Meeting Updates January 23, 2017



We had a great meeting today with an amazing turn out.  We want to start by saying a big Happy Birthday to Jim Banks.  He took sometime out to spend part of his birthday with Kiwanis.

Rande has heard from each of the Grant Recipients.  Make sure to attend the February 13th meeting to make sure you have a chance to see each organization face to face and have the ability to hear how they will use the funds.

Our first BUGs celebration is this Friday, January 27th.  There will be 246 children receiving awards and pizza.  We are looking forward to the fun and watching the amazing kids as they receive their award.  Rande will bring an additional 19 bikes to the ceremony to fill the hallway.

The officers for K-Kids were elected at their meeting on January 11th.  Their next meeting is February 8th.  If you have availability please join Rayna at the event.

Dave collected Happy Dollars today.  We had quite a few happy members: John Mulrennan, Jim Banks, Rayna Lattimore, Pam Mullarkey Robbins, and Bill Crawford.  We plan to deliver the boxtops to Fort Caroline Elementary at our second BUGs ceremony.

Thank to all who attended the Interclub meeting last Thursday.  We have 9 attend.  What an amazing turnout for the Westside club.  Nice job everyone!!

Next week is our Monthly Drawing.  If you have not turned in your money or tickets please do so at next weeks meeting.  If you don’t have all your tickets sold, do so as soon as possible.  If they are not sold by next week than you will miss out on one drawing for the year.  Get you tickets in to Tom Stephens!!!!

We had a wonderful program today.  We had the honor of hearing form Mr. Robert White from MOSH (The Museum of Science and History)  Mr. White shared some wonderful information about the museum.  Did you know their current exhibit is on Anne Frank?  You should stop by and take a look.  Come summer time they will switch up the exhibit that no kid can turn down…Dinosaurs!!!  Want more information on MOSH?  Visit their site: Mosh Website


Meeting Updates January 9, 2017

What a wonderful meeting we had today!  Our wonderful Alma was inducted to the Downtown Kiwanis Club as an honorary member.  Her years of service and dedication to our club during our lunch meetings is invaluable.  Not to mention she gives up her own time to do a shift at the Jacksonville Fair.  What a woman!!!!  Thank you Alma for all the amazing things you do to help our club.  We greatly appreciate you.

The grants committee has made a decision on the grant.  The winners are currently being notified.  We request their attendance at our February 13th meeting.  Each winner will have 5 minutes to discuss how they will utilize the money our club had granted their organization.

Our next large project we have on the horizon is BUGs (Bringing Up Grades).  The first BUGs ceremony of the year is January 27th.  Please come out to join us in delivering awards and snacks to the kids of Ft Caroline Elementary.

Our K Kids group has been out on leave with the holidays.  Their first meeting back is January 11th.  They will nominate officers at the next meeting.  What an exciting process for all of the K Kids members to witness.

The Golf Tournament is coming up on April 24th. Joel is asking for volunteers to assist with prizes and sponsors.  Anyone interested in being a part of the Golf Committee should reach out to Joel.

Dave is doing an amazing job with multiple items.  Please make sure to collect your Campbell Soup Labels as well as your BoxTops to help Ft Caroline Elementary.  We can also use your happiness to make sure Dave’s Happy Dollar Program is a huge success this year.  Make sure to let the club know how great your life is in 2017!  Lastly, but not least, is our Red Kettle Bell Ringing from December.  Thank you to all who came out to participate and ring the bell.   We are happy to announce that the Downtown Jacksonville Kiwanis Club raised $706 in 1 day!!! Kudos to all who contributed.

Aktion Club is being pushed back 1 week this month to January 27th.  Please join us at 10:30 on the 27th to have fun with the students of Pine Castle.  This month we will work on a winter craft.

Our next InterClub meeting is scheduled with the Westside club on January 19th.  The meeting is at the Quality Inn located at 6802 Commonwealth Blvd.  If you plan on attending please notify Steve or Rande via email.

If you have not already done so, reach out to Tom to receive your 2017 Raffle Tickets.  We ask each member to sell 10 tickets.  The first drawing is January 30th!

Our guest speaker today was Emily Milbauer from Cumberland Island National Seashore.  She shared wonderful information about the island and some volunteer opportunities they have up coming.  Thank you, Emily for joining us!

Thank you to everyone’s hard work for the children of our community.  We hope to see you at our next meeting on January 23rd.