The Kiwanis Club of Hanson is hosting an Open House meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Olde Hitching Post with a 6 p.m. social and 6:30 meeting, ($20 buffet meal). The Kiwanis year runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, and the Hanson Club and Foundation recently completed a number of successful programs involving local youth groups and a variety of organizations, support of the N.E. & Bermuda District of Kiwanis and the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute at Tufts/Boston Floating Hospital for Children, and even support of Kiwanis International’s global effort in conjunction with UNICEF to eradicate Maternal Neonatal Tetanus in the 24 (of the original 59) countries where it still exists. Kiwanis is raising $110 million for the Eliminate Project.
The coordination of the successful Campaign for the Hanson Food Pantry involved the community and brought individuals and organizations together with a common purpose. While the final summary of the campaign will be provided next week, the goal of $15,000 so the HFP could occupy its new facility was reached and may have even been exceeded.
The club is in the process of chartering an Aktion Club with New England Village, Pembroke. It is a club for adults with disabilities and has been a popular addition to the Kiwanis family of clubs and programs. Locally, the Hanson Middle School Builders Club and the WHRHS Key Club are Kiwanis-sponsored Service Leadership Programs.
Everyone interested in being of service and making a difference is encouraged to attend. There are many ways members can contribute, even people with busy schedules. Members of the Whitman Kiwanis Club will be present to answer questions. The important goal is awareness of servant leadership.
For questions and to confirm attendance, please contact Gerry Lozeau, President at 508-454-6665, firstname.lastname@example.org.