Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Scarborough
Serving the Children of the World
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Club Meeting
9/29/2014

Our Club meets Fridays from 12 noon to 1 pm for lunch at:

The Egg & I, Route...

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Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Scarborough Maine!

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time

 

Our Club meets Fridays from 12 noon to 1 pm for lunch at:

The Egg & I, Route 1, Scarborough

If you enjoy working with children and making a difference in your community,
then please come join us! Find out how YOU can make a difference!


If you are interested in becoming a Kiwanis member or learning more
about Kiwanis contact: 

Joyce Leary Clark Club President at 207-329-8488 or  

Sharon J. Binette 207-590-7781 Club Secretary


Karen Burnell, National Federation of Independent Businesses


Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap


Heroes of the Quarter Recognized

 

Congratulations to these 2 Scarborough Hereos for all their hard work and dedication to keeping us safe in our town.

 


Member Tim O'Hallaran Speaks About How To

Invest Your Money

 


Dr. David Merrill Speaks to Kiwanis Club


Michelle Raber Chamber President


Town Manager Tom Hall Speaks to Club

 


Scarborough Club Receives Special Award from

Kiwanis International!

Congratulations! Your Kiwanis club has achieved Blue-level Today Club status for the 2014-15 Kiwanis year. That means your club’s gifts to the Kiwanis Children's Fund reached or surpassed a per-member giving average of US$10.


Scarborough Police Chief Mouton

Recently Police Chief Moulton visited the Scarborough Club and talked about things happening in the community.


 Scarborough Kiwanis Club donated 80 turkeys to the Scarborough Food Pantry allowing families in need to have a more pleasant Thanksgiving


 

Above are pictures from the Joint Installation with Norway Paris, Portland, Lewiston-Auburn, Saco River Valley, Sanford, Scarborough, Standish, Westbrook, and Windham


 

Scarborough Kiwanis Club provided a book for ownership to every first grade student in Scarborough. Here is a wonderful thank you sent to the club.

 


President's Award Presented to Treasurer Fred Bustard

 

 

Fred Bustard received the President's Award for 2014-15 for his outstanding work as Treasurer for the Scarborough Kiwans Club. His dedication and commitment to the Club is greatly appreciated.

 


 

New Member Neil Jamieson Joins Kiwanis Club


Members Troy Hendrickson, Melanie Lee & Pat Corea receive Zellar's from Past Governor Ron Forest


Grant Allows Kiwanis Club to Donate Books to Riverton School, Portland

The Scarborough Kiwanis Charitable Foundation received a grant of over 200 books to be delivered to a high poverty school in the greater Portland  area. The Molina Foundation accepts applications for grants from 501(c)3 non-profits with the understanding that the books will be given for ownership to children in a high poverty school (over 65% on federal meal program). The grant recipient agrees to pay 45 cents per book for shipping. These books were delivered to the Riverton School in Portland. Every kindergarten student and each first and second grade student was given a book for ownership.


Thornton Academy Headmaster Speaks to Scarborough Club

Rene Menard, Headmaster of Thornton Academy, spoke to Scarborough Kiwanis members on Friday, Sept. 18. There are currently 150 international students attending Thornton Academy from 18 countries, half from China. These students attend high school in the U.S. so they can go to good american universities  allowing for greater opportunities in their lives. Students from Europe also attend because they have limited higher education opportunities in their homeland.


The international program began 7 years ago due to declining enrollment. Dormitories were built. It is estimated that $600.000 has been added to the local economy with the addition of these students. With the expanded enrollment courses have been added to the curriculum along with staff. AdvancedPlacement courses have increases from16 to 24.


Thornton Academy was founded in 1811. It is a privately run institution working with Saco to provide public education in the area.


Incoming Lt. Governor Ava, Outgoing Lt. Governor Sharon and International President Dr. John Button at District Convention

The Scarborough Kiwanis Club was well-represented at the New England District Convention in Leominster, MA. August 20-23. Lt. Governor Sharon Binette, 2014-15 was retired, and Ava Adams, current President of the Scarborough Club, was installed as Lt. Governor 2015-16 for Division 5 of the New England and Bermuda District. Ms. Adams will also join the Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Foundation of New England October 1.


Sail Maine Offers Lessons to Students in the Local Area

Will Elting from Sail Maine, a nonprofit 501(c) 3, spoke to Scarborough Kiwanis at our July 31 meeting. Their program provides sailing lessons and opportunities to the public. Over 2000 people were enrolled in their programs last year.

