Monday, April 11, 2016

Kiwanis Day

Pac n Sav catered a tasty Swiss Steak dinner to the Kiwanis Club of Seward this noon. Jack Swanson gave the invocation and PeeWee Schulz led the singing, concluding with "Amazing Grace". President Josh Fields recognized a guest and prospective new member and "Good News" included a report from Marv Taylor on the completion of the Flag Project. Following Committee reports Gary Herr from the Lincoln Cornhusker Club reported on the NE-IA District 22 Foundation. We  also have an International Foundation as well as our Local Club Foundation. Gary also mentioned  that he had tickets available for his Clubs Pancake/French Toast dinner on May 7. 
A Teacher from St. John's Elementary school and 4 sixth grade girls  representing the St. John K-Kids and Builders Groups, told of their project of replacing the gravel on their playground area with a poured rubber matting under an outdoor classroom or gathering area for students, parents supervising, or people getting ready to sled down the hill. It is a $70,000. project and they have already been involved in a number of fund raising projects. As I listened to the girls speak individually about this worthwhile project, I couldn't help but think that the experience they were gaining though the planning, fund raising, public speaking, etc. will probably be worth more to them in the future, than what will actually be gained by the project. This evening the Kiwanis Kitones sang for the residents of Brookdale at Heartland. There was a time when the residents were elderly people but now many of them are my old friends.

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