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


Officers 2016-2017:  

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


Charles Breen
Al DeLuca
Michael DeLuca
Ed Kelley
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

June 15, 2017

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


Foundation Officers

David Louis, President
Colleen Coco, Vice President
Jessica Colcord, Treasurer
Glenn Rogers, Clerk


Colleen Coco
Maria Consoli
Al DeLuca
Brian Firth
David Wilson

Coming Attractions: 

:Luncheons on every Thursday at Palmer's through the summer and beyond

Board meeting at LGH Wednesday, June 21, 7:30 p.m.

Kiwanis International convention in Paris, France, in early July

New England and Bermuda District Annual Meeting in Hyannis the weekend of August 24

Who knows what for the rest of the summer!

Glenn is planning a presentation about the character and



Lisa Almonte's Leadership Award

Deedee describes a scene from her trip to Israel in March.  She was there as a guest  to advise a non-profit about how to establish fully a successful therapeutic  program.

Beedee first toured Jerusalem, which she described as "the real deal."  She  was there during Purim, a three day celebration.  She had pictures of a market area and the wailing wall including pilgrims from around the world, which she described as a most moving experience.

Then it was on to Bethlehem by bus, where she saw the only hint of conflict as the guides were switched before crossing into Palestine.  There was a stark difference in the landscape and living conditions. 

They toured the Church of the Nativity and saw the plaque indicating the place of birth and death of Jesus.

Deedee also went to Mesada and Jericho, floated on the Dead Sea and "enjoyed" a two hour camel trek.

Next was the stay at a kibbutz in southern Israel where the therapeutic center was.  The operation there is a lot like that of Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm, except they use quarter horses and seemed to have more staff and perhaps fewer volunteers.

The trip was hosted by the Jewish National Fund, which will be in partnership with the Spirit of Giving of Challenge Unlimited.  A representative of the Israeli program, Ekai, will be visiting Ironstone in July.  (We would love to meet and host him at least for a luncheon.)

Thank you, Deedee for so vividly sharing your wonderful trip with us.


Abbot Academy Key Clubbers with their membership certificates

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Andriolo, Joseph
Archambault, Robert
Begley, Celeste, *
Benson, B. Clark 
Breen, Charles *
Carroll, John H., Jr.,*  
Clark, Robert, ***
Coco, Colleen (Lawrence General Hospital) (President)
Consoli, Maria (The Savings Bank)
Colcord, Jessica (Enterprise Bank)
Cruz, Ezequel "Zeke" (Pentucket Bank)
DeLuca, Al,  * (Lifetime Membership)
DeLuca, Michael R.
DeLuca, William P., Jr. 
DeLuca, William P., III  



Doherty, James D., Jr. (Jay), *
Draper, Rosemary
Erwin, David
Fater, Neil (Challenge Unlimited)
Felter, Timothy L.  *
Ferrante, Jeffrey
Finlayson, Gary **
Firth, Brian
Firth, Linda (Lowell Five)
Kapelson, James
Kelley, Ed *
 (Enterprise Bank)
Louis, David
Major, Brian
MacDougall, Robert

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

Corporate memberships noted.

Martinez, Gladys (Reading Cooperative   Bank)
Marusich, Timothy
Mora, 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.