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100 years 1918-2018
We meet now, as we have since 1918, at the Hotel Dupont at noon on the first and third Wednesday (Except in the summer months when we skip the first Wednesday and only meet on the third Wednesday of the month. Our Board of Directors voted a change on 11/12/2012. We will hold an evening meeting, including our Service Leadership clubs we sponsor, on the 5th or the 4th Wednesday (When a month only has four). The evening meetings will start at 6:00 P.M.
and will usually be held at the Ed "Porky" Oliver Golf Club on DuPont Road in Wilmington DE.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
12:00 P.M.
Program: Quarterly Civil Service Awards
Presented to our valiant Civil Servants. This meeting honors the
Police Officer and Fire Firefighter recipients
of the Kiwanis Award for the fourth quarter of 2018. Join us as we pay tribute
to those who are singled out from each organization, choosing from people
all of whom put themselves at risk to protect us from fire, crime and
consequences of personal injury. These awards are an attempt to
satisfy a debt to those who serve us all and are seldom recognized for
their effort. Our award winning Kiwanis Banner
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Wednesday, February 6, 2019
12:00 P.M EDT
Join us at the Hotel DuPont on Wednesday, February 6th to hear our speaker
Louis E. Bartoshesky, M.D., MPH


A native Delawarean, Dr. Bartoshesky was born at what is now Wilmington Hospital. He earned his medical degree in 1970 from Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York. He received a master's degree in public health in 1974 from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. Over the next three years, he completed his residency in pediatrics and his fellowship in clinical genetics at the Boston Floating Hospital for Children, part of Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston.

After completing his post-graduate training, Dr. Bartoshesky stayed on at Floating Hospital as a staff pediatrician and clinical geneticist until 1986. During his time in Boston he also worked as a consultant in clinical genetics at hospitals around Massachusetts. He returned to his hometown of Wilmington in 1986 to join the staff at the Medical Center of Delaware, which later became part of Christiana Care. He worked for the health system full-time from 1989 to 2000, when he left to practice pediatric clinical genetics at Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. He returned to Christiana Care as Chair of Pediatrics in 2007; he retired as Chair of Pediatrics on January 1, 2014.

Dr. Bartoshesky also is an experienced teacher of pediatric medicine. He was an assistant professor in the field at Tufts University School of Medicine from 1978 to 1986. Since 2006, he has been Professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He also has continued his own education, earning a master's degree in liberal studies from University of Delaware in 2006.

The long list of awards that Dr. Bartoshesky has received throughout his career includes the Sydney S. Gellis Teaching Award from residents at the Floating Hospital and the Jefferson Award from the American Institute for Public Service. The Floating Hospital also has an award given each year to an attending physician in his name.

Dr. Bartoshesky also has served as a trustee for Christiana Care Health System.
He and his wife, Kiwanis Club of Wilmington Past President Pat, have two grown daughters
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Wednesday, MAY 1, 2019
12:00 P.M EDT
Join us at the Hotel DuPont on Wednesday, May 1st to hear our speaker
Peter DiPrinzo, DECO Food Hall
Peter DiPrinzio currently works at Seawall Development, the Baltimore
real estate company that partnered with the Buccini/Pollin Group to create
DE.CO. Downtown Wilmington's first food hall.

DE. CO, which is short for Delaware Collective, will serve as an incubator for
both established and upcoming chefs in the city. The $3.5 million project opened
this year at the DuPont Building and will feature eight kitchens and a central bar.

A graduate of International Economics at Middlebury College, Peter worked for a startup
in Baltimore as part of Venture for America. He then spent two years working for
an electronic materials startup and assorted restaurant jobs prior to landing his
role at Seawall Develop-ment.

The Mill is Peter DiPrinzo's home base in Wilmington. He says, “After an early ride up or
a day of meetings I can hide out and get some work done, or meet other members around the
kitchen. I want to get everyone excited about the food hall, and get their feedback on
our design and food options!”

When he isn’t busy at work, Peter loves to cook for his roommates in Baltimore and spend time
outdoors mountain biking and hiking.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
12:00 P.M.
Program:Kim O’Dea-Grant Riccio
shares recollections of her Years in Military Service
She has served with distinction in several branches of the
armed services. She is the author of several books.
Sheretired as a Warrant Officer 2, she specialized in Administration, Personnel,
and Intelligence. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management,
a Masters degree in Cultural Intelligence and holds a Chef Certificate from Cordon Bleu.
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019
12:00 P.M.
Morgan McCaffrey, Events Director, DE.CO
will be our Kiwanis Club's guest speaker on Wednesday, June 5th

Ms Morgan McCaffrey is Events Director for DE.CO Food Hall, newly opened in Wilmington.
Morgan has 16 years experience in the hospitality industry, has lived in Wilmington for
the last 16 years and has a beautiful 6 year old daughter.

There will be a Foundation meeting immediately after the club meeting..



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Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Program: Civil Servant Awards
This meeting honors the Police Officer, EMS and Fire Department recipients of the
Kiwanis Award for the second quarter of 2019. Join us as we pay tribute to those who are
singled out from each organization, choosing from people who all put themselves at risk
to protect us from fire, crime and consequences of personal injury. These three awards
are an attempt to satisfy a debt to those who serve us all and are seldom recognized
for their effort.

Our award winning Kiwanis Banner
for this meeting (as soon as it becomes available.).

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Join us on Wednesday, August 21st, 12;00 noon at the Hotel DuPont. Our speaker is Don Weber. Mr. Weber is the Assistant Director for Traffic Operations and
Management for the Delaware Department of Transportation. In his current position he is
responsible for work zone safety and traffic control, special event management, homeland
security planning, and incident and emergency response which includes operation of the
Department’s Transportation Management Center and Integrated Transportation Management
Systems (ITMS). In his 20 years with DelDOT he has served in a variety of leadership
positions in the Division of Planning, Maintenance and Operations and Transportation Solutions.

Don joined DelDOT in 2000 after 12 years of transportation engineering consulting.
He holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree from the University of Delaware and
is a registered professional engineer in Delaware. Don is a lifelong Delaware resident
and resides near Newark with his wife and daughters.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019
12:00 P.M.
Laura Lee
is our program speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Wilmington,
Laura Lee is currently the park superintendent at Auburn Valley State Park,
and previously worked at Fort Delaware as well as the Iron Hill Museum. She
enjoys traveling, her grandchildren, perusing old cemeteries, more traveling,
and being outside. In her spare time she volunteers with two dog rescues, various
historical nonprofit organizations and is a court appointed advocate for foster
children in state care.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019
12:00 P.M.
Kiwanis International
is on a fiscal year. It runs from October 1st to
September 30th. Logically enough, that means we install our officers for the year on
our first meeting in October. Guess what? You're right! That's the second of October.
We will be visited by our Capital District Division Lt. Governor, Don Dudey. Don is
Kiwanis veteran, having filled the office of Lt. Governon several times. He is also a
Past Capital District Governor. Join us for lunch and hear from Don. You can also help
encourage our incoming slate of officers with your support.
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If you believe, as we do, that you can have fun while doing good and "Many hands make light work," we'd love to give your application for membership consideration at our next Wilmington Kiwanis Board of Directors meeting! The membership application is on this site and will open in a new window in your browser for to fill in blanks and print it, when you complete it. Grab by right-clicking on the word 'here' or clicking here!

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