The North Shore Key Club made it’s 19th annual holiday visit to Cohen Children’s Medical Center on December 23rd. The group brought toys galore collected from the entire North Shore School District as well as the North Shore Kiwanis Club. Elf Alexis was on hand to distribute these gifts with her Key Club members to complete this project. Also included were gifts to all patients and families - Healing Wristbands as part and the final curtain to their single service project. Pictured is the group in action and a very special picture of "Baily” the therapy dog. Baily visited Cohen on the 23rd to help give out the wrist bands to the patients and was even wearing one himself!
With that, I would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy 2017 on behalf of the Key Club. We had a great year and I look forward to seeing all the difference we make in the coming year!
The North Shore Key Club continues to ring the bell this holiday season. This is a tradition that a former Key Club student came back to experience again and help out with last weekend. We have already raised hundreds of dollars and have been given an advertisement on the radio. We are very happy to see such a success so far and look forward to seeing the impact we've made with the project. We will continue to ring the bell each weekend until Christmas with Santa appearing on Christmas Eve and we hope to see you there.
The North Shore Key Club wishes you a happy and healthy holiday season!
The North Shore Builders Club became involved with our MEP project in support of Healing Headbands. They made 500 wristbands in only 30 minutes and brought in gifts for children in Cohen Hospital to be delivered by the North Shore Key Club with the wristbands on December 23rd.
We Invite The Community To Join us
Sunday December 11
Location Site: 71 Grove Street in Glenwood Landing
Noon To 3pm
Let’s Band Together For The Holidays
To Make Wristbands
To Be Given To Children With Illnesses
To Help Them Feel Better
Happiness is a State of Mind
So Let’s Help Them…..Wear Their Happiness
View the website: www.healingheadbands.com
For additional information on the project email them at:
The North Shore Key Club will be ringing the bell every Saturday for the Salvation Army during this holiday season at Stop & Shop in Glen Cove. We welcome one and all to stop by to donate to this wonderful organization. The Key Clubbers will be giving out candy canes to all the children and on December 24th a very special guest at the kettle will arrive…… Yes Santa Claus and his elf will be there. He can only spare one elf this year because he is so very busy with getting all ready for his big trip!! Pictured is the first Key Club Team at the kettle for the Salvation Army with smiles galore.
Ho Ho Ho For Service To The Community
North Shore Key Club wishes you all a happy and healthy holiday season!
The Roslyn Warriors are very active to make a difference and by working with the North Shore K family. Pictured is the North Shore Aktion Club “in action” making spinning tops to be put into shoeboxes as a special fun gift for children in need. These shoeboxes filled with numerous items will be sent worldwide and is the Major Emphasis Project 2016-2017 (MEP) created by the NS Key Club. The NS Kiwanis Club and the NS key Club are joining hands and taking action for service. This is truly a North Shore Family gathering indeed.
Healing The World One Headband At A Time Single Service Project 2016-2017
The Key Club members in the spotlight are the Freshmen Team who were the stars for the single service project on November 14th. These students represented the Key Club at the Locust Valley Intermediate School and presented a workshop to 5th graders called…… “ Wear Your Happiness”
>>>>Let us congratulate and thank our Freshmen Team>>>>>
Juliette Alfarone, Olivia Magliocco, Gillian Neos,
Madiline Pittel, Claudia Scala, Jenny Walton
The North Shore key Club attends the annual K Family Dinner in November to celebrate Key Club week and join hands with the entire K Family to celebrate achievements shared by one and all.
The North Shore key Club is busy this new year of service with many projects. For the 2016-2017 Major Emphasis Program Project (MEP) they have selected Operation Christmas Child. The Key Club has joined forces with the Builders Club to fill shoe boxes with fun items that will be sent to orphanages world-wide. Pictured are both clubs creating and decorating spinning tops to be put into the boxes. The clubs are both sponsored by the North Shore Kiwanis Club.
The North Shore key Club has joined hands with the Kiwanis Kids Club (K-Kids) who are sponsored by the North Shore Kiwanis Club to form the K Family. Pictured is the North Shore Key Club & The K-Kids at the weekly meeting held at the Sea Cliff Elementary School.
To Note: The organization is Operation Christmas Child and the project is to create and send shoe boxes full of fun items to orphanages world-wide. A special thank you to the K Kids adviser, Mark Mihopulo, for his outstanding leadership for the K-Kids.
