Women’s City Club Ends Season Early; Looks Ahead to Sept. 15 Floral Event

The Women’s City Club of Haverhill was forced to end its season early but members are reminded that dues are still payable for the upcoming year. The club’s new season leads off Sept. 15 with perennial favorite florist Bill Graham. His “Bounty of the Season,” club officials say, always brings members out for the program, brief business meeting and light refreshments. This extra special meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m., instead of 1 p.m.

Payment of $30 should be sent to Membership Chairman Phyllis Farfaras at her address in the club handbook.

Haverhill Lions Club Noted for Its Eyeglass Collections and Other Civic Works

WHAV’s Community Spotlight is turning its microphones to those civic and charitable organizations that make Greater Haverhill a wonderful place to live. The Haverhill Lions Club, formed in 1944, is noted for, among other things, accepting used eyeglasses that are cleaned and repaired and given to those in need. Eyeglasses may be dropped off at Haverhill Citizen Center, 10 Welcome St., or Tallman Eye Associates, Merrimack Medical Center, Suite 205, 62 Brown St., Haverhill, MA 01830

Haverhill Lions meet second and fourth Tuesdays, from September to June, at 6:30 p.m., at Maria’s Family Restaurant, 81 Essex St., Haverhill. It is a part of Lions Club International, consisting of 46,000 clubs and 1.4 million members worldwide. There’s more information at haverhilllionsclub.org.

AHEPA Acropolis Chapter 39 Promotes Greek Ideals of Education, Civic Responsibility, Family

WHAV’s Community Spotlight is turning its microphones to those civic and charitable organizations that make Greater Haverhill a wonderful place to live. The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association’s Acropolis Chapter 39 in Haverhill is part of the largest Greek-American association in the world. The AHEPA organization has chapters United States, Canada, Greece and Cyprus and sister chapters in Australia and New Zealand. It was established in 1922 to protect Hellenes from prejudice and to fight discrimination while promoting Greek ideals of education, civic responsibility, family and individual excellence through community service and volunteering. In Haverhill, the civic organization presents the annual Man of the Year Award, provides college scholarships, distributes Christmas baskets for the elderly and shut ins and undertakes an annual Greek American Golf Tournament for charity.

Profile: Haverhill Kiwanis Club Feeds the Hungry, Cares for the Sick, Shelters the Homeless

WHAV’s Community Spotlight is turning its microphones to those civic and charitable organizations that make Greater Haverhill a wonderful place to live. The Haverhill Kiwanis Club serves the community through service and fundraising projects. The club is a part of the global organization, Kiwanis International, consisting of volunteers who “help feed the hungry, care for the sick, shelter the homeless and educate the disenfranchised.”

Chartered in 1923, the Haverhill Kiwanis Club has grown to become a valuable resource by raising thousands of dollars through annual events and fundraisers such as its annual Golf Classic, Valentine Raffle and rubber turkey drop. The club meets Tuesdays at noon, at Haverhill Country Club, 58 Brickett Lane, Haverhill. There’s more at haverhillkiwanis.org.

Haverhill Breakfast Exchange Club Aims to Assist Elderly; Trivia Night May 7

WHAV’s Community Spotlight is turning its attention to those civic and charitable organizations that make Greater Haverhill a wonderful place to live. Committed to aiding, assisting and advocating for the elderly, the Breakfast Exchange Club of Greater Haverhill helps seniors meet basic needs such as providing food and a warm place to stay. The club, founded in 1997, is dedicated to making positive changes throughout the community through fundraising and awareness events. Its fourth annual Trivia Night offers an Italian dinner, cash bar, raffle baskets and cash prizes is Thursday, May 7, 5-8 p.m., at Amvet’s 147, 576 Primrose St., Haverhill. Click for more information.

Haverhill High, St. James, Haverhill Trade Classes of 1966 Seek Vietnam Veterans Memorial Donations

The Haverhill High, St. James and Haverhill Trade School classes of 1966 are collecting donations to support the new Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Mill Brook Park and say a donor will match contributions received. Classmates say they want to honor their members who served, including Frederick Durocher who died in Vietnam in 1968. “Many of our classmates are Vietnam veterans…We are asking the Classes of 1966 to properly recognize their service. Thanks to the generosity of a classmate who served in Vietnam, all donations will be matched,” a statement said.

Rotary Club of Haverhill Helping to Build Community Institutions Since 1915

WHAV’s Community Spotlight is turning its attention to those civic and charitable organizations that make Greater Haverhill a wonderful place to live. Raising money for local charities, the Rotary Club of Haverhill helps build community institutions. Since 1915, the club has helped youth, elderly and others who are less fortunate to exhibit “Service Above Self” and exercise fellowship. One of its signature events is the annual Veterans Day Awards Breakfast. Proceeds go to support veterans’ causes in Greater Haverhill.

Greater Haverhill Arts Association Promotes Local Art; Provides Monthly Workshops

WHAV’s Community Spotlight is turning its attention to those civic and charitable organizations that make Greater Haverhill a wonderful place to live. With the mission of promoting artists to keep art as an integral part of the community, Greater Haverhill Arts Association has provided opportunities to share art with enthusiasts since 1971. Focusing on several art forms, monthly workshops are available for all ages and skill levels to learn and improve through demonstrations by professional artists. The Haverhill Art Festival, for example, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12 and is free to the public.