Kicking off the new Kiwanis Year - with new ideas
The East Boston Kiwanis Club last month installed the new officers and directors for the 2011-2012 club administrative year, which runs from October 1, 2011 to Sept. 30, 2012. Club President Ed Coletta also announced that the club would be going to a new meeting schedule, with regular club meetings being held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, starting at 6 p.m. in Spinelli's Function Hall, in Day Square, East Boston. The board of directors meetings will now be held on the second Tuesday of each month, starting at 6 p.m.; locations will vary, but the October 11 board meeting will be held at the East Boston Savings Bank offices on Meridian Street, just outside of Maverick Square. Instead of a regular meeting on the fourth Tuesdays of the month, the club will take part in service projects within the East Boston community. More details of those projects are listed on our "Events & Activities" page on this site... check it out!

New Kiwanis Club member John Schwagerl will be the club's guest speaker at the Oct. 4 meeting, and he will talk about the current real estate market in the Greater Boston area and home foreclosure issues.

The club's guest speaker for the Oct. 18 meeting at Spinelli's will be State Senator Anthony Petruccelli of East Boston, and he will talk abou the state legislature's push to approve casino gambling in Massachusetts and how that will effect the Suffolks Downs site in East Boston/Revere. Guests are welcome at these club meetings, just contact a club member or call me, club president Ed Coletta at
Great 'Kiwanis One Day' Work at Belle Isle Marsh
The East Boston Kiwanis Club joined many other community service organizations today (4/2/11) taking part in Kiwanis International's "Kiwanis One Day" of service to the community. We participated in the cleanup of the Belle Island Marsh Reservation in East Boston, Revere and Winthrop.

We were joined by members of the Revere Kiwanis Club, the East Boston High School Key Club, the East Boston High School Jr. ROTC, the Girl Scouts from Winthrop, the Police Cadets from Winthrop, and the Friends of the Belle Isle Marsh. We had about 75 people in all helping to pick up litter and debris, digging out roots and stones, planting Bayberry trees and other shrubs, and picking up sticks and downed branches from the harsh winter.

Thank you to all who participated! Thanks to Kiwanis Club President Marisa DiPietro and Kiwanis One Day Chairman Joe Ferrino and the rest of the East Boston Kiwanis contingent on hand. Thanks to Bill Barney and the Revere club members. Thanks to Stacy Michelle Reed and the Eastie High Key Clubbers. Thanks to Col. Wellman and the large contingent of ROTC members on hand. Thanks to Dottie and the Winthrop Girl Scouts, and to Sgt. Scarpa and the Police Cadets. And thank you to Ranger Jeff for putting us to work!

President Marisa will be posting some photos from the cleanup, so keep an eye out for them!
We are looking forward to using this blog as a place to post information about our club, recap our meetings and events, and to post news about items of interest to the community as a whole. Be sure to check for updates periodically. Thanks for your continued support of our club and its mission!