Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Upcoming January Meetings

Eve.  1/06/15 - White Elephant Auction (6 pm) -- Proceeds go to our benevolence fund.
Eve.  1/13/15 -  Workshop - V-Tines (6 pm) -- Making Valentines cards for local groups
Noon 1/20/15 - Molly Fisher - Mounted Police On Horses 
Noon 1/27/15 - Dr. Norm Charvary - Prof. Carlson School of Business

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Awarding Hard Working Members and Welcoming a New Member

At our November 11 meeting we honored two hard working members with Zeller Awards. Ted and Gene work hard at the recycling center. Not only do they volunteer hours there to keep the center open, they work through the material and find extra ways to bring money into the club. Their efforts have not only helped with recycling efforts in Columbia Heights, but by taking the extra time to sort out extra materials, they have brought in hundreds of dollars to the club which has been donated to the Eliminate Project.

Because of their efforts, the club has donated $1250 each in their honor to Eliminate. This gives the club two Zeller Awards, which are now given to Ted and Gene. THANK YOU, gentlemen, for your hard work!


We are also honored to welcome new member Vinita Khatavkar. Vinita became involved when her son became a part of the Fridley High School Key Club. Member Mary Bowen sponsored Vinita as a new member. We are grateful for the energy Vinita brings to the club!


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Key Club Assists at Hope and Hearts Run

On September 20th, eight Fridley Key Clubbers and four Kiwanians
trudged out of bed at 5:00 A.M. to volunteer at the Hope & Hearts 5K
Run/Walk, a fundraiser for the Missing GRACE foundation. This
organization provides materials and support for parents and hospitals
dealing with pregnancy loss, infant loss, infertility, or adoption issues.
Starting with barely enough light to see, the Key Clubbers started out
by constructing balloon arches for the start and finish lines. After this, they
inflated over one thousand biodegradable balloons for hours until well past
noon, preparing for the Hope & Hearts Run’s traditional balloon release.
After the race, teary-­eyed families wrote the names of the infants they lost
and released the balloons together to symbolize the souls of their babies
rising up to heaven.







Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Kiwanis Picnic

We had our annual picnic at Sullivan Lake Park in Columbia Heights on September 9. Great steak, great potluck, and wonderful conversation.







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

PEACH UPDATE!! PEACH UPDATE!!

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. 

THANK YOU!


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.