On Thursday, July 23, Holmdel Kiwanis members joined Hackensack Meridian Bayshore Hospital executives for a beam signing event, as the final steel beam for the Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center was being prepared. The Holmdel Kiwanis Foundation made a five-year pledge toward the Hospital’s Emergency Room Expansion. Kiwanis president, Ron DeLuca, presented a check for $2,500 as the first installment toward the campaign..
“As a community based organization we are proud to be a part of this addition to the hospital,” stated DeLuca. “When completed Bayshore will have a state-of-the-art emergency care center that will dramatically contribute to the hospital’s ability to handle any and all emergencies. Bayshore Medical Center serves as an essential haven for medical emergencies, and the improvement of health for children and families in the Bayshore.”
Standing outside Best Market in Holmdel on Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17 from 10-3 the Holmdel Kiwanis collected over 2,000 pounds of food! Recognizing that not everyone has the ability to provide a Thanksgiving dinner, the collection was done for the St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Katherine’s in Holmdel and St. John’s Church in Hazlet. Pictured are Jim Colby, board member and Mac Maloney, member.
According to Deluca “We subscribe to the tenets of our Statement of Purpose which says ‘we are members of the Kiwanis family, a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time’. This is just one way that we can help families in our community have a better life.”
Bill Bechtoldt and The New Jersey Work Camp came together with The Holmdel Kiwanis Club, along with the help of Tony’s Mountain Construction, and installed a Handicap Ramp for seniors in Keyport, NJ in less than two days. Taking part in this project was Anthony Montagna, the owner of Tony’s Mountain Construction,. Montagna and two of his employees took on the job and brought it to completion. Montagna has been a member of the Holmdel Kiwanis Club for years, and originally had been contacted by Bechtoldt.
Bechtoldt and the NJ Work Camp had purchased the Ramp for t he senior couple and had contacted Montagna asking for him to help bring the project to completion. The homeowner, whose wife had become wheelchair bound, was finding it very difficult to get around, and hard to get his wife to and from their home. (The NJ Work Camp is an organization of youth groups from all over the country, who come together and had traveled to New Jersey to dedicate two weeks of their summer to do repairs and painting and other good deeds for seniors who were in need.)
The Holmdel Kiwanis should have a slogan “We ain’t just steak!” because the annual Steak Bake features pork loin, roast chicken, pasta, roasted potatoes and vegetable medley PLUS filet mignon! The event is held on February 29 from 6-9 pm at the Knights of Columbus facility on Route 35 North in Hazlet. And, add to that, cake and cookies for dessert plus a cash bar and this is a night to remember and it’s still only $40.
Ron DeLuca, Kiwanis President said “This event is an annual favorite. We subscribe to the tenets of our Statement of Purpose which says ‘we are members of the Kiwanis family, a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time’. This is just one way that we can help families in our community have a better life.”
To purchase tickets for the Steak Bake, call Lenny Sasso @ 908-902-0582 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Help us help our community