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The official publication of the empire division Volume 1. Issue 4. September 2012

Greetings Empire!

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Table of Contents:

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Intro……………………………………………..1 Divisional Updates…………………………2 Service Spotlight………………………...….3 Reminders…………..………………………..4 What to look forward to!…….…………..5


Our end of the year large scaled divisional project for the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease foundation will be…

Empire Body, Mind and Service! We will be hosting a Zumba-thon/Yoga fundraising event and right now it is scheduled for Saturday March 2nd 2013 from 12:005:00PM at Bayside High School. The day after, Sunday March 3rd, we will be doing a smaller divisional fundraiser (possibly a bake sale, maybe a yard sale, maybe a cup noodle sale, we’ll find out later!) followed by a dinner at a restaurant to where a portion of our bill will be donated to KPLD. Make sure you keep this weekend open and join us!

Children are at the highest risk of acquiring Lyme disease due to their active lifestyles which usually involve a lot of outdoor playtime and outdoor sporting events. Studies have shown significant IQ drops in students with Lyme, serious psychiatric symptoms, as well as cognitive and sleep disturbances-all of which may easily go misdiagnosed.

KPLD Funds Update: $16.32 $7.62 $382.25



Great job! Let’s keep this up. I know we can easily surpass $1,000 by the end of the year!


July Divisional: August Divisional: K-Family Picnic:



On Sunday, September 2nd 2012, members of the Kiwanis Family gathered together at Cunningham Park in Queens for a fun filled day of skin the snake, water balloon toss, and the exciting and infamous ninja. For only 3 dollars, Key clubbers and Circle K'ers experienced a great opportunity to reconnect with each other while being proactive in fundraising for the Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Disease. The perfect 80 degree weather ensured many individuals to attend with high spirits in making this event a successful one. At 12pm sharp, a numerous amount of attendees were present and waves of enthusiasm were exchanged in meeting new members as well as connecting with old friends. The sprawled blankets on the grass and the obvious expression of enthusiasm of each individual was just the beginning of what would become a memorable day. At the start of the event, members were able to learn a little more about each other while passing a beach ball with various questions such as "what is your favorite service project" and "what is your life ambition." After, lunch was served with a choice of sandwiches, chips and drinks. More games and team-building activities were introduced such as "Captain's Coming!" and the high intense water balloon fight that left many drenched. For the rest of the afternoon, individuals enjoyed each other company whether laying on the blankets, playing football, or discussing future K-Family events. This year, the 2nd Annual K-Family Picnic raised $381 for lyme disease, an increase from last year's event. Fundraising wasn't the only thing that improved; member attendance demonstrated a significant growth as well. The joint efforts of 4 branches of the Kiwanis Family and 31 clubs in attendance proved how attainable it is to make a significant impact on those around us. With the support of Glendale Kiwanis, the 2nd Annual K-Family Picnic was a great success. Circle K attendees included Queens College, St.John’s, SUNY Albany, SUNY New Paltz, Stony Brook, Adelphi University, Five Towns College, Columbia University, Cornell University, The College of New Jersey and Monmouth University. Key Club attendees were also high in representatives: Brooklyn Tech, Edward R. Murrow, Midwood, Forest Hills, Richmond Hill, Garden School, Aviation, William Cullen Bryant, Queens High School for Sciences, Bayside, Francis Lewis, Baldwin, East Rockaway and Bronx Science. In addition, Cambria Heights, Glendale, East Meadow, St. Albans, and Jamaica Kiwanis Clubs attended as well as the East Rockaway Builders Club. A total of 120 members of the Kiwanis Family turned a mere 5 hours into a successful and unforgettable day for all attendees with the promise of an enjoyable experience for the upcoming year. Sharmilla Samwaru ,Adelphi CKI





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Monthly Report Fo rms are due on the 7th of each month . Keep sending in those forms wheth er service for the month has been co mpleted or not. If not, let us know th e struggles that your club may be enduring so that we can help. If yo u have an event coming up, throw it in there under “future events” so that we can come support your club!


The Kiwanis year is in its transitioning period right now. While the Key Club and Circle K year runs from April to April, the Kiwanis year runs from October to October. They held their District Convention in Niagara Falls the weekend of August 17th where they elected and installed the new NY District Kiwanis board. LTG Joseph Aiello was installed as the Governor-elect for the 2013-2014 Kiwanis service year! With this said, remember to take the time to reach out to not only your Kiwanis club but also all the Kiwanis clubs in the area. Introduce yourself and get to know them. Let us all support each other to better our organization and our communities. Contact the new Queens West LTG Verdia Noel at or and/or the new Queens East LTG Nodia Chambers at

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September 22nd – Light the Night – Victory Field, Forest Park – 5:00PM-8:00PM September 24th – Empire Divisional Meeting – QC Student Union Room 403 – 7:30PM October 5th – October 7th – District Large Scaled Service Project – Syracuse Registration and the Facebook event are out and it’s only $20 for an incredible weekend dedicated to service as you meet new members! October 13th – Divisional Ronald McDonald House – 267-07 76th Avenue – 4:30PM (It will be a $10 donation towards paying for food) October 20th – Family day – 108-25 62nd Drive – 10:00AM-2:00PM October 21st – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – Flushing Meadow Park – 9:00AM October 28th – Out of the Darkness Walk – Battery Park – 12:00PM-2:30PM

The beginning is half of the whole. - Plato

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Don’t be afraid to contact me: Don’t forget that September is the CKI Subregion challenges so play along as we fight world hunger!

Call or text: 718-757-5687 Divisional e-mail: Personal e-mail: Skype: pb_kelly Or, it might be in a previous newsletter. All newsletters can be viewed at:




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