The Kiwanis Club of Greater Lowell would like to announce the 2015 recipient of the Thomas G Kelakos Community Spirit Award. Tom was a man who will always be remembered for his wisdom, his compassion, and his quiet generosity. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Lowell for almost 50 years, and had a perfect attendance record, meeting weekly. He owned and operated the LOMEDCO Company here in Lowell for many years, and made it a priority to give back to his community. He was a true gentleman and always had a warm smile and a word of encouragement for you, whenever you saw him. So often he helped out at many charities throughout the years with Kiwanis being one of his favorites. And yet he did so quietly. A lot of what Tom did was done anonymously because that was his way. It is because of Tom and his ways that the Kiwanis Club introduced the Thomas G. Kelakos Community Spirit Award, in his honor, after he passed away. One of our most revered members; he is fondly remembered and dearly missed by our membership.
This year, Drew Weber will receive the 2015 Thomas G. Kelakos Community Spirit Award at the annual dinner to be held Friday, April 10 at Lenzi's in Dracut. Tickets are on-sale now for the event for a donation of $75 each or tables of 10 for $750. Tickets can be purchased at www.LowellKiwanis.org or by calling Bob Howard at (978) 459-4836.
Kiwanis is a global organization of Volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child at a time. Our members are from all walks of life and at every step of the career ladder, including retirement. We share the common desire to serve others and make our community a better place. Just a few of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Lowell's service projects include:
Community Spirit Award
Halloween Monster Bash
Bike Safety Rodeo
Summer and Christmas programs for local nursing and veterans homes
Annual Scholarship Program
Bringing Up Grades Program, BUG
Financial support for local and international service organizations
For more information visit LowellKiwanis.org