Village and set his Division as a front runner in the Project Eliminate
Among those present were Assemblyman Mike Miller, Senator Joe Addabbo, District Gov. Bill Risbrook, Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center President Joe Corace.
DeJulio also present Bill Maher, past president of the Glendale club, with a Zeller Award for the his work and the work of his club on behalf of the Eliminate Project.
And an engraved tablet was presented by Aiello to JP Di Troia, Ambassador of the Queens West Division Kiwanis Project
Eliminate Project, for his work in the division on the project.
(Posted October 22, 2011)
At the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation Board meeting held at the District Convention in Tarrytown, Ann Torcivia of Levittown donated $800 from a fund raiser she had for the foundation. Pictured, from left, are Angela Politano, foundation president; Ann Torcivia, and John Gridley, past distinguished governor and vice president and treasurer of the foundation.
(Posted August 19, 2011)
On July 17th, Kelly Chan, president of the Queens College Circle K Club, held a K-Family picnic to get the different members of Key Club, Circle K and Kiwanis Clubs all together and to build fellowship through service.
There were about 80 people in attendance and together, they raised $300 for Pediatric Lyme Disease. At the picnic Kelly stated, I hope that we as a district, and as a family, can continue to work together to further fundraise for this wonderful cause, Pediatric Lyme Disease.
(Posted July 28, 2011)
From left, Lyme Disease Foundation President Angela Politano, Rosemary DeJulio, Distinguished Past Governor John Gridley, and Kiwanis International Vice President Thomas DeJulio.
Hearing that this season will be the worst in the last 10 for Lyme disease, the Joseph Michael Wuest Kiwanis Club of Morris Park hosted and sponsored a fund raiser to support the Kiwanis Lyme Disease Foundation.
More than $7,000 was raised to support the medical needs of children with Lyme disease who are not otherwise covered by health insurance.
Two "Brittany Awards" were presented to Kiwanis International Vice President Tom DeJulio and DPLG Dr. Rosemary DeJulio representing a $1,000 donation made in their honor to the fund. On hand to make the presentation was Foundation President Angela Politano and Distinguished Past Governor John Gridley.
The fund raiser was attended by members of seven other clubs in the Bronx Westchester South division, led by Lt. Gov. Claudia White, with one new JMW Morris Park Kiwanian inducted that evening.
The Brittany award is named after the late Joseph Michael Wuest's granddaughter who has been suffering from Lyme Disease since childhood.
(Posted June 18, 2011)
Bowling Green K-Kid Carolyn makes a ribbon rose during a craft workshop.
Kiwanis VIPs get into the act of wrapping birthday boxes.
K-Kids members from Bowling Green wrap birthday boxes.
K-Kids members packs their birthday boxes for children in homeless shelters.
2011 K-Kids Mini-Convention attendees and guests.
The Bowling Green K-Kids played host to officers, members and advisors from K-Kids clubs around Nassau County at the 2011 K-Kids Mini-Convention recently held at the Levittown Public Library.
As the first local K-Kids mini-convention to be held separately from the middle school level Builders Clubs, the attendance was smaller than in the past. However, this did not detract from the excitement of members at meeting fellow K-Kids and advisors from other communities.
The opening session featured a program presented by Circle K Immediate Past Governor Rickie Santer who explained Kiwanis International's new Worldwide Service Project ELIMINATE which seeks to rid the world of Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus through education and vaccination in the 40 developing countries where MNT still kills a newborn baby or its mother every 9 minutes.
During the lunch session, lunch was generously donated by Pietros’ Pizza of East Meadow, Borrelli’s Pizza of East Meadow and B&G Deli on Carman Avenue. Snacks were provided by Kiwanis PLG JoAnn Delgado. Entertainment was provided by K-Kids members entering the Convention Talent Show. Beverages were generously provided by Lt. Gov. Kim Scharoff and the Long Island South Central Division.
The K-Kids began their large scale service project during which they created birthday boxes for children living in homeless shelters. Each box was wrapped in birthday wrapping paper and packed with birthday cake mix, frosting, cake decorations, candles, goodie bags, birthday give-a-ways and balloons. Fifty-two birthday boxes were made and were delivered to the Interfaith Nutrition Network's Mary Brennan INN and pantry in Hempstead.
During the closing session, the Host Committee from the Bowling Green K-Kids thanked workshop presenters and sponsors and presented the Convention Talent Show Trophy to Alexia Huang for her Chinese Yo-Yo routine.
