MORRIS COUNTY — Michael King of Montville was installed as president of the Kiwanis Club of Montville during the club’s installation dinner on September 9 at Rails Steak House. Also installed were Vice President Allen Barnett, Samantha Massenzio, Club Secretary; Ladis Karkowsky, Club Treasurer; Charles Grau, and Asst. Club Treasurer.
In addition, the following members will serve on the club’s board of directors:
- Douglas Cooper, Deane Driscoll, Larry Hines, Thomas Mazzaccaro, Joseph O’Dowd, and Christine Tao Cheung.
The immediate past president is Michael D. Johnson. Michael will continue to serve on the club board for the next year.
The Kiwanis Club of Montville is most readily recognized for its operation of the Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry, which increased its volunteer efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide free distributions to families in need and supplemented the lunch program for qualified students of the Montville Township Public Schools by providing over $10,000 worth of ShopRite gift cards over the summer. Montville Kiwanis is also responsible for local projects such as Adopt-A-Hydrant, the annual Fishing Derby organized in conjunction with the Montville Rec Department and local PBA, holiday caroling at local senior centers, its annual “Taste of Montville” and the sponsorship of the Montville Township High School Key Club.
“Kids need Kiwanis, in this community and in communities around the world,” said Frank Cahill, Lt. Governor Division 9. “Our club believes in children and wants to provide all kids with an opportunity to thrive, prosper and grow,” said President Michael King.
The Kiwanis Club of Montville, www.montvillekiwanis.org, welcomes new members who want to serve their community. Information about becoming a member is available by emailing KiwanisofMontville@Gmail.com.
About Kiwanis International
Founded in 1915, Kiwanis International is a global organization of clubs and members dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs, including Circle K International for university students, Key Club for students age 14–18, Builders Club for students age 11–14, K-Kids for students age 6–12, and Aktion Club for adults living with disabilities, annually dedicate more than 18.5 million service hours to strengthen communities and serve children. The Kiwanis International family comprises nearly 558,000 adult and youth members 82 nations and geographic areas. Visit www.kiwanis.org for more information.