CALDWELL, NJ — Over the last month, the Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex has installed new officers, honored participants in local community service endeavors, heard presentations from local business leaders and more.

At the most recent meeting, the Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex donated a windscreen for the community tennis court to the North Caldwell Recreation Department.

Prior to that, the club visited Verona High School to host a Charter Ceremony, where Kiwanis officially organized a Verona High School Key Club. It was attended by the Key Club Lt. Governor and the president of the Verona Board of Education. Kiwanis members in attendance were Garrett Jones, Chris MacIntyre, Mary Ann Luke, Pat Collura and Bob Hodge. Students included Dasha Yaknnis, Julia Cambreleng, Tyler Jackson, Alex Ng, Brian Feury and Mr. Maher.

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At an earlier meeting, new officers were installed for the upcoming year. Pictured above at this event are Dean Konner, Mary Ann Luke, Joy Scally, Garrett Jones, Bob Hodge, Wally Brixner, Mildred Fitzburgh, Barbara Peck, Maria DeFazio and Pat Collura.

One of the events held last month was to congratulate the members of the club who participated in the largest food collection in the last five years. 

According to Kiwanis, 15 carloads of food were delivered to the Caldwell Food Pantry during the food drive with the help from the Circle K Club and the West Essex High School Key Club.

Pictured are: Jo-Ann Dixon, Barbara Peck, Mildred Fitzburgh, Anne Durborow, Christine MacIntyre, Mary Ann Luke , Garret Jones, Michael Dixon, Gary Bionde, Michael Bionde, Pat Collura and Wally Brixner.

Also pictured above with members of the Kiwanis Club is Dr. Marco Ferrucci, who attended one meeting to give a talk about chiropractic care and how the proper posture of the body is very important for an individual’s physical and mental wellbeing.

The Kiwanis motto is “Serving the Children of the World.” For additional Information, visit