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Canandaigua Kiwanis holds 2022-23 awards dinner

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The Kiwanis Club of Canandaigua recently held its 2021-22 annual awards dinner and installation of officers for the 2022-23 Kiwanis year.

The club celebrated a record fundraising total of $42,969 for the past year, the most dollars ever earned in a single year in the club’s near 80-year history.

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“We had so many huge accomplishments this year thanks to our members’ selfless dedication and the hard work they put in for the kids of our community,” said Immediate Past President Elisha Everson. “We had many amazing milestones including the grand opening of our new signature project, Motion Junction Playground, the first playground in the country to receive the ISUD – Innovative Solutions for Universal Design – certification. We carried the Finger Lakes Division Banner, thanks to Kiwanian Deb Rought, who did a tremendous job serving as our lieutenant governor and completing our interclubs. We had numerous successful events including our Easter Egg Hunt, Chef’s Challenge and created a new committee to recognize veterans. Plus, we welcomed 17 new members to our club!”

Also, that night, several officers were inducted. The induction was officiated by Finger Lakes Division Lt. Governor Designate Tom David and included:

  • President: Pam Metting
  • Immediate Past President: Elisha Everson
  • President Elect: Kim Sandic
  • Vice President: Elizabeth Malanga
  • Secretary: Trish Hook
  • Treasurer: Kim Bagley

Three new board members were also installed including Gabe Cinquegrana, Daryn Loy and Kelly Rotter.

Gabe Cinquegrana was named New Kiwanian of the Year thanks to his devotion to the club, along with chairing a brand-new committee to focus on veterans, taking on the club’s technology efforts, co-chairing the Antique Show, performing special music at the scholarship picnic, and being active on many committees and showing up at “almost everything.”

Kim Sandic was named Kiwanian of the Year because of her outstanding service to the club and to the community. Kim led many initiatives this year including leading the charge with one of the club’s largest fundraisers – the Chef’s Challenge, the new Bike Rodeo, helping with Canandaigua’s Illuminate parade, participating in highway cleanups, and taking multiple shifts for Salvation Army bell ringing.

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