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Scholarship Dinner

Posted by Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood on May 14, 2015 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

On May 14th, 2015, The Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood, awarded $15,000 in scholarship dollars to eleven students. The evening included a dinner, a speech from the Gloucester Township Mayor, David Mayer, and a presentation of the Centennial Award to Gloucester Township Police Officer Jenn Mclaughlin for her service in the community.

Parents and students appreciated the evening. It also gave our club a chance to talk about all the wonderful things we do


Shoebox Recycling has begun

Posted by Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood on March 22, 2015 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ – SUNDAY, March 22, 2015 – The Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Township/Blackwood, in partnership with Community Recycling introduced a shoe-recycling fundraiser that promises ease and engagement for all involved. Community Recycling’s ShoeBox Recycling program recycles gently used shoes for reuse. The Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Township/Blackwood will collect shoes that will find new owners around the world. From South America and Africa to areas right here in the United States, the recycled shoes will go to help people and communities in over 50 countries.

 

Through ShoeBox Recycling’s SoleMate Note initiative, recyclers are urged to include a “SoleMate” note along with their recycled shoes telling their shoes’ new owner where they came from, what they were used for, or even any special memories attached to them. In return, the recipient can write back to complete the SoleMate connection.

"We are thrilled to become a part of this meaningful fundraising program that encourages our MEMBERS/COMMUNITY to take local action to support a larger global movement.” “In addition to the social and environmental impact of our recycling efforts, we will be raising much needed funds to support our club’s efforts to serve our community and the world.

 

Community Recycling is proud to be a for-profit recycler of shoes. They have flipped the recycling triangle upside down and have mastered the most powerful ‘R’—REUSE. With over 300 million pairs of reusable shoes hitting landfills each year, they are looking to change the way people think about their shoes.

 

"We want shoe recycling to become habit forming, engaging and rewarding for everyone involved," said Community Recycling president, Ira Baseman. “Our partnership with The Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Township/Blackwood is a great way to get that message out. ShoeBox Recycling not only helps people around the world but also works to inspire a new generation of recyclers right here in our own communities."

 

 

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ABOUT COMMUNITY RECYCLING

Community Recycling is proud to be a for-profit clothing recycler with a focus on REUSE. They have flipped the recycling triangle upside down and have mastered the most powerful ‘R,’ REUSE, with more than 98% of the goods collected destined for REUSE here and around the world. Engaging people in the communities where they live is essential to making the recycling process as convenient as possible. Community Recycling is effectively diverting millions of pounds of clothing, shoes and other secondhand things from landfills, generating new revenue streams for municipalities, townships, boroughs, commercial retail locations, schools, charities, thrifts; and fueling local economies by creating jobs both here and in emerging countries. Community Recycling offers a portfolio of innovative recycling programs including CR Home, CR Kids, CR Campus, CR Bins and ShoeBox Recycling. Visit us at www.communityrecycling.biz for more information and please join us as one of our People Recycling for People.

 

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GTPD Attends Kiwanis Meeting With Guest Speaker From Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey.

Posted by Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood on February 19, 2015 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (1)


On Thursday, February 19, 2015, Community Relations Commander Lt. Barton, and Juvenile Unit Commander Detective Sergeant Stollsteimer, and Juvenile Detectives Farrell, McGuire, Grodzielanek, and Agent Michelle Selfridge attended the monthly Kiwanis meeting.

 

Guest speaker, Pamela DePompo, from Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey spoke in reference to services they provide and providing information about Child Abuse Prevention Month which is April. Her Organization is asking schools, service organizations, businesses, etc. to sponsor Pinwheel Gardens by "planting" pinwheels as an integral part of their "Pinwheels for Prevention" campaign.

 

For details please visit the following:

 

http://preventchildabusenj.org/.

