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Division 3 Joint Kiwanis Meeting Held at Olbrich Gardens at Noon on Wednesday, November 15 - 12/01/2017
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The Madison East Kiwanis Club hosted this second annual event with 93 members and guests attending. Seven Division 3 Clubs were represented (Madison East, Madison West, Downtown, Stoughton, Belleville, Monroe, Madison After Hours Club, and Middleton) along with two Division 4 Clubs (Columbus and Baraboo). A luncheon was served followed by two speakers – WI/UM District Governor Justin Hahn and U.W. Hockey Coach, Tony Granato.

WI/UM District Governor Justin Hahn spoke about Kiwanis accomplishments and goals along with the concern of declining membership in Kiwanis. His two District projects for the year are: a playground at Easter Seals Camp Wawbeek and supporting Camp Bay Cliff in MI for...

Old Mill Foundation Didion Benefit Fund - 09/13/2017
Submitted by: Lois Frank
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The Cambria Kiwanis Club hosted a live auction and a silent auction to raise funds for the Old Mill Foundation Didion Benefit Fund on July 15th.  This is a fund that was set up to help those impacted by the Didion Mill explosion that occurred in our small community.  Thanks to the hard work of the Kiwanis members, the generous businesses who donated items, and the supportive people of our community and surrounding areas we were able to raise over $14,250.00 during the auctions. 

The event also consisted of an evening meal thanks to the wonderful people at the Columbus Pick N Save and Roundy’s.  They served over 90 people a delicious meal and raised an additional $1,237.00...

Club: Chilton - Submitted by: Jean Van Frachen, Secretary
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Bill Elliott was a great asset to the Chilton club. In his 55 years of service, he served 3 terms as President, served on the Board of Directors and numerous committees. He was a Hixson award receipent. He was instumental in establishing the clubs' scholarship. Bill was the Charter Representative for the Kiwanis sponsored local Boy Scout Troop for many years. His service will be missed not only by the Club but by the community.

Bike Rodeo - 08/20/2017
Submitted by: Steven Hammill-Beloit
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Eclosed is a picture and written info on a Bike Rodeo held by Kiwanis Club of Beloit - Noon on July 27, 2017 in conjuction with Culver's Restaurant.

The Kiwanis Club of Beloit – Noon and Culver’s co-sponsored a Bike Rodeo. The City of
Beloit Fire Department and Police Department along with CCI were on hand for the event.
The winners of the bikes are (from left) Abigail Kirchhoff, Kinsey Hessian, Mason Crary
and Leighton Greenberg. In the back row is Rich Franklin of Culver’s and Kiwanis and
Kiwanis members Bob Schendel, Mary Ann Bredeson, Dave Garner, John Butchart and
Steve Hammill.

2017 Key Leader Flyer - 08/07/2017
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See the updated Key Leader flyer.

Kiwanis Club Announces New Members - 06/09/2017
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This past Tuesday, June 6th, the Lakeland Area Kiwanis Club installed three new club members which represented a total percentage of growth since October 2015 of 220%.  President Bob Bertch along with Kiwanis dignitaries, Kiwanis District Governor John Collins, First Lady Gayle Collins and Lt. Governor Roger Krogstad welcomed the 3 newest members into the club while club members, family and friends joined them for dinner at Norwood Pines Supper Club. 

The club now is 16 members strong with only one goal in mind…to help kids!  Over the past year and a half, 11 new members have joined the club. Eight new members were previously installed. The District Governor indicated that...

Santa and Kiwanis give homeless kids a Christmas to remember - 12/14/2016
Submitted by: Jean Long Manteufel
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Santa and Kiwanis give homeless kids a Christmas to remember


Dec 13, 2016

The room went from a roar to a hush when Santa walked in. The kids knew they would soon get their chance to tell the big man their hopes and wishes this Christmas. 

For too many of the 90 kids at the Breakfast with Santa hosted by the Appleton-Fox Cities (Wisconsin) Kiwanis Club, this would be the only time they would get a gift during the holiday season. Their immediate futures are in flux. The kids, who range in age from infants to teenagers, are homeless—living in shelters because of various family circumstances. Some of their parents are fleeing domestic abuse situations. Others have fallen on hard...

The Guess Who Rock Band. - 11/10/2016
Club: Greater Sheboygan - Submitted by: John Williams
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The Kiwanis Club of Greater Sheboygan has announced a series of concerts at the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts in Sheboygan.

The first concert will be The Guess Who on Thursday night November 10 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $45 and are available online at or in person at the ticket office.

According to Wikipedia, The Guess Who is a Canadian rock band, formed in Winnipeg in 1965. Initially gaining recognition in Canada, the group also found international success from the late 1960s through the mid-1970s with numerous hit singles, including "No Time", "American Woman", "These Eyes" and "Share the Land".

Proceeds from the concert series will be used to build a bridge...

Kiwanis of Green Bay Downtown - Ipads for Autism - 08/05/2016
Submitted by: Joe Jacques
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Proud grandmother Saphronia Purnell watches as Danz Elementary student TariJah Wooden was awarded an Ipad at Communication Pathways in De Pere.
The Ipad gift was the latest in an ongoing program of the Kiwanis Clubs in our area to help children with Autism improve communication skills.
Past President Joe Jacques of the Green Bay Downtown club presented the award.

Dave Lerdahl's Visit with the Madison Mallards - 07/21/2016
Club: Madison East - Submitted by: Larry Ryan
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Dave Lerdahl’s Visit with the Madison Mallards

Dave Lerdahl, a 58-year member of the Kiwanis Club of Madison East, was paid an exclusive visit by Madison Mallards Baseball staff and players. Dave, currently a resident of St. Mary’s Care Center in Madison, was recognized by the Mallard’s for organizing Madison East’s annual trips to the ballpark to watch the Mallards play. Dave organized one of the first group visits to the park not long after the Mallards came to Madison in 2001.
Dave’s son, Jeff Lerdahl, and daughter, Kathy Holan, arranged the visit by the ball club. The Mallard’s representatives included Vern Stenman, President of Big Top Baseball, a Mallard’s company, and Mallard’s players...