Between the sessions, the K-Kids and their advisors attended workshops in breakout rooms. Workshops included a round of officer workshops training, fund raising and service projects. The third round workshops included K-Family charities such as the New York District Kiwanis Foundation, Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation and Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center Foundation. The final round included arts and crafts that could be used by K-Kids Clubs as fund raisers or for gifts to the sick, the elderly or veterans serving overseas.
Overall, NYD K-Kids Administrator Mickie Leamey and Asst. Administrator Rich Santer called the 2011 Convention a huge success. Mickie also received requests to hold mini-conventions in other areas that have concentrations of K-Kids.
(Posted May 9, 2011)
County Legislator and Kiwanis Advisor Norma Gonsalves honors the 2010-2011 Bowling Green K-Kids officers and directors on an outstanding service year.
Bowling Green Asst. Principal Frank Lukasik and Faculty Advisor Rich Santer present the Gold Level Presidental Volunteer Service Awards to K-Kids with at least 100 hours of certified volunteer service.
Outgoing President Julianne Hallett receives a Service Award from KPTC Foundation President DPG Joe Corace and KPTC Service Leadership Committee Secretary Christina Principato.
KPTC Foundation President DPG Joe Corace and KPTC Service Leadership Committee Secretary Christina Principato name K-Kids members KPTC Service Leadership Fellows.
At its third annual retirement/installation of officers and members, the Bowling Green K-Kids celebrated another outstanding year of service to their school, community and world. The year was highlighted by more than 35 service projects ranging from fund raisers such as a Talent Show benefitting Kiwanis International's Worldwide Service Project to eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) to food drives to feed needy families in the East Meadow and Westbury communities.
The Bowling Green K-Kids' efforts were recognized at the local, state and international levels. Early in the 2010-11 service year, the club received the Tablet of Honor from Kiwanis International President Paul Palazzolo at the Kiwanis International Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. More recently, the club also completed a clean sweep of the K-Kids awards and contests, winning every contest and award at the New York District level.
These awards noted included Joseph Michael Wuest Service Leadership Fellowships and service awards from the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation, KPTC Service Leadership Fellowships from the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center and Gold Level Presidential Volunteer Service Awards from President Obama.
Recipients of the Gold level Presidential Volunteer Service Awards were required to complete at least 100 certified hours of community service within the 2010-11 service year. The following K-Kids members earned this prestigious award and received a congratulatory letter from President Obama, a certificate and a gold lapel pin: President Julianne Hallett, Vice President Jillian Bayoneto, Treasurer Erin Connolly, Secretary (and incoming president) Devon Rafanelli, Publicist Sophia Moreira, Kamila Alario, Kayla Connolly, Isabella DeLeon, Allie Homer, Alexia Huang, Sierra Nastasi, Aashini Shah, Kate Su.
(Posted May 8, 2011)
K-Kids K-Family Chair Isabella Runs Her Leg of the Egg Spoon Race.
Bowling Green K-Kids Member Mackenzie, VP Joanna and Treasurer Kayla stop by before their Softball Game.
K-Kids and Circle Kers Work together on their Egg-Capsule.
KPTC President Joe Corace celebrates KPTC's victory.
Lt. Governor Lauren announces the winning charity.
Second round Egg Scramble participants.
The Bowling Green K-Kids enjoyed a picture perfect spring day searching East Meadow Veteran's Park for eggs and scrambling to get them into the bucket of their favorite Kiwanis Charity at Long Island Circle K Lt. Gov. Lauren Sacks' K-Family Egg Scramble for Charity.
For the $5 admission, the Bowling Green K-Kids along with Builders Clubbers, Key Clubbers, Circle Kers and Kiwanians, had the opportunity to scour the park searching for colored plastic eggs that they would place in buckets for the NYD Kiwanis Foundation, Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation or the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center (KPTC) Foundation. At the end of two rounds, the charity whose bucket had the most eggs would receive all the money raised at the event. In addition to the many colored eggs, yellow and gold eggs sponsored by local businesses, family members and Kiwanis VIPs included prizes for the egg’s locator. Prizes included gift cards to local restaurants, toys, jewelry and even a color computer printer.
Between the two rounds of scramble, the K-Kids and other attendees engaged in several egg-citing activities. One involved a relay race run while trying to keep an egg on a spoon without using your hands. Another involved creating an egg-capsule to protect an egg being dropped from over 10 feet. Teams of Circle Kers, Key Clubbers and Builders Clubbers worked side by side with K-Kids to design the capsules. Successful team members each received an extra egg to place in the bucket of their charity of choice.
