Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Kiwanis installs new officers

Some of the members of the outgoing Board: left to right Chester Kendzior Jr., Donna Niemczyk, Rondi Hauser, Joe Swaja, Gina Sisbarro, Dennis Pidherny and Pat Holmes. Submitted photo

Some of the members of the outgoing Board: left to right Chester Kendzior Jr., Donna Niemczyk, Rondi Hauser, Joe Swaja, Gina Sisbarro, Dennis Pidherny and Pat Holmes. Submitted photo

By Pat Holmes

The Kiwanis Club of Marco Island held its installation dinner for the 2010-2011 officers on Sunday, October 17, 2010, at DaVinci’s Restaurant.

Dignitaries of Kiwanis International in attendance included Lt. Governor Marty Rondeau and his wife Cheryl, past International President Brian Cunat and his wife Miki Cunat, and Gov. Elect  Illinois/Eastern Iowa District Mel Peterson and his wife Betty. Music was provided by Gary & Keri.

The new board consists of John Coff, President, Donna Niemczyk, Past President, Mary Vitiello and Dennis Pidherny, Secretary, Bryan Hauser, Treasurer, Rondi Hauser, Pat Hagedorn, Gina Sisbarro, Mary & Dan Benedict John DeRosa & Bob DeFeo.

Kiwanian of the Year was awarded to Chester Kendzior Jr. Chet and his wife, Jan, reside in East Naples but every Thursday at 7 a.m. or earlier, he crosses the bridge to help set up the meeting and to perform his Spiritual Services & Sheriff duties. Always willing to participate on committees and help the children of our area, Chester Kendzior Jr.  is well deserving of the honor of the Kiwanian of the Year.

Kiwanis Club of Marco Island meets every Thursday, 7:30 a.m. at O’Donoghue’s Irish Bar & Grill, 969 N. Collier Blvd., Royal Palm Plaza. Visitors are welcome to attend. For over 17 years serving the children of our community one child at a time.

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