Kiwanis Club in Vermillion granted official charter

Kiwanis Club in Vermillion granted official charter The Kiwanis Club of Vermillion is pleased to announce that on March 7 an official charter will be granted by Kiwanis International and presented by the Minnesota-Dakotas District Governor Jean Collins. The group became officially organized Jan. 10 with 22 members. Meetings are currently being held at the Silver Dollar Restaurant on Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. New members are always welcome so if you are interested feel free to attend one of the meetings. The chartership banquet will be held March 7 at Pro's Bar & Grill in the banquet room. The social hour starts at 6 p.m. with the dinner and program beginning at 7 p.m.

The new club in Vermillion will be "Serving the Children of the World," as their slogan reads. Kiwanis is a worldwide community service organization with more than 300,000 members in over 75 countries. The group is designed for people who wish to become personally involved in the leadership and improvement of their community.

Some examples of the projects neighboring communities have been involved include maternal and infant health, child care and development, parent education and support, and safety and pediatric trauma. Kiwanis groups also encourage and support K-Kids in elementary schools, Builders Club in middle schools, Key Club in high schools, and Circle K on college campuses providing youth with the opportunities to develop leadership and organizational skills.

For more information about the local group, please contact President John Schramek at (605) 668-9019, or email jschrame@usd.edu.

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