The event raised $1,100 which was won by the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center. KPTC received 450 eggs in its basket followed by the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease and the NYD Kiwanis Foundation.
(Posted May 8, 2011)
The home of the Santer family is draped in a curtain to provide a sense of intimacy for the family games.
Adelphi Circle Kers Kat Graves and John Kaplan load food in Automat Chutes at the home drive-in.
GC Tech Key Clubber Joe G sells Lyme Disease Foundation Tick Pins and Tick Removal Kits at the home museum.
Long Island Circle K Lt. Governor Lauren Sacks sells Green Chocolate Lyme Disease Awareness Ribbon Lollipops at the family game house.
Division 6 Key Club Past EA Christina P explains how to play Dominos to open house guests.
Levittown Kiwanians opened their homes to architects and designers from around the world as part of a symposium on the future of suburbia coordinated by Droog, a Dutch design group with offices in Amsterdam, New York and Las Vegas.
The symposium was held at Columbia University followed by a bus tour of Levittown showcasing eight homes that were altered by a variety of designers to reflect possible commercial services that might be provided by suburban homeowners. Some of the services shown included an in-home drive-in, a home school, a vacation simulation travel agency, a backyard farm, a domestic museum, a home billboard and a family game parlor.
With the help of Key Clubbers from Division 6 and Circle Kers from Adelphi University, the Kiwanians turned the event into a fund raiser for the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation. Each home featured several items sold to benefit Lyme Disease including lime green cupcakes, green chocolate lollipop in the shape of awareness ribbons, Lyme-ade as well as tick pins and tick removal kits. In addition, the homeowners donated the fees for their home services to the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation.
In total, the event raised $800 and provided a multitude of opportunities to talk to people from all over the world including Israel, Spain, Canada, Germany, China, Korea and the Netherlands about the work Kiwanis and other K-Family clubs do around the world.
Many of the designers and architects inquired about the Kiwanis awards and fellowship medals displayed in the homes of some of the Kiwanians. This generated discussions about the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation, Kamp Kiwanis and the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center.
In the home of the Santer family, Joey, the robotic bicycle safety instructor recently donated to the KPTC Service Leadership Committee for their Safe Kids workshops, greeted open house guests and explained the community service work of Kiwanis asking guests to support the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation.
Despite the rainy weather, the event was a huge success for the designers, the symposium guests and Kiwanis.
(Posted April 26, 2011)
Committee members Aashini, Antonia and Kira stop for a photo while delivering green carnations to classrooms.
St. Patrick's Day Committee members Sierra, Erin and Allie are ready to deliver carnations to classrooms.
St. Patrick's Day Committee members Mia, Graceann and Joanna count out green carnations for delivery.
Bowling Green K-Kids St. Patrick's Day Carnation Sale Committee members take carnation orders.
Bowling Green K-Kids await their first orders
Carnation Sale Committee members Gabi and Devon count carnations to fill orders.
The Bowling Green K-Kids held a school-wide St. Patrick's Day Carnation Sale to benefit the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation.
The Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity that assists families of children with Lyme Disease throughout New York State. The foundation assists these families by negotiating directly with doctors they owe money. With the generous cooperation of many doctors, the foundation can settle the debt these families face by paying an agreed to portion of what was owed.
During the two days of the sale, K-Kids St. Patrick's Day Carnation Sale Committee members took orders outside the school's cafeterias selling more than 200 flowers and yielding more than $250 profit.
The sale proved to be a very popular fund raiser. Students, teachers and staff placed orders for up to a dozen carnations at a time. In fact, faculty and staff continued to make donations for several days after the sale had ended.
On March 17, the committee members, all decked out in their St. Patrick's Day best, delivered the green carnations to classrooms.
The Bowling Green K-Kids plan to donate the profits to the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation through the Joseph M. Wuest Service Leadership Fellowship program. The club plans to present these awards to deserving members at their upcoming charter night celebration and officer installation.
(Posted March 20, 2011)
The Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center Foundation has recognized North Shore Key Club President Charles Sharkey. Above, DPG Joe Corace, president of the foundation, presents Charles with an award for his dedicated service to The Safe Kids Program.
