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 October 23 Program: Micki Chaput, RN, Director of Senior Services of the Chathams spoke on their many activities.

Micki Chaput, RN, Director of Senior Services of the Chathams (on left) with Joan May, President of Kiwanis. At the October 23 Kiwanis meeting, Micki gave an overview of the many services provided to residents of the Chathams and other Seniors in the general area. Visit their website to learn more about the organization.

Announcements: Kiwanis October 23 Meeting

Joan May announced the Governors meeting November 5 at Craftsman’s Farm and Parsippany wine-tasting on October 25. Gary Arnesen thanked everyone for supporting the Pasta Dinner. He reported that hundreds of meals were provided to very satisfied customers. Dave Mutchler announced that many nuts were sold at the Pasta Dinner. He urged members to keep selling.  Marty Sechehay reported that 14 people attended Monday’s CPR class. He asked anyone who was unable to attend the classes but would like to attend one in the future to let him know. He also handed out the wallet cards showing important medical data. A sign-up sheet was distributed for the Madison Christmas Parade on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The Jingle Bells favors will be put together after next week’s breakfast meeting.

Chatham Emergency Squad CPR Training for Kiwanis and Friends

The Chatham Emergency Squad held training classes for Chatham-Madison Kiwanis members and friends on October 16 and October 22, 2012. Over 20 students were trained at the two classes. This is a public service activity provided free of charge by the Squad. Included in the training was how to use a defibrillator and the abdominal thrust (first aid for choking victims – used to be called Heimlich maneuver). The students came away with a better understanding of how to prepare for and to deal with emergency situations. Visit CES website to learn more about the Chatham Emergency Squad.

Kiwanis 2012 Pasta Dinner - a grand time for all

On October 18, 2012 hundreds of spaghetti and meat ball dinners were served by Chatham-Madison Kiwanis with the help of 37 volunteers from sponsored youth service clubs, including the Drew University Circle K Club, Chatham High School Key Club and Chatham Middle School Builders Club.  Everyone had a happy time and funds were raised for community youth activities and scholarships.


Kiwanis October 16 Program: Chatham Borough Police Chief Crosson and Lieutenant Brian Gibbons Spoke on Identity Theft.

Chatham Police Chief Crosson (right) and Lieutenant Brian Gibbons (left) spoke on identity theft at the October 16 Kiwanis meeting. Chief Crosson gave a complete presentation on the growing problem and Lieutenant Gibbons described steps that residents can take to avoid problems.

Documents covering identity theft were given to members to read after the meeting. Included was a complete list of steps to take to avoid becoming a victim. The audience enthusiastically applauded the interesting and helpful presentation.

To learn more about the Chatham Borough Police, please visit the Borough website.

Announcements: Kiwanis October 16 Meeting

Joan May announced that there will be a NJ Kiwanis District Governor’s Visit at Craftsman’s Farm at 6:30 PM on November 5 (cost is $35). Nancy Boucher announced the Parsippany Kiwanis Wine Tasting to be held on October 25 at the Hanover Manor (cost is $50). Gary Arnesen announced the Pasta Dinner on October 18. Dave Mutchler announced the nut sale. Jerry Cunningham announced the Averett reception on October 28.


Kiwanis October 9 Program: Trinity Solar Talked about Solar Energy

Representatives of Trinity Solar company spoke about solar energy. Left to right in photo: Glen Thomas, Ken Ebbert and George Obenhofer. To learn more about services offered by the company, check out the Trinity Solar website.

Announcements: Kiwanis October 9 Meeting

Gary Arnesen urged members to sell tickets for the October 18 Pasta Dinner. He also has posters which members can put up around town.

Dave Mutchler asked members to drop their used newspapers off at the Kiwanis newspaper recycling dumpster near the Chatham Post Office. He also reported that the nuts have all been received and he handed out order forms for members to use to start selling the nuts. The forms will also be on-line at the Kiwanis website. Members can send order forms to him and he will fill the order.

Karen Swartz reported that the CHS Key Club held a meeting last week. She invited Kiwanis members to come to future Key Club meetings. On November 14 in the evening Kiwanis will host a special reception with CHS Key Club members who bring their parents to learn more about the Kiwanis Club. More detail will follow.

Bob Stannard reported on last Thursday’s meeting with Drew Circle K officers. The Circle K will speak at the November 20 Kiwanis breakfast meeting and will also help with the Pasta Dinner. Bob said Circle K is very enthusiastic and making plans for the coming year. They meet once a week at 9:30 PM and everyone is invited to attend.

Betty Anne Keat announced that the Chatham Middle School Builders Club meets this Thursday at 2:45 PM.

Karen Shippey announced that the MHS Key Club meets every Thursday at 10:50 AM. She went to the recent car-washing fund raiser, which will support the purchase of a “helper dog” for a needy student. Karen also mentioned a recent Madison Eagle “letter to the editor” sent in by the MHS Key Club.


Kiwanis October 2 Program: Lucille H. Deutsch, Director, Geriatric and Caregiver Outreach, Family Services of Morris County spoke on Preparing and Organizing the Most Important Documents of Your Life”.

Lucy Deutsch spoke on “Preparing the Most Important Documents of Your Live.” Lucy (left in the photo) is the Director, Geriatric and Caregiver Outreach, Family Services of Morris County. She was introduced by Karen Shippey, on the right in the photo.

She passed out handouts explaining important document. The four most important documents are Last Will and Testament, Durable Financial Power of Attorney, Living Will (a.k.a. Advance Directive), and Medical Power of Attorney (a.k.a. Medical Proxy). She explained the purpose of these documents and inspired members of the audience to update or prepare these documents for themselves.

This excellent presentation was one of many given by the Family Service of Morris County. Please visit their website to arrange a talk for your organization.

Announcements: October 2 Kiwanis Meeting

Gary Arnesen handed out posters for the October 18th pasta dinner. Dave Mutcchler announced that a partial nut shipment has been received and he expects the rest to be delivered next week. He recommends asking your children to sell the nuts - his daughter already sold $100 worth. Karen Swartz announced the CHS Key club is tomorrow night 7:00 pm at the cafeteria. Karen Shippey went to the MHS Key Club carwash on Saturday and introduced herself. The Key Club has about 150 members this year, because of the “block system” at MHS. Bob Stannard reported that Drew Circle K will meet with Kiwanis at 8:30 AM this Thursdays to discuss plans for the year. Joan May announced efforts at FDU Madison to start a Circle K club - dues for first year are included in sponsoring club fees. Marc Litwack is chair of an International Committee, Service Leadership Program (SLP) Alumni – Marc is charter chairman. The President of KI said Marc did the best job of any international committee chair – he is “the founding father of SLP Alumni.” SLP includes youth programs. Growing rapidly, they got 10,000 members recruited this year. Key Club International has the highest membership in history, 268,000 members. Circle K is also at its highest membership. Kiwanis has less than 250,000 members. Pat Davidson announced the Randolph Kiwanis antique show on October 19-21. Marty Sechehay announced that the Seeing Eye sent a picture of Skye, a dog Kiwanis is sponsoring which was funded by the Kiwanis pennies for puppies. Two weeks from tonight is the first CPR class at the Squad building. There are still plenty of openings.