Old Bridge Day 2013

One of the highlights of the year for Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge members is the annual Old Bridge Day festivities. This annual township celebration affords Kiwanis Club members a chance to provide a service to the township and is in keeping with the Kiwanis Club mission to help the children of the world one child and one community at a time.

Mayor Owen Henry greets a child waiting for his free popcorn as Meghan Anthony and Kiwanis members Barbara Anthony and Mike Spina (far right) look on.

Mayor Owen Henry greets a child waiting for his free popcorn as Meghan Anthony and Kiwanis members Barbara Anthony and Mike Spina (far right) look on.

Old Bridge Day 2013

Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge members Burton Wilkins, Michele Sulikowski and Mike Spina (from left) manning the Kiwanis tent on Old Bridge Day 2013

Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge members Burton Wilkins, Michele Sulikowski and Mike Spina (from left) manning the Kiwanis tent on Old Bridge Day 2013

Once again the Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge participated in Old Bridge Day. Thanks to the donation of popcorn and supplies by Old Bridge Township, The Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge was able to hand out free popcorn to children who attended Old Bridge Day on Sept. 21. We also provided information about the club to adults who accompanied their children, many of whom made donations to the club.
Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge President Mary Spina (left) with Sue Constantin at Old Bridge Day 2013

Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge President Mary Spina (left) with Sue Constantin at Old Bridge Day 2013

Yankee Ticket Raffle

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Old Bridge Mayor Owen Henry reads the name of the person he selected as the first prize winner in the Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge August 24, 2013 drawing for New York Yankee box seats. Alison and Anthony Pusillo won four box seats to the Yanks’ Sept. 1 game against the Baltimore Orioles including admission to the Mohegan Sun Bar and Audi Club (Valued at $960). The second prize of two box seats (Valued at $200) for Mariano Rivera Day on Sept. 22 against the San Francisco Giants went to Lynn Goldberg. Also pictured are Kiwanis member Burton Wilkins (center), Kiwanis President Mary Spina and Kiwanis Treasurer Jackie Pfingstl (background right).

Kiwanis Awarded Another Honor

Kiwanis awarded another honor

Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge President Mary Spina accepts an award from the Old Bridge Board of Education for her community involvement and formation of Kiwanis sponsored school clubs at McDivitt Elementary School, Carl Sandburg Middle School and Old Bridge High School. Pictured with her is eighth grade student Fabiano Jacobo (left), one of the students who created 15 wonderful centerpieces in wood shop for the Kiwanis Club Comedy Night, Carl Sandburg Principal Joe Marinzoli (back) and Board of Education and Kiwanis Club member Matt Sulikowski (right).

Yankee Ticket Raffle 2012

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Congratulations to Marie Valo of Old Bridge for winning first prize in the 2012 Yankee Raffle Ticket fundraiser. Ms. Valo won four first class box seats with admission to Mohegan Sun Sports Bar and Audi Restaurant for the September 1 game against the Baltimore Orioles. Ms. Marilyn McMahon of Westfield was the second prize winner, earning two box seats to the Sept. 16 game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge raised $3,345.00 in this wonderful fundraiser. Thank you to everyone who participated for helping out the children of our communities through this fundraiser. Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge is always seeking ways and means to raise money to contribute to children’s charities. Thank you all!

Mary Spina Welcomes Evan Chizik and Outback into the World of Kiwanis

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Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge President Mary Spina thanks Outback Steakhouse co-owner Evan Chizik for his and the restaurant’s generosity in hosting its December fundraising dinner. Outback, which sponsors several fundraisers for a number of different charities throughout the year in its budget, partnered with the Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge to make its affair a smashing success. The Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge raised $950 at the December dinner.

The Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge has begun to prove its place in benefitting Old Bridge. It has made charitable contributions to Make-A-Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House. Camp Robin, Township with a Heart, Old Bridge Adopt-an-Angel, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, the Old Bridge Food Bank, Camp Quality (for terminally ill children) and donated scholarships for Old Bridge students.

Under the tenure of President Mary Spina, the Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge has sponsored and created a Builder’s Club at Carl Sandburg Middle School and a newly formed Key Club at Old Bridge High School. Plans are in the works to include a Builder’s Club at Jonas Salk Middle School in the near future.

The Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge is very proud to accept Outback Steakhouse of Old Bridge as a partner in its desire to help children in the Old Bridge community. The club would like to acknowledge the tremendous generosity of co-owner Evan Chizik and the Outback organization.

Kiwanis to Host First K-KIDS CLUB Induction

The Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge is hosting the induction ceremony for the first K-Kids club it has established in the Old Bridge school district. Fifty-one students from James A. McDivitt Elementary School will be inducted at the Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge’s regular meeting October 25, 2011 in the municipal courtroom at town hall. The ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m.. Friends and family of the inductees are cordially invited.

Second Annual Yankee Raffle

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Old Bridge Police Chief William Volkert picks the winning ticket in the 2010 raffle as Kiwanis member Elaine Flynn looks on at the Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge’s recent raffle drawing for four premium seats to the Sept. 5 game between the Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. Old Bridge resident Ron Weber held the winning ticket. The raffle raised $3900 in proceeds, which will be distributed to children’s charities by the Kiwanis Club

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The Winner

Old Bridge Police Chief William Volkert and Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge President Mary Spina hold up Yankee’s tickets raffled off to raise funds for children’s charities. Old Bridge resident Ron Weber was the winner and awarded four field box seats and admission to the members – only Audi Club. The raffle raised $3900 to be distributed to children’s charities.

Key Club Update:

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Faculty Advisor for the Key Club, Felicia Hansen, shared some exciting news with the Kiwanians at a recent meeting. As of Oct. 13, 2009 she was pleased to announce the Key Club membership total at 145 students. The Kiwanis Club is proud of these willing participants and we anticipate a positive and successful year for all.

Old Bridge High School will be forming its first Key Club sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge in September 2009. 20 high school students have already signed up for the club. There will be a membership drive in September. For information contact Felicia Hansen,the faculty advisor, at Old Bridge High School.

Builder’s Club Induction Ceremony was on April 11, 2007 at the Carl Sandburg Middle School in Old Bridge, NJ. 73 students have joined the club. We plan to form a Key Club for the Old Bridge High School to start around October.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey

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Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey hosted the North Jersey President’s Reception at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, New Jersey. Kiwanis officers and their guests were delighted to be in attendance. The reception is the foundation’s way to thank all the organizations and donors who provide financial assistance to grant wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions

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Kiwanis Memebers at the Make-A-Wish Foundation reception at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, New Jersey.


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