Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Peach Sale Success!

THANK YOU to everyone who purchased our delicious Colorado peaches this year! We had a large number of pre-sales, but also sold about 130 cases on site in one day.

The support for the sale raised thousands of dollars for our youth scholarship funds.

We had many Kiwanis members, along with Key Club members from Fridley and Columbia Heights, pitch in to help. We also had some energetic Boy Scouts assist!

On behalf of the youth we serve in Columbia Heights and Fridley... THANK YOU!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


The  Colorado Peach Orchard has contacted us and suggested that we delay the delivery of our peaches, so that we have a better product.  The sale dates to pick-up your peaches will be Tuesday,  8/19/14  from 9:00am to 6:00pm  and Wednesday, 8/20/14  from 9:00am to noon. The location will be the same as previous years: 5200 Cenral Ave. NE., Col. Hts., MN. 


Sunday, August 10, 2014

District Convention

The Minnesota-Dakota District Convention was held in the Twin Cities this year. Five of our members attended the convention, representing the club well.

Dan Thompson gave a presentation on the One Day project we have done with Bridging the past three years.

Genie Burns and several Fridley High School Key Club members led a service project building trauma dolls and "t shirt" bags. Over 30 participated in the workshop.

All attending clubs were also encouraged to bring diapers (or money to purchase diapers) to the convention so they could be donated to a local shelter. Thousands of diapers were donated to the Greater Twin Cities Crisis Nursery.

It was a great weekend celebrating what Kiwanians do best: SERVE.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Peaches are coming!

Our fresh Colorado peaches are coming!

Be sure and reserve your case TODAY! All proceeds go to the Kiwanis Youth Scholarship Funds so we can help send kids to college.

You can download the order form and send it in with your payment to make sure you get your FRESH peaches when they arrive!

Go HERE to get the order form!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

It is parade time in Fridley and Columbia Heights

Our Key Clubs represented well in the Fridley 49ers Day Parade and the Heights Jamboree Parade. Both were this week.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Zeller Fellowship Award

The Kiwanis Board presented the Zeller Fellowship Award to Dale Schuetz this morning at our board meeting. Kiwanis contributed $1250 to the Eliminate Project in Dale's name. Dale is our current president and works tirelessly for our club and the Columbia Heights High School Key Club.

Presenting the award are Kathy Welle (Treasurer) and Jenny Halek (President-elect).

Thank you, Dale, for your incredible work in our club!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A note of thanks from a scholarship recipient

Dear Kiwanis,

The week before the scholarship ceremony, I found out that I didn't get accepted into the Power of You program for free schooling. I began making jokes to my friends that if I didn't get a scholarship, it meant that God didn't want me to go to college. I wasn't entirely joking; I felt so discouraged.

It meant so much to receive this scholarship from Kiwanis. One of my greatest accomplishments is the work that I've done with Adopt-a-Family over the past four years. The time that it takes to raise the money, shop and wrap presents has always been worthwhile when I imagine the family on Christmas morning.

I never really looked for recognition; I just wanted to help a family who was having a hard time. I think all kids should have good memories of Christmas even if it only is one year. It warms my heart so much thinking that I helped make that possible.

Getting this scholarship reminded me of that. It showed me that there are so many more people out there who value the idea of charity. It meant so much to me that my efforts were recognized enough that Kiwanis decided to give back to me in return. Being on the receiving side of charity really drove home the impact that it has.

Next year I plan to utilize this scholarship at MCTC where I will be taking generals and hopefully transfer to a university. I plan to continue volunteering through Adopt-a-Family. My goal is to raise at least $500 per family every year to make their Christmas a memorable one. not only is this scholarship helping me with my education but it is encouraging me to keep helping others.

Thank you, Kiwanis, for making this possible. Thank you for helping me and motivating me to help others.


Amy Magnuson