People age 5 thru 95 can participate in programs and sailing opportunities. This year 500 kids registered to sail. Sail boat racing and non-racing programs are offered. This summer 4 2-week sessions were offered which provided sailing lessons to students in the greater Portland area. Sail Maine has a Fleet of 100 sail boats they have sailing teams from 17 High schools in greater Portland.

 

They offer fall and spring sailing programs along with summer programs. A Veterans program is new this summer where vets can learn to sail. Learning Works in Portland for at risk youth is in partnership with Sail Maine and $45000 in scholarships for junior and high school programs are offered. Sail Maine never turn away children who want to learn to sail but lack the finances to participate. Their mission is to give all children, who want to learn, the opportunity to sail. Volunteers help with the program so sailing can be affordable to all.


Member Pat Corea Receives Red Jacket

At Friday's meeting, July 24, Pat Corea received her Red Jacket from the Kiwanis Foundation Of New England. Ava Adams, President of Scarborough Kiwanis, made a donation to the Foundation and presented Pat with her jacket. Congratulations to Pat...well-deserved!


Mussel seeding and harvesting on Bangs Island

Gary Moretti from Bangs Island Mussels was the speaker on Friday, July 24. Gary presented a power point on mussel seeding and harvesting on Bangs Island in Casco Bay.


Heroes of the Quarter Lt. Jeff Rogers and Lt. Glen Reed

Lt. Firefighter/EMT Jeff Rogers was the primary fire safety educator last fall as we rolled out our annual fire prevention and public education program in the primary schools and day care centers.  Jeff is a natural instructor who is excellent with children and does a great job with this important part of our fire prevention program.  In Scarborough we celebrate Fire Prevention Week the entire month of October because it takes us that long to provide our programs to all the primary schools, nursery schools, and day care facilities.  Jeff has been a key part of that process for many years and he is often praised for his excellent work with the children of Scarborough.

Lt. Glen Reed is the coordinator of the Fire Department's newly formed Fire Explorer Post.  This is a recruitment program under the Boy Scouts of America to generate interest in youths aged 15-21 in becoming firefighters and serving their community through public service.  Glen has done a tremendous job starting this successful program which continues to grow under his leadership.  Already one of his former Explorers has progressed to being hired as a member of our Call Company.


 Northern York County YMCA Director Speaks to Kiwanis

CEO, Helen Breña and Heather Gendron, Executive Director, of the Northern York County Branch of the YMCA of Southern Maine.


Principal Anne Lovejoy Speaks about Jumpstart Program

Anne Lovejoy, Principal of Eight Corners Primary School in Scarborough, provided a slide show about the Jumpstart Program.

 

This intensive preparatory program is for children entering kindergarten this Sept. Fifteen children will attend Jumpstart this summer and about 60 pre-kindergarten children will attend Kindergarten Kamp to prepare them for school in September


Kiwanis President Welcomes New Member to Club

Newest member of Scarborough Kiwanis, Melanie Lee, with Ava Adams, President


Kiwanis Raises $1,000 in Donations for Food Pantry

                                       

Scarborough Kiwanis Food Drive to benefit Scarboough Food Pantry.
$1000 in monetary donations and 5 large cartons of food, about 200 pounds.

Thank you to Jackie Perry, Greg Hodgkins,  Pat Corea, Robert Talley, and Ava Adams for manning the collection drop off locations.


Kevin Thomas Talks Sports!!!

Kevin Thomas,sports reporter with the Portland a Press Herald, was our guest speaker today. He shared stories of his coversge of the Red Sox and the Portland Sea Dogs! Thank you, Kevin.


Ava Adams Receives Kiwanis Centennial Award

Ava was recently recognized by Kiwanis International for a donation made by her husband Robert Tally  in honor of Ava for the Elimnate Project. The donation of $1,500 will save or protect 833 women and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanue.

The Kiwanis Centennial Award is a prestigious award that is given this year to help celebrate Kiwanis' 100 year anniversary!

Donors may make gifts for the Centennial Award between October 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015. Presentation of the Centennial Award began in January during the Rose Parade activities. To learn more about the Eliminate Project go to:www.kiwanis.org/kiwanis/.../eliminating-maternal-neonatal-tetanus