The Taylorville Kiwanis Club honored their “Community Hero of the Month” at their weekly meeting at the Taylorville Moose Lodge on Tuesday.
Susie Traughber, a long-time organizer and volunteer of a program called “Dinner Seasoned with Love” that offers a free meal to Taylorville residents once a month, was presented a certificate by Kiwanis member Bruce Blanshan who nominated her. Traughber also is involved in collecting school supplies to fill back packs for needy students in the area each year.
Tuesday’s meeting was the club’s monthly business meeting where committee reports were heard on Kiwanis activities to benefit children and youth in the Taylorville community. Kiwanis Priority One chair Blanchan reported the recent effort with HSHS Medical Group to collect paper goods and hand sanitizers for Taylorville teachers, went well. He added the club’s annual Kiwanis Kids’ Day which collects monies on the Harrison Corner and at Wal-Mart, takes place September 23rd and 24th.
Kiwanis Attendance Chair Dick Wamsley presented a Perfect Attendance Award to member Larry Kemner for 9 years of perfect attendance, and to Will Perkins for 6 years of perfect attendance at meetings.
Kiwanis Funding Committee chair Randy Miller reminded members that applications for Kiwanis grants given to other non-profit organizations in the community that focus on children and youth, are being accepted until September 30th, with recommendations from the committee going to the full board at their October meeting. The application is available at the club’s Facebook page, which you can reach by going to taylorvillekiwanis-dot-com.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Moose Lodge. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.