January 18, 2017. Club members, prospective members, and friends meet at the Spotted Dog Brewery, 2920 Avenida de Mesilla (corner of University and Avenida de Mesilla) for lunch. Beer-drinking not required! The Spotted Dog has food. Come see what we’re up to.
January 21, 2017 – 8-11 AM. Peace Village pancake breakfast at the First Christian Church, El Paseo Road, across from Las Cruces High School. This event helps raise funds for organizations that serve kids; the Kiwanis motto is “Kids need Kiwanis.” Apparently, Kiwanians and their friends live on pancakes, as you can tell from all our postings about pancake breakfasts. We do have great equipment and willing cooks and servers. We will be serving pancakes, juice, sausage, and coffee. You can eat in or carry out.
UPDATE: We raised $685 for the Peace Village!
To attend: tickets are $5 in advance at Peace Village. They can also be bought at the door.
To serve: Join in! Help mix batter, cook, serve, clean up; it’s good camaraderie and for a good cause. Contact us at (575) 525-9478
Peace Village NM is an interfaith, multicultural day camp that provides an inclusive environment in which children learn the message and practices of nonviolence and peacemaking from various world traditions in a fun and cooperative atmosphere. Peace Village NM welcomes children from all spiritual and cultural traditions.
January 20th, 2017, Friday. Kiwanians, prospective Kiwanians, guests: join us from breakfast, 7-8 AM at the Kiva Room at Good Samaritan Village, 3011 Buena Vida Circle. If you need to find us, we have here a larger-area map and a more zoomed-in map. Enter through the double doors marked for the Social Center.
January 12, 2017, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. After our holiday break, our regular meetings for lunch resume. There should be much to discuss and to plan. The meeting is at Bite of Belgium, on Alameda, just S of Picacho.
Parisa Shirazi, Kari Bachman
Passionate about community engagement? Looking for a fun way to get to know your community better? If so, here is your chance! Join the timebank here in Las Cruces to meet new people, build a stronger community and meet your needs. The timebank provides members an opportunity to exchange free services with community members. Some examples of services are giving someone a ride, helping them organize a room, volunteering at a food drive, helping someone move, or even helping someone write a resume.
The next naturalization ceremony in Las Cruces is scheduled for Friday, January 6, 2017 at 10 am. Community groups are invited to attend. Kiwanis has been represented previously at this event by the Mesilla Valley Club that’s now in the merged club. The ceremony is at the Convention Center and representatives are asked to check in by about 9:30.
If you are willing to attend the ceremony and represent Kiwanis, please let us know. Jim Pudlewski is gathering the information. You can respond on the Contact Us link and we’ll get the message to Jim.
We can use help with the piñata at the downtown plaza this evening. We will be hanging it on the ramada across from the Main Street Bistro building at 9 pm. We will need help until the kids finally whack it open and grab all the candy. Hope you can make it. (Image from OrientalTrading.com)
December 8, 2016, 5 PM. Kiwanis and associated groups Christmas Party. Here is a PDF of directions to the home of Jim and Nancy Miller.
If you’re not a member and want to meet us in a convivial setting, please watch this post. Thanks.
December 2, 2016. The Kiwanis Builders’ Club at Lynn Middle School had a very successful food drive. The collected food, plus a bunch of donated turkeys fed 17 needy families from the school community this Thanksgiving holiday. The Builders members asked me to thank all the Kiwanis associated folk who helped out.