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International President to Visit District

Kiwanis International President Jim Rochford will be visiting the New York District June 10-13 as a part of a FORMULA New Club Opening Blitz in the Westchester - Hudson Valley area.

A dinner will be held at the Westchester Manor, 140 Saw Mill River Road, Hastings on Hudson, on Sunday, June 10 in his honor. Reservations are $65 per person for a buffet dinner including beer, wine and soda with a cash bar for mixed drinks.

The social hour will be at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. Business attire is requested.

To make a reservation, send a check for $65 per person to Past Lt. Gov. Sue Sheehan, PO Box 1292, 50 Hueg Place, Pine Bush, NY 12566. Reservations are due by May 31.

Rooms will be available at the Courtyard by Marriott Westchester, 5 Executive Blvd at $129 plus tax. To reserve a room, call (914) 476-2400 and ask for the Kiwanis block.

Questions should be directed to Past Gov. Eric G. Paul, epaul99@gmail.com or (716) 677-4604.


Participating in the Ridgewood Organizational Meeting were, from left, Queens West Lt. Gov. Carol Masiello, Queens West Past Lt. Gov. Verdia Noel, 1st Vice President Janine Mahon, Board Member Ricky Wahmann, President Liz Fitzgerald, Board Member Bob Monahan, President-elect Gio Ancona, and Board Members David Volcy, JR Velepec and Maricelis Romero.
Fourth New Club Organized

The Deer Park-North Babylon Kiwanis Club was organized April 10 with 17 members and more to come, the fourth new club of the year and the second of the month.

The Charter President is Gregory Bravo, who was a former Kiwanian, and Charter Secretary is Catherine Corella. The club meet bi-weekly on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Alliance Group Affiliates, 450 Commack Road, Deer Park.

Congratualtions to Suffolk West Lt Governor Chris Lindsley and New Club Opener Doris Mellina for forming the club. Kiwanis International Trustee Peter Mancuso ran the Organization Meeting.

CharterNiight is hoped to be held in mid to late June.

On April 4, the Ridgewood Kiwanis Club was organized by Past President Bob Monahan from the Glendale Kiwanis Club with 75 members. It is a 3-2-1 Club.

The Charter President is Liz Fitzgerald, Charter Secretary is Hank Kraker and the Charter Treasurer is Dave Fitzgerald. They have published their first club newsletter and set up projects. The Charter Night is scheduled for June 20. The Middle Village Kiwanis Club is the club's sponsor.

Queens West Lt. Gov. Carol Masiello and Past Distinguished Lt. Gov. and Formula Zone Chair Verdia Noel attended the Organization Meeting. The new club collected $752 in Happy Dollars at the meeting.

3-2-1 clubs commit to three hours of service, two hours of social activity and a one-hour meeting each month. Forty members attended the organizational meeting and the club expects to have 75 members ready to be inducted at the Charter Night.


South Buffalo Charter Presented

On March 26 the presentation of the charter to the Kiwanis Club of South Buffalo was something of a family affair. Pictured, from left, are Gov.-Elect Hank Baker, Gov. Candace Corsaro, Niagara Frontier South Lt. Gov. Bonnie Baker and Amy Bauer, a member of the new club. The Bakers are Bauer's parents.

Las Vegas Convention Nears
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This year's Kiwanis International Convention will take place June 28-July 1 entirely at the Paris and Bally casinos, which are attached, a change with reportedly led to the registration fee begin less than it has been in many years.

The keynote speaker at the opening ceremony will be Rudy Reuttiger, whose career as a Notre Dame University football player was the story behind the 1993 movie "Rudy". Reuttiger is a motivational speaker.

Information on the candidates running, amendments being proposed are available. More information is available.

Delegate forms are due by April 30.

Legal, Tax Issues Addressed

A new page on the web site provides expanded information for clubs that are considering creating a club foundation or have other questions about state and federal filing requirements for Kiwanis clubs.

New Members Being Inducted

So far during the 2017-18 Kiwanis year, 153 new members have been inducted by Kiwanis clubs in the New York District.

You can see who they are and what clubs and divisions they have joined.

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New ESK Available

The April edition of the Empire State Kiwanian is now available. Distribution for this issue is online only; no copies will be printed or mailed.

Milestone Club Anniversaries This Month
ClubOrganization DateYears
Rouses Point-Champlain April 18, 1978 40
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