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

The Kiwanis Club of Jackson is now accepting applications for college scholarships. Applicants must

  • live in Jackson County,
  • graduate from a Jackson County high school in the spring (or be home-schooled students who live in Jackson County),
  • plan to attend full-time a college or university within Jackson County (Baker College-Jackson, Jackson College or Spring Arbor University),
  • and show success in high school and exemplify the Kiwanis standards through extra-curricular activities and volunteer opportunities, as well as work experience if applicable.

Click here to download the scholarship application.

The application deadline is Friday, March 17, 2017 at 5 p.m.

The Kiwanis Club of Jackson will...


Racing for Dollars: Tickets Available Now - 02/26/2017

Start your engines! Join us for the 11th annual Racing for Dollars benefit on Sunday, February 26, 2017, between 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. at Gene Davis and Sons Banquet Center. We will watch the Daytona 500 live on big screen TVs.

Tickets are available for only $100. Each ticket admits two people to the event, includes a specially catered meal, and enters you into a raffle to win the GRAND PRIZE of $2,500!!! 2nd Place wins $1,000 and 3rd Place wins $500.

Download and return our registration form today.

Exciting games! Raffles! Auctions! A chance to win a $1,000 gift card from Polly's/Country Markets. Great food! Connecting with friends!  

Since 2007, Racing For Dollars has...


February 24 Club Meeting: Youth Haven - 02/24/2017

Youth Haven is a program in Michigan (Rives Junction) and Arizona that helps children who are less fortunate. Find out how,  during our Friday, February 24, club meeting. To learn more about Highfields, click here.

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!


February 17 Club Meeting: Highfields - 02/17/2017

How does Highfields help local children and strengthen their future? Find out during our Friday, February 17 club meeting. To learn more about Highfields, click here.

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!


February 10 Club Meeting: Jackson Candy and Fudge Factory - 02/10/2017

Oh, candied nuts! Oh fudge! Oh caramel corn! On Friday, February 10, we will hear about the Jackson Candy and Fudge Factory. To learn more, click here.

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!


February 3 Club Meeting: Travel Filmmaker - 02/03/2017
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On Thursday, February 2, filmmaker Steve McCurdy will bring us his film, “Scenes from an Italian Journey” during our Travel Adventure Film Series at Jackson High School. On Friday, February 3, he will be our featured speaker during our 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!


Travel and Adventure Film Series Tickets Available Now - 02/02/2017

Travel to far away places, without ever leaving Jackson. Enjoy the Kiwanis Club's Travel and Adventure Film Series. Purchase season tickets or individual tickets at the door.

Upcoming Films:

February 2: Scenes from an Italian Journey

March 2: Ghosts of the Gold Rush

March 30: Hawaii and the South Pacific

Download the 2016-17 Travel Series order form here.

All films begin at 7 p.m. and are shown at the Jackson High School auditorium.
For more information, contact Kathie at 517-841-6069 or kiwanis@gkveach.com.


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.

 

 

 


Granite Blocks Available to Support Kiwanis Park - 01/24/2017
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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.


Kiwanis Club of Jackson Sponsored Kids Movies - 01/02/2017

More than 1,600 people attended the kids' movies at the Michigan Theatre over winter break. The Kiwanis Club of Jackson sponsored the $1 movies during the first week of January. The movie was "Trolls." Kiwanis members greeted families before the movie.


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 Halloween Party - 10/31/2016
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Cider, donuts and costumes, oh my!

Many families enjoyed our Kiwanis Halloween Party, on Monday, October 31. We held it at the Kiwanis Park, located at Badgley and Elm Streets in Jackson. We have hosted such Halloween Parties since 1937.

To view 25+ photos from the party, click here.

 


Kiwanis Club Members + Students + Food = Successful Project - 10/27/2016
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The Kiwanis Club of Jackson partnered with Frost Elementary School students to feed the hungry on October 27. In just a few hours, they packaged about 10,000 meals.

To see the photos of the project, click here http://jacksonkiwanis.com/Page/9398


New Board Members Installed October 7 - 10/07/2016
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Rick Mills loves Kiwanis, so much so that he feels that his Fridays are not complete if he misses a Kiwanis club meeting. On Friday, October 7, he was inducted as our club's President. His theme for the year is: "Building the Next Generation of Jackson's Leaders, One Kiwanian at a Time." 

Andy Johnson became President-Elect. Mike Zuchowski became Vice President. Chandra Howard will remain Treasurer and Joe Wolfe, Secretary. Don Schroeder became Past President. Serving as directors on the board are: Linda Hayes, Terry Langston, Mary Lou McFadden, Mary Hitch, Jim Philo, Ted Wilson and John Grzesikowski.

During this dinner, we also honored our Aktion Club,...


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...