Monday, December 17th, 2018

Kiwanis installs new officers and board members

Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018

The Huntington Noon Kiwanis Club met recently to install new officers and new members to the board of directors. Since the club is starting a new fiscal year, they are planning some changes. The club will begin meeting at noon on the first Thursday of each month (as opposed to every week) with most of their meetings scheduled at the Boys and Girls Club at 608 E. State Street.

Kiwanis is committed to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. The club was founded in 1919 and is entering its 100th year in operation as a club. The club supports causes centered on children and helping community organizations serve children through fundraising requests, service projects and recognition.

The Kiwanis Club’s biggest support goes to Riley Children’s Hospital, as Kiwanis has been a major supporter of Riley since its inception. The Boys and Girls Club is another organization they proudly support, along with numerous others. Kiwanis is always looking for new members and would encourage anyone interested in helping them make this a better community, to contact them and attend a meeting. Those interested in joining the Huntington Noon Kiwanis Club, contact John Garrott at jgarrott@beaconcu.org or by phone at (260) 519-2969.

Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time. Today, Kiwanis International has more than 600,000 members from K-Kids to Key Club to Kiwanis and many ages in between in more than 80 countries. Each community has different needs, and Kiwanis empowers members to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children through local service projects and fundraising. Kiwanis clubs host nearly 150,000 service projects each year.

The photo at left shows the new officers for 2018-2019. From left, John Garrott, president; Lisa Garrott, outgoing president; Kristi Allred, treasurer; Desiree Frederick, president-elect and Gwen Burns, secretary.