Kiwanis celebrates century of service
Special to the Tribune
Child I.D., playgrounds and “Coats for Kids” are among the many service projects Kiwanis club members have offered for 100 years to serve the children of the world. This year Kiwanis members renew their commitment to children by finding solutions to community needs and through “Eliminate,” a Kiwanis Worldwide Service Project, eradicate maternal and neonatal tetanus from the world.
The Kiwanis Club of Tahoe-Sierra has been serving Lake Tahoe for more than 13 years volunteering thousands of hours on community service projects and raising money to provide financial support for children and family programs in the Tahoe community. A special anniversary meeting was held with Kiwanis club members from Tahoe and Nevada in attendance to celebrate the benchmark.
Globally, January kicks off six months of celebrations to honor the past century of service and launch the next 100 years of signature service projects. Each year, Kiwanis members devote 18.5 million volunteer hours toward projects in their communities and raise more than US$100 million, all to help children thrive, prosper and grow. Kiwanis is a service organization with more than 16,000 clubs in 80 nations. Its members participate in nearly 150,000 projects every year.
Marvin Buchmiller, President of Kiwanis Club of Tahoe-Sierra stated that members across the nation will celebrate the 100th anniversary. The Centennial Celebration began in Pasadena, Calif., with a float in the annual Tournament of Roses parade. One of his goals for Kiwanis is to increase membership that is representative of the diverse community. The club will host a “Special Guest Day” luncheon on March 18. For information on Kiwanis and how to become part of the global service organization, contact Cheryl Millham at 530-577-2273 or Mike Foster at 530-318-9194.
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