The North Shore Key Club honored member Eleni Efstathiadis with the Brittany Foundation Medal for her outstanding fund raising efforts for Lyme Disease. Eleni has Lyme Disease and has been fund raising for the past 3 years at North Shore High School where she is a student. In the absences of the New York Foundation Chair for Lyme Disease DPG John Gridley, advisor for North Shore Key Club and Lt. Gov. for the Long Island North Division presented Eleni with the award. Shown, from left, are honoree Eleni Efstathiadis, Advisor Julia Salat and Key Club President Charles Sharkey.
Two North Shore Key Club members were honored at the club's meeting on March 10.
(Posted March 11, 2011)
Anthony Collects donations for the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation.
Alex packs clothing and school supply donations for needy neighbors.
Marissa and Isabella deliver clothing and toy donations to St. Brigid's Attic.
K-Kids President Julianne makes friendship bracelets for veterans.
Monday, Jan. 17, marked the 25th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King National Day of Service.
The Bowling Green K-Kids honored Dr. King's legacy by creating a Wall of Service Leaders outside Faculty advisor Rich Santer's 5th grade classroom.
To be placed on the Wall of Service Leaders, K-Kids members and their families were asked to do a service project of their own choosing and complete a MLK National Day of Service service record. Allowable service projects could take place any time during the 3 day Martin Luther King weekend. To be placed on the Wall of Service Leaders, service records needed to be accompanied by a photograph of the K-Kids or family member engaged in his/her chosen service project.
Anyone earning money for their service was required to donate their earning to a 501(c)3 charity. Most of the money was pooled and the club made a donation to the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation. The Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation helps families pay medical bills for treatment of children with Pediatric Lyme Disease. Recently, this Foundation has been helping the family of an East Meadow student.
One popular service project that many of the K-Kids chose was making friendship bracelets for veterans. The vast majority of Friendship bracelets were red, white and blue for America, bright Green and blue for K-Kids or red and white for Valentines Day. Our club will be participating in Valentines for Veterans during our January 24th meeting. The friendship bracelets made as part of the MLK National Day of Service will be sent to veterans with our Valentines for Veterans cards through Town Councilman Gary Hudes' annual program.
(Posted January 25, 2011)
The Key Club Divisions of Nassau County (Div 4-7) held their rally/leadership training on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at the Levittown Library. The lieutenant governors selected Pediatric Lyme Disease as the charity of the day, and raised $225. They also invited members of the Lyme Disease Board to attend. Pictured from left are Key Club Division 4 Lt. Governor James Passerelli, Key Club Division 7 Lt. Governor Dylan Gross, Pediatric Lyme Disease Board Member Rich Santer, Pediatric Lyme Disease Board Member Past First Lady Rose Marie Gridley, Pediatric Lyme Disease Board Secretary SDPLG Mickie Leamey, Key Club Governor Nadyli Nunez, Key Club Division 6 Lt. Governor Domenick Pesce, Pediatric Lyme Disease Board VP/Treasurer Distinguished Past Governor John Gridley, Key Club Division 5 Lt. Governor Roberto Cantos, and Long Island Circle K Lt. Governor Kristin Leverone.
(Posted November 4, 2010)
GC Tech and Uniondale Key Clubbers Participate in the rally's bookmark making service project .
Long Island Circle K Lt. Gov. Kristin Leverone, Key Club Division 6 Executive Assistant Christina Principato and Clarke Key Clubber Gina Principato sign in rally attendees.
Sacred Heart, WT Clarke and East Meadow HS Key Club officers make bookmarks.
District Webmaster Emily Lew Presents an officer workshop to Key Club Editors and webmasters.
From left, Key Club-Division 4 Lt. Gov. James Passerelli, Key Club-Division 7 Lt. Gov. Dylan Gross, Pediatric Lyme Disease Board Member Rich Santer, Pediatric Lyme Disease Board Member Rosemarie Gridley, Pediatric Lyme Disease Board Secretary SDPLG Mickie Leamey, Key Club Governor Nadyli Nunez, Key Club-Division 6 Lt. Gov. Domenick Pesce, Pediatric Lyme Disease Board VP/Treasurer DPG John Gridley, Key Club-Division 5 Lt. Gov. Roberto Cantos, Long Island Circle K Lt. Gov. Kristin Leverone.
Key Clubbers from across Nassau County converged on the Levittown Public Library to rally each other for service. Led by Lt. Governors James Passerelli, Roberto Cantos, Domenick Pesce and Dylan Gross, Key Clubbers were familiarized with a variety of service initiatives ranging from Key Club International's Operation Uruguay in partnership with UNICEF to the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation.
