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Kiwanis 50th Anniversary


Kiwanis Club

In late October, 1952, a group of Hasbrouck Heights business and professional men met with officials of the Kiwanis International to discuss the ways and means of forming a Kiwanis Club in Hasbrouck Heights. Attending this meeting were Dr. Burnett Eglow, Dr. Ben Witkoff, Charles Ziff, Arthur MacHugh, Neil Parrott, Charles Peterson, Donald Smith, Dr. Lipschultz, Gus Falbo and Nat Laudicina.

The Kiwanis Club of Hasbrouck Heights -Teterboro held its organization meeting on November 5, 1952. They elected Neil Parrott, president; Charles Peterson, first vice-president; Charles Ziff, second vice-president; Willoughby Chapman, treasurer and Dr. Burnett Eglow, secretary. The following were appointed board of directors: Thomas Greco, Samuel Nelkin, Dr. Ben Witkoff, Nat Laudicina, Alfred Stone, Arthur MacHugh and Donald Smith.

The new club received its charter on January 17, 1953. The Kiwanis Club of Lodi, sponsor of the new group, presented as gifts a Kiwanis bell and flag. Kiwanis International presented Heights with a president’s and secretary’s kit, club flags and club buttons.

With each year since its charter night, the Kiwanis Club of Hasbrouck Heights -Teterboro has grown in stature, purpose and respect in our community. The members have demonstrated that service, hard work and good fellowship yield satisfaction.

Some of the many projects the group has accomplished for the community are:

• The purchase of the athletic field football score board

• The purchase and placing of Boulevard trash cans

• The erection of enclosed bus stops on the Boulevard and Terrace Avenue

• The installation of a High School public address system

• Sponsored a banquet for the football team and presented trophies to members of the team until the school took over this event

• Petitioned the State and meeting with Governor Hughes to have Route 17 widened and center safety barriers erected

• Paid to have copies of The Observer sent to residents serving in the Military

• Conducted candidates nights for those seeking election to the council or board of education

• Sponsored "You and the Law Program" for students in grades 7 thru 12

• Worked in conjunction with the Board of Health to provide free anti-rabies inoculations to pets

• Collected usable athletic and sports equipment and forwarded them to the Peace Corps in Chile

• Donated athletic equipment to the Immaculate Conception Orphanage

• Paid for youth ads in The Observer for local students seeking summer work

• Purchased the Jaws of Life for the Fire Department

• Paid to sponsor students to attend Boy’s and Girl’s State Am. Legion & Auxiliary Leadership Program

• Donated towards the purchase of lights for the Corpus Christi basketball court

• Collected money, and helped in the construction of the bleachers at the Little League Field

• Sponsored the Bergen Passaic Lung Mobile visits to our community to offer residents free lung tests

• Helped in the Special Olympics as score keepers, judges and volunteers

• Collected money and purchased a color TV set for patients at the Saddle Brook Convalescent Home

• Donated to the Student Loan Fund for the past 35 years

• Donated money to erect an electric baseball scoreboard for the athletic field

• Purchased bullet proof vests for the Police Department

• Sponsored a softball game between representatives of Pepsi Cola and Coca Cola for the benefit of the Bergen Respiratory Association

• Collected money to provide the opportunity for developmentally impaired youngsters to attend a six week summer program to meet their special needs

• Collected toys for tots; food and clothing for the needy

• Donated stuffed animals to families of victims of 9/11, senior citizens, library and Welfare Department

• Donated time and money to teach English as a Second Language

• Distributed pamphlets on "Toy Safety", "Bicycle Safety",  "Scam Safety", "Baby Car Seat Safety" and "Drug and Alcohol Abuse"

• Provided graduating seniors scholarships and awards

• Made donations to many local agencies and youth activities

• Sponsored a Little League Team

• Sponsored the high school’s Key Club and supported the Senior Citizens’ Soirée

• Supported the activities of the Anti-Drug Council, Welfare Department and Friendly Neighbors

• Sponsored a "Peer Pressure Program" at the high school

• Donated and presented trophies at the local high school band competition.


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