Giving Back

Chatham-Madison Kiwanis Serve Up Another Successful Fish and Chips Fundraiser

3148d8fe502b74621892_DSCN5534.JPG
On Wednesday night, Chatham High school’s cafeteria was full of residents from the Chatham area including adults, children and Kiwanis members for their 37th annual Fish and Chips dinner. Credits: Lauren Roca
c5ceaff810a87b93d6cd_DSCN5525.JPG
On Wednesday night, Chatham High school’s cafeteria was full of residents from the Chatham area including adults, children and Kiwanis members for their 37th annual Fish and Chips dinner. Credits: Lauren Roca
5039f20754cb612d57bb_DSCN5527.JPG
On Wednesday night, Chatham High school’s cafeteria was full of residents from the Chatham area including adults, children and Kiwanis members for their 37th annual Fish and Chips dinner. Credits: Lauren Roca
64ae62e9b209c0c85874_DSCN5528.JPG
On Wednesday night, Chatham High school’s cafeteria was full of residents from the Chatham area including adults, children and Kiwanis members for their 37th annual Fish and Chips dinner. Credits: Lauren Roca
2ae13be602ff677375ce_DSCN5529.JPG
On Wednesday night, Chatham High school’s cafeteria was full of residents from the Chatham area including adults, children and Kiwanis members for their 37th annual Fish and Chips dinner. Credits: Lauren Roca
8d22afe8ef0d6006cea2_DSCN5530.JPG
On Wednesday night, Chatham High school’s cafeteria was full of residents from the Chatham area including adults, children and Kiwanis members for their 37th annual Fish and Chips dinner. Credits: Lauren Roca
1a983c549ad70cfeb42e_DSCN5531.JPG
ef4a0195c462f6e87b16_DSCN5532.JPG
On Wednesday night, Chatham High school’s cafeteria was full of residents from the Chatham area including adults, children and Kiwanis members for their 37th annual Fish and Chips dinner. Credits: Lauren Roca
324032277e0546c81b71_DSCN5533.JPG
On Wednesday night, Chatham High school’s cafeteria was full of residents from the Chatham area including adults, children and Kiwanis members for their 37th annual Fish and Chips dinner. Credits: Lauren Roca
01c758e56171b7a135e8_DSCN5535.JPG
On Wednesday night, Chatham High school’s cafeteria was full of residents from the Chatham area including adults, children and Kiwanis members for their 37th annual Fish and Chips dinner. Credits: Lauren Roca
85c0cc99656d5a2a4771_DSCN5536.JPG
On Wednesday night, Chatham High school’s cafeteria was full of residents from the Chatham area including adults, children and Kiwanis members for their 37th annual Fish and Chips dinner. Credits: Lauren Roca
82afc1c932da88d0436c_DSCN5537.JPG
On Wednesday night, Chatham High school’s cafeteria was full of residents from the Chatham area including adults, children and Kiwanis members for their 37th annual Fish and Chips dinner. Credits: Lauren Roca
2db0605687cc99ab00c0_DSCN5538.JPG
On Wednesday night, Chatham High school’s cafeteria was full of residents from the Chatham area including adults, children and Kiwanis members for their 37th annual Fish and Chips dinner. Credits: Lauren Roca
4947895ea698b8b73ebd_DSCN5539.JPG
On Wednesday night, Chatham High school’s cafeteria was full of residents from the Chatham area including adults, children and Kiwanis members for their 37th annual Fish and Chips dinner. Credits: Lauren Roca
3148d8fe502b74621892_DSCN5534.JPG

CHATHAM, NJ - On Wednesday night, Chatham High school’s cafeteria was full of residents from the Chatham area including adults, children and Kiwanis members for their 37th annual Fish and Chips dinner.

Kiwanis of Madison-Chatham, is a local and worldwide community and service club that donates all the money raised from different events to various charities and hospitals. Every year Kiwanis finds a new charity to donate money to. They even have scholarships opportunities for the students of Chatham High School given each year. The scholarships are given to about 8 students who not only excel in their school work, but give back to the community.

Monty Montague, the treasurer of Kiwanis, told TheAlternativePress.com that the scholarship “is for the children who want to and will become leaders, and they have to show initiative.” They also give away money for awards to groups such as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

Past President of Kiwanis Mal Kitson says that the best part of being in a club that does so much for others are the people. "They are all terrific. I also enjoy meeting new people." Kiwanis is about getting
to know great people who do great things for others. When Kiwanis was first founded, it was only open
to males, but later changed to accepting females. Kitson said that “The club is better now with the
females.”

Kiwanis raises about $3,000 each year for the fish and chips event. The menu consisted of fish and chicken which was cooked in heart healthy canola oil. The dinners also included tomato juice, coleslaw, rolls and of course dessert and coffee. Argyle of Kearny prepared all the meals in Chatham High School’s cafeteria. There was also a magician, Simon Mandal, who comes every year to entertain with his comical “Micro Magic” throughout the event. The servers of the event were members from Kiwanis, and also key club members from both Chatham and Madison High School, the builders club of Chatham Middle School and St Patrick’s School and Circle K Club or Drew University.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Chatham

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, July 9 – Sunday, July 15, 2018

Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Our summer program is in full swing.  This week we are starting some of our most popular children’s programs, Chess for Kids and sewing classes with Miss Polly.  Children will also enjoy a visit from a special guest, Queen Maria Isabella from Medieval Times.  Teens ...

Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk: Fundraiser on Sept. 22nd at Chatham Cougar Field

July 21, 2018

To the Editor:

Hello, Friends,

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) “Out of the Darkness” annual walk is being held on Saturday, September 22nd at 5:15 p.m. at Chatham’s Cougar Field, next to 312 Shunpike Road in Chatham, NJ  07928.  Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. 

You know of my lifetime support of efforts to combat ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.

 

 

Chatham's Meghan LeMon Awarded Degree from Miami University in Ohio

July 21, 2018

OXFORD, OH -- Meghan LeMon of Chatham was among more than 3,900 students from Miami University who received degrees during spring commencement exercises Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Millett Hall.

LeMon graduated MAGNA with a BA degree, majoring in Speech Path & Audiology.

Considered one of eight original "Public Ivies" in the country, Miami University is located in Oxford, Ohio.

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...