About Massapequa Kiwanis

Serving The Community Since 1949

Our History

The Massapequ Kiwanis Club. The club has been in existence in the Massapequa’s for over 65 years.  We are a Non for Profit 501C Foundation.  Therefore, all the money we raise in the community gets spent in the community, dollar for dollar. 

We interact heavily with our local schools, churches and community organizations helping them with all sorts of needed projects. Some of our work is widely publicized though the community and others are done quietly to protect the confidentiality of some local needy people.

Our club has a membership of about 60 and the majority are very active Our meetings are every Wednesday. (Please refer to the link “Club Meetings” on your left  for a complete schedule.)  Although not written in stone we would like to see our members attend at least 2 meetings a month, support our fundraisers and participate in our projects.

We’ve completed numerous handicap ramps, distributed toys & money to needy kids, families and organizations and sponsor Key Clubs in 3 local schools, Seaford, Massapequa and Plainedge. Our club is a great place to use your talents and experience to help those in the community.

Our Mission


he Massapequa Kiwanis Club was founded in September of 1949.

Objective: To respond to the needs of the community.  The clubs primary emphasis is on the youth, with the willingness to support all facets of our community.

Not For Profit: The Massapequa Kiwanis Foundation formed in 1989 ensures that every dollar raised from the community goes back to the community!

Commitment: Our club meets for dinner & luncheon meetings on the first 4 Wednesdays of every month. Please refer to the “Club Meetings” on your left for a complete schedule.  This dedication enables the club to act immediately to the needs of the Massapequas.

Worldwide: Kiwanis is an International Organization.  Founded in 1915, now has more than 8,000 clubs in over 80 countries with more than 300,000 members

Membership:  Our club has about 60 members as of fall, 2015.  Membership is by invitation of a current member with a second sponsor needed prior to installation.  The current dues are $125.00 per year and a $25.00 stipend towards our Installation of Officers – Dinner Dance, in October of every year.  A reduced due is offered to a second member of the same household. A new member is also charged a one-time $65.00 new member fee to be enrolled in Kiwanis International records.  The Kiwanis year is from October through September.  All dues for new members are at a pro rata share for the first year.

Requirements:  Have fun, help on committees as much as possible, Have fun, participate in at least one fund raising event, Have fun, bring ideas and requests to the club, Have fun, come to at least one meeting a month, Have fun, network before & after meetings, Have fun, get involved andbe proud to be a member in the finest community service organization in the area.

Our Achievements

Success Measured One Child At A Time

Meals Served
Scholarships Granted
Families Supported
Drug Presentations Made

Our Great Team

Massapequa Kiwanis Officers 2017-2019

  • Phil Tesoriero
    Phil Tesoriero President
  • Rich Cassaro
    Rich Cassaro President Elect
  • Dianne Finkelstein
    Dianne Finkelstein 2nd Vice President
  • Mike Mazzola
    Mike Mazzola Secretary
  • Susan Febbraro
    Susan Febbraro Treasurer
  • Diana McDonough
    Diana McDonough Immediate Past President

Board of Directors

Buddy Antonelli • Jeff Chesner • Ray Cole Tony DeMayo • Rocco Dionisio (Emeritis) Carolyn Gatto • Lee Laroche • Deirdre O’Donnell Stacey Shortell • Chuck Sullivan • Brad Zamer 

We Need Your Help

The members and friends of the Massapequa Kiwanis Club would like to thank you for your generosity. 

Our club could not exist without your generous donations received throughout the year. God Bless You and God Bless America.