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
 Tim Marusich, 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

February 15, 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

Our condolences go to Bob Archambault and his family over the passing of his father.

It was great to see Ed Kelley back on the scene after successful replacements of both knees very recently.  He attended the meeting with his wife.  Ed is walking very well with but a cane and his wife for support.

David Louis tried to fleece the raffle pot for ten times its value with the selection of the ten of spades in the draw, but the Club would have none of that effort.

Coming Events

March 14 Chamber of Commerce mixer at which this Club will be a co-host.  It will run from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Doubletree.

March 18-20 Mid-Winter meeting of the New England and Bermuda District in Mansfield, Massachusetts, with the focus upon a professional presentation of "Building the Brand of You" online.

Awards Event this coming Spring.

June 28 -July 1 International Convention in Las Vegas

Al Deluca reissued a call for each member to have a name of a potential sponsor for Santa Night .


Abbot Academy Key Club members attended our luncheon meeting with their chemistry teacher, Nick Parsons.  Picture above with him are Nathalie Nunez, Kelly Cuevas, Nay Zuna, Brianna Castillo and Clairie Pena, left to right.

Clairie addressed the Kiwanians about a fun (fund) raising project the Key Club is about to undertake.  Baskets for the deposit of coins will be placed in each classroom for two months with points awarded to the classroom for the most coins deposited and points deducted for paper money.  The project proceeds will go to the Thirst Project.

Only a handful of our Club members use the broad email distribution of the web site.  It is a very handy tool to address all members at one time, or individually as you might wish.  We use it to broadcast the newsletter each week.  Moreover, more useful information is stored in the database there.  There is a button called "Member Login" on the menu of the web site to access the management system.

Key to accessing the International/Club management system, formerly known as Kiwanis One, now as PortalBuzz is this explanation from the site:

To get started using Portalbuzz, you must first log in and set your password. The site is password protected so only members of your club will have access to information. ● Go to members.portalbuzz.com, the main login page of the Portalbuzz site. ● Under the Login button at the bottom, click the link to create a password. ● Enter your email address in the Email textbox, then click the Submit button. ● You will be instructed to check your email inbox. The email will provide information to set your password. Make sure to check your spam folder if you don’t see the email in your inbox. ● Once you create a password, you can log in to Portalbuzz.com and start exploring all the features available. ● If you encounter any issues during registration or need any assistance, check with your club site administrator or send an email to support@portalbuzz.com.

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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 (The Savings Bank)
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.