Noon luncheon meetings are held on the first two Tuesdays of each month, at Charlie Brown's Steakhouse in Chatham Township. Breakfast meetings are held at 8:00 AM on the last two or three Tuesdays of each month. Breakfast meetings are held at Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse in Chatham Township. Guests are always welcomed to attend our Tuesday meetings. COME JOIN US


Kiwanis August 19 Meeting Program: Stu Shippey, a licensed Extra Amateur Radio Operator (Call Letters: KA2HZP) presented "What is a Ham? - How they are involved in emergencies and other tidbits."

Kiwanian Stu Shippey (right in photo), licensed Extra Amateur Radio Operator (KA2HZP) gave a fascinating presentation titled "What is a Ham? - How they are involved in emergencies and other tidbits" at the August 19, 2014 Kiwanis meeting. He was introduced by his wife Karen (left in photo).

Stu showed a PowerPoint presentation with links to videos, log files and other interesting items. He set up interesting posters and demonstrated portable amateur radios, powered by a large battery. He covered the history of radio using a YouTube video narrated by Walter Cronkite.

Stu jumped back into his early hobby of amateur radio after visiting the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. He showed a video titled “ARRL at 100: A Century of Ham Radio”. Click here to see the full-length video.

After an active Question and Answer period, the audience enthusiastically applauded this interesting and educational presentation.


Kiwanis August 12 Meeting Program: Karen Brodsky, MLS, Director of the Library of the Chathams, Demonstrated “Apps for iPad"

Karen Brodsky (right in photo), Director of the Library of the Chathams, was introduced by Karen Shippey (left in photo) at the August 12, 2014 Kiwanis luncheon meeting held in Charlie Brown’s  restaurant.

Karen provided a live demonstration of 18 iPad Apps. Many Kiwanians have iPads and the members of the audience learned a lot from the presentation. To learn more about the Library of the Chathams, please visit the library website.


Kiwanis August 5 Meeting Program: William Ferdinand, professional gemologist of Ferdinand Jewelers in New Providence, NJ Spoke on Operation Bling?"

William Ferdinand (see photo) of Ferdinand Jewelers in New Providence spoke at the August 5, 2014 Kiwanis lunch meeting held at Charlie Brown’s in Chatham Twp. His topics were "What is a Gemologist? and “What is Operation Bling?". Operation Bling Foundation’s mission is to give sparkling jewels to cancer patients during their hospital stay, bringing them cheer and pleasure. This inspiring story captivated the audience. To learn more, please visit the website:


Kiwanis July 29 Meeting Program: Chatham Borough Councilman Len Resto spoke on the Environmental Commission, Sustainable Jersey and Green Fair.

Len Resto (right in photo) spoke at the July 29 breakfast Kiwanis meeting which was held at Charlie Brown’s Restaurant in Chatham Twp. He was introduced by John Eyre (left in photo) who is President of the club.

Len gave a PowerPoint presentation which included the history, membership and activities of the Environmental Commission. He mentioned that there are several nature trails in the Borough - click here to view maps.

Several very nice nature photos taken by Dick Plambeck were included in the talk.

Len wrapped up the talk by asking the members of the audience to “Get Involved!” He also suggested a number of areas where help is needed. The audience applauded this interesting and informative talk.


Kiwanis July 22 Meeting Program: G. David Scott spoke on "Market Street Mission"

David Scott (right in photo) spoke on “Market Street Mission” at the July 22 Kiwanis breakfast meeting held at Charlie Brown’s Restaurant in Chatham Township, NJ. Gary Arnesen (left in the photo) introduced him. David gave an inspiring description of how the organization helps people recover their lives. The audience enthusiastically applauded the work of this organization. To learn more, please visit their website at  


Kiwanis July 15 Meeting Program: The Chatham Borough Police spoke about "Drugs in the Chatham Area, What to Look Out For"

Chatham Borough Police Sargent Ralph Colatrella and Detectives Bryan Colatrella and Dan Walsh (left to right in above photo) were introduced by John Eyre (far right in photo) at the July 15 Kiwanis breakfast meeting held at Charlie Brown’s Restaurant.  The policemen spoke about “Drugs in the Chatham Area, What to Look Out For”.

The Chatham area does not have a major problem with drug usage; however, it is a serious situation which requires vigilance and preventive activities in the community. The speakers gave a comprehensive overview of the present situation, including a description of the types of drugs.

After an active question and answer period, the audience applauded the fine work of the speakers and the entire Chatham Police Department.

Kiwanis July 8 Meeting Program: Marilyn Wittlinger spoke on Louis Comfort Tiffany

Marilyn Wittlinger, left in photo, spoke on Louis Comfort Tiffany at the Kiwanis luncheon meeting held on July 8 at Charlie Brown’s Restaurant. She was introduced by John Eyre, right in photo, President of the Chatham-Madison Kiwanis Club.

Last February, she visited the Morse Museum in Winter Park Florida, where she viewed an extensive display of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) artwork.  Tiffany was an American artist and designer who worked in the decorative arts and is best known for his work with stained glass.

Marilyn presented a delightful slide show showing many pieces of beautiful art. She took the audience through the creative life of Tiffany which included many intriguing stories. Everyone enthusiastically applauded the educational and entertaining program.

