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Serving the Children of the World

We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM

First United Methodist Church

72 Lake Morton Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801
United States

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Vice President, Jonathan Crain, and Karen Crain enjoy the Kiwanis International Convention in Tokyo.Image

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We are well represented at the Kiwanis International Convention in Tokyo, Japan! Jonathan and Karen Crain are attending along with our own Matthew Cantrall, the Florida District Kiwanis Governor. Jonathan said the opening ceremonies included talented students providing outstanding musical performances and the Imperial Highness, Royal Prince Akishino, spoke. Image

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We would like every member's photo in the online directory and upcoming print directory. This valuable tool will not be complete without you! Please upload your photo by logging in to lakelandkiwanis.org, under "My Clubrunner" you will see "Upload your photo". Contact Joy Davis with any questions. You may also email a photo to Joy if you prefer at joybethdavis@hotmail.com.

Posted by Joy Davis

 We are moving close to our fourth quarter and we as Kiwanians still have a lot to do.   I am asking each of you in leadership to step back and look at your club and provide leadership to finish this year strong.  We must get outside our comfort zone to deliver what our community needs.

Lt. Governor, Dennis Harrison, has done an outstanding job leading our Division this year. There are four more months to go and Dennis is challenging us to finish this administrative year strong. There are opportunities to see the "big picture" of Kiwanis by gathering with other clubs at the next Division Council Meeting or the Annual Florida Kiwanis Convention.

 If you would like to attend the next Division Council Meeting on June 21st in Lake Wales, please let Joy Davis know.  Those who want to play golf can at a cost is $30.00 for golf and dinner.  Golf will start at 3:00 pm. The dinner cost is $20.00 and social will be from 6:00-7:00 pm with dinner starting at 7:00 pm.  Meeting will be held at Oakwood Golf Club in Lake Wales.

Also, the entire district, Florida, will celebrate an outstanding year under the leadership of our own, Florida Kiwanis Governor, Matthew Cantrall in Boca Raton during the month of August. Matthew will be passing the gavel to the next District governor. There are opportunities for training and sessions that will equip us to better serve. If you are interested in attending the convention, contact Scott Gardner. You can widen your view of how Kiwanians change communities, show support for our Florida Governor, and enjoy a beautiful first class resort this August 21-24, 2014.


Posted by Joy Davis

The May 30 club meeting showed how Kiwanis dollars are changing lives through the work of three organizations. Chas Smith of the Community Service committee introduced representatives from each organization. Phillip Walker and members of Mu Zeta Lambda Education Foundation's Men of Tomorrow(MOT) organization shared how MOT is showing teenagers that they have opportunities to further their education. The leaders of MOT mentor boys and take them to tour various colleges to see first hand the options for a successful future. Our club donated $1,600 along with a member's donation of $200, to sponsor four teen boys this year. The impressive young men that spoke had ambition and hopes for a bright future due to the leadership of Mu Zeta Lambda.

Chas Smith also presented a check to the staff of the Doris Sanders Learning Center. This Polk County Schools facility serves students with a variety of disabilities from ages 3 to 22. The club's donation of $1,000 will help purchase four Leap Frog Reader and Writing Systems to engage students and promote development.  Hearing about the exceptional students' responses to learning at Doris Sanders was heart warming.

Our own Mark Codd, also a Salvation Army board member, shared how the Salvation Army's George Jenkins Community of Hope is changing the future of families. The extensive services that the center provides offer parents and children a safe place to live, opportunities in employment, childcare and educational assistance. Kiwanis has been a supporter of the Salvation Army through other projects including building the HALO playground. Friday the club presented the Salvation Army with a $1,000 check to accompany an anonymous donation of $1,000. The $2,000 will purchase a Smart board system that will enhance reading to children in a group setting.

Community Service Chairperson, Karin McKnight, and the committee has done an outstanding job in reviewing requests and approving donations that will serve children in our community. The club encourages Kiwanians to bring requests to the club from 501c-3 organizations. Kiwanians may "sponsor" requests for  consideration. Friday's program exemplified how the funds we raise improve lives.

Posted by Joy Davis

It's time for our club to fulfill its commitment to Kiwanis International and our District. Please pay your Kiwanis membership dues  for October 2013 through September 2014 in the amount of $200 if you have not done so. If you are not sure if you are current on your membership dues, contact Joy Davis at joybethdavis@Hotmail.com.

You can mail a check to: Kiwanis Club of Lakeland at Post Office Box 5146, Lakeland, FL 33807. Or, you can pay online at the links below.

Pay for dues, $200 at:  https://secure.qgiv.com/for/kcol/event/3725/

Pay for dues and 2014 Pancake Festival tickets: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/kcol/event/3898

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Check out Stuff the Bus 2013 thanks to Ray Kriegbaum.

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Please extend birthday wishes:  Mike McGee, James Belcher, and Steve McConn.


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