Dr. Barbara Sargent visits Kiwanis Club

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Kiwanis Club President Frank Cahill, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Barbara Sargent, Vi Schickle, former Board of Education member, Angela Calabria, wife of the late Dr. Frank Calabria, former board member for over 43 years, Dr. Joseph Weisberg, former board member

PARSIPPANY — Dr. Barbara Sargent, Parsippany-Troy Hills Superintendent of Schools, visited the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany (KGCP) during the breakfast meeting of Thursday, November 2.

Dr. Sargent shared her previous experience with the members as well as her outlook for the school district.

Also joining the meeting was former Board of Education member Vi Schickle. Vi was a member of the Board of Education for over twenty years.  In addition to Vi, Angela Calabria, wife of the late Dr. Frank Calabria, who was a board member for over 43 years, serving as President for eleven of those years, joined our morning breakfast meeting. Kiwanis member Dr. Joseph Weisberg was also in attendance.

President Frank Cahill said, “It was a pleasure meeting Dr. Sargent. Learning about her experience and the love for education makes her the perfect candidate for the Superintendent position. Since Kiwanis is all about children, it will be a pleasure to work with her in the future.”

“It was such a pleasure to meet with the Kiwanis membership and to learn about the marvelous service projects they lead.  They are one more reason why Parsippany-Troy Hills is such an amazing community,” said Dr. Barbara Sargent.

Cahill opened up the meeting talking about Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs. “While other groups offer a service or leadership program for one age group, Kiwanis offers programs for all ages. K-Kids Club members are the leaders of tomorrow. They’re the energetic, dedicated elementary school students who are passionate about making a difference in their school community and world. KCGP sponsors over 235 students in nine of the ten Parsippany Elementary schools. In addition, while Builders Club members are discovering their heart to serve, answering their call to lead and igniting the courage it takes to build real relationships. Caring is their way of life. KCGP sponsors over sixty students in both of the Junior High Schools.”

“Key Club members are learning to lead with compassion. The dedication and enthusiasm of these students has been felt in communities across the globe since the program began in 1925. This student-led organization encourages leadership development through service to others. KCGP sponsors over 200 students in both high schools,” he continued.

“It such a proud feeling to know KCGP sponsors almost 300 students utilizing some of the money our volunteers in this room raise with the club’s fundraising efforts,” said Cahill.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany was chartered on December 5, 1991, and currently has 51 active members. Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization in over 96 nations. The major emphasis is serving one child, one community at a time.

Join us for breakfast on Thursday at 7:15 a.m. at Empire Diner, 1315 Route 46. Please email Frank Cahill for additional details.

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