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Meeting Schedule Change
12/14/2017

The Kiwanis Club of Providence Point has changed its meeting schedule. ...

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Remembering Marjorie McClurg
11/17/2017

Past President Marjorie McClurg passed away on October 23, 2017.  See remembrance...

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Annual Fund Drive Results
07/28/2017

The final results of the 2017 Annual Kiwanis Fund Drive were presented to...

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WELCOME TO THE KIWANIS CLUB OF PROVIDENCE POINT

 

CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

Lt. Governor Becky Wilder with our officers and board membersThe Kiwanis Club of Providence Point held its annual Christmas Luncheon on Friday, December 15.  The club was honored with the presence of Division 28 Lt. Governor Becky Wilder. 

 

Lt. Gov. Becky Wilder with our Officers & Board Members

In the spirit of the season, club members brought donations for Operation Nightwatch.  In all we collected 134 pair of socks and various personal items which Ferrin and Nancy Lauve took to Nightwatch.

 

I CARE PROJECT

The Kiwanis Club of Providence Point instituted a new project in November.  We call it the "I Care" project.  It is what the chair of the project, Jane Scheiber, calls "compassion in action."  The idea is to give I Care kits to homeless people we may encounter.  This is in lieu of handing them money.  At our meeting of November 17, members filled 40 I Care kits (plastic food bags) with items such as sox, tissue, granola bars, tuna and crackers, hand warmers, toothbrushes and lip balm.  Included in the kits was a list of organizations which can be contacted for assistance.  Personal notes of support were also placed in the bags. Members will be carrying the kits in their cars to hand out as they come upon a person asking for help.  We plan to repeat this project in February.

 

 

 

 

 

INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS

The Kiwanis Club of Providence Point held their annul installation dinner on Thursday, October 5.  The officers and board members for the 2017-18 administrative year were installed by Division 28 Lieutenant Governor, Craig Doty.

Officers:

                President - Janis Hong                            President Elect - Judy Wing
                Secretary - John Gorow                                  Treasurer - Ted Gamelin

Board Members

        Don Cumming     Sherry Grandorf     Joyce Grauman     Ferrin Lauve
        Edith Leatham     Mike Maloney         Jane Scheiber

 

2016-17 ADMINISTRATIVE YEAR SUMMARY

The Kiwanis Club of Providence Point gave almost 1,720 hours in service to the greater Issaquah community during our 2016-17 administrative year (October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.)

 

Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank

We have members and other residents pick up food from local grocery stores and deliver it to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.  In addition, to the deliveries from the grocery stores, we also take donations of food and clothes from Providence Point residents to the food bank.  We delivered almost 62,000 pounds of food this year.  That is food only; it doesn’t count the many clothes we also transported.   One member also spent 150 hours knitting children’s caps to be distributed by the Food & Clothing Bank.

 

Medical Loan Closet

Our medical loan closet is a free service which is very appreciated by Providence Point residents.  We have gathered items such as walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, and sundry other medical equipment items.  If one of our residents has need for such equipment, they call us and we see they get it.  Two members are on call each month.  This past year members spent 150 hours toward this project.

 

Tutors/School Aides

Members spent over 245 hours volunteering in the schools.  This includes everything from tutoring individual students to assisting teachers.

 

Providence Marianwood

Members have volunteered over 60 hours at Providence Marianwood.  They have done things such as visiting with residents and piano playing.  In addition, we have always had one of our members serve on the Providence Marianwood Board.

 

Youth Programs

The Kiwanis family includes organizations for young people.  The purpose of these groups is to develop a service commitment within the students.  We sponsor two elementary school K-Kids Clubs, one at Grand Ridge Elementary and the other at Discovery Elementary.  In addition we have a new high school Key Club being organized at Eastside Catholic High School.  Another youth group we sponsor is Cub Pack 225.  We are the chartering organization for the Pack.

 

Other Service

There are many other projects our members have participated in.  This include Save Our Spectacles where residents give us old eye glasses which we send on to organizations that make use of them in developing countries.  We also have members who do small handyman tasks for Providence Point residents.

 

Financial Donations

In addition to our many service projects, we also raise money for local charities.  Our largest fund raiser is our Annual Fund Drive.  During this drive, Providence Point residents donated almost $29,000.  The money went to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, Eastside Baby Corner, Providence Marianwood Foundation, and the Kiwanis Club of Providence Point.  In addition to these funds, our club donated more than $10,000 to other worthwhile charities.

The Kiwanis Club of Providence Point gave almost 1,720 hours in service to the greater Issaquah community during our 2016-17 administrative year (October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.)

 

Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank

We have members and other residents pick up food from local grocery stores and deliver it to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.  In addition, to the deliveries from the grocery stores, we also take donations of food and clothes from Providence Point residents to the food bank.  We delivered almost 62,000 pounds of food this year.  That is food only; it doesn’t count the many clothes we also transported.   One member also spent 150 hours knitting children’s caps to be distributed by the Food & Clothing Bank.

 

Medical Loan Closet

Our medical loan closet is a free service which is very appreciated by Providence Point residents.  We have gathered items such as walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, and sundry other medical equipment items.  If one of our residents has need for such equipment, they call us and we see they get it.  Two members are on call each month.  This past year members spent 150 hours toward this project.

 

Tutors/School Aides

Members spent over 245 hours volunteering in the schools.  This includes everything from tutoring individual students to assisting teachers.

 

Providence Marianwood

Members have volunteered over 60 hours at Providence Marianwood.  They have done things such as visiting with residents and piano playing.  In addition, we have always had one of our members serve on the Providence Marianwood Board.

 

Youth Programs

The Kiwanis family includes organizations for young people.  The purpose of these groups is to develop a service commitment within the students.  We sponsor two elementary school K-Kids Clubs, one at Grand Ridge Elementary and the other at Discovery Elementary.  In addition we have a new high school Key Club being organized at Eastside Catholic High School.  Another youth group we sponsor is Cub Pack 225.  We are the chartering organization for the Pack.

 

Other Service

There are many other projects our members have participated in.  This include Save Our Spectacles where residents give us old eye glasses which we send on to organizations that make use of them in developing countries.  We also have members who do small handyman tasks for Providence Point residents.

 

Financial Donations

In addition to our many service projects, we also raise money for local charities.  Our largest fund raiser is our Annual Fund Drive.  During this drive, Providence Point residents donated almost $29,000.  The money went to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, Eastside Baby Corner, Providence Marianwood Foundation, and the Kiwanis Club of Providence Point.  In addition to these funds, our club donated more than $10,000 to other worthwhile charities.

 

IN REMEMBRANCE
MARJORIE McCLURG

Marjorie McClurg, a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Providence Point, passed away on October 12, 2017.  She did an outstanding job of leading our club during the 2012-13 administrative year.  Marjorie was truly a dedicated member who not only was a good leader, but was a doer.  She participated in many of the club's service projects.  She helped with our K-Kids program, Cub Scouts, Eastside Baby Corner, and many other charitable endeavors.  She had a strong belief in what Kiwanis does.

Marjorie loved to sing and participated with local community choirs.  She especially adept at trying to get our club members to be on key as we sang our opening and closing songs.

Marjorie was a very special person.  Her love and dedication to our club was important both to our members and to herself.  We will miss her and thank her for all she did for our Kiwanis Club.

 


 

 
MEETING INFORMATION
1st & 3rd Fridays of Month 
Noon - 1:30 PM
Collin Hall
The lower level of Town Hall
4135 Providence Point Drive
