Welcome! Relax and enjoy learning about us.

If you are interested in helping children, we would love to have you come visit our club!

We meet on the following schedule:

The first Thursday of the month, we meet at Otto's Brauhaus on Easton Road in Horsham at 7:30 AM for a breakfast meeting. Your first breakfast is our treat!

We meet the third Thursday of the month at Days Inn Horsham on Easton Road in Horsham at 6:30 PM for a potluck dinner meeting. There's no need for you to bring anything - we always have plenty!

Our meetings typically run about an hour. If you would like to stop in and visit, please do so - we welcome visitors. We hope to see you soon!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Dates to Remember

Dates to Remember:

Friday, November 5th – First Friday Hatboro Peanut Day: We are very lucky to have 9 members of our Key Club signed up to help us with our Peanut Day. We could use some more volunteers from our Kiwanis Club. If you are able to come out and help, we need volunteers from 6:00-9:00 PM. Meet at McMackin Tires at 6:00.

Saturday, November 6th – Kiwanis Region 7 Fall Conference: All members of all clubs are invited to attend. Please RSVP to Kim Roth, Ann Doerffel or Mariza Shavelle if you are able to attend. Governor Susan Grab will be making a special address. Registration begins at 8:30 AM and the conference will adjourn at 1:00 PM. Cost is $15.00 and does include continental breakfast and a light lunch.

Monday, November 8th – NPR Meeting at Days Inn 6:00 PM – John Farnen will be attending – Thank you John!

Wednesday, November 10th – Kick-Off Meeting for Relay For Life: will be at HHHS starting at 6:30 PM. The meeting should last for about an hour. If anyone is interested in attending, please let me know.

Tuesday, November 16th – Greater Horsham Chamber of Commerce: is having a Traditional Thanksgiving Networking Luncheon at Otto’s Brauhaus. Registration and Networking begins at 11:30 AM and the Luncheon will be at Noon. The cost is only $15.00 for Tossed Garden Salad, Roast Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Homemade Apple Pie, Coffee & Tea. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Nonprofit Roundtable’s local food bank project. Please R.S.V.P. to Mary Dare at 215-674-9590 or marydare@comcast.net.

Thursday, November 18th – Kiwanis Club of Hatboro-Horsham will be meeting at Days Inn Horsham at 6:30 PM. Come join us!!!

Sunday, November 21st – Hatboro Holiday Parade. We will once again be participating in the parade. Tom McMackin is working on getting some convertibles. Our Key Club will be joining us in full force with 40 members signed up to help us with the banner and to give out small candy canes. We would like to have as many Kiwanians participate as possible. Your small candy cane donation would be most appreciated. Please plan on meeting at Tom McMackin’s 12:30-1:00 PM. Potluck dishes will not be turned away.

Tuesday, November 23rd – Banquet of Thanks sponsored by the Abington Aktion Club. $15.00 for Kiwanis and family members. $10.00 for Aktion Club, Key Club and Circle K members. It will be held in Cafeteria “A” in Abington High School at 900 Highland Ave, Abington. If you have not attended this banquet in the past, it is truly a wonderful evening of Thanks. Please bring personal care items to be donated to Laurel House. Also, please R.S.V.P. by 11/18/10 to Darlene Anderson at deanders@mciu.org or to Patrick Hughes at 215-572-8532.

Thursday, November 25th – Happy Thanksgiving to ALL!!!!!

