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 width=The Taylorville Kiwanis Club held their monthly business meeting and inducted a new member, at their Tuesday luncheon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.

Committee chairs reported on the many local Kiwanis activities for children and youth.

It was announced that the Kiwanis Club will again be accepting applications to give away 2 500-dollar scholarships to Taylorville High School seniors going on to college.

The club also announced a tentative date of May 19th for a spring cookout meeting at Kiwanis Park, with the Kiwanis High School Key Club and Junior High Builders Club both invited.

Kiwanis Park chairperson Jerry Woodard announced that a clean-up day will soon be set, and Spiritual Aims chairperson Dick Wamsley announced the 25th annual Kiwanis Prayer Luncheon will be held May 12th.

Kiwanis treasurer Dan Sneed reported that nearly 14-hundred dollars was netted from last Saturday's Kiwanis Pancake and Sausage Day at the Moose Lodge, with more money from ticket sales expected to be turned in.
Proceeds benefit the many local Kiwanis activities for children and youth including Kiwanis Park, high school scholarships, Coats for Kids, and much more.

And, Raedena Ryan, the new executive director of the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation and the hospital's new marketing director, was inducted as the newest member of the club.

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.

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