By William Tauro
This past Sunday, the Somerville Kiwanis Club held its annual installation of offices ceremony.
The event was held at the Bergamot Restaurant that’s located at intersection of Beacon and Kirkland Streets in Somerville.
The opening ceremonies began with remarks from Distinguish Past President James a Lynch Master of Ceremonies leading the crowd into the Pledge of Allegiance and then onto verses of God Bless America.
Distinguished Secretary and Past President David O’Brien gave the invocation commencing the ceremony then seated the crowd for a wonderful catered brunch.
The club installed Michael McWilliams as the clubs new president elect as well as installed all of the new officers and directors for their new term year.
Shortly after President Tony Ciccariello presented the clubs Incoming Secretary Past President George McLean with the clubs “Kiwanian of the Year Award” for his dedicated service throughout the years.
Distinguished Past President Pauline D’Aurora was also installed as the clubs incoming treasurer for the year.
The club thanked Kiwanian Distinguished Past President Sandra McGoldrick for her tireless efforts in fundraising as Chairperson for the Kiwanis Annual Appeal and with her leadership raised several thousands of dollars each year for Somerville charities
After an exciting and successful year, outgoing President Tony Ciccariello gave his outgoing presidents remarks before he passed the torch to the new incoming President Antonia Shelzi.
Incoming Somerville Kiwanis Club directors for the new year are Darcy Deluca, Mernaysa Riviera-Bujosa, Gene Brune and Isaac Machado who’s terms expire September 30, 2017
Kiwanis clubs, located in 80 nations, help their communities in countless ways. Each community’s needs are different—so each Kiwanis club is different. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things happen.