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Scarborough Kiwanis hosting 31st Annual Kids Fishing Derby

 

The Scarborough Kiwanis Club will host its 31st annual Kids Fishing Derby at Bayley’s Camping Resort, 275 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, on Saturday, May 6 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

The Kids Fishing Derby is open to all children from 4 - 15.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Kids should bring their own poles, but worms will be available for purchase.  Every year, Bayley’s stocks its two fishing ponds with trout and bass.  Prizes are awarded in various categories.  The club will also hold fish races, and fingerprinting kits will be available to take home.

Each child attending will receive a free t-shirt (while supplies last).

Food and drink will also be available to purchase.

This year, the club is excited to announce a drawing for two free bicycles – one for a boy and one for a girl.  Kids must be present to win. 

The Scarborough Kiwanis Club, which was founded in 1986, currently has over 30 members.  Club members sponsor three kids’ service clubs, K-Kids for grades 3-5, Builders Club for grades 6-8, and Key Club at the high school.  Among other activities, the club also sponsors the “Terrific Kids” program at local elementary schools, awards high school scholarships, and prepares and delivers safety kits for parents of newborns.  The club meets every Friday from 12:00 – 1:00 at the Egg & I, 183 U.S. Route One, Scarborough.  Visitors and prospective members are always welcome!

Rain date is Saturday, May 13th.  For more information, please contact Sharon Binette at 207-590-7781.

Scarborough Kiwanis’s mission is to improve the world, one child and one community at a time. If you’d like more information on becoming a member of Kiwanis, contact Club President Dan Smith

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Kiwanis Key Club gives back to the community in annual leaf raking project

November 6, 2013 (Scarborough, Maine) It’s that time of year when the leaves are falling, and Scarborough Kiwanis Key Club members are getting out their rakes to help their neighbors on Saturday, November 16th.

Kiwanis Key Club, comprised of students at the high school level who lead the charge in serving their community, will rake leaves at homes of Scarborough residents.

“This is one of our biggest projects of the year, and one that we have done for the last eight years,” said Key Club advisor, Joanne Dimicis. “And it’s one that many of our members look forward to the most.”

Key Club members will meet in the senior parking lot at Scarborough High School at 9:30 am on Saturday, November 16th, armed with rakes and gloves, and will go out in groups to residences around Scarborough . Those residents who needed the help signed up through flyers that were sent out by Scarborough Community Services.

The leaves are then transported to Broadturn Farm where they will be recycled.

The project involves as many as 40 members of the Club. This service is done free of charge for residents who are elderly or handicapped.

Any yards not complete on Saturday will be done Sunday.

For more information on Scarborough Key Club, contact Joanne Dimicis at jdamici1@maine.rr.com. For information on Scarborough Kiwanis, visit the Scarborough Kiwanis web site at www.scarboroughkiwanis.org. 

 


Kiwanis 3rd Annual Meal Packing Event Delivers Food to Local Food Pantries 

Scarborough, Maine – (Monday, October 28, 2013) About 60 area Kiwanis volunteers will be assembling 9,600 servings of macaroni and cheese and delivering them to local food pantries throughout the greater Portland area this Saturday, November 2nd (from 9 – 11 am) at the United Baptist Church in Saco.  

The meal pack consists of wheat macaroni, soy protein supplement powder, and cheese powder mix. This project is done on an assembly line basis - 12 people per line. With 4 assembly lines it is possible to assemble 2,000 meal packets (12,000 servings) in about 1.5 hours.  

Volunteers from the following Kiwanis Clubs will be working on Saturday’s assembly line:
Lewiston/Auburn Kiwanis Club
Saco River Valley Kiwanis Club
   Saco Middle School Builders Club
Sanford Kiwanis Club
   Sanford High Key Club
Scarborough Kiwanis Club
  Scarborough High Key Club
Westbrook Kiwanis Club  

The food packing event, organized through Outreach, Inc., Kids Care, is the third annual event in which Scarborough Kiwanis has participated.   Together, the Kiwanis Clubs raised over $2,000 to purchase the food, along with these Scarborough business sponsors: Saco Biddeford Savings at Oak Hill, Oak Hill Biddeford Savings, Ron Forest & Sons Fencing, Nestling Duck Gift Shop.   

Outreach, Inc. is a non-profit 501 c (3) and is a leading national charity dedicated to improving the lives of children in need both at home and abroad. The organization was awarded the prestigious Points of Light 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award at a White House ceremony in July. Presented by President Barack Obama and President George H. W. Bush, the award recognizes Outreach’s long-standing commitment to provide food, water, medical care and education to millions of children in the United States and in East Africa.  

For more information about this event, contact Scarborough Kiwanis Club District Chair, Ava Adams, at 207-883-2634.  

For further information on Outreach, Inc., contact Matthew Martin, Regional Manager of New England, Outreach, Inc. - Kids Care.  Local office: 1574 Ocean St, Marshfield MA 02050 - 857-939-3459 National office: 301 Center St, Union, IA 50258 - 641-486-2550 matthew@endhungerne.org.


 

Scarborough Kiwanis Names New Officers and Kiwanians of the Year

Scarborough, Maine – (Sunday, October 20, 2013) Scarborough Kiwanis Club recently held their Installation officers banquet at Dunstan School Restaurant.  Ava Adams and Robert Talley were presented the “Kiwanian of the Year” award from Outgoing President, Annalee Rosenblatt for their many contributions and dedicated community service.
Newly elected officers for the 2013/2014 year are as follows:


President: Sherry Forest

President Elect: Ava Adams

Treasurer: Fred Bustard

Secretary: Sharon Binette

Assistant Secretary: Joyce Leary-Clark

Please visit our website at www.scarboroughkiwanis.org for more information on the club.

