Kiwanis Club reps are here to help set up local program

Kiwanis Club reps are here to help set up local program Representatives of Kiwanis International are organizing a new Kiwanis club in Vermillion.

Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor Ray Moore said he and several members of the clubs in the area will be calling on Vermillion residents the next two weeks and plan to officially organize the club on July 19.

The focus of Kiwanis is on youth. Kiwanis clubs around the world participate in projects under the "Young Children: Priority One" program. The new club organized in Vermillion will participate in this program by developing projects that address the needs of children.

Kiwanis clubs in other communities have worked on projects in four major areas of need: maternal and infant health; child care and development; parent education and support; and safety and pediatric trauma.

Kiwanis is a worldwide community service organization with more than 300,000 members in more than 80 countries. Membership in Kiwanis is open to both women and men who desire personal involvement in the leadership and improvement in their communities.

Kiwanis clubs can also sponsor K-Kids in elementary schools, Builders Club in middle schools, Key Club in high schools and Circle K on college campuses. These sponsored clubs provide youth with opportunities to develop leadership and organizational skills and teach them the value of volunteering.

For more information about the local club, call John Schramek at 605-668-9019, or e-mail jschrame@usd.edu.

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