‘Kids Need Kiwanis & Kiwanis Needs You’ – Learn More

Mar 13, 2019

Kiwanis Club of LBI leadership wants to let area residents know they are invited to stop by a club meeting, have a cup of coffee and a bagel, and meet the members. Learn more about the motto “Kids Need Kiwanis & Kiwanis Needs You.”

Kiwanis International has been serving the children of the world since 1915. Kiwanis Club of LBI was founded and chartered in 1975.

“Our Kiwanis Club of LBI,” said President Rick Schmid, “has accomplished a lot in our past 44 years of service.”

Kiwanis meetings are held the first, second and third Wednesdays of each month. On the first and third Wednesday, the group meets at the Ship Bottom Firehouse, 2600 Central Ave., at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and bagels; the meeting starts at 9 a.m. On the second Wednesday of the month, the meeting is at Bay Avenue Community Center, 260 East Bay Ave., at 5:30 p.m. with pizza and salad.

Members are a group of dedicated volunteers giving service to children, improving the world and the communities where they live, one child and one community at a time, says the leadership.

What’s involved in membership is summed up in a recent press release by the local club called “Kiwanis – What is in it for me?”

• Becoming a dedicated volunteer and making a difference in children’s lives and the communities where they live, globally and locally;

• Pride and satisfaction that you are making exceptional contributions for a better world;

• Being visible to the community showing that Kiwanis cares;

• Learning enhanced leadership skills and the ability to become a leader;

• Developing business contacts;

• Attending meetings and conferences locally and worldwide that give tools to help make a better community and a better world;

• Working to help children become future leaders by starting Kiwanis Service – Leadership programs, such as college Circle K, high school Key Club, middle school Builders Club and elementary-level KKids;

• Education and networking.

Kiwanis International has a presence in 82 nations and areas. The Kiwanis name comes from an American Indian expression, Nunc-Kee-wanis, meaning “We Trade” “We Build.”

For more information, visit the website kiwanislbi.org or see the group’s Facebook page. Or call Faith Dixon at 609-405-2834. —M.S.

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