Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Installs New Officers

Treasurer Casey Parikh; President-Elect Connie Keller; Lt. Governor Carol Tiesi; Immediate Past President Karen DeChristopher; President Frank Cahill and Secretary Karen Gajewski

PARSIPPANY — The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Installed new officers during its installation dinner held on Thursday, October 10.

Installed by Lt. Governor Carol Tiesi was President Frank Cahill; Vice President Connie Keller; Treasurer Casey Parikh and Secretary Karen Gajewski. Ann Cucci was elected to the position of Vice President, but was not present at the Installation Dinner. Cucci will be installed at an upcoming meeting. Karen DeChristopher will hold the position of immediate past president, and Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation President.

President Frank Cahill addresses the members at the installation dinner

Addressing the attendees, President Frank Cahill “I want to thank everyone for attending tonight’s installation dinner and thank Immediate Past President Karen DeChristopher for all her hard work this past year.” We had a record year with new members, and was able to become the number one Kiwanis Club in New Jersey during the 2018-2019 year.

Lt. Governor Carol Tiesi “pinning” Frank Cahill with the President’s Kiwanis Pin

Cahill said “In a few short weeks I will roll out our Membership Plan for 2019-2020 and I hope everyone will cooperate and work on bringing new blood into our club. With every new member, there are new ideas and new leadership opportunities.”

“This year, working with the Parsippany High School Key Club and Parsippany Hills High School Key Club whose mission is all about Hunger NJ, committee chairperson Carol Tiesi will be spearheading a monthly Food Drive. We will hold food drives at the major food stores and collect food for various organizations, with Parsippany Food Pantry as our #1 choice. We will need members to help volunteer with Carol and the Key Club members to make this program successful,” continued Cahill.

Recently, Parsippany Little League East submitted a grant request and the Foundation Board is considering on donating money to help clean up and modernize the playground. I believe we can apply for a matching grant with NJ Kiwanis. I am hoping in the 2019-2020 year, the board members of the Foundation can achieve this goal.

“I look forward in working with the new officers and the board of directors in keeping with the motto of Kiwanis International, “One Child, One Community,” said Cahill.

This is the second term Cahill served as President. He also served the 2017-2018 Kiwanis year.

Cahill was also elected Lt. Governor Elect of District 9 and will serve that position during the 2020-2021 Kiwanis year. New Jersey District 9 serves Boonton, Montville, Parsippany, Dover, Morristown, Randolph and Somerset Hills.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany meets every Thursday at 7:15 a.m. at Empire Diner, 1315 Route 46. For more information on Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany click here.