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School YearKey Clubs
Year AroundAktion Club
School YearSchool Reading Program
School YearPicture Parent Program, Eastlawn School
Fall/SpringTall In The Saddle
WeeklyDeliver lunch left-overs to Open Door
HolidaysFlag Project
Pre-Christmas Salvation Army Bell Ringing
New Hope Village room adoption project
April 22Adopt-a-Highway, Midland Law Enforcement Center, 9am

  • Regular Meeting, Trinity Lutheran Church, April 25, 11:45am
  • Invite Your Pastor Lunch, Trinity Lutheran Church, May 16, 11:45am
  • Board of Directors Meeting, Memorial Presbyterian Church, May 25, 12:00pm
  • Annual Cookout, Emerson Park, June 27, 6pm

  • View article on 50th Anniversary Celebration
    Kiwassee Charter Night Photo
    New Hope Village Apartment Furnishing Information
    Flag Sponsor Form
    Midland Public Schools BRAVO Project Volunteering
    BRAVO Level 2 Forms
    BRAVO Volunteer Driver Form
    KiwanisOne Member Resources
    View photo collage of Kiwassee members
    View pictures of 2016 Crop Walk
    View pictures of 2015 Crop Walk
    View article on Eastlawn School Christmas Party
    View article on Highway Pickup
    View article on West Midland Family Center bridge dedication
    View article on holiday flag project

    Fiftieth Anniversary The April 18 meeting was a celebration of our 50th anniversary. Many past presidents, members of other Kiwanis clubs, state and divisional officers, and local officials were present. Remembrances were given by charter member Max Bottomley, president Fred Honerkamp, and members Diane Stevens, Sam Choo, and Dick Skochdopole. Click here to view Max's talk. Photos were shown in a slideshow. Special entertainment was given by the Midland Pipe Band. Click here to view a picture of the charter members. The April 11 meeting included a review of changes to be made to the flag project. A new Flag Sponsor Form has been developed. The slate of officers and board members for the next fiscal year were announced. President-elect Roger Moll reported that at the Spring Divisional meeting, Kiwassee received a number of awards including the District Outstanding Performance Award. The focus of the March of Dimes was the subject of the April 4 meeting. Jennifer Gracy, Executive Director for March of Dimes of Michigan was the speaker.

    Lindsay Bryce of the Saginaw Intermediate School District told about their Math in the Mail program at our March 28 meeting. The program is designed to develop mathematical skills in three-year-old children and is open to children in the Great Lakes Bay Region. At the March 21 meeting, Technology Committee members Doug Snoddy and Make Fenske told how the Skype program could be used as a means for a member unable to attend a committee meeting to participate online. The topic for the March 14 meeting was The Bridge, a food center that focuses on providing the opportunity for people to purchase healthy foods at wholesale prices. Ed Doerner was the speaker. Also, officers of the Dow High Key Club reported on experiences at the recent Service Leadership Conference. Chris Coughlin, Fire Chief of the City of Midland, gave an update of the Fire Department's function at our March 7 meeting. Click here to view his presentation.

    Camp Fish Tales Andrea Krotcer-Burton from Floyd Elementary School talked about their Every Student Matters program at our February 28 meeting. Sue Waechter gave an update on the ACT Uganda HEAL project at the February 21 meeting. The February 14 meeting was our annual Valentine Party. The Midland High School Meistersingers provided entertainment. At the February 7 meeting, Beth Dow, Executive Director of Camp Fish Tales, gave an update on the camp and its work with children of disabilities.

    A review of our fund raising activities was the topic of our January 31 meeting. Presentations on upcoming and past events highlighted the January 24 meeting. The January 17 meeting was canceled because of weather conditions. The Senior Youth Committee was in charge of the January 10 meeting. They set up presentation areas where three groups that Kiwassee supports talked about their activities. The groups were Northwood University Circle K with vice president Noah Stoffel as speaker, West Midland Family Center Dow College Opportunity Program with director Mike Scholewski as lead speaker, and North Midland Family Center Teen Program with director Kyle Tomasi as speaker. The January 3 meeting was an update on happenings at the West Midland Family Center. Melina Garcia and Alura Nash were the speakers.

    April 13-15 Robotics Competition, Saginaw Valley State University
    March 23-25 Robotics Competition, H. H. Dow High School
    March 11 Walk for Warmth
    National HolidaysFlag Project
    School YearSchool Reading Program
    School YearKey clubs
    Fall/SpringTall In The Saddle
    Christmas SeasonSalvation Army Bell Ringing
    Year aroundAktion Club

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