Kiwanis President John Eyre (left) thanked Jimmy, our host for many years at Charlie Brown's Fresh Grill in Chatham Township on Southern Blvd.
Nancy Boucher brought cupcakes, arranged to look like "60" years to honor member and past NJ Districk Kiwanis Governor Marc Litwack on the occasion of his 60th birthday.
Rich and Debby Behling braved the snow and ice to drive from South Jersey to Chatham to attend the annual Kiwanis Christmas Dinner. Rich organized the Christmas Program and both he and Debby contributed to the happy event. Others who contributed items to the program were Karen Swartz, Nancy Boucher, Ron Whalin and President John Eyre, who organized the dinner. Stu Shippey brought the last remaining 2013 Holiday Nuts for members to buy. Approximately 40 members attended the Dinner in spite of the bad weather.Our next Kiwanis meeting will be January 7, 2014. Happy holidays to all!
Breakfast with Santa Sponsored by Kiwanis, Green Village Fire Department and Charlie Brown's Fresh Grill
Santa arrived on a Green Village fire truck while it was snowing. The Green Village Fire Department helped sponsor Breakfast with Santa and their volunteers made it a success.
Student volunteers from Madison High School Key Club.
Student volunteers from Chatham High School Key Club
Santa talked with a lot of enthusiastic children.
Charlie Brown's staff served a nutritious and delicious breakfast buffet.
Charlie Brown's and Kiwanis worked together to make the event a success.
Santa Claus worked with Kiwanis to make the event a success.
Kiwanis December 3 Meeting Program: - Sarah Stanley presented "The Stanley Twins: Inventors of the Stanley Steam Car & Developers of the Stanley Hotel of Colorado".
Sarah presented a digital show covering the inventions, developments and businesses of Francis Edgar Stanley and Freelan Oscar Stanley. Patents included the airbrush, photographic dry plates and the Stanley Steam Car. The cars set speed records on flat beaches and also on the road climbing Mt. Washington.
F. O. Stanley developed the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. This hotel stands today near the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park.
Sarah has researched the connection between the Stanley name and Chatham. George Shepard Page was a cousin of the Stanleys (son of Margaret Stanley) and he moved to Chatham, where he set up a business beside the Passaic River. Today’s Stanley Park stands in the same place as the early business. Other places around town are named Stanley (in honor of Page’s mother, whom he adored).
After a brisk question and answer session at the end of the program, the audience enthusiastically applauded this interesting presentation.