DENVILLE, NJ-- A ceremonial matter took place at Tuesday's Town Council meeting. The Aug. 11 meeting brought out the Denville Kiwanis Club. Kiwanis International is currently celebrating their 100th birthday.
The first Kiwanis Club was started in Detroit, Michigan in 1915. The Kiwanis International Club is one of the largest service organizations in the world. The entire organization has more than 6,000 members internationally in more than 80 nations. The Denville Kiwanis Club chartered in August 27, 1948. The organization is devoted to changing the world, one child and community at a time.
The Town Council unanimously passed a resolution to recognize the Kiwanis Club's 100th anniversary. As soon as the resolution was passed, Denville Mayor Tom Andes spoke about the club and read a special proclomation that named Aug. 11, 2015 as National Kiwanis Day in the Township of Denville.
The Denville Kiwanis Club spends their time in town holding events to benefit children. From their popular June Bike Rodeo to the annual Father's Day Pancake Breakfast, the team is always working together to benefit some of Denville's youngest residents.
Not only does the club host special community events for the children of Denville, but they are also involved in the school districts. Currently, the Morris Knolls High School has a Key Club that holds blood drives throughout the year. The Kiwanis Club of Denville also has programs that run in Valleyview Middle School, Riverview School and Lakeview School.
On hand to accept that proclomation from Mayor Andes were members of the Kiwanis Club including newly elected Denville council woman Nancy Witte. The Kiwanis Club of Denville was also recently in the news when 28 year member Lance Incitti was elected to the International Board of Trustees. Incitti is pleased with his new role and looking forward to helping more children.
“In being elected it is an opportunity to continue serving the children of the world,” Incitti said.