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Jackson, Michigan
Serving the Children of the World
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Travel and Adventure Film Series Tickets Available Now - 09/21/2017

Travel to far away places, without ever leaving Jackson. Enjoy the Kiwanis Club's Travel and Adventure Film Series. 

2017-2018 Season:

September 21: Pacific Coast Top to Bottom

October 12: A Taste of Old Holland

November 2: A Week in Paris

March 1, 2018: Tibet: A Light in the Darkness

March 22, 2018: Stern Wheeling Alaska's Inside Passage

All films begin at 7 p.m. and are shown at the Jackson High School auditorium.

Download the 2017-2018 Season Ticket Order Form here.
For more information, contact Kathie at 517-841-6069 or kiwanis@gkveach.com.


Flag Project Begins in May - 05/26/2017

Support your country and the Kiwanis Club of Jackson at the same time. Sign up to display the American Flag at your home or business during the five major flag-waving holidays each year: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day (through Patriot Day) and Veterans Day (weather-permitting). Club members do all the work!
To sign up, fill out this form and return it, with payment, to the address on the form.
Each year, more than 1,000 flags wave throughout the county, from Michigan Center to Parma, Clark Lake to Rives Junction.

 


May 5 Club Meeting: Why Should You Join Kiwanis - 05/05/2017

On Friday, May 5, we will highlight why our service club is so cool, how Kiwanis helps our community and what members get out of Kiwanis. Join us if you'd like to know more about the Kiwanis Club of Jackson!

Our club meets weekly on Fridays at noon for lunch at the Cascades Manor House, 1970 Kibby Road in Jackson. Read directions to the Manor House here. Lunch is followed by a program. Guests are always welcome. Please join us!


Jackson Area Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast - 05/04/2017

You're invited to the Jackson Area Kiwanis Clubs Prayer Breakfast. It will be held Thursday, May 4, between 7:30 and 8:45 a.m. at Steve's Ranch, 311 Louis Glick Highway in Jackson.

Elaine Crosby, professional golfer and President of Lumen Christi High School, will be the featured speaker.

$10/person to attend, includes a buffet breakfast. Tickets must be purchased in advance by April 27. Call Betty at (517) 784-0615 or Phil at (517) 787-1639.

 

 


April 28 Club Meeting: Lifeways Services for Children - 04/28/2017

Lifeways offers mental health services to families in the Jackson-area. How does it help children? Find out during our Friday, April 28, club meeting.

Our club meets weekly on Fridays at noon for lunch at the Cascades Manor House, 1970 Kibby Road in Jackson. Read directions to the Manor House here. Lunch is followed by a program. Guests are always welcome. Please join us!


Kiwanis Holds Membership Recruiting Event - 04/27/2017

Have you ever thought about helping your community out? Do you want to learn about programs and services that benefit Jackson County? Would you like to network with others? Consider joining the Kiwanis Club of Jackson!

You're invited to a Membership Recruiting Event on Thursday, April 27, between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., at the Grand River Brewery, 117 W. Louis Glick Highway in downtown Jackson. The club will make a 20-minute presentation and have a Q and A while we socialize. Kiwanis will purchase one drink for prospective members.

Have questions? Contact us today.


Jackson Aktion Club Bowl-A-Thon - 04/22/2017
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Join the Jackson Aktion Club's Bowl-A-Thon on Saturday, April 22. The location is new: University Lanes, 16653 E. Michigan Avenue in Albion. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with bowling from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Cost: $15/bowler (includes 2 hours of bowling, shoes and lunch with drink), or $10/non-bowler (includes lunch with drink).

T-shirts are available for $10.

RSVP to Cheri by April 5. Email cherijohnson03@gmail.com or call (517) 879-9058. Sponsorships are available. Proceeds will benefit Sleeping Children Around the World.


