Our permanent goal is to help underprivileged children improve the quality of their lives.


Officers 2017-2018:  

James Kapelson, President
Colleen Coco, Immediate Past President
Linda Firth, President-elect
 Brian Firth, Vice-President
Glenn Rogers, Secretary
Maria Consoli,  Treasurer


Charles Breen
Al DeLuca
Michael DeLuca
Ed Kelley
David Louis
Robert MacDougall
Jeffrey Shank
David Wilson

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Lawrence

A 501(c) 3 Organization

Internationally Recognized Distinguished Club 2011-2012

Serving Greater Lawrence for  Ninety


P.O. Box 3068  Andover 01810 

The Kiwanis Weekly Newsletter

March 22, 2018

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


Foundation Officers

 President Colleen Coco
 Vice President Tim Marusich
 Treasurer Jessica Colcord
 Secretary Glenn Rogers



Colleen Coco
Maria Consoli
Al DeLuca
Brian Firth
David Wilson

Coming Events

Awards event, June 7

June 28 -July 1 International Convention in Las Vegas

The Club's announced recent actions it has taken.

The Foundation has about $26,000 on hand that can be disbursed for community service from now through the end of the fiscal year, which ends on September 30.

To be subtracted from that amount are two donations which the Foundation recently approved, upon recommendation of the Board.  One for $400 goes for an advertisement in the program booklet for The Professional Center for Child Development's annual gala event scheduled for April 27.  The second for $250 is for an ad in the booklet for the Spirit of Adventure Boy Scout breakfast on April 26, given in honor of Lawrence McCluskey, Tim Felter's father-in-law, who passed away recently.

The Foundation also is the caretaker of  considerable funds donated by the Sakowich Foundation, the income of which is to be used to provide scholarships to students at the Northern Essex Community College.


Brad Heim becomes the newest member of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Lawrence and Kiwanis International.  He is shown between his sponsor Mike DeLuca and Club Secretary, Glenn Rogers, who led the induction ceremony.

Congratulations, again, Brad.  We are delighted you are a Kiwanian.

Among other attributes Brad is the president of the Service Club.  More will written about his accomplishments in a future edition of this paper.

The operating fund for the Club is also in good shape, as reported by Treasurer, Maria Consoli.  She also explained the dues and membership options the Club offers.

Jim Kapelson will chair the annual awards event to be held at the Y.M.C.A. on June 7.  The format will be similar to that of last year.  The intention is to award a superior citizenship recognition to a worthy recipient from each of Andover, Lawrence, Methuen and North Andover.

The Club will also assist the police department of the Town of Andover in its first bike rodeo.  We will be supplying personnel and bike helmets.  That will be held on June 16. 

Challenge Unlimited will be a sponsor of the production of "Beauty and the Beast" running from April 20 through 22 by Actors Inc. in Chelmsford.  Tickets are 25-35-45.


Brian Firth was elected to be the vice president of the Club, replacing Tim Marusich.  Tim, as most of us know, had to leave the area to take care of business and personal matters back in San Diego, from where he came to honor us.

We will miss Tim greatly as he added much to the Club in his short time here.  He had great energy and offered imaginative suggestions to make the Club's service better.  Tim was always at the center of the action.

We wish him great success as he continues his journey and may good fortune always light up his way.

Tim's father remains in the area so we hope to visit with Tim when he comes to see him.  The door will always be open and the many hands extended to welcome him.

The newest resident of Ironstone Farm, Rose, dropped in last week for a long term visit.  She is shown with her proud and loving mother.


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Andriolo, Joseph
Archambault, Robert
Begley, Celeste, *
Benz, Judith
Benson, B. Clark 
Breen, Charles *
Carroll, John H., Jr.,*  
Clark, Robert, ***
Coco, Colleen (Lawrence General Hospital) *
Consoli, Maria (Lowell Five)
Colcord, Jessica (Enterprise Bank)
DeLuca, Al,  * (Lifetime Membership)
DeLuca, Michael R.
DeLuca, William P., Jr. 
DeLuca, William P., III  



Doherty, James D., Jr. (Jay), *
Draper, Rosemary

Edgerly, Peter
Erwin, David
Fater, Neil (Challenge Unlimited)
Felter, Timothy L.  *
Ferrante, Jeffrey
Finlayson, Gary **
Firth, Brian
Firth, Linda (Lowell Five)
Heim, Brad
Kapelson, James  (President)
Kelley, Ed *
 (Enterprise Bank)
Louis, David *
Major, Brian

* Past President
** Past Distinguished President
*** Past Distinguished Secretary
**** Past Lieutenant Governor
*****  Past Distinguished Lieutenant Governor; Hixson Fellow

Corporate memberships noted.

MacDougall, Robert
Martinez, Gladys (Reading Cooperative   Bank)
Marusich, Timothy
Mayo, Lindsey
O’Brien, Mary-Elizabeth   “DeeDee” * (Challenge Unlimited)
O’Donoghue, Mary T.,  * **
Pierce, Michael R.,  * 
Rigby, Richard
Ritchie, Jane M.,  * *
Rogers, Glenn, *  *****
Roy, Brother Rene D.
Shank, Jeffrey,
Stapinski, Stephen E., *
Stewart, Steve * ****
Wilson, David, *

“The Objects of Kiwanis International” 

1.      To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than the material values of life.

2.      To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships

3.      To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.

4.      To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.

5.      To provide, though Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.

6.      To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.