Zia Builders Club gets their charter

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 4 PM.  Congratulations to the students and their advisors at Zia Middle School; they now have a Builders Club, a link to becoming adult Kiwanians.  They get their official charter …and pizza!  The meeting is in the Zia library.

Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school and junior high students, with more than 45,000 members worldwide.

Members learn to work together and develop servant-leaders skills as they serve their school and community. In partnership with UNICEF and March of Dimes, the clubs are able to expand their outreach to babies and children of the world.

The first Builders Club was chartered in 1975. Today, there are more than 1,600 clubs in Aruba, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, Italy, Jamaica, Korea, Martinique, Netherlands Antilles, Philippines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States.

Builders Club is a student-led community service organization that operates under school regulations and draws its members from the student body.

Social event at Good Samaritan

Friday, 26 January 2018, 7-8 AM.  All club members, guests, and anyone wanting to learn about what Kiwanis accomplishes are invited.  We meet at the Good Samaritan Village at 3011 Buena Vida Circle, a bit east of Telshor Blvd. near the hospital.  Entrance is through the double doors marked Social Center; we meet in the Oasis Room on the right-hand side a bit down the hall going south.  Breakfast begins at 7 AM and runs to 8 AM, so there’s time to get to work afterward.  If you’d like to buy your breakfast there the cost is $7.  Camaraderie is free.

Regular club meeting, with a twist

Thursday, 16 November 2017. Join us at the Bite of Belgium, 741 N. Alameda,  in the downtown area, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.  You’re especially welcome if you’re not a member but want to find out what we do and, we hope, join.  Our Southwest District Governor will be here as a special guest, with much to say about how Kiwanis helps the community.

Kiwanis One Day – our community service

Saturday, 28 October 2017, at Lynn Middle School.  We had  a crew of 11 Kiwanians, 6 LCPS staff, 9 Key Club members, 6 Builders Club members, and 2 family member voluonteers, all helping with landscaping, cleanup, and outdoor furniture painting.  We started at 8 AM; the Builders Club provided a hot dog lunch.  Kiwanis One Day is a universal day of service for Kiwanis Clubs around the world.

Social event

Friday, 20 October 2017, 7-8 AM.  All club members, guests, and anyone wanting to learn about what Kiwanis accomplishes are invited.  We meet at the Good Samaritan Village at 3011 Buena Vida Circle, a bit east of Telshor Blvd. near the hospital.  Entrance is through the double doors marked Social Center; we meet in the Oasis Room on the right-hand side a bit down the hall going south.  Breakfast begins at 7 AM and runs to 8 AM, so there’s time to get to work afterward.  If you’d like to buy your breakfast there the cost is $7.  Camaraderie is free.

Lynn Middle School pancake breakfast

Saturday, September 30, 2017.  Our club members set up at 7 AM and started serving at 8 AM, continuing to 11 AM; along with pancakes we offered sausage, juice, and coffee.  Working the event were 6 Kiwanians, 10 Key Clubbers, 7 Builders and 2 parent volunteers.  They served 273 pancake breakfasts. We made back all our costs and the school cleared $1429 in profits on the event.

Installation of officers

Wednesday, September 20.  6:30 PM at Las Posta restaurant. Our new officers, some of whom are continuing in their posts, were formally installed this evening.  We met at La Posta for dinner, along with the Key Clubbers!