April 21 Club Meeting: Jackson District Library - 04/21/2017

What's new at the Jackson District Library? We will hear an update from Director Sara Tackett during our Friday, April 21 club meeting. We will also hand out checks to the five non-profits that are the beneficiaries of the Kiwanis Racing for Dollars event, held in February.

Our club meets weekly on Fridays at noon for lunch at the Cascades Manor House, 1970 Kibby Road in Jackson. Read directions to the Manor House here. Lunch is followed by a program. Guests are always welcome. Please join us!


Granite Blocks Available to Support Kiwanis Park - 04/19/2017
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Make a difference in a child's life while leaving a legacy. Purchase an engravable block that is set within the pillars of the front entrance to the Kiwanis Park. The Kiwanis Foundation of Jackson still has blocks available. You can express your words, whether it be in honor of someone or a business or in memory of someone, or something of that nature. Each block costs $125 and is a permanent legacy. The park is at the corner of N. Elm Avenue and Blakely Street.

Download the Granite Block Project form here and return it with payment to the Kiwanis Foundation.
If you're interested in learning more about this project, contact us today.


No Club Meeting on Friday, April 14 - 04/14/2017

Our club will not have a meeting on Friday, April 14, because it is Good Friday. We wish you and your family a Happy Easter!


April 7 Club Meeting: Opiate Epidemic - 04/07/2017

If you've watched the TV news or read the newspaper, you've heard about the opiate epidemic in our country. Jackson County is no exception. On Friday, April 7, we will learn more about it, and what's being done to combat it, from a substance abuse counselor at Catholic Charities.

Our club typically meets weekly on Fridays at noon for lunch at the Cascades Manor House, 1970 Kibby Road in Jackson. Read directions to the Manor House here. Lunch is typically followed by a program. Guests are always welcome. Please join us!


Kiwanis Sponsoring Kids Movies Over Spring Break - 04/03/2017

The Kiwanis Club of Jackson (with the Brooklyn Club) is sponsoring $1 kids movies at the Michigan Theatre in downtown Jackson, over Spring Break. Enjoy “The LEGO® Batman Movie”. On each day (April 3-7), doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the film will start at 2 p.m. Admission is only $1.

For more information about the movie, and a map to the theatre, click here.

 


March 31 Club Meeting: Maker Space - 03/31/2017

On Friday, March 31, Thomas Grace will talk to our club about Maker Space.

Our club meets weekly on Fridays at noon for lunch at the Cascades Manor House, 1970 Kibby Road in Jackson. Read directions to the Manor House here. Lunch is followed by a program. Guests are always welcome. Please join us!


Kiwanis Combats Hunger - 03/22/2017
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The Kiwanis Club of Jackson is doing its part of fight hunger. On March 22, members teamed up with students at the Middle School at Parkside to package thousands of meals of food. Each meal will feed twelve children or six adults and will be sent to local food pantries and places in need (such as disaster zones). The club not only provided people, it also provided the $2,800 it costs to fund this project.

To see photos from the event, click here.


Kiwanis Club of Jackson Reviewing College Scholarships - 03/17/2017

The Kiwanis Club of Jackson is now reviewing applications for college scholarships. The deadline was March 17. All applicants will be notified, whether they will receive the $1,000 scholarship or not.


Kiwanis Part of Women's Expo - 03/11/2017
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Kiwanis was part of American 1's Women's Expo, on March 11. We heard from people who have benefited from our scholarships and shoes and boots program, as well as let guests know about our Flag Project and joining our club.

To see photos from the event, click here.


Racing for Dollars:a Success - 02/26/2017

Thank you to all who made our 11th annual Racing for Dollars benefit on Sunday, February 26, 2017, a success! As we watched the Daytona 500 live on big screen TVs, guests enjoyed a delicious meal, catching up with friends, and the chance to win great prizes and cash. 

Since 2007, Racing For Dollars has raised and distributed more than $298,000 in our community. This year, the event raised funds for St. Luke’s Clinic, A.D.A.M. – Another Day Another Memory, the Kiwanis Club of Jackson in support of youth programs, the Jackson Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee and the Rotary Foundation of Jackson County. To learn more, visit the Racing for...


