At the July 8th meeting, Kiwanis President Gary Crozier inducted two new members into the organization. Nick Sguigna and Dominick Raucci, who are both very active members of the community, were joined by their sponsors as they officially became Kiwanians. As they were installed as members Nick and Dominick were read the precepts of Kiwanis which are:
Giving primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to the material values of life.
Club Member Fred Form (left), Immediate Past Lieutenant Governor of Kiwanis Kevin Regan (second right) and Club President Gary Crozier (right) congratulate new members Dominick Raucci and Nick Sguigna.
Encouraging the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
Promoting the adoption and the application of higher social, business and professional standards.
Developing, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship.
Providing, through Kiwanis Clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service and to build better communities.
Cooperating in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and good will.
In order to become a member of Kiwanis, those interested must attend three meeting and then the prospective members are voted on by the club's board of directors. The club encourages anyone interested in joining this active service organization to attend a meeting.
The Levittown Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. at:
La Focaccia Restaurant
70 East Village Green
Levittown, NY 11756
Please note that during July and August the club only meets every other week. The next meeting of the Levittown Kiwanis Club is Thursday, July 22nd.
Kiwanis President Gary Crozier, Scholarship Recipients Alison Wielgus, Timothy Kissane and Christine Papa and Immediate Past Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor Kevin Regan.
At the Levittown Kiwanis Club's July 8th meeting, members were joined by three graduates from local high schools who were the recipients of this year's Kiwanis Scholarships. Each year the club presents four scholarships to students who have excelled in school and been involved in their key club. This year's scholarships, which were each $500, were awarded to Christine Papa from the Gerald R. Claps Vocational School, Timothy Kissane from Division Avenue High School, Alison Wielgus from Island Trees High School and Kathryn Broschmann from MacArthur High School. Kathryn was unable to attend the July 8th meeting but the other three recipients, who were joined by their parents, spoke to the club about their plans for the future. Christine will be attending NYIT in the fall, where she will study culinary arts. Timothy will be attending Binghamton University in the fall and Alison will be going to NYU's College of Arts and Sciences. Each of the scholarship recipients who spoke thanked the Kiwanis Club and noted that they had been selected as Terrific Kids when they were younger.
The primary goal of Kiwanis is to help others in the community. The Levittown Kiwanis Club proudly contributed more than 141 service hours during the month of June.
The Levittown Kiwanis Club will be sending 11 students from Levittown and Island Trees schools to Kamp Kiwanis on July 18th. Kamp Kiwanis is a summer camp run by the New York District of Kiwanis and funds are raised by each club to send campers every summer.
Look for the Kiwanis Korner in the Levittown Tribune every week.