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

Monday, May 26, 2014

Community Clean Up Day

Jenny Halek spearheaded a community effort with the Columbia Heights High School Key Club to help with clean up along Central Ave.

The article appeared in the Sun Focus News. Take the time to read about this effort!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Scholarship awards

Dan Thompson presented the scholarships at Columbia Heights High School on May 14. Amy Magnuson and Jessica Mai received $1000 scholarships from our club.

THIS CLIP shows the crowd that night. It is a wonderfully diverse group of students and families. Over $270,000 in scholarships were awarded to these students this year. It is by far the largest amount of scholarships given out to high school seniors by a community in the state of Minnesota.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Key Club Presentations

The Fridley Key Club presented at our last Kiwanis meeting. They returned from a very successful Key Club District Convention. We are PROUD of these young people and all they accomplish!