Gov. Tom's Msg. New Aktion Club Tricycle M.L.K. Books
More Than Ever
If one takes the time to read more critical and balanced trade publications, and looks past the mainstream media's sensationalism surrounding the current economic conditions, one could easily develop the opinion that we are experiencing a natural correction to the euphoric but unsustainable market conditions of the past decade or so. Some might even go so far as to say this correction is similar to the one this country experienced in the 1930s following what became known as "the Roaring Twenties;" a decade so named because of the devil-may-care disregard for economic fundamentals in favor of the get-mine-now lifestyle. ...more
New Aktion Club is Chartered in Montgomery County, Maryland, Sponsored by Division
17's Montgomery Village Kiwanis Club
As a Kiwanian, have you ever had the joy of working with fellow Kiwanians, agency professionals and prospective members to build a new Aktion Club for adults with disabilities? Well, the Montgomery Village Kiwanis Club in Division 17 sponsored and chartered the "Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children Aktion Club" ("CSAAC Aktion Club" for a short name) at an evening ceremony in Montgomery Village, Maryland. ...more
Club Presents Custom Tricycle
The Kiwanis Club of Chesterfield's Immediate Past President Neal Robertson presented Jack Coombs with a customized Rifton tricycle. He is a sixth grader with cerebral palsy who attends Bailey Bridge Middle School in Chesterfield County, The tricycle will assist him with his physical therapy and allow him with much greater mobility. The Chesterfield Club became involved at the request of Jack's mother, Sandra, after she had exhausted all efforts to get their health insurance company to cover the cost.
Luther King Day
The month of January is always filled with thoughts of the beginning of a new year, a new dedication to thinking positively, to planning to do better, to helping others. Perhaps in short our goals are found in our mission statement: "Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time". ...more
Vernon Club Distributes 160 Books
On January 9, Joanne and Bruce Malkin, Erin Rhoads, and Lisa Caputo of the Mount Vernon Kiwanis Club (MVKC) distributed free books to over 160 pre-kinder children at the Gum Springs Head Start Center in their area. This is an ongoing program that puts about 500 new books into the hands of young boys and girls every year. Lisa is the Program Coordinator for the MVKC. Maxine Maloney is the Fairfax County Head Start Director for the Gum Springs Center.