The Charlevoix Kiwanis Club has been serving the children of Charlevoix for over 80 years. The Club as sponsored the Boy Scouts of Charlevoix for over 75 years. As Kiwanians we strongly support the concept of young child development programs with our reading program for head-start children, but we haven't forgotten adults with special needs. The Charlevoix Club was the first clubs in Michigan to form an AKtion Club for special needs adults. Our club members are active in an array of community service projects including Meals on Wheels, Salvation Army Bell Ringers, Highway Clean-Up.
We are part of a greater global organization of members is dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs— more than 660,000 members strong—annually raise more than $100 million and dedicate more than 18.5 million volunteer hours to strengthen communities and serve children. Members of every age attend regular meetings, experience fellowship, raise funds for various causes and participate in service projects that help their communities. Members also make an impact throughout the world by participating in Kiwanis International’s Global Campaign for Children, The Eliminate
Nov 8th: Peggy DeNio and Naomi Singer President of the Pool board will be our speakers.
Nov 15th: John Young Youth Protection Training
Nov 22nd: Organ donor program
Nov 29th: Sheriff Don Schneider “A Life of Service” (my title not Don’s!)
The Eighth Annual Vandenberg Essay Contest Award Ceremony was held Thursday, May 19, 2016, at St. Mary School.
Through The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus—a deadly disease that steals the lives of nearly 49,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. Kiwanis set a goal to raise 110 million dollars over a three year period. They are close to that goal. The Charlevoix Kiwanis Club as raised over ten-thousand dollars from member contributions.
Luncheon Speakers & Other Events
Our club members work hard to find interesting speakers for our luncheon meetings. We meet at the Weathervane Restaurant each Tuesday at noon. Visitors are welcome.
If you have a program that might be of interest to members, feel free to contact us. (We have a wide range of interests)
At our August 30th luncheon meeting, Peggy DeNio executive director and Naomi Singer President of the Charlevoix Community Pool’s board of directors spoke about activities at the pool. The pool has a full schedule of activities from their swim team, educational and therapy programs. The pool is funded by millage paid by the City of…Read More
Tom Harder has hit the ground running as the new Charlevoix School band director. His enthusiasm has already resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of students choosing to participate in the band program. Harder is developing strong programs in the elementary and junior high classes as well which promise to build a continuing source of…Read More
Registered Nurse Kathy Jacobsen and Exercise Specialist Julie Voci from Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital spoke to the Club at our August 9th luncheon meeting. Julie and Kathy work out of the new downtown facility and have a number of wellness programs including walking, exercise, and yoga.Read More
Tom Bailey speaks almost every year about how the Little Traverse Conservancy works with land owner’s to protect their land. Land owner’s have many options that the Conservancy can explore from maintaining ownership, selling or donating it which can permanently protect the scenic and conservation value of your property.Read More
Laura Case studied broadcasting at Michigan State and worked as a television news producer in Virginia, Ohio, and Chicago. She became disillusioned with all the bad news and went to culinary school and opened her own chocolate shop. She decided she wanted to return home to Michigan. She is now selling her award winning chocolates…Read More
Clint Cleveland is director of the Safe Families for Children in Charlevoix and Emmet counties. A group of local churches from Charlevoix and Emmet counties formed a group called Safe Families for Children. The program, while similar to foster care, is a volunteer program that allows parents to maintain their contact with their children.Read More
Cindy Post-Byron is the director of Comfort Keepers® caregivers who provide care services and living assistance at American House in Charlevoix as well as traveling to clients’ homes to provide care. They can help seniors continue to live independently as long as possible.Read More
The Charlevoix Kiwanis Club Annual Pastor Appreciation Luncheon was held Tuesday, June 28,2016 at the Weathervane Restaurant. Kiwanis members could personally thank these spiritual leaders for all they do. Left to Right: Pastor Neil Wilson (First Congregational United Church of Christ) Pastor Ginger Stevens (Third Day Fellowship and Outreach), Pastor Craig Pahl ( Barnard, East…Read More
Anne Heier, Child Life Specialist, updated the Club on how our Kiwanis of Michigan Foundation funds is helping children and families cope with hospitalization. Anne provides comfort to children during their hospital stay. Kiwanis Michigan Foundation supports his program at the Petoskey hospital along with four other children’s hospitals in Michigan. In addition to funds, the Club also…Read More
At the June 14th Kiwanis meeting, Kaylee Davis was presented with the Larry Roth Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is given to a student who has completed at least one year of their secondary education. The student may be enrolled in a junior college, university or even a trade school. The scholarship is named after the…Read More