KIWANIS MAGAZINE Etc.
As Kiwanis approaches its 100th anniversary, here are a
few ideas your club may want to consider as part of its
own centennial celebration in 2015:
Get published: a good time to start collecting memories and photographs of your proudest moments. Patrick
E. Bryan, a retired University of the West Indies history
professor, pulled together more than four decades of service achievements for a book titled in
service. For its golden anniversary, the Kiwanis Club of
Florence-Pee Dee, South Carolina, served up golden
pancakes. The first flapjack supper in 1962 raised
US$400. With proceeds from the 2012 event, the club
will donate nearly $11,000 to charities.
Show off: Start planning 2015 display in your local museum, library or other public place. To celebrate its 95th
birthday, the Kiwanis Club of Flint, Michigan, was invited to set up an exhibit at the local Sloan Museum
(right), featuring items from present and
Wine and dine: Work with other Kiwanis, Rotary, Lions, other groups and recipients of your service to
make your event the party of 2015. The Kiwanis Club of
Waimairi, Christchurch, New Zealand, arranged a 20th
anniversary dinner at the Rossendale Winery. With
visitors from the Christchurch and North West Christchurch Kiwanis clubs, they nearly exceeded the seating capacity.
Do what you do best: Consider organizing a project or
fundraiser as your way of honoring 100 years of
Surprise, the winner
downright impossible to win a contest if you enter the
Perhaps, but not so for New Millburn High School Key
Club, champions of the Community Food Division
food-collecting contest. The thing is: No one in the Key Club
entered the contest. Most likely, it was someone impressed by
the thoroughness of planning, its perseverance in the face
of a hurricane and the phenomenal success.
always donate to the Hillside Food Bank, but were never
made aware of contests we could says club President
Marlee Birnberg. was remarkable to hear that we collected
over 6,800 pounds of food, and the second place school collected 2,800
Next on the project agenda: Building a Kiwanis club.
Impossible? Learn more about the Key Club
how they organized the award-winning food http://kwn.is/kimillburn.