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Taylorville Kiwanis Hear Reports from Committee Chairs on Children, Youth Programs at Weekly Meeting

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club held their monthly business meeting with committee chairs reviewing local efforts for children and youth, at their weekly meeting at the Taylorville Moose Lodge on Tuesday.


The on-going “2 for 2” Kiwanis membership drive was reviewed, as was a questionnaire distributed and completed by Kiwanis members during the meeting reviewing how the club can better serve children and youth in the Taylorville community.


Kiwanis Park Committee co-chair Larry Kemner reported that a new sign at the park has been installed with revised instructions on how to book the Park’s Pavilion.  Kemner added the annual Spring Clean-up of the park by Kiwanis members will be held again this year, and 2 new grills will be installed at the pavilion.  


Fund Raising Committee chair Will Perkins reported on the results of several recent committee meetings, with the committee announcing Tuesday that a first-ever Cash Drawing fund-raiser will take place this spring.  First prize will be 5-thousand dollars, with 200 tickets of one-hundred dollars each sold.   If all tickets aren’t sold, the fund-raiser becomes a 50-50.   More details will be forthcoming.  


Perkins, who is also Kiwanis Student Leadership Committee chair, told Kiwanis members that both the Taylorville Kiwanis Junior Builder’s Club, and the High School Key Club, will be presenting programs at upcoming weekly club meetings.  


Kiwanis Interclub Committee chair Blain Cornwell reported that the annual interclub with the Kiwanis High School Key Club will take place this winter.  Several members of the Kiwanis Club bring pizzas and feed the Key Club members during the meeting.


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.   

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