BOONTON — Cain Pope recently joined the Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town. Since all meetings are held via Zoom, President Nicolas had to meet up with Cain and present him with his membership plaque and Kiwanis Pin.
Cain is also the President of the newly formed Kiwanis Club of Greater Roxbury.
Tri-Town Kiwanis serves Boonton, Mountain Lakes, and Boonton Township. Tri-Town Kiwanis sponsors Mountain Lakes High School Key Club.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.
Working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you help improve a community or give a child a chance to learn experience, dream, and succeed, great things happen!
Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town Active Members includes Thomas Brackin, Joseph Bock, Cy Wekilsky, Lance Incitti, Howard Gordon, Ralph Weber, Frank Cahill, Nicolas Limanov, Carol Tiesi, Sheriff James Gannon, William Zago, Mickey Chopra, Kevin Jarvis, Susan Daniele, Cain Pope, and Jonathan Lemus.
The name “Kiwanis” means “we trade” or “we share our talents.” It was coined from an American Indian expression, Nunc Kee-wanis.
Kiwanis was founded in Detroit, Michigan, on January 21, 1915. In the early years, Kiwanis clubs focused on business networking, but even then, members were serving the needs of the poor. By 1919, the organization had changed its focus from business to service. Kiwanis became an international organization in 1916 with the organization of the Kiwanis Club of Hamilton, Ontario. Kiwanis limited its membership to the United States and Canada until 1962 when worldwide expansion was approved.
Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town was organized on December 11, 2019, with a dedicated group of individuals. They have been conducting Food Drives mainly for Loaves and Fishes. In January, they have a major food distribution planned. The club will be distributing 100 food boxes containing 35-45 pounds of food to families in need, due to the coronavirus.
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