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!





Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Kiwanis One Day

For the third year in a row, Kiwanis Region 7 was involved in building dressers at Bridging in Roseville. Bridging provides household goods to families referred to them by over 100 social work agencies in the Metro area. They helped over 4500 families last year. Their greatest need is dressers, so Kiwanis helps with this need by buying and building dressers in ONE DAY. This year 141 volunteers (over half being Key Club members) built 89 dressers in 3.5 hours.









Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Honoring our leaders and benefiting ELIMINATE

We are honoring Jenny Halek for her work with our Columbia Heights High School Key Club. In her honor the club has donated $1250 to Kiwanis International Foundation for the ELIMINATE PROJECT.

Jenny is serving not only as an adviser to the Key Club, but also on the board as President-Elect. She brings a tremendous amount of energy to the work and we are honored to donate to Eliminate on her behalf.


Monday, March 3, 2014

March programs

3/04- Jim - presenting "Free to Be".  Auto donation program
3/11- Carri Jo Cain -- Breathe Baby Breathe Project
3/18- 11:00am Mtg time- Presentation about history Jury System - Spkr from Winona, MN
3/25-Lyle Schwarzkoff - Siberia

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Thank you letter from a soldier

Response from a soldier who received the Valentines Cards from our club and the Fridley Key Club

Mary,
It is with great pleasure that I respond to your letters of support and patriotism. My name is Michael Mannz. I am from Redwood Falls, MN I have three children one boy that is 10, a daughter 14 and my oldest son is 16. I have been in the service for over 20 years and have fought in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo, as well as spent over a year in Korea.  I currently serve as the Company First Sergeant. We are an engineer unit in the Minnesota National Guard based out of Litchfield, Minnesota. We have 95 Soldiers here. Our job in Afghanistan is to conduct Route Clearance Operations. This means we go out on different types of roadways this includes the few highways they have here but, mostly consisting of back roads or dirt as you may think of, and includes many trails that people walk on.  Our job is to insure that there are no IED’s or Improvised Explosive Devices being place along these travel ways. I have included a short article on one of these missions.  We have been in Afghanistan for around seven months we have a few more to go until we will be back to the good ole United States and freezing cold winter you are having. I hope that you winter is getting a little better than it has been. The weather here is not quite the same as it is there at home. Right now during the so called winter months the temperatures range from in the teens on the cold side to the 50’s on the warm side. We have had snow about three or four days but it does not stay. We wish that it would stay like it is now, for in the summer it is really hot. When we first arrived in August the daily temperature was around 110 and with lows in the eighties. It is really uncomfortable with all our gear on. We have been in both mountainous and desert terrain. We all prefer the mountains. I hope that your school year is going by fast and that you are all learning a lot. Before you know it you will all be on summer vacation and enjoying all the activities that come with it.
I would again like to thank each and every one of you for thinking of me, my men, and the country. You will never know what it means to all the Soldiers over here that you support and thank them. So for my men and myself I am truly proud of you all.


Ps please relay my words to your club.   If I could choose one thing for them to understand is our gratitude. Happy Valentine to all of you.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

New Kiwanis Member

Katie Landwehr, former Key Club member from Columbia Heights High School, has joined Kiwanis as a member. Katie currently attends Bethel University and is working toward a pre-med degree.

Welcome, Katie!




Kiwanis One Day Project Announced!

                                                                             
 8th Annual Kiwanis One Day
                                Service Project         

                          Building Dressers          
                         Saturday, March 29, 2014                 
                                        at                                                                          Bridging Inc  
                                       www.bridging.org
                           “Serving Families in Transition”            
                                   1633 Terrace Drive    
                                   Roseville, MN 55113
                                                    Ph: 651-631-3255                                                                                                                
            Service Project:  9:00am – noon
                       Coffee and snacks  provided starting at 8:30am                                                       
                                     
                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                 



                                    Sponsored by the Kiwanis Family Clubs of Region 7