Key Club officers and members also received leadership training tailored to the offices of club president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, editor/webmaster and member.
Special guests at the rally included Key Club Governor Nadyli Nunez, District Webmaster Emily Lew, Long Island Circle K Lt. Governor Kristin Leverone, Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation VP/Treasurer DPG John Gridley, Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation Secretary SDPLG Mickie Leamey and KPTC Director and Service leadership Liaison Rich Santer. Each of these guests presented a workshop and shared their knowledge of Key Club district activities, Kiwanis service opportunities after Key Club such as Circle K or a particular Kiwanis Foundation.
In addition to workshops, the Key Clubbers also participated in service projects, making bookmarks, collecting food for Ronald McDonald House and raising money for the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation.
During closing session, the Key Club Lt. Governors proudly presented $230 to Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation and became the first donors to the foundation's new Joseph M. Wuest Service Leadership Fellowship program.
The rally's success was clearly evident the following day when the Key Clubbers came out en masse for a "double header" walks for the Foundation Fighting Blindness VisionWalk and the Down Syndrome Buddy Walk.
(Posted October 26, 2010)
The New York District Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease (PLD) Foundation is pleased to honor the memory of Joseph M. Wuest through its new Service Leadership Fellowship program. Joseph M. Wuest served the New York District of Kiwanis as a Distinguished Past Lt. Governor of the Bronx-Westchester South Division.
This new fellowship recognizes the important role K-family members in our Service Leadership Programs play in supporting the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation. The fellowship allows the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation to acknowledge the smaller, yet very much appreciated, donations that come from Builders Club bake sales, Key Club car washes, K-Kids pasta dinners, Circle K happy change or Aktion Club bowling nights.
By recognizing Service Leadership Club donations of $150 with up to five fellowship pins, our Service Leadership Clubs can acknowledge the contributions of their elected officers or an entire committee by fund raising for the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation and donating the proceeds through the Joseph Wuest Service Leadership Fellowship program.
Recipients of the Pediatric Lyme Disease Joseph Wuest Service Leadership Fellowship receive a custom designed lapel pin and personalized certificate. In addition, the club or division making the donation receives a special banner patch acknowledging the donation.
As with all donations to the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation, monies raised through the Service Leadership Fellowship will be used to help the families of Pediatric Lyme Disease patients pay for treatment.
Anyone interested in making a donation through this program should contact Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation Board Member Rich Santer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-579-5458. Fellowship order forms can be found on the New York District Kiwanis Website at www.kiwanis-ny.org under the Pediatric Lyme Disease under the District tab.
(Posted September 22, 2010)
On January 3, 2010, the New York District Key Club Division 8 hosted a Divisional project to benefit Pediatric Lyme Disease in Bryant Park.
More than 150 members attended the event. We made a total of $800 profit and decided to donate it to the Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation. The money raised is a Division 8 effort as a whole.
Division 8 is the largest division in the New York District with 17 Key Clubs. They are: August Martin High School, Bayside High School, Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, Christ the King High School, Forest Hills High School, Francis Lewis High School, Garden School, Grover Cleveland High School, John Adams High School, Martin Luther High School, Martin Van Buren High School, Newtown High School, Queens High School of Science, Richmond Hill High School, St. Francis Preparatory High School, and William Cullen Bryant High School.
(Posted January 26, 2010)
Eleni Efstathiadis, chair for the event, has Lyme disease herself
The North Shore Key Club sponsored thier annual fundraiser selling candy canes for Lyme Disease in December 2009. Eleni Efstathiadis, chair for the event, and her busy group of Clubbers is shown in action. The club raised $170 this year; with the $200 raised last year, profits now total $370.
(Posted December 21, 2009)
On October 17, 2009, Key Clubs from Division 9 and Division 11, representing Brooklyn, New York City and The Bronx had their training rally. Lt. Governor Tiffany Kwong (Division 9) and Lt. Governor Nadyli Nunez (Division 11) held their training rally at John Dewey High School in Brooklyn.
More than 60 officers and members of Key Club joined together for leadership workshops and fellowship. They raised $ 636.00 for Pediatric Lyme disease, one of New York Key Club Governor Allen Yu Governors projects.
"Thank you" Brooklyn, New York City, and The Bronx Key Clubs for setting a great example of leadership and community service for all of us to follow.
(Posted October 24, 2009)