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Middlesex Kiwanis at 2017 Urbanna Oyster Festival - 10/12/2017
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The 60th Annual Urbanna Oyster Festival, one of the major annual fundraisers for the Kiwanis Club of Middlesex, will take place on November 3-4, 2017. The Middlesex Kiwanis club sells raw and roasted Rappahannock oysters and soft drinks to help fund our various projects supporting the children, schools, and communities of Middlesex County. High school and middle school youth from our Kiwanis-sponsored Key Club and Builders Club Service Leadership Programs (SLPs) also participate in serving oysters. We serve the best oysters in town!! Come out and enjoy!


Kiwanis One Day - October 28, 2017 - 10/12/2017
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Each year, Kiwanis clubs around the world join in a day of service. Kiwanis One Day currently is held on the fourth Saturday of October. In 2017, Kiwanis One Day will be observed on October 28. This year the Kiwanis Family of the Kiwanis Club of Middlesex will be doing a clean-up/landscaping project at the Middlesex Public Library in Urbanna.  If you would like to participate in this Community Service project and learn more about Kiwanis, please us the "Contact Us" link below.


Wecome Emily Lancucki - 07/16/2017
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Saturday our Club and guest met at the home of Dave & Linda Cryer for our Annual Member-Guest picnic. It was a wonderful night and the highlight was the installation of our newest member, Emily Lancucki.

Emily, the Executive Director of Hands Across Middlesex, should prove invaluable as a partner representative of one of our most important collaborative outreaches – Hands Across Middlesex.

Welcome Emily!


Working Hard at the Kingsmill Resort??? - 05/22/2017
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Again this year our Club was asked to participate as official scorers at the 2017 LPGA Kingsmill Championship at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg. Volunteers pictured are (left to right - seated) - Betty Miller, Jim Hill, Pat and Dave Marchant and standing James Shackelford (Club President) and Ray Kostesky (LPGA Volunteer Coordinator for our Club)


MIddlesex Kiwanis given Gold Club Status - 05/15/2017
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The Gold Patch, awarded to Gold Member Clubs, will be displayed on our media presentations for the next year.


Fr. Gerry Kaggwa becomes our latest member - 05/08/2017
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Kiwanis Club Welcomes Its Newest Member

Last Monday the Middlesex Kiwanis Club welcomed its newest member, Father Gerald (Gerry) Kaggwa. Father Gerry was raised in Uganda, one of 14 siblings. He has traveled extensively through Europe and holds five advanced degrees. Fr. Gerry was ordained in 1990 and came to the United States in 2012. In 2016, Fr. Gerry became the pastor at The Church of the Visitation in Topping. Our club is proud to have and welcome Father Gerry as our newest member.


Welcome Bruce DeSimone - Returning to Middlesex Kiwanis - 04/09/2017
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We welcome Bruce DeSimone back to Kiwanis after an extended absence. Originally from New Jersey, Bruce worked for Bay Ageing in Middlesex before moving to the Virginia Housing Development Authority in Richmond. Returning to Urbanna, Bruce has recently become the chair of the new Middlesex Foundation working to bring housing to Middlesex for our teachers and other county employees. Welcome back Bruce!


Congratulations to the Gaskins - Pride of Middlesex - 04/09/2017
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On April 8th, 2017, our own Fred Gaskins and his bride, Bettie Lee, became the 2017 Pride of Middlesex - sponsored by the Middlesex Rotary Club. We are proud of Fred and Bettie Lee for all they have given to our county.


Kyle Jenkins Becomes Our Newest Member - 03/20/2017
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On March 20th, Kyle Jenkins became our newest member (ninth this year). Picture with Kyle is Dave Cryer, sponsor (not pictured, Greg Chambers: co-sponsor). Kyle retired here from North Carolina where he was a general contractor. Kyle is president of Hands Across Middlesex, one of our on-going partners in many community projects.

Welcome Kyle!


Roy Bowman "Intra-Club" - 03/19/2017
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The Middlesex Kiwanis Club’s Recognition Program on Monday, March 13, 2017, lacked one important and senior member; Roy Bowman. The solution was simple – on Thursday a group of Kiwanians (l-r: Jim Hill, Jean Hill, Bill Sharp, Dick Goyne, and Greg Chambers – Dave Cryer photographer) visited Roy in Gloucester where he was presented The Legion of Honor, Ruby-K, and Perfect Attendance Award (we will count this as a meeting toward next year’s perfect attendance). Roy expects to be released shortly and we all look forward to his return.