Kiwanis Marches in the 2014 Chatham Independence Day Parade

The marchers pose on Ogden St. while they waited for the starting signal.
Then the train came by - so did marchers and spectators.
The Chatham Band waits on their float.
Thank you Coviello for providing the float again this year!
We greeted the clowns as we marched by on Hillside.
Mal greeted Pat along Main Street.
The crowds along Main Street cheered the Lady Liberty float. Thank you Chatham Main for supplying the truck for the float again this year. The rain held off until a half hour after the parade was over.

Kiwanians decorated Chatham Band float at Coviello's July 4th before the parade.


Kiwanians decorated the Lady Liberty float on July 3 for Chatham Fireman's Independence Day Parade

Group of Chatham-Madison Kiwanis volunteers who decorated the Lady Liberty float for the Annual Chatham Fireman's Independence Day Parade. Chatham Main donated the flat bed truck used to construct the float. The weather threatening, but heavy rains held off until the work was finished. However, temperature  was very hot.
Ron got into the picture, taken by Karen. It was nice to sit for a few minutes.
The decorated float looked very nice with the plants donated by Coviellos of Madison. Humidity was really high.

Annual Kiwanis-Rotary Picnic July 1, 2014

On July 1, 2014 the Annual Chatham Kiwanis -Rotary picnic was held at the home of the Kiwanis President. Everyone had a wonderful time.


Kiwanis June 24 Meeting Program: Tom Fountain, CTO of Pneuron Corporation, spoke about Entrepreneurial Accelerators.

Tom Fountain (right in photo), CTO of Pneuron Corporation spoke about Entrepreneurial Accelerators at the June 24, 2014 Kiwanis breakfast meeting at Charlie Browns Restaurant in Chatham Twp. John Eyre (left in the photo) welcomed Tom to the meeting.

Tom made reference to a book titled “The World is Flat” written by Tom Friedman, foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times. The book shows how technology changes in the late 80s and the 90s made it much easier to conduct business. Tom also handed out a sheet showing how Ideas/Markets, Talent, Capital and Resources make up Entrepreneurial Accelerators.

Tom gave a fascinating description of how business is conducted today using advanced technology. After an active Question and Answer session, the audience enthusiastically applauded this enlightening and entertaining presentation.


Kiwanis Annual Stanley Park Picnic on June 17, 2014

Members of Chatham-Madison Kiwanis Club enjoyed the annual picnic held at the Stanley Park in Chatham Borough next to the Passaic River. The event was held on June 17 in warm weather.


Kiwanis June 10 Meeting Program: Dan RosenHanst, Volunteer Director, Bridges spoke on "Bridges, its founding and purpose”.

Dan RosenHanst, Volunteer Director, Bridges (left in photo was introduced by Nancy Holt (right) at the June 10, 2014 Kiwanis luncheon meeting at Charlie Brown’s Restaurant. Dan gave an inspiring talk on Bridges, its founding and purpose.

Founded in 1988, Bridges reaches out to the homeless in New York City, Newark, Irvington, and Summit, New Jersey every week.  Over 1,500 volunteers each year help deliver 100,000 meals, seasonal clothing, and necessities without question and with genuine respect.

The audience enthusiastically applauded Dan’s excellent description of Bridges. To learn more please visit their website.


2014 Annual Chatham High School Kiwanis Scholarship Winners Announced

Year 2014 Chatham Kiwanis Scholarship winners Keri Cronin (left) and Samantha O’Brien (right) were announced by Kiwanis President John Eyre at the May 27 breakfast meeting held at Charlie Brown’s. They will also be recognized at the June 20 CHS graduation ceremony as this year’s winners of $8,000 Kiwanis Chatham High School scholarships. Scholarship winners receive $2,000 per year for four years.

Kiwanis June 3 Meeting Program: Dr. Marlys Howarth, D.O. of Summit Medical Group gave a presentation on "How to get the most out of your doctor's appointment".

Dr. Marlys Howarth (right in photo) was introduced by Tom Mullin (left) at the June 3 Kiwanis luncheon meeting at Charlie Brown’s in Chatham Twp. She told the audience “How to get the most out of your doctor’s appointment”. Her PowerPoint presentation was full of many important and helpful tips.  She added humorous highlights to the presentation. To learn more, please visit this website(click here).

Dr. Howarth passed out a handout which you can find on this website (click here). At the end of her presentation, the audience enthusiastically applauded this fine presentation.

May 27 Kiwanis Meeting Program: Rebecca Abenante and Catherine Owens from Morristown Medical Center spoke about Services for older adults at Morristown Medical Center.

Rebecca Abenante (left in photo) and Catherine Owens (right) from Morristown Medical Center talked about the new Geriatric Assessment Center (a work in progress on South Street in Morristown) and the Geriatric Emergency Department (main hospital). Rebecca is the Healthy Aging Coordinator and Catherine is the Geriatric Assessment Center Social Worker at Morristown Medical Center. They gave a complete overview of the Healthy Aging Program at the Atlantic Health System. To learn more important topic, please visit the website:

The audience enjoyed this fine program and enthusiastically applauded the speakers.