Scarborough Kiwanis meets every Friday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for lunch at the Dunstan School Restaurant in Scarborough. All are welcome.

For more information, contact Annalee Rosenblatt at 207-883- 9025 or via email at AZ5209@aol.com.

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SEDCO new Executive Director, Karen Martin, to speak at Kiwanis October 11th.

Scarborough, Maine – (Tuesday, October 1, 2013) Scarborough Kiwanis is pleased to welcome Karen Martin, the new executive director of SEDCO, to speak to the Kiwanis group on Friday, October 11 at 12 noon.

Martin will be speaking on new developments in the Scarborough business community.

A Los Angeles native, Martin grew up in Texas and earned a Master’s degree in community and regional planning from the University of Texas at Austin. She came to Maine 25 years ago and worked for 15 years with the Greater Portland Council of Governments. She then became an Executive Assistant to Harvey Rosenfeld at SEDCO and was officially named the group’s new executive director upon his retirement, a post which she took over on May 6th.

Scarborough Kiwanis meets every Friday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for lunch at the Dunstan School Restaurant in Scarborough. No reservations are necessary.

For more information, contact Annalee Rosenblatt at 207-883- 9025 or via email at AZ5209@aol.com.

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Cumblerand County Commissioner, Neil Jamieson, to Speak at Scarborough Kiwanis October 4th

Scarborough, Maine – (Thursday, September 19, 2013) Scarborough Kiwanis is pleased to welcome Neil Jamieson, Esquire, as the Club’s speaker on Friday, October 4, 2013 at the Dunstan Schoolhouse Restaurant at 12 noon.

Jamieson is a Scarborough resident but is a partner at Prescott Jamieson Nelson & Murphy, Counselors at Law, in Portland. He represents Scarborough and several other communities on the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners. Jamieson will speak to the Kiwanis Club about a county commissioner’s roles and responsibilities, as well as some of the new initiatives the County is exploring with school back-office operations and tax assessing.


Scarborough Kiwanis meets ever Friday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for lunch at the Dunstan School Restaurant in Scarborough. No reservations are necessary.


For more information, contact Annalee Rosenblatt at 207-883- 9025 or via email at AZ5209@aol.com.

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Scarborough Kiwanis Club Members Honored with Zeller Awards


Scarborough, Maine - August 15, 2013 – Two members of the Scarborough Kiwanis Club were recognized as Zeller Fellows at a recent club meeting.

Members Ian Engelman and Jim Dimicis were each presented the Walter Zeller Fellowship award, which honors individuals for their outstanding work in the community and in their Kiwanis Club. The Zeller Award is made possible due to a contribution of $1,250 to support The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis’ global campaign to save the lives of babies and their mothers by eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). Each Zeller contribution protects or saves 690 mothers and their future babies from death due to tetanus.

Ava Adams-Talley, the Club’s District Chair, Early Childhood Development/ Young Children Priority One, presented the award on Friday, August 9th. To date, The Eliminate Project has raised over $38 million in cash and pledges. The World Health Organization recently conducted validation surveys in China, and the results show that the country has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). More newborns and mothers’ lives are now free from the anguish of tetanus.

Damicis and Engelman, both Kiwanis sponsors for the Wentworth School Builders Club, assist the students with many fundraisers and special community projects throughout the school year, like Operation Cupid, which sent supplies to service men and women overseas.


For more information on The Eliminate Project, visit www.theeliminateproject.org and the Scarborough Kiwanis Builders Club, visit the Scarborough Kiwanis web site at www.scarboroughkiwanis.org.

 

 

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Scarborough Kiwanis Club Members Help Save Lives  

Scarborough, Maine  - February 6, 2013 – The Scarborough Kiwanis Club has good reason to be proud: Twelve of its members are recipients of The Walter Zeller Fellowship Award, which honors outstanding work in the community as well as contributions made to The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis’s global campaign to save the lives of babies and their mothers by eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) in 59 countries that have been identified with the problem.   The recipients are: Ava Adams-Talley, Robert Talley, Bill Dean, Sherry Forest , Ron Forest , Sharon Binette, Laura Bustin, Eric Rosenblatt, Jackie Perry, Marc Poulin, Joanne Damicis and Jeff Orenstein. All Walter Zeller Fellows receive a special medallion, lapel pin, and certificate. The award is named in honor of the first donor to the Kiwanis International Foundation who gave 25 Canadian silver dollars that he hoped would turn into the foundation's nest egg.   

According to Ava Adams-Talley, the Club’s District Chair of Children and Youth Services, as of January 16, 2013, The New England District of Kiwanis has raised $296,839.70 for The Eliminate Project.  

Since 1999, UNICEF and its partners have immunized nearly 100 million women in 28 countries with two or more doses of the vaccine. Countries that have recently validated the elimination of MNT include Turkey, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. MNT still remains a deadly threat in 30 countries.  

When Kiwanis joined forces with UNICEF in 2010, thirty-nine countries needed help to eliminate MNT; progress is being made to eliminate the disease. Kiwanis International is committed to raising $110 million by 2015 which will provide 387 million doses of the vaccine and will treat 129 million women of childbearing age. The 3 doses of the vaccine will protect the mother to be for ten years and her newborn for two months. The cost of the immunizations is just $1.80.  

To date, The Eliminate Project has raised over $27 million in cash and pledges. The World Health Organization recently conducted validation surveys in China , and the results show that the country has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). More newborns and mothers’ lives are now free from the anguish of tetanus.    

For more information on The Eliminate Project, visit www.theeliminateproject.org and the Scarborough Kiwanis web site at www.scarboroughkiwanis.org.

 

 

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