The annual cancer walk took place at Jones beach on Sunday October 16th. The Key Clubbers have participated in this event for more than 20 years. This year the North Shore Key Club Team was adorned with Healing Headbands wearing them in support for all people afflicted with the disease of cancer. These headbands were made at a recent Key Club meeting that took place before the event with the help from the founders of the Healing Headbands Program, Joannie Accolla and Barbara Grapstein, who made that all possible. Pictured is the Key Club Team having fun while making a difference!!
The North Shore Key Club is supporting Operation Christmas Child, a charity that provides school supplies to orphans who need them, allowing them to attend school. Shoe boxes are filled with toys and supplies to spread holiday cheer. Funds were raised by selling handmade tops at the annual Sea Cliff Mini Mart.
Each year, the North Shore Key Club runs a car wash fundraiser. Additional pictures can be seen in the slideshow below:
The North Shore K Family joins hands with the Healing Headbands Program for 2016-2017. The Key Club will join with the Healing Headbands Program for their single service project 2016-2017. The North Shore Kiwanis Club, the parent club for the NS Key Club, has also joined hands with this group and invited Founders for Healing Headbands, Barbara Grapstein & Joanie Accolla, to a Kiwanis Club meeting. These two friends from Sea Cliff joined together to form this nonprofit organization.
This non-profit organization created only 2 years ago, was formed to create colorful head coverings that bring joy to people who are battling cancer and other serious illnesses. These headbands are paired with special laughter exercises to help people laugh …….not to make people laugh!! Together the K Family is “banding for a cause” as we move forward in the new year of service. Pictured is the North Shore Key Club officers James Mastakouris and Robert Sharkey presenting a check for $620.00, from a recent fundraiser, to Ms. Accolla & Ms. Grapstein. Joined in this presentation is current Kiwanis President Merrideth Brosnan.
The North Shore Kiwanis Family once again participated in the annual Relay For Life event at North Shore High School. This is the 10th year both clubs joined hands for this event by donating $745.00 to the American cancer Society and provided service as well. The Kiwanians provided the BBQ that was free for all who attended the event; a thank you to the North Shore Community for attending to support this fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The Key Clubbers volunteered their service and assisted with the luminary bag fund raise. Key Club LG Division 4N Bella…..also stopped by to lend a hand. Pictured are the Ks in action having fun and making a difference!
During the past month, the Key Club has helped fund-raise at the annual Acoustic Cafe, helped run the annual Senior Citizen Prom and attended another divisional meeting (pictures of all this are below). It was a very successful year for us and we look forward to another successful year in September.
Stay tuned as we do have Relay for Life coming up and summer opportunities will be posted shortly on the "Events Calendar" page.
Good luck to everyone on their final exams and, as always, thanks for your support.
Last year, the North Shore Key Club created a basketball tournament event to raise money for Autism speaks. Many students enjoyed it so much that they asked when the next one would be. We couldn't let them down and just had our second (now annual) "Alley-Oops for Autism" event, which is now one of our biggest events.
We are happy to announce that this year's event raised thousands of dollars in support for Autism speaks and we look forward to more success and an opportunity to unite the community through basketball to fundraise for Autism speaks in the future.
April 1st marks the start of the new Key Club year, which brings a lot of change. The purpose of this post is to update everyone on these changes.
I'd like to start by recognizing the graduating seniors and all their contributions to the Key Club and overall, helping to shape it into what it is today.
Convention was last weekend. Once again, our club was set apart winning many awards, which are listed below:
More details about these awards will be in our next post in a week or so.
New Board Members
With the Key Club new year beginning, we would like to welcome the following members to the board, who were voted on the board last meeting:
The "Meet the Board" page will soon be updated to reflect this.
Thank you for all the support
To conclude, we would like to thank our community and school for their continued support. Our club is filled with many committed member who work hard to make a difference. It has been a great year and we look forward to another great one!
For those interested in future events and more, we will continue to post updates right here on the "News" page of our website.
Last Sunday, January 10th, 2016, the North Shore Key Club visited a Ronald McDonald house. Toys were given to some children staying there and cards made by the Builder's Club were left for the families. In addition the Key Club offered arts and crafts to the kids and baked cookies for everyone.
