Our permanent goal is to help
underprivileged children improve the quality of their lives.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Lawrence
A 501(c) 3 Organization
Recognized Distinguished Club 2011-2012
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.
David Louis, President
: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