Future Events:

Wednesday, December 8th – Toys For Tots at Days Inn Horsham. Stop by for a fun evening and bring a new unwrapped toy for a child.
Saturday, December 11th – Breakfast with Santa sponsored by the Abington Aktion Club
Saturday, December 18th – Breakfast with Santa sponsored by the Southampton Kiwanis Club to be held at Applebee’s. All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast – cost is $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for children, including a picture with Santa.
Friday, January 14th – Kiwanis Division Council Meeting for all Kiwanis Clubs and 85th Anniversary Celebration for the Kiwanis Club of Old York Road. Come out and help them celebrate. Details to follow.
Thursday, January 20th – The Curious Savage by the Village Players. Tickets will be sold for $15.00 per ticket with complimentary beverages and refreshments at intermission. We will also have basket raffles and a 50/50 raffle.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mini Relay for Life

CHILDREN Joining The Fight Against Cancer


Saturday, May 1, 2010
Days Inn Horsham
245 Easton Rd. Horsham, PA

Registration: 12:30 PM
Relay: 1:00 – 3:00 PM

What is a Mini Relay for Life:
It is a Mini version of Relay for Life which is the signature activity for the American Cancer Society. It is a time to celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer.

Who can register?
ANYONE! The Mini Relay for Life will be a great family event for any age. It will be geared towards younger children and they are encouraged to bring their siblings, Mother, Father, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents and friends.

What do you do at a Mini Relay for Life?
After registration and receiving a snack and water, there will be an Opening Ceremony and an Overview of the Highlights. Our Mini Relay walk will then begin. Participants are welcome to walk once around the hotel but can walk continuously for two hours if they would prefer. After the initial walk around the hotel, there will be game stations open for the children.

What is the cost?
Participants need to raise a minimum of $5.00 donation to participate in the Mini Relay for Life. We will have other fundraisers at the event in the form of Lemonade Stand, Bake Sale and Children’s games and activities.

How will it help the American Cancer Society?
100% of the money raised will be donated to the American Cancer Society. All donations must be in the form of cash or check made payable to the American Cancer Society.

For more information or to register,
Please contact:
Sue Goodreds
215-674-2500 ext. 557

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Upcoming Events

Sunday, November 22, 2009 – Hatboro Holiday Parade Come out and join the fun! Kiwanis Club of Hatboro-Horsham will have four cars in the parade – In addition, the Hatboro Horsham Key Club will be joining us giving out Kiwanis Peanuts as well as Kiwanis and Tanner Park information. We are very lucky to have the Hatboro Horsham High School Cheerleaders to carry our banner and bring a lot of spirit to our parade entry. We hope to see you at the parade!

Thursday, December 3, 2009 – The next meeting for the Kiwanis Club of Hatboro-Horsham will be at Otto’s Brauhaus at 7:30 AM. We welcome anyone who would like to find out more about Kiwanis and we welcome new members. Come join us!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 – Toys for Tots celebration at Days Inn Horsham sponsored by the Greater Horsham Chamber of Commerce. Come out from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM for some good food and good entertainment but please, bring a new unwrapped toy with you or purchase one from Santa’s Workshop through the Kidz Klub – a 20% discount will be available through the event. Come see the Hatboro Horsham High School Madrigal Singers from 5:00-6:00 PM and stay to enjoy the sounds of Southern Comfort beginning at 6:00 PM. There will be great food catered by Otto’s Brauhaus.

Saturday, December 12, 2009 – Breakfast with Santa. Young and old and everyone in between will enjoy Breakfast with Santa sponsored by the Abington Aktion Club from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 235 Limekiln Pike, Glenside PA. The cost for adults is $6.00, Children 2-10 years old are $4.00 and children 1 and younger are free. Included in the cost is a FREE picture with Santa for each of the children. For further information, please contact:
Patrick Hughes: 215-572-8532 or Ed Sickles: 215-694-2188

Any profit will go to the Abington Aktion Club Service Organization of the Year, This year it is to be SAFE HARBOR at Abington Hospital .

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hatboro Park Project Receives Needed Boost

As posted in the Willow Grove Public Spirit by Montgomery Media on Thursday, October 8, 2009

By Amanda Glensky
Staff Writer

"At Hatboro’s Tanner Park on Jacksonville Road, the installation of 2,100 pavers will mean more than just a new walkway, it will be a new playground, a repaved basketball court and a Saturday afternoon picnic spot, according Hatboro officials.

Hatboro Council Sept. 28 approved plans to install the Tanner Memorial Walkway, a project three years in the making that will raise funds for upgrades and new facilities in Tanner Park.

