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.“
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”
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 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.“
Rebecca Welsh (Founder & Executive Director) and Nicole Gerken (Director of Operations) from Halo Headquarters visited us today. Halo Foundation provides food, water, shelter, clothing, art therapy, and education. They have a unique approach that allows kids to help kids.
John has some great ideas going forward, not the least of which is forming PR committe, having a family social, and adding a Trivia Night fundraising project!
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!
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.
Jason Slattery gave us an update on Heart to Heart including their new program to help local school’s with their medical needs.
Barbara Flanigan and Kimberly Allen shared their story about Marillac with us today.
Lieutenant Mullens gave us a fascinating look at the history and purpose of the Civil Air Patrol.