The new Kiwanis Club of Millburn-Short Hills will finally receive its charter Thursday, officially accepting the local club into the worldwide organization Kiwanis International.
Millburn was previously sponsored by a Springfield Kiwanis Club but over the last year the organization folded leaving the high school's Key Club without a sponsor.
When its sponsored was disbanded, the students organized meetings and worked to establish this Millburn chapter that will serve not only as a parent organization for the student club, but also as a strong community service organization to support the needs of Millburn Township.
This new Kiwanis Club has been formed through the efforts of the Millburn High School Key Club — an award-winning key club is only the 5th Key Club ever to establish a new Kiwanis organization in their community.
The club started inviting community members, including residents employees and businesses to an informational meeting to start the Kiwanis Club back in March.
Kiwanis Clubs sponsors local activities for families and youth, and in many communities, they were some of the first to provide support during Hurricane Sandy. Internationally and locally, Kiwanis helps make a positive impact.
In Livingston, the club dredged a pond that had gone unattended and made it useful for summer picnics and winter skating.
Community members who are interested in being a part of this historic club are welcome. Anyone who joins the new club by that date will be considered to be a charter member of the organization.
Those interested in joining or attending the once in a lifetime ceremony are asked to contact one of the following people:
- Michael Birnberg: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mike Pollack: email@example.com
- Rita Weimer: firstname.lastname@example.org