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KIWANIS CLUB OF SALINE  - SERVING YOUTH

Kiwanis International is a global organization of members of every age who are dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.The Kiwanis Club of Saline is one of more than 13,000 clubs in more than 90 countries making a mark by responding to the needs of the community of Saline.

 

 

Membership recruitment and retention of new members is a high priority for 2011 so the Kiwanis Club can grow  Service Leadership Programs that provide service and leadership opportunities for young people and adults with disabilities around the world. None of us is as good as all of us together.

 

Kiwanis Kids provide 3 programs, K-Kids, Terrific Kids and Bring Up Grades for students 6-13. Children learn to plan, set goals, work with others and celebrate successes.

 

Saline Kiwanis sponsors a Dictionary Project  every fall that provides a dictionary to each 3rd. grade student..

 

Teen programs offer 3 meaningful, interactive programs that allow students to discover their own leadership potential.  Builders Club for middle school and junior high students.  Key Club is the largest high school service club in the world.  Key Leader is a weekend leadership experience for students age 14-18. 2 graduating Seniors receive scholarships each year.

 

Youth service projects for 2011 include sponsorship of a teenager to the Police Academy in July and 

sponsorship of 2 teens to the Key Leader leadership conference in Howell in May.

 

Circle KInternational for young adults, is the premiere  college service organization in the world with clubs on more than 500 campuses in 17 nations. Clubs in our Division 10  sponsor a Circle K Club at the Univerity of Michigan.

 

Aktion Club, for adults living with disabilities,  is the only community service club that provides members opportunites to become integrated in their communities while developing initiative and leadership skills.

 

September, 2010, the Kiwanis Club of Saline chartered an Aktion Club. Kevin Musson is the advisor and Cheri Vannatter is the Kiwanis laison. Their service to the community has already included  beautification of the entrance of Liberty School, ringing bells for Salvation Army, placing labels in 3rd grade dictionaries and sponsoring dances for fundraising.

 

Fundraising for all service projects is accomplished through Kiwanis Food Wagon Sales, Christmas Wreath sale and  peanut distribution with donations benefitting the Saline Area Social Services. New for 2011 is a February 13thHave a Heart Dinner  to raise funds for the Service Leadership Programs. The website has information about the dinner and tickets are available from Kiwanis members.

 

Kiwanis meetings are held at Brecon Village the first and third Mondays of each month with dinner  beginning at 5:45  and the meeting begins at 6:15. . 

 

Are you looking for a way to support the children in Saline and would like more information about  Kiwanis?  Check the website  at: kiwanisclubofsaline.com.  A membership interest form is available. A Kiwanis member will contact you and extend an invitation to the Kiwanis  club meeting.