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Thursday, January 15, 2009

KIWI president featured speaker in Milford

The Happiness Club of Greater Milford will feature Stacey Krone Battat, a co-founder and president of KIWI Publishing, as the speaker at its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 at Golden Hill Health Care Center, 2028 Bridgeport Ave., Milford.
Battat is the inspiration behind the Thin Threads® story collection, for which KIWI Publishing has received thousands of stories since 2005, and is about to publish the first in the Thin Threads® book series – The Classic Edition.
Thin Threads® - Stories of Life Changing Moments – is about the moments that change the course of lives for the better and open new possibilities.
Battat for the past 10 years has created family education programs at non-profit organizations, including the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, for students in grades 8 through 11, and their parents. Her topics range from social action and community involvement to Internet safety and self esteem.
Through her background in counseling and journalism Battat worked for cable and satellite television programming in New York and Israel, as a reporter and field producer. Through public speaking at seminars on balancing family life, Battat has helped hundreds of parents improve family communication skills while working with their spouses. Her mission has and continues to be about helping people tell their stories. She hopes to be a catalyst for helping others find new pathways to a better life.
“We are all surrounded by the simple yet miraculous stories that shape our lives. “Thin Thread Stories” will inspire readers to capture these moments, enabling us, as readers, to realize our own opportunities when we live in the moment… and become more aware of shaping our own destiny," she said.
The Happiness Club of Greater Milford is the local chapter of the international Happiness Club organization founded by Fairfield resident Lionel Ketchian. Monthly community socials for the Milford Chapter will be held the second Thursday of each month throughout 2009. In February, parking is available behind the Golden Hill Health Care Center and in the upper parking lot at the far rear lot behind Milford Hospital.
All ages are invited, and admission is free. Visitors should bring a food item to share, such as appetizer, munchie, or dessert. Coffee, water, and ice are provided, and BYOB is OK.
Attendees receive a free drawing ticket for door prizes, and various exhibitors will offer interesting displays.
For more information on the Happiness Club of Greater Milford, contact Priscilla Lynn at (203) 767-3582, email to plynn_135@hotmail.com, and also visit http://www.happinessclubmilford.ning.com/ or http://www.happinessclub.com/. The next March Happiness Club social will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. March 12.
For more information on Kiwi Publishing, contact Battat at stacey@kiwipublishing.com, (203) 915-5208, or visit http://www.kiwipublishing.com/.

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