MORRIS COUNTY — The Kiwanis Club of Greater Roxbury purchased and donated 1,400 masks to each police department in their local area of service: Roxbury Township, Wharton (Mine Hill), Mount Arlington, and Dover. It is important for our club to keep our front line heroes safe and healthy.
Kiwanis Club of Greater Roxbury serves Roxbury, Ledgewood, Succasunna, Kenvil, Mount Arlington, Landing, Mine Hill, and the surrounding areas.
The officers of Kiwanis Club of Greater Roxbury include President Cain Pope, Vice President Jessi Simon, Treasurer Damian Hernandez and Secretary Aysha Avalos. Mount Olive Kiwanis President Heidi Caruso and Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Laura Wohland are serving as club coaches.
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 Greater Roxbury Active Members includes Cain Pope, Ana Arias, Marco Belmontes, Mauricia Álvarez, Ana Monica Esparza, Jessi Simón, Ilmi Bojkovic, Aysha Avalos, Connie Shazed, Damian Hernandez, Shana Rudd, Paul Bellardini, Tom Seretis, Yirsmine Zidan, Stephanie Moretti, Renee Colello, Heather Darling, Heidi Caruso, Paresh Trivedi, John Esposito, Michael Frequenza and Jessica Rudnicky.
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 Roxbury is a New Jersey Non-Profit formed on December 7, 2020, with a dedicated group of individuals. They recently distributed 100 food boxes containing 35-45 pounds of food to families in need, due to the coronavirus. The members are planning another distribution during the month of January.
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