The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard inducted a new member, and heard from both the Taylorville High School Kiwanis Key Club and the Kiwanis Junior High Builder’s Club, at their weekly meeting at the Taylorville Moose Lodge on Tuesday.
Carl Goebel, a loan officer at CNB Bank and Trust in Taylorville, was inducted as the club’s newest member. He was sponsored by Kiwanis membership chair Adam Jeffrey.
Program speakers for the Tuesday meeting were sponsors and students from 2 clubs sponsored by the Taylorville Kiwanis Club. Taylorville High School Kiwanis Key Club sponsor Nate Howard, Junior High School Kiwanis Builder’s Club co-sponsor Eric Bruder, along with Builder’s Club president Olivia Van Huss and secretary Mitchel Buffenmeyer, all talked about the various activities each club is doing to benefit children and youth in the Taylorville community.
Howard told the Kiwanis meeting that the High School Key Club has 40 members this year, and helped the community with a food drive in November and coat drive in December. Howard added the Key Club’s annual election of officers will take place soon.
Bruder told the Kiwanis Club that the Junior High Builder’s Club has 17 members, and it’s involved with Heartland Mini-Hoofs in several community outreaches. He added the Builder’s Club held a Taylorville Food Pantry drive in December collecting over one-thousand items, and is working to organize a recycling drive.
One of the Kiwanis Club’s biggest fund raisers takes place Saturday, April 29th from 6:30 til 11am at the Moose Lodge. The Pancake and Sausage Day is manned by Kiwanis and Kiwanis Key Club members. Tickets are 7-dollars and are now available from Kiwanis members. Proceeds benefit such local Kiwanis programs as Coats for Kids, Kiwanis Park, YMCA and high school scholarships.
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.