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

May 24, 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 14

Andover Bike Rodeo  June 16

June 28 -July 1 International Convention in Las Vegas

Much was discussed about the plans for the two events and all seems to be well in hand for them to be huge successes for the attendees and Kiwanis alike.

Happenings at the Meeting of May 24

During Happy Dollars, Dave Wilson announced that his daughter Emily had graduated with high honors with a double major and had begun a prized internship.

Gladys announced that he son, Nicholas, was about to receive a guide dog, one of two highly trained German Shepherds.

Jeff declared that the graduation of his grandson was a grand affair and he had done exceptionally well in school.

Glenn announced Jennifer and he will be moving to Brooksby Village on June 11.

Two weeks ago Rick Rigby won the raffle as he rescued the Ace of Spades from her crowded place in the deck. 

David Lewis is presented a citation for his excellence as a past president by Linda Firth on behalf of the Club

Special guests at the meeting were members of the Abbott Lawrence Key Club, pictgured here, from left to right, Nayelys Ozuna, Mi Nguyen, Namaly Jerez, Shayla Nguyen and Denesis Regaldo.

Photo courtesy of Gladys Martinez

The highlight of the meeting was the attendance by the Key Clubbers from Abbot Lawrence and their adviser, Ms. Cruz. 

They reported that their campaign had raised $377.20 in the home run coin challenge over two weeks to help support the international Key Club "Thirst" relief project.  All fifteen home rooms participated.  Plans are to run a second, annual campaign next year.

Many of the clubbers who will be juniors next year will be enrolled in Merrimack College to take two special courses to join seniors who will be taking full credit college courses.  This program is offered to worthy Abbot students at the initiative of the college.

The Key Club offers free dues to members who participate in two community service projects.  If someone participates in none, membership is revoked.

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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.