Installation/Awards Dinner

Posted by Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood on December 17, 2014 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood held its annual Installation & Awards Dinner on December 1, 2014 at Filomena Cucina Italiana, Blackwood-Clementon Rd. Lt. Gov. Joan VanNote inducted new members, (Kent Woodcock, Charles Wynne, and Sue Wynne), and Installed new officers (Pres KrIstie Wilson, VP Jonathan Woodcock, Sec Pat Price, and Trea Ruth Tracy). Newly installed Pres Wilson presented pin tabs to each member ranging from 1 to 55 years. Also present were Highland HS Prin Beth Petit and representatives of our Key Clubs from Winslow Twp & Triton Regional High Schools. A great time was had by all.  

 


Bowling for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Posted by Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood on June 8, 2014 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

On June 8th, 2014, the Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp/Blackwood hosted a bowling event for the Muscular Dystrophy. We raised $800.00 for MD and gave trophies to the youngest bowler, Nick, and adult bowler, Cathy Schliep. Also in this picture to the left is our President Michele Selfridge and member Jon Woodcock. We also had 8 gift baskets to action off.


Scholarship Dinner

Posted by Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood on May 8, 2014 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

On May 8th, 2014, The Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp/Blackwood, awarded $15,000 in scholarship dollars to eleven students. The evening included a buffet dinner, a speech from the Gloucester Township Mayor, David Mayer, and a presentation of the Walter Zeller Fellowship award to a long-time supporter of our golf outings, Michael Minchelli of Citizens Public Adjuster, Inc.

Parents and students appreciated the evening. It also gave our club a chance to talk about all the wonderful things we do and our participation in the Gloucester Township Field of Dreams.


GTPD Bike Rodeo

Posted by Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood on May 3, 2014 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

On May 3rd, 2014, the Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp/Blackwood participated in the Gloucester Twp. Bike Rodeo. The Bike Rodeo is an activity for the children. The Bike Police in conjunction with the Community Relations Unit, set up a course and ride through the course with the bike officers. They also hand out literature, they check the fit of bike helmets and give out new helmets when necessary, and there is a representative from Peddlers bike store to show the kids how to check their bike for safety. This is our second year participating in the bike rodeo. Our handout this year where four inch long spoke reflectors in five colors. They seem to have been a hit with the kids. Blue was their favorite color. Shown in the picture is Club Secretary Patricia Price and Officer Jenn McLaughlin.


DARE essay and poster contest

Posted by Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood on May 1, 2014 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

On May 1st, 2014, the Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp/Blackwood joined with the Gloucester Twp Police DARE program, to present gift cards to the winners of the DARE essay and poster contest. Members shown are Patricia Price, Dottie Earle, and Joan Pearce. Also there where Bob Earle and Michele Selfridge. As the winners names where called out, they came up on the stage to shake hands with Mayor Mayer, Msgr. Michael Mannion, and assorted police officers.

Kiwanis OneDay

Posted by Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood on April 19, 2014 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

On April 19th, 2014, The Kiwanis club of Gloucester Twp/Blackwood painted part of the Gloucester Township Hider Lane Senior Center. We where late for the Kiwanis One Day, but our efforts where greatly appreciated. Members present where Patricia Price, Ruth Tracy, Kaitlin McCann, Kristie Wilson, Adam Bricketto, Joan Pearce, Helen Troxell, and Danielle Barbato. Kaitlin even brought a few extra hands. Pictured are Kristie Wilson, Kaitlin’s friends, Raf and Matt, and Joan Pearce in the middle. With all this help, we got the painting done in little time.

Field of Dreams

Posted by Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Twp-Blackwood on March 24, 2014 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

On March 24th, 2014, The Kiwanis Club of Gloucester Township/Blackwood, presented to the Mayor and Council of Gloucester Twp, a $1500.00 check for the Gloucester Twp. Field of Dreams. Our Field of Dreams is a ball field for handicapped children and adults. The field is made with special material so wheel chairs and walkers can easily be used. Kiwanis and several community groups are teaming with Gloucester Township to help with the fundraising to make this dream come true.

Members present during the presentation are (left to right): Bob Earle, Dottie Earle Helen Troxell, Ruth Tracy, Jon Woodcock, Patricia Price, and Michele Selfridge. Also pictured Mayor David Mayer and Council President Glen Bianchini.


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