The sleighs are ready
and the Club will climb aboard at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December
13. Are you ready?
Be part of the fun spreading good will and joy
throughout the Merrimack Valley. Contact Jeff Shank about
your participation; it is not to late now.
During happy dollars, Al Deluca referred to the
grand success of obtaining sponsorships for the Santa Night Song
Book. Gained were more than $9,000 to be used toward our
Community Service projects.
He also thanked The Savings Bank for their
donation toward the cost of the sweatshirts for the children in
the Hennessey School.
Thursday, December 12
Student of the Month
Friday, December 13 Santa
18, Meeting of the Board at Denny's, 7:30 a.m.
Thursday, December 19,
Yankee Swap Bring a wrapped surprise
gift, limit of twenty dollars.
Tuesday, December 17, and
Friday, December 20 Reading at the
Leahy and Hennessey Schools, respectively
Thursday, December 26 No meeting
Thursday, January 2 We meet.
Thursday, January 9 Business meeting
Cat and Bill Dalton presented his new
book about the people who have made a significant impact upon
the quality of life in Andover.
So many people were screened before the
selections were made. Emphasis was upon those who changed the
character of the town. (George Street is not in the book
for his impact was national and international, we presume).
Bill talked specifically about Samuel Phillips,
Jr., who lived in the eighteenth century. He was a
co-founder of what is now Phillips Academy.
He attended the Andover Theological School (now
Andover Newton Theological School) and was a member of South
Church, as was his grandfather who was her first pastor three
hundred years ago.
This Thursday, December 12, will be your
unique opportunity to purchase gift cards through Scrips
to benefit not only the lucky recipients of them from you
this holiday season but also support the Eliminate
Or use the cards yourself in purchases
from one of the hundreds of retailers and other goods
provided listed in this linked list.
Examples -- Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Bed
and Bath, Macy's, Stop and Shop, Lowe's, Toys R. Us, and a
host of others.
Bring your choices plus check or cash for
the full amount to the meeting on Thursday and Glenn will
be sure you have the cards by the following week.
This is a rare opportunity for us to
make a bigger impact.
.Michelle Corey spoke about the future
health of our children, a major initiative of her practice
in Andover called Boston Biofeedback.
The mission is to "...assist our
clients in their own self-healing and believe education is
key to improving health and increasing vitality."
She warned about the dangers of eating
genetically modified foods, the harmful rays from
electronic devices, the perils of formaldehyde emanations
from artificial materials, and so on.
Michelle stressed focusing on elimination
of the dangers first and moderation in use at all times.
Deedee graciously removed the jack of
spades from the raffle deck. Most of the deck is
gone and the pot continues to mount.
Joarky with her counselor at Lawrence High
School, Dianne McCarthy
Citizenship Award Winner..
"Good Afternoon It is an honor to be
here today meeting all of you and having such a great
opportunity. My name is Joarky Acevedo, and I am a senior
at the Business, Management and Finance High School on the
Lawrence High School Campus.
I came to the United States at the age of nine and lived in
New York with my mother. My sophomore year I moved to Lawrence
to live with my father which was a significant change.
I immediately immersed myself in community service by
creating the Key Club on the Lawrence High School campus. This
was a way for me to make friends, make connections, and feel
like I was giving back to society.
My experience living in Lawrence has been amazing. Leaving
New York was actually easy due to the violence around me, even
though I had to leave my mother behind. Not only did I start the
Key Club here but soon after I moved to Lawrence I discovered
the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club and began volunteering there
and mentoring younger students. Being a member of the Chemistry
Club at Lawrence High benefited my time at the Boys and Girls
Club as I was able to rally the other Chemistry Club members to
spend time at the Boys and Girls Club performing Chemistry
experiments and teaching the younger students how exciting
science can be. Grades are very important to me, and I maintain
an A average in honors and AP level classes. However, community
service is just as important which is why my Junior Year I
became a member of the Humanitarian Club. With this organization
I volunteer for Bread and Roses, the Spicket River cleanup
initiative, Cor Unuum, and the MSPCA in Methuen. My favorite
activity with this group is actually the MSPCA as watching and
just being around the animals provides me with such a great
opportunity for "down time!"
Although I miss my mother a lot, living with my father in
Lawrence has benefitted me tremendously. I feel part of a great
community thanks to all of the work I do volunteering. Although
I was volunteering a bit in New York, the move to Lawrence is
what pushed me to increase my participation because I needed a
way to get to know more people and feel like a bigger part of my
With the Kiwanis Scholarship I will be able to attend one of
colleges of my choice which are: Brown, Bates and Wheaton
College. My college goal is to study Bio-Chemistry with a long
term goal of continuing to Medical School and become a
cardiologist. I am grateful for organizations such as yours who
help students like me achieve their dreams.
Thank you so much for this recognition."