New Group Info/ Recent Activities

Don’t forget that the Kiwanis Club of Shawnee will be meeting on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Big Biscuit in Shawnee (12276 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee, KS 66216). Our next meeting is Tuesday, August 21st at 12:00PM. We hope to see you there!

Make sure to check out our new Meetup Page as well!

Recently we were fortunate enough to be able to give three young students scholarships as they move on in their future educational endeavors! The recipients were: Tyler Orbin, Madison Southwick and Elijah Southwick.

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We also had the opportunity to put in a fun day of work at the Sunflower House here in Shawnee!

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New meeting schedule

Staring April 5th, 2016, the Kiwanis Club of Shawnee will be meeting on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, instead of every week.  If there is a 5th Tuesday in a month, we will hold a meeting on that day as well.

We will now be holding the meetings at The Big Biscuit 12276 Shawnee Mission Parkway, starting at noon.

 

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.

Peanut Butter Drive

The Kiwanis Club of Shawnee is proud to participate in a program administered by one of our members, Marcia Merrick. Marcia is president of Reaching Out, Inc., providing food and other items to the homeless of Kansas City. She has been very active in this endeavor for many years and we are glad to support her. The Kiwanis Club of Shawnee, as well as other local civic organizations, have assisted by providing her with jars of peanut butter so she can make and deliver up to 300 sack lunches a day to people in need.

In addition, our Key Club service leadership organization at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School assists Marcia by doing projects such as baking cookies, providing notes of encouragement and decorating the paper sacks that Marcia uses to hand out meals to the homeless.

 

“Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time”

Gala Celebration

Thank you, Doug !  You did an excellent job in organizing the Gala.  We hope this turns out to be an annual or semiannual event in the future.  The first Gala Celebration was attended very well by members of our club and several spouses.

The Shawnee Mission North Strolling Strings provided the entertainment for the evening and they did an excellent job.

President John and Paul and their spouses enjoying dinner and the entertainment

President John along with Paul, and their wives, enjoying dinner and the entertainment

“Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.

New State and District Leadership

Our Governer and Lt. Governer (Mary Hammond and,  Pat Hurrelbrink respectively) visited with us today. Mary gave us a review of where we are and where we’re going at the state level. She spoke of the chance to redirect our support from the failed victory junction project to the rock springs youth camp. New efforts to grow membership are being implemented. The eliminate projct is going well. She claims you’ll be able to see us singing ‘Shawnee’ on the KS District Facebook page!

ReEngage Staffing Services

Rodney Knott, CEO, shared the story of ReEngage staffing services. They’re dedicated to fostering the reconnection of the black male with they’re children through outreach,  counseling,  education,  and preparation. As part of their program they offer a construction labor staffing solution that helps meet Section 3 requirements.

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