SERVING THE COMMUNITY FOR 100 YEARS--Members of the Kiwanis Club of the Haddons, left to right: Kirk Popiolek, Charles Sauter, David Spector, John Wilson, Cynthia Jankech, Ron Ruban, Diane Schreyer, Milton Smith, Terry Shannon, Pat Wilson (front), Harvey Lermack (back), Pamela Stalcup, Diane Smith, Dan Boris (back), Janet Boris (front), Robert Fonash, Dawn Mutchler.
HADDONFIELD: Celebrating 100 years of community service, the Kiwanis Club of the Haddons was feted by Kiwanis Clubs and dignitaries from across New Jersey on March 23.
Club President Janet Boris was thrilled to be a member of a service club that has made a difference to the lives of children for 100 years, as she welcomed guests from Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Atlantic, Middlesex and Morris Counties, and from the island of Jamaica. Mrs. Boris was sworn in for her third term as club president.
Club displays included memorabilia of projects held over the past 50 years, including photo boards of projects at the Little Timber Nature Trail in Haddon Heights, Wish Upon a Star Playground in Barrington, Boy Scout Pine Hill Scout Reservation, Girl Scout Camp Inawendiwin, Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey and several area Key Clubs and Builders Clubs.
Bellmawr Mayor Charles Sauter personally presented a proclamation celebrating the 100th anniversary of the club. Other proclamations were received from the Borough of Barrington and the NJ 5th Legislative District.
Current NJ District of Kiwanis Governor Kirk Popiolek of Barrington, noted a special donation of $500 will be made to the Kiwanis Children’s Fund in the name of Kiwanis International Trustee Hope Markes, who traveled to the anniversary event from Jamaica, to help provide service project grants and scholarships around the world.
Past NJ District of Kiwanis Governor John Wilson, Esq, of Haddon Township, talked about the history of the club, from it’s first meetings at the Walt Whitman Hotel in Camden on to today. He also talked about the friendships that are made by gathering together people of different backgrounds, countries and employments to focus on projects serving children.
During the course of the evening, an additional $200 was raised for the Kiwanis Children’s Fund and $260 for the NJ District of Kiwanis Foundation.
The annual service program varies each year based on an analysis of local needs and the interests of the club members. Projects emphasizing literacy, food insecurity, education,
and personal needs are always on the forefront.
Annual fundraising events include the annual golf outing scheduled for September 18 at Valleybrook Country Club, Florida citrus fruit sale, and periodic yard sales.
Remember that every day is a new opportunity to provide an act of kindness to another person. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. The club meets every Friday in person at Mulligan’s Bar and Grill, 1208 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn, or virtually, to plan and carry out service projects, from 12:15 PM until 1:30 PM, and invites all area adults to join. For service project and club information please contact club secretary Milton Smith, at 856-559-2009, [email protected], or www.Facebook.com/HaddonsKiwanis.
NJ District Kiwanis Governor Kirk Popiolek installs Janet Boris as President of the Kiwanis Club of the Haddons.