As we close in on the holiday season, our
The pre-Apple Cup Food Drive was a success, with many generous community members making sure our local food banks are full as possible.
Our Kiwanis Club members, Key Club members and some Kingston High School Honor Society members were all in football colors supporting the Cougs or the Huskies, and collecting food outside Albertsons and the Food Market.
As another Kiwanis year is ending, I reflect on how our club was busy and productive in 2015, and know 2016 will be no different.
This year was even more significant since Kiwanis International turned 100 on Jan. 21. There always has been a need for good fellowship and service, for camaraderie and the desire to support communities.
Our Kiwanis Club is really “Garing” up for the fall and winter festivities.
We have a new president this year, Nancy Garing. She likes to call our club “Cool-wannis” because we are a small club, but take on many more challenges and projects since we don’t know we are small.
The foundation has 501©(3) status, which allows supporters to donate money and resources to NKSF as a tax-deductible contribution. They rely on grants, fundraisers, golf tournaments and donations to support their efforts.
Kiwanis and Kiwanis-affiliated groups donate more than 18 million hours of service each year and raise more than $100 million in charitable funds annually. Kiwanis clubs tackle projects of every size and difficulty — from building neighborhood playgrounds to eliminating maternal/neonatal tetanus worldwide by 2015 — and still maintain its primary mission of taking care of the world’s children.
“Berries Support Scholarships” is the term around our Kiwanis Club meetings. It sure helped three very deserving young women who were awarded a total of $9,000 in scholarships this year, mainly supported by our berry sales.