MONTVILLE, NJ - Sworn in by the Kiwanis Lt. Governor, Steve McKinley, were the incoming President Joe Daughtry and Vice President, Michael Johnson, along with the Treasurer, Doug Cooper and new member of the Board of Directors Manny Irizarry. Outgoing President Jerry Hug served honorably in 2013-2014 and is credited with bringing many youthful and energetic members to this 36 year old active community service organization.
But this installation was very different than those held in the past because both the incoming President and Vice President are the sons of current Kiwanis members, Art Daughtry and Dave Johnson. A new generation has come along to lead the Kiwanis in the coming years.
The parents of both Joe and Michael were present and spoke of their pride in their sons for their past achievements and for their ongoing participation in community projects. Joe is the current President of the Drug Awareness Council and Michael is running for the Board of Education in the upcoming election.
The Montville Kiwanis Club is well known in the town for the numerous projects they have been involved in for many years, such as the children’s playgrounds at the Community Park and Camp Dawson, the Kiwanis Food Pantry, scholarships and sponsorship of the High School Key Club and their participation in the High School Key Club and their projects.
The new officers and their committees have many new projects in development, such as restoring the siding at the Food Pantry building and socially, a wine tasting event this winter/early 2015.
Any man or woman who would be interested in joining this dynamic group can contact Michael Johnson at 973-316-8450 or e-mail him at Michael.Johnson3@Marist.edu. Former Key Club members are particularly invited to join and regain the spirit of volunteerism that you had in high school.
For more information about meetings and the club in general, check their website www.MontvilleKiwanis.org or their Facebook page www.Facebook.com/MontvilleKiwanis.