Community members can purchase pavers for $50 and have them engraved with names or personalized messages. Local organizations will donate both the pavers and engravings, meaning all proceeds will finance park revitalization efforts.

The Hatboro-Horsham Kiwanis Club, Elm Street Hatboro and the Village Players are supporting the project with assistance from the borough.

This is an important project because it will benefit the local children, said president of the Elm Street committee, John Farnen. The playground at Tanner Park is hardly what you would call a playground at this point, he said.

According to plans, the estimated $327,000 project includes a paved and relined basketball court, a relocated and resurfaced baseball field, a new gravel path that loops around the park, the memorial walkway, a picnic area and landscaping.

Plans also include two new playgrounds, one geared for 2 to 5-year-olds, and the other for 5 to 12-year-olds. Both will be handicapped accessible.

Work will begin on the playgrounds once the walkway is complete, Farnen said.

“Tanner Park is a small pocket park in kind of an obscure portion of Hatboro and it is a park with a lot of history,” said vice president of the Hatboro-Horsham Kiwanis Club, Tom McMackin. “We have identified that it needs some community support. We’re there to do what we can to make life better for people in the surrounding area.”

The Kiwanis Club is financing the pavers and installation of the walkway with funds the organization raised this year, he said.

Officials said construction will begin this month to lay the pavers in a path from the Hatboro Village Players parking lot to Springdale Avenue. About 125 to 130 people have already purchased pavers, and they can continue to buy even after all are installed in the ground, McMackin said.

“I think it’s a good opportunity to memorialize something that’s precious to them as well as making an improvement for the children of Hatboro,” he said.

The engravings are being donated by Designs and Stone, the company of Hatboro Councilwoman Nancy Guenst, who is also the treasurer of the Elm Street committee.

“I think it’s a wonderful project. We’ve been trying to revitalize Tanner Park for awhile now,” Guenst said. “I hope the community continues to support it by purchasing bricks for the walkway because all of the money raised is going to go to upgrades to the park. It’s a small little pocket park but it’s very important to that area of the Hatboro community because there are a lot of young families.”

The borough recently added pieces of new playground equipment, repaved the basketball courts and removed unsafe equipment, officials said.

One of the major contributions to the project came from Charles and Joan Shorday of Hatboro, who were recognized by the borough council at a special meeting Sept. 14 for donating $10,000 to revitalize Tanner Park.

Hatboro Federal Bank was also a large contributor, McMackin said."

If you would like more information on Tanner Park or to purchase an engraved paver, please contact John Farnen at 215-672-3935.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tanner Park Memorial Walkway

One of our fundraisers to help with our Tanner Park Project is the pavers we are selling for the Tanner Park Memorial Walkway.

Honor your children or family with a Personalized paver that will last a lifetime and become a permanent part of "The New Tanner Park"

The walkway will be constructed of 6" x 9" E.P. Henry pavers.
Engraved pavers will have a maximum of 4 lines of print with 15 characters or spaces per line. The cost of each paver is just $50.00.
For additional information or to request a Paver order form, please contact:

John Farnen
Cell: 215-672-3935

Beef 'n Beer November 7, 2009

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2009
Place: North Penn VFW Post 676
Address: 2519 Jenkintown Rd. Glenside, PA
Time: 7:00 - 11:00 PM
Music Compliments of: M & M Music DJ's
Ticket Price: $25.00

The Kiwanis Club of Hatboro-Horsham is hosting this Beef 'n Beer fundraiser to benefit our Tanner Park Project and help fund our Scholarship Fund.

The menu will include great roast beef, salads, desserts, beer and wine. There will be a cash bar available for other drinks. We will also be raffling wonderful baskets and holding a 50/50 drawing.

Get your tickets today!

Contact: Sue Goodreds
Cell Phone: 215-939-7786
Email: sgoodreds@horshamdaysinn.com

Below are some pictures from our February, 2009 Beef 'n Beer. Everyone had a GREAT time!!!