Here is a summary of last Thursday’s 3-18-2021 Zoom meeting:


  • Sean Brennan started off the meeting by giving us an update on the Kiwanis 50/50 Raffle. That evening, we had the official drawing, so I will jump ahead to the results. Total proceeds for the raffle (including a very successful last 2 days) was $2,760. The lucky winner was Ellen Duffy, who walked away with a cool $1,380 (or she will when we send her a check this week). The official drawing was held live on Facebook with Sean and his son Aiden putting on a great presentation. Thank you to all who donated. We are sure to make this an annual event for the club.

  • Although we didn’t get an official update on President John Sullivan’s recuperating status, John did text Sean to say he had a doctor’s appoint last Thursday. John, we are all praying for a quick recovery for you. Be well!!

  • Our next meeting will be on Thursday April 8th (you all have a three week break this time around) at 12:00pm. Weather permitting, this could be our first outside meeting of the year at the Parkway YMCA. Starting up inside meetings at the Elks Club is a possibility as well. Stay tuned for confirmation.

  • For the past few years, our club has been discussing the possibility of officially getting our tax except 501C designation. Barbara McNeil will be collecting information to give us a detailed presentation so we can decide if this is for us. As well, Dave Peterson has been in touch with power’s to be at the District Level, and it is possible that the 501C Designation may be the subject of an upcoming Wednesday Evening Webinar for our District. We will let you know when this is available.

  • Speaking of the New England and Bermuda District of Kiwanis, the fall and winter conferences will be scheduled soon for August and November in Leominster, MA and North Conway, NH respectively. Yes, live, in person conferences may be a reality this year.

  • Paul Saccardo is taking part in a Charity Walk for HMEA’s Autism Resource Central on April 24th. The club voted to donate $100 to the cause. Paul has invited our members to make individual donations as well. Although the walk is virtual this year due to COVID, Paul’s team, along with others from the Moody Street Group will be making an actual 5K walk. Good Luck Paul! You can find Paul’s donation page on the HMEA web site,

  • Jim Hennigan mentioned that we can expect an actual in person/outside meeting for the West Roxbury Business & Professional Association in the near future. The meeting(s) will be at the Corrib Pub in their outside seating area. Jim will be e-mailing the details soon. Also, Jim wanted us all to be aware of a proposed construction project at 1905-1911 Centre Street (right next door to Hennigan Insurance). This will include 22 residential condos as well as some business space. The lack of parking is among many concerns to local residents and businesses alike. Feel free to contact Jim for additional information.

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I believe that is all for now.

Bob McNeil