The logo above was created by our Vice President, Cleo Fleming.
The annual take over meeting by the North Shore key Club took place on January 14th 2016 at the Swan Club; The North Shore key Clubbers become Kiwanians for the evening. Key Club President Elias Mastakouris and his Executive Board took the dais as Kiwanians and did a very fine job running the meeting. The Key Clubbers gave a very impressive review of the key club year 2015-2016 raising more than $5000 for charity and explained their Single Serve Project: “Compassion in Action,” as well as their Major Emphasis Project: “ North Shore Opens Their Hears To Give a Helping Hand For Service.” The North Shore Kiwanis club, who sponsors the North Shore Key Club, is always impressed with the professionalism of these young men and women and their efforts to make a difference to our community. Pictured is the group in action with North Shore Club Presidents joining hands at the dais. Click here for more pictures.
North Shore Key Club Sponsors Handball Tournament To Benefit F.I.S.T. (Families in Support of Treatment)
On January 6th 2016 at North Shore High School the North Shore Key Club
sponsored a handball benefit tournament for the Families in Support of Treatment Organization (FIST) The event was very well attended and supported by North Shore High School students. Assisting with this event was the North Shore Kiwanis Club with President Roger Hill, DPP Doug Barnaby and SDPLG Larry Benedetti. The New York State Governor Forbes Irvine was also in attendance for this wonderful event to support the cause; FIST is an organization that addresses problems on substance abuse.
Pictured are various pictures with students in action at the event and Kiwanis dignitaries.
For more pictures, click here
On Wednesday January 6 at North Shore High school the Key Club hosted their single service project entitled: Compassion In Action. This event was the brain child of North Shore key Club President Elias Mastakouis and supported by the entire Key Club membership. The goal of this event was to bring community awareness and educate the audience on substance abuse while providing message of help and hope to all. Many Kiwanis dignitaries attended this event to include the New York State Governor Forbes Irvine who was so please that the North Shore key Club hosted an event to show support for the Governor’s Project 2015-2016. Other North Shore Kiwanis Dignitaries who attended to show support were SDPLG Larry Benedetti, NS K President Roger Hill and DPP Douglas Barnaby. Key Club LG. Amanada Madenburg and LG. Rohit Mathews were also in attendance for the event. The program was dynamic and included keynote speaker Anthony Rizzuto, the founder of the FIST(Families in Support of Treatment Organization). Mr. Rizzuto and his team of gifted professionals addressed topics on substance abuse including Prevention, Treatment, Recovery and Advocacy. Directly following this program a Resource Fair took place encompassing professionals from over 12 substance programs as well as representatives from prominent self-help groups from Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
“ Education is the cure to the problem and the North Shore key Club wants to be part of the solution”
Pictured is the New York State Kiwanis Governor Forbes Irvine, Kiwanian Lawrence Benedetti, Key Club President Elias Mastakouris with Keynote speaker Anthony Rizzuto and his presenting team of professionals.
The North Shore K Family celebrates at St Christopher’s with an annual holiday party in December. The North Shore Kiwanis Club and the North Shore key Club join hands and party hardy with the St Christopher residents. Kiwanian Santa Gary Craner and his key club elf Alexis Lovaglio were on hand to make this party a HO HO HO success as they give out gifts to all the children. Kiwanis President Roger Hill and Key Club President Elias Mastakouris share the spotlight with the key clubbers as they truly make a different to some very special children indeed. To learn more about the North Shore Kiwanis Cub and how you can get involved visit the website: nskiwanis.org
“The 2015 MEP Project Is In Full Swing”
The K Family joins hands for the 2015-2016 MEP with the North Shore Key Club spearheading their service project at the Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park. Pictured is Key Clubber Carly Rovner with the NS Builders after making 50 Boo Boo Bunnies and collecting numerous gifts that will be given out at the RMH . The Key Club also hosts a holiday party at St Christopher’s in Sea Cliff and both clubs are pictured preparing for the gift giving at that party in December……. very busy bees indeed and just another way the NS Key Club tries to make a difference each and everyday!!!
The holiday season has begun as the North Shore key Club begins their 9 days of bell ringing for the Salvation Army Organization. The club has participated annually with this event for more than 15 years. Pictured are the volunteers on November 28th at the kettle ringing the bell and a special appearance by one of Santa’s elves who took time off.
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