Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Serving the Children of the World
Alison Mills, Guest Speaker
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Alison Mills, Director of Communications, Congressman Mike Capuano’s Office.  ...

Somerville Kiwanis makes donation to Northeast Passage
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From Northeast Passage, "facebook page"

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Deputy Fire Chief Sullivan Guest Speaker
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Deputy Fire Chief Partick Sulivan Speaks at Weekly Meeting

School Super Tony Pierantozzi Speaks at Club meeting
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Tony Pierantozzi addresses members at our October 23, 2014 meeting.

Retired Somerville Teachers Welcome School Super Tony Pierantozzi
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L to R Fran Gayron, Super Tony Pierantozzi, Elaine McMichael and David O'Brien


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Somerville Kiwanis


St. Patrick’s Day

Inter-Club Luncheon

By William Tauro

Over one hundred attendees attended the Somerville Kiwanis Annual Interclub Saint Patrick’s Event this past Thursday afternoon.

The well attended event was held at the Somerville Holiday Inn where Somerville Kiwanis Club President Tony Ciccariello and Master of Ceremony James A Lynch III greeted the crowd with opening comments as well as an array of Saint Patrick Day humor and a full course traditional corned beef and cabbage Irish dinner.

Included in attendance were other local city and town Kiwanis club members from throughout the Metro Boston area as well as Somerville Rotary and Lions Club Members.

There were sing-a-longs and raffle prizes that guests participated in at the event.

Somerville Alderman/Past Kiwanis President Jack Connolly also introduced this year’s guest speaker, Dawn Morrissey who is the executive director for the “Irish Film Festival, Boston Celebrates 15 Years” that will appear from March 19 through 22 at Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, Somerville.

The Kiwanis were founded in Detroit, Michigan, in 1915. They were initially a business networking organization, but eventually changed their focus to community service.

The organization’s primary mission is molding good kids into exceptional adults. They offer programs that teach leadership skills, the importance of community, and offer services like after-school tutoring programs. Annually, Kiwanis sponsors around 150,000 projects that cover a wide spectrum of services and raise over $100 million for their communities. Kiwanis is one of the few organizations that offers membership to almost all age groups—from elementary school students to adults. Combined, there are approximately 600,000 members in 8,000 clubs throughout 96 countries.























Somerville Kiwanis


Annual Early Head Start Christmas Party


Visit from Santa

The Somerville Kiwanis Club held its annual Head Start Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 9th at the Holiday Inn, Somerville.
Santa Claus greeted and met with seventy Head Start children and their families. All children were presented a gift sponsored by individual Kiwanis Club members. 

Pizza was provided and a good time was held by all.

To view additional photos of this event click on our photo album link to the left and select Head Start Christmas Party



2014 Seniors Thanksgiving Dinner

Council on Aging Thanksgiving Dinner - Kudos to DPP & DS Dave O’Brien, who once again organized our annual Club’s successful Senior event which was held on Tuesday, November 18th in the Somerville High School Culinary Arts Room.  Over 100 members of the Council on Aging were served a delicious dinner with salad, turkey and apple pie.  The meal was prepared by the students and staff of the Somerville High School Culinary Arts Department.  Nine members of the SHS Girls Basketball Team assisted in serving dinner and following the meal, joined the Kiwanis "Off Key" Karaoke Singers led by Maestro Sal Bertolami in renditions of “classic tunes”.



Club Officers

2014  -  2015

Somerville Kiwanis Club Annual Officers Installation
The Somerville Kiwanis Club held its Annual Officers Installation on Sunday, September 28, 2014. New officers for the 2014-2015 administrative year are: Tony Ciccariello, President; Toni Shelzi, President-Elect; Mike McWilliams, Vice President; Pauline D’Aurora, Treasurer and George McLean, Secretary.
During the last fiscal year, the Kiwanis Club provided over $20,000 in donations and services to benefit children and the Somerville Community. The Somerville Kiwanis Club provides annual scholarships for Somerville High School students and sponsors programs such as: Reading Is Fundamental, Historical Perspectives, and a Bike Safety Day in Somerville Elementary Schools. The Club also sponsors a Senior Thanksgiving Dinner for the Council on Aging.
The Somerville Kiwanis Club will be celebrating its 90th anniversary in the Spring of 2015.
Picture from left to right: Club Officers for 2014-2015
Secretary, George McLean; President-Elect, Toni Shelzi, President Tony Ciccariello; Vice-President Mike McWilliams; Immediate Past President, Rui Domingos; Board Secretary, Jay Lynch


Congratulations to the Somerville Kiwanis Legion of Honor Award Recipients


Back row: Frank Bellistri 40 Years, Sal Bertolami 35 Years, Sal Querusio 25 Years, Robert Cataldo 30 Years, Bob Nissenbaum 40 Years,

Front Row: Bob Costello 40 Years, Buddy Knox Jr. 45 Years, Joe Howard 60 Years, Robert Gorin 25 Years.



2014 Somerville High School $1,000 Scholarship winners with committee members and President Rui Domingos