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Contact the Chair or Club President if you wish to serve. These are fluid assignments.

   
SELECT COMMITTEES      
Name

Purpose

Chair

Members

Club Member Involvement

Publicity Publicize club activities and events in local newspapers and radio stations, and Yankiwanian
Dan Andrews
Dick Ficke NA
Fundraising Evaluate current fund-raising activities and explore new ways and means
Open
Open NA
Membership Install new members, order new membership kits/pins, ensure sponsor full involvement, collect dues
Dan Andrews
Tim George, Abby O'Haire, Dick Check, Norm Gamache All members should have a "one-minute elevator message" that they give to a prospective member
Handbook Create and maintain new member club information handbook
Richard Ficke
Joan Kenney, Susan Staples Smith NA
Historian Maintains the club history through paper andi electronic files
Richard Ficke
Susan Staples Smith NA
Youth Protection Educates the club on the need for background checks for those working with children as part of the Kiwanis Family
Janice Andrews and Abby O'Haire
Chuck Kyle, Diane Gamache, Liz Hughes Club will pay for background checks for members as needed.
Service Explore and initiate service projects for community non-profit entities where members give of their skills and time
Jack Lee
Del Desmarais, John Gallo, Bob Sharkin Labor intensive, past projects have included Camp Sunshine cleanup, painting North Conway Community Center, rehab of Starting Point Shelter Home - requires many members to help complete
STANDING COMMITTEES      
Dental Program Distribute preventative dental materials and supplies to school children. Pay for emergency/catastrophic dental procedures for children.
Ralph Lutjen
Dan Andrews, Dick Ficke, Janice Andews, Liz Huges Assisted by dental health professionals from Conway Family Dental Care
Mystery Dine Around Plan three dining venues (appetizers, dinner, dessert) at three mystery locations in valley
Rotates

Tim George, Diane Gamache and Barbara Reilly

 

Have fun - only first venue is announced, held in mid-March to shake winter blues
Road Clean Up Roadside trash pickup twice a year, obtain trash bags, safety vests, arrange complimentary breakfast, make assignments
Pete Levesque, Chuck Kyle
The membership volunteers Requires 15-20 members to walk Kiwanis assigned section of Rt 302 in East Conway in Spring and Fall, coincides with Valley Pride Day in Spring
Bike Safety Day We assist Velo Club in promoting Bike Safety and distribution of club donated helmets
Eric Dziedzic
Need more members Requires 5-15 members to help with safety instruction, distribute helmets, conduct rodeo, normally held in early May
Asset Allocation Committee Review new possibilities for club giving
Barbara Reilly
Peter Deveau, Staci Blair, Annie Ficke, Pete Levesque and Kerry McDougal. Suggestions of recipients and amounts brought to board for final approval
Scholarships Review nearly 100 applications for eight $1000 scholarships to be awarded to Kennett HS seniors
Allen Gould
Charlie Maller, Tim George, Barry Chisholm, Liz Hughes Presented at Kennett graduation ceremony in June
MAJOR ACTIVITY COMMITTEES      

Kiwanis Family Day

Planning and execution of miniature golf tournament where participants use brooms, hockey sticks, crutches and snow shovels etc. in lieu of putters. Event is a fun day for all members of the Kiwanis family of clubs. Lunch and surprises provided by club.
Myles Crowe
Abby O'Haire, Diane Gamache, Carol Fillman Requires 10 members to set up and run the event and clean-up. Usually held in mid May with K-Kids, Junior High Key Club and Key Club members and families invited.

Kiwanis Coffee Booth at Fryeburg Fair

 

Plan, organize, order supplies, arrange logistics, assign tasks and schedule work shifts to staff week-long operation of Kiwanis Coffee Booth
Jack Lee
Jeff Bailey, Chuck Kyle, Roger Aubrey, Bobby Marquis All members are asked to do at least one 3-hour shift at the booth during the week. Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Golf Tournament Planning and execution of Children are Priority One Golf Tournament held at Hales Location in August. Sixteen teams compete for prizes. Committee obtains sponsorships, advertises, and arranges for prizes
Dan Andrews
Jack Lee, Chuck Kyle, Tim George, Jeff Bailey, Roger Aubrey, Dick Check, Charlie Zaccaria, Peter Deveau Requires 15-20 members to help with prizes, scoring, tee signs and guiding players.
Kiwanis Autumn Express Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRR) provides a train for the day for a trip through Crawford Notch. Committee coordinates with CSSR management, effects logistics, publicity, photography, member assignments and food/drinks for the event.

