IB Kiwanis to Honor City of IB Employees at next meeting Tuesday July 21st!
Jul 09, 2015 10:14PM
● By Paul Spear
The Kiwanis will have a very nice lunch for the employees that will be prepared by the renowned chef Joaquin. After lunch the Kiwanis will pay tribute to the employees and be giving away prizes and having free raffles for the employees of the city.If you or your business would be willing to donate for the event it will be greatly appreciated.
The Imperial Beach South Bay Kiwanis meets at noon the first and third Tuesdays of every month at the IB Boys and Girls Club at 847 Encina Ave., Imperial Beach.
The IB Kiwanis most recent project helped raise toiletries, chapstick, Sunscreen and other essentials for "Camp Beyond the Scars". "Camp Beyond the Scars" is helping children, ages 5 to 17, who have survived a serious burn injury, permanent scarring, physical deformity and emotional trauma, which can linger well beyond the initial tragedy. The camp is a great way for kids to let their guard down and enjoy themselves as they experience camp with other burn victims. It is a yearly project sponsored by the San Diego Burn Institute.
The Kiwanis clubs, located in 80 nations, help their communities in countless ways. Each community’s needs are different—so each Kiwanis club is different. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things happen.
Service footprint: Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage nearly 150,000 service projects and raise nearly US$100 million every year for communities, families and projects.
A family of servant leaders: Kiwanis clubs focus on changing the world by serving children, one child and one community at a time. To do this, many clubs also sponsor a Kiwanis family club—K-Kids for primary school children; Builders Clubs for adolescents; Key Clubs for teens; CKI clubs for university students and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities—to reach more people and have a greater service impact on their communities.
Traditional and not: No two Kiwanis clubs look exactly the same. Each member’s and community’s needs are different, and each club should look different. Some clubs are very traditional, with weekly meetings and a strong sense of history. Other clubs don’t meet at all, and instead hold meetings online and only come together for service projects. Newer clubs may follow the 3-2-1 concept: 3 hours of service, 2 hours of social activity and a 1-hour meeting each month. Clubs should reflect their communities and their members and should work to meet their needs. Flexibility is key to a successful club.
Fellowship and fun: Kiwanis members don’t just do service—they have fun. Members make new friends by being part of a club where they attend meetings and participate in social events. Kiwanis clubs also provide excellent networking opportunities for professionals. Members meet new people from all over their region and the world through service projects, fundraising and by attending district and Kiwanis International conventions.
Learn more: To learn more about specific Kiwanis club projects around the world, read some of our favorite Kiwanis stories.Download the Kiwanis International fact sheet.