Kiwanis Club of Highland Welcomes New Board!
The Kiwanis Club of Highland inducted their new board at an installation dinner held at Mi Cocina on Sept. 27. The new board is as follows:
President - Rose Narcisse
President Elect - Anne Viricel
Vice President - Chuck Skaggs
Secretary - Nancy Hordynski
Treasurer - Jeff Staggs
Board Members: Jerry Patterson, Josie Rhodes, Eric Sanchez, and Al Newman
The Kiwanis Club plans a year of Outstanding Service
Every year brings new challenges and new opportunities.
Our various service committees are in place and ready to work to serve the children of our community.
Exactly what 2012 will bring no one knows, but Kiwanis Club of Highland members do know that the year will see a lot of local service...
...there will be more Shoes that Fit on little feet in our community;
...there will be more Terrific Kids learning leadership skills at Warm Springs Elementary School;
...there will be more students inspired to read at Barton Elementary School;
...there will be kids served at other local schools and through our city's own Highland Family YMCA; and
...there will be more college scholarships given to outstanding local students.
And we know this year will see a lot of fun...
...there will be a dozen DCMs;
...there will be many, many inter-clubs;
...there will be more than 50 of our own wonderful Club meetings;
...there will be a dozen Board meetings;
...there will be way more than a dozen committee meetings;
...there will be fundraisers;
...there will be socials;
...there will be KI conferences, and, as always...
...there will be fun and comraderie as only Kiwanis can do it!
Won't you join us?
Welcome to Our Club Website... Your Portal to Club Information
The Kiwanis Club of Highland welcomes you to our web site. We implemented this site to provide more information about the Club to our members and to the public.
To the left is a link to our Activities Calendar which includes information about upcoming Club, Division, and community events. If you've ever wondered what Kiwanis Clubs do, scanning the calendar will give you an idea of the many service opportunities members may choose from (hint: most of us do ALL of them!)
In the News section, you can learn about our many local service projects like our annual scholarships, Hope of America, Terrific Kids, and Highland Trails Maintenance... and you can learn about our Key Club for High School students at Pacific and San Gorgonio, and our K-Kids program at our "adopted school" Warm Springs Elementary.
Many hands make light work, and our Officers and Committees section identifies those Club leaders who have taken responsibility for specific mission-related duties. Because this section includes all current Committees, future members can scan the list to identify the opportunities most appropriate for their skills and interests.
We hope that you will consider this site a resource for all things Kiwanis (bookmark it!) and we welcome your input and feedback. Feel free to send us an email with your thoughts or, even better, why don't you join us for a meeting? We'd love to meet you!
Our Meeting Place
The Kiwanis Club of Highland, Inc. meets at Coco's Restaurant on the corner of Highland and Arden Avenues. Join us Thursday mornings at 7:00 am for an hour of service and fellowship and an opportunity to make a difference by serving the children of our community.
Click on photo to watch the Kiwanis 'One Can Make a Difference' video.
The Kiwanis Club of Highland is one part of Kiwanis International, a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one community and one child at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Highland performs many community service projects in and around Highland to help serve local children. We encourage you to learn more about the Kiwanis Club of Highland here on our site and we welcome you to join us for a meeting. Check out our Information page and Activities Calendar for more information about our Club.
Fun was the key descriptor for this year's Kiwanis Club of Highland fundraising efforts.
It may look like work from the outside, but when Kiwanians get together, it's all about teamwork, comaraderie, and... absolutely... lots of fun!
To raise scholarship and program funds, we held yard sales, a Goodwill Fill-a-Truck fundraiser, and a spaghetti dinner fundraiser far eclipsing our efforts in previous years... and building stronger community support than ever.
At our weekly meetings, we've passed the boot for Shows that Fit a number of times and program chair Marva Washington's had the honor of delivering dozens of pairs to kids at Warm Springs.
We've also passed the hat for books, as well, and our Weekly Reader Jerry Patterson has had plenty to share with three classes of kindergarteners who will eventually get to keep the books for their own.
And that proverbial hat's been around for the Eliminate project again, part of our pledge to assist Kiwanis International efforts.
We've collected back-to-school items for 100 Highland students which we were proud to turn over to San Bernardino City Schools Homeless Outreach Coordinator Brenda Dowdy to distribute.
And... we've had a great time doing it!
But we can always use more help... why not visit us at one of our Thursday 7 a.m. meetings?