Kiwanian Celebrates 100th Birthday - 01/30/2017
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Monday, January 30, is Kiwanian Harold Miller’s 100th birthday, but we celebrated with him during our Friday meeting on January 28. We ate delicious cake and sang him Happy Birthday. Guest Mary Rose Steins played the piano so Harold didn’t have to “work.” Jackson Mayor Bill Jors read a Proclamation in honor of Harold, mentioning his musical contributions to the city, as well as his volunteer efforts. The Mayor thanked us for including him, and said he has had the privilege of visiting many service clubs and we are the biggest and best club in the area. He then proclaimed January 30 as Harold Miller Day.

Harold spoke. He "thanked Kiwanis for putting up with me. I have...


Chili Golf Classic: 135 Golfers Enjoyed the Day - 01/28/2017
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The 31st annual Kiwanis Chili Golf Charity Classic is now in the books. It was Saturday, January 28, at Hankerd Hills Golf Course, in Pleasant Lake. 135 golfers enjoyed teeing it up on this cold day. We had door prizes, 50/50 drawings, trophies and more and enjoyed chili, hot dogs and brats.

Thank you to our event sponsors: Hankerd Hills Golf Course, A & A II Meat Market and Wendy's.

Thank you to our golfers. Thank you to all our volunteers!

Enjoy photos from the event, and all other Kiwanis activities here.

 

 

 


Kiwanians Raise Funds for Shoes and Boots for Local Kids - 12/16/2016
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On Friday, December 16, Kiwanians sold Kiwanis newspapers all over Jackson County, in exchange for donations. The money raised will pay for shoes and boots for needy students attending Jackson Public Schools. This is the 98th year Kiwanis has held the Newspaper Sale.

To see photos of Kiwanians, click here.


Kiwanis Disc Golf Course Set to Open in 2017 - 09/21/2016

The baskets have been bought, the course has been designed and the funding has been determined. A disc golf course next to the Ella Sharp Park Golf Course off Fourth Street is expected to be open by summer 2017.  

The Kiwanis Club of Foundation donated $15,000 for this effort and will be called the Kiwanis Course. It will include 18 holes and two practice putting greens.  The course will be open during normal park hours and be free to use. Discs – including a driver, mid-range and putter – will be available at the current golf course club house.


Kiwanis Club's Donation Will "Put Smiles on Children's Faces" - 08/27/2016
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The Kiwanis of Jackson is pleased to announce it has donated $500 to Big Brothers Big sisters. The money will go towards the purchase of 100 gifts (valued at $5 each) for children attending its Breakfast with Santa event on December 10. Executive Director Tony Hollow (pictured here) writes, Thank you Kiwanis Club for your generous donation. It will put plenty of smiles on children's faces at our annual event."


Kiwanis Club Donates to Child Advocacy Program - 08/17/2016
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The Kiwanis Club of Jackson is pleased to announced it has donated $1,500 to the Catholic Charities Child Advocacy Program. This program counsels and advocates for children who have been sexually abused. The children are referred to this program from the courts.

 


Donation from Kiwanis Club of Jackson Helps Student "Run Really Fast" - 06/30/2016
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Meet Demarion, a second grader, and his teacher Tammy Bosom, from Cascades Elementary School in Jackson. Demarion was in desperate need of a pair of shoes that fit him correctly. Thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Jackson's Shoes and Boots program, Demarion
picked out a striking pair of Nike shoes at no cost to him. In the past, he has always worn hand-me-downs or used shoes from local thrift shops. He was all smiles today and says, "I'll be able to run really fast!"

Administered by the Jackson Public Schools, this program fits hundreds of pre-school through twelfth grade students in regular or orthotic shoes and boots. The Kiwanis Club of Jackson funds the project, at a cost of...