President’s Dinner – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

The Kiwanis Club of Coeur d’Alene recently had the honor of hosting the President’s Dinner to recognize the International President (Paul Palazzolo) from Kiwanis International.  What an inspirational night!

Many of the North Idaho clubs were present (including the Panhandle Kiwanis Club and the Kiwanis Club of Post Falls) as well as the Key Club from Coeur d’Alene High School (sponsored by the Panhandle club) and the Aktion Club from our friends at TESH (sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Coeur d’Alene).

As we enter the holiday season, let’s remember that true spirit of giving and bless our communities one child at a time.  Following are some pics for you to enjoy:

Lieutenant Governor Ginny Tate, International President Paul Palazzolo, International Trustee Randy Delay, PNW Governor Patrick Ewing

Front Row: Debbie Lawton-Shipman, Angela Erickson, Jill Jurvelin / Back Row: Maryellen Garasky, Ginny Tate, Genca Sakwi, Kathy Bush, Cheryl Shippy, Kevin Garasky, Dick Jurvelin

Angela Erickson, Ginny Tate, Maryellen Garasky, Cheryl Shippy, Genca Sakwi and Jill Jurvelin

Jill and Dick Jurvelin

Cheryl Shippy, Genca Sakwi and Maryellen Garasky

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Upcoming Events – July, 2009

Summer is upon us and the Kiwanis Club of Coeur d’Alene is busy going about the business of our community.  Following is a list of events for July, 2009.

July 15th – Picnic in the Park at 12 noon.  This will take the place of our regular meeting.  The cost is $13 person to attend.  Other area Kiwanis clubs have been invited so we will be enjoying our park with our fellow Kiwanians.

July 18th – Kids Day in the Park.  A regular on our calendar.  To learn more, CLICK HERE!

July 31st – Scooping Ice Cream for the Culture Center at the annual “Art on the Green”!  Look for the Kiwanis Club of Coeur d’Alene from 1 pm – 3:30 pm.

If you are interested in attending a Kiwanis Club of Coeur d’Alene meeting, CLICK HERE for more information.

Upcoming Events – May, 2009

The spring and summer months are always active here in North Idaho, and Coeur d’Alene is no exception!  Following is a list events for May, 2009:

May 8th – The Ray and Joan Kroc Center of Coeur d’Alene will be hosting an Invite Only Preview for Coeur d’Alene area civic organizations and donors.  One member of the Kiwanis Club of Coeur d’Alene and a guest are invited to attend.  Event opens at 6:30 p.m.  Club members, please contact Kath Bush if you wish to represent the club.

May 9th and 10th – Dedication Weekend for the Ray and Joan Kroc Center of Coeur d’Alene – open to the general public.

May 9th – Bowl for Kids Sake for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Kootenai County.  To donate to Big Brothers/Big Sisters (and help Kiwanis Club of Coeur d’Alene club members reach their goals), CLICK HERE!

May 21st – Fresh Start Open House at their new location!  1524 E. Sherman Ave. in Coeur d’Alene.  Doors open at 5 p.m.

If you are interested in attending a Kiwanis Club of Coeur d’Alene meeting, CLICK HERE for more information.

Upcoming Events – April, 2009

The spring and summer months are always active here in North Idaho, and Coeur d’Alene is no exception!  Following is a list events for April, 2009:

April 1st – Club meeting canceled due to Spring Break.  Monthly Board Meeting (normally the first Wednesday of every month) will be April 8th.

April 10th – Childrens Village Charity Auction at the Coeur d’Alene Inn.  The Kiwanis Club of Coeur d’Alene always attends this worthy event.

April 17th and 18th – Kiwanis Club Zone C Conference in Trail, B.C. 

April 18th – The Centennial Trail is having its annual clean up.  More information will be posted when it is available.

April 21st – Large Grant Meeting at 5:30 in the Windermere Conference room.  All large Grant Requests are due by April 15th.

If you are interested in attending a Kiwanis Club of Coeur d’Alene meeting, CLICK HERE for more information.

About Kiwanis Club of Coeur d’Alene

 

Kiwanis Park, Kiwanis Club of Coeur d'AleneKiwanis Club of Coeur d’Alene was founded in 1925, and we have 12 past presidents.  In 1927, for $7500, our club purchased 100 acres of water front land on the beautiful Spokane River.  As it turns out, it was a very wise investment.  In 2000 we sold off approximately 40 acres and, because of that, it makes us one of the only self-sustaining clubs in the world.

Kiwanis Club of Coeur d’Alene received $150,000 from the Higgens family (former club members) and that money was used to create Kiwanis Park (see photo above) as we know it today, which was dedicated in April 2001.

Covering 40 acres, Kiwanis Park draws locals and tourists with its lush and beautiful surroundings and many amenities, including picnic areas, picnic shelters, restrooms, beach access, and trails.  Kiwanis Park has become a staple in the community and is often the site for frisbee golf tournaments, school day-retreats, high school cross country track meets, family reunions, and much more.

Kiwanis Club of Coeur d’Alene meets every Wednesday at Michael D’s Eatery at 12 noon.  Michael D’s is located at 203 E. Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive.

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About Kiwanis International

 

Kiwanis LogoKiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.

Kiwanis Name
The name “Kiwanis” means “we trade” or “we share our talents.” It was coined from an American Indian expression, Nunc Kee-wanis.

Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service to children and communities. Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged, and care for the sick. They develop youth as leaders, build playgrounds, raise funds for pediatric research, and much more. No problem is too big or too small. Why? Because working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream, and succeed, great things happen!

As Kiwanis clubs and members, we see it everyday!

Membership

  • About 8,000 clubs in 96 countries
  • More than 260,000 adult members
  • Approximately 320,000 youth

Mission
To serve children of the world.

Service
Each year, clubs:

  • Sponsor nearly 150,000 service projects.
  • Raise more than $107 million.

Global Results 
Members and clubs have contributed more than $80 million toward the global elimination of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), the leading preventable cause of mental retardation.

To visit Kiwanis International, CLICK HERE.

 

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