Mitch Klintworth and Patricia Stradley presented the program this noon on the Thrivent Financial organization which they, along with Jim Evert represent in this area. Mitch is a member of our Club and Patty is a member of the Kiwanis Helping Hands Club here in Seward. Thrivent members have been highly involved in Habitat for Humanity for a number of years along other programs in "Connecting Faith & Finances for Good". They spoke of "Action Teams" where community service can be carried out and Grants of $250.00 can be obtained with a minimum amount of documentation. There were members of our Club that had already utilized that source of funding for worthwhile projects.
Marv Taylor and I were involved in taking pictures of some of our new members to put on the Kiwanis International web site. Marv and I also talked this afternoon about our local Kiwanis Foundation. Our Foundation has been in place for over 10 years, but it still short of reaching its potential. Marv has ideas for helping to move it forward. I participated in Kiwanis Kitones choral group practice this evening so its been a busy Kiwanis day.