Russ Seybold, Jeff Bailey

 

Tim George, Joan Kenney, DD Warren, John Bruni, Norm Gamache, Abby O'Haire, Dick Ficke, Diane Gamache Requires 8-12 members to host/escort passengers on six-hour train ride. Duties include food preparation and serving, photographing riders and delivering souvenir photos, and selling raffle tickets. Occurs mid to late October during foliage season.
Passport Book Discount coupons are solicited from 110 sponsors (restaurants, golf, ski, bakeries, stores, etc.); 700 books sold by members. Our largest fundraiser. All members needed to participate.
Norm Gamace
Tim George, Dick Ficke, Charlie Zaccaria, Janice Andrews, Allen Gould, Annie Ficke, Liz Hughes, Abby O'Haire Each member is asked to sell a minimum of ten books; members obtain sponsorship contracts, provide complimentary copies of the book to those participating. Sale starts April 1 until sold.
Angels and Elves Our largest project with greatest community impact; approximately 700 children receive winter clothing/toys as gifts from Santa. Planning starts in Oct. Elf Hdq is staffed mid Nov-Dec; correspondence in Jan. Donors and sponsors from the Valley, around the country and Europe contribute over $120K in toys, clothing and labor.

Purchasing-Nancy Marquis

Front Desk - Carol Fillman, Janice Andrews

Databases - Linda Little

Daily Buying - Pat Heigis

All club members are asked to participate either moving supplies and equipment, setting up Elf Hdq, staffing, sponsoring a family, wrapping gifts, buying, maintaining databases and providing as required assistance. This is a huge project. Over haf the club normally participates.
Santa Photo Shoot Our newest project begun in 2010 takes place in a donated store front or tent in Settlers Green. Children and pets pose with our Santas Frank, Jeff and Tony during weekends in late Nov and Dec.
Tony Ammendolia & Bob Ference
Committee TBA Other members and Key Club help staff, take money, take photos, print photos and encourage shoppers to stop in for their photo.
SPONSORED KIWANIS FAMILY ACTIVITIES      
Kennett HS Key Club Our club sponsors over 100 members of the Kennett High School Key Club. The Key Club performs numerous community service projects and has been selected as the most outstanding club in New England many times.
Barry Chisholm
John Gallo, Ya Ward, Abby O'Haire, Diane Gamache

Members are asked to chaperone dances, bus trips, all nighter events and help staff other Key Club activities.

Meets every Monday at 5 p.m. Board meets at 4:30 p.m.

Conway Elementary K Kids We sponsor elementary grade school children in the development of leadership skills and promoting volunteerism. Needs a Kiwanis Member to assist faculty NA

Members are asked to chaperone dances, bus trips, all nighter events and help staff other Key Club activities.

Meets every other Monday 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Kennett Middle School Builders Club

We sponsor middle school grade children in the development of leadership skills and promoting volunteerism.
Janice Andrews & Liz Hughes
NA

Members are asked occasionally to provide transportation and to chaperone events.

Meets every Tuesday 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Bartlett Elementary Builders Club We sponsor middle school grade children in the development of leadership skills and promoting volunteerism.
Needs a Kiwanis Member to assist faculty
NA

Members are asked occasionally to provide transportation and to chaperone events.

Meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

John Fuller Elementary K Kids We sponsor elementary grade school children in the development of leadership skills and promoting volunteerism.
Janice Andrews
Key Club members

Members are asked occasionally to provide transportation and to chaperone events.

Meets every Thursday 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Robert Frost Charter School K Kids We sponsor elementary grade school children in the development of leadership skills and promoting volunteerism. Staci Blair Liz Hughes

Members are asked occasionally to provide transportation and to chaperone events.

Meets every Wednesday 3:30- 4:30 p.m.

Pine Tree Elementary K Kids We sponsor elementary grade school children in the development of leadership skills and promoting volunteerism.
Diane Gamache and Abby O'Haire
Barbra Reilly

Members are asked occasionally to provide transportation and to chaperone events.

Meets every Tuesday 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.