PARSIPPANY — This morning, in Indianapolis, Indiana, Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany member Michael Mulhaul was elected to serve as Kiwanis International Trustee for a three-year term beginning October 1, 2020.
Michael has never lived or worked in Parsippany. His current commute is an hour and fifteen minutes to attend our weekly 7:15 AM meetings. Members do not need to work nor live in a town to give back to society.
Michael is the Chairperson of the Parsippany Kiwanis Wine Tasting event for 23 years, which is the club’s largest fundraiser. It has raised close to $500,00 which enabled the club to donate to many organizations including Camp Nejeda, March of Dimes, New Jersey Sharing Network among many others.
Mulhaul, a member of the Greater Parsippany Kiwanis Club for 28 years has served as the New Jersey district coordinator for The Eliminate Project since 2012. New Jersey is the 5th largest average per member worldwide contributor to The Eliminate Project. He is a first vice president of investments for 37 years. Married to his wife Laura of 28 years, they have three children, Zachary, Emily, and Curtis. Michael also served as President of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany from 2002-2003 and New Jersey District Governor 2007-2008.
Michael said, “My mantra is ‘Let’s take an Interest’ in each other and in Kiwanis. This is the most important aspect of a successful Kiwanis Club. Let me explain; if we take an interest in each other, then we will build a bond. This bond will enable us to work together towards supporting the children around the globe. I credit the success I have had in Kiwanis by taking an interest in members, they in turn took an interest in me. Over the last ten years, I have helped to raise 1.1 million to Eliminate as District Coordinator. As Chair of 22 Wine Tastings, we raised nearly $500,000 for children’s causes. We should all be judged on our Kiwanis career over time, in its entirety.”
Kiwanis is the greatest organization in the world, we must treat it that way. When there are great challenges, much like this pandemic, we must be part of the solution and stay focused. Focus on the positives.
He brings 38 years of investment experience that I feel will be helpful in overseeing and evaluating our financial needs. This is essential for our organization to survive during these challenging times.
Together, we will create a better future for Kiwanis.
Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members, and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time. Today, we stand with more than 550,000 members from K-Kids to Key Club to Kiwanis and many ages in between in 80 countries and geographic areas. Each community has different needs, and Kiwanis empowers members to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children, such as fighting hunger, improving literacy, and offering guidance.
Kiwanis clubs host nearly 150,000 service projects each year.