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SAVE THE DATE
OCTOBER 20 - 22, 2016
2016 Kiwanian of the Year
Miriam "Mo" Gibbons
The Kingston Kiwanis Club presented the 2016 Bud Jones Kiwanian of the Year award to Miriam “Mo” Gibbons on Thursday, June 2, at the Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston.
Since 1975, the Club has recognized a Kiwanian member who strives to embody the ideals of the Club, and has lived the motto “we serve” with such constancy and dedication that all members should look to them for reflection on what service means to the community.
Mrs. Gibbons joined Kiwanis in 2008 and has been a dedicated and active member. She has served on the board of directors, she has been treasurer for 3 years, Chair of Kingston Classic Volunteers and sits on several other committees.
This annual tradition is named in honor of Bud Jones who brought a fresh source of inspiration to the Club and encouraged a deeper understanding of its merit to members.
The Kingston Kiwanis Club celebrates Miriam "Mo" Gibbons, the 2016 recipient of the
Bud Jones Kiwanian of the Year along with some past winners of this distinguished
award. L to R: Joe Fay, Bill Kearney, Donna Rosenberg, Ray Radel, Gabriele Raub, Ken Backofen, Robert Carlzon, Bob Deitrick, Steve Fine, Rich Gillette, Ron Swart, and Gary Mulligan.
2016 Scholarship Winners
On Thursday June 16, 2016 Kiwanis scholarship recipients from Kingston High School and Coleman Catholic High School were recognized for their outstanding achievements at a luncheon hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Kingston.
2016 recipients are:
Rian Baker, Mary Barnett, Erin Connors, Sarah Hack, Alana Hubbs, Mariel Janums, Maria Koch, Mackenzie Letus, Julia Lucato, Jillian McManus, Hilee Patel, Vibhuti Patel, Valeria Quezada, Victoria Quilty, Reaghan Riley, Veronica Ruth, Maggie Stauble, Alexander Treloar, Kyla Wenzel, Mariah Williams
Thank you to all runners, sponsors and volunteers
who participated in the
2016 Kiwanis Kingston Classic!
Kiwanis Kingston Classic | Kingston, NY | April 24, 2016
Creative Building and
Creative Machine Competitions
On January 30, the popular Creative Building and Creative Machine Competitions was hosted at St. Joseph’s School in Kingston.
The event will be conducted from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and the Kiwanis Club of Kingston will provide financial support as well as judges for the competitions. This is the eighth year for Creative Building, whose competitors are students in grades K-6, and the third Creative Machine event which is open to students in grades 5-8.
“Discussing the children’s vision with them and observing them building their projects is so much fun for the Kiwanis volunteers,” said Gabriele Raub, chair of the Kiwanis Youth Service committee.
Sean Bailey, a fifth-grade teacher, is the program coordinator.
Competitive Building Competition Information here.
Creative Machine Competition Information here.
Ulster and Kingston Kiwanis served their 38th annual Holiday Dinner for senior citizens
Senior citizens in the area enjoyed a delicious meal and a holiday atmosphere as the Kiwanis Clubs of Ulster and Kingston presented their 38th annual holiday dinner at John A. Coleman Catholic High Saturday.
Baked ham with all the trimmings was on the menu while Santa Claus visited each table and a musical duo sang standards and Christmas favorites for the 340 seniors that showed up for two seatings.
“We’ve been doing this for a long time and it’s a really good event for the community,” said Kiwanis community service chairman Joe Diacovo. “So many of the senior citizens come back year after year, not only for the food, but for the company and to just have a good time. Our members also enjoy coming out and helping all of the seniors in the community.”
Diacovo said the event planning began nearly a year ago, with members of both local clubs playing a part in the planning process, purchasing food, preparing meals and serving.
Members of the Kingston High Key Club assisted as this year’s dinner.
Admission to the event was free and the club welcomed seniors from all over the local area.
Click contributions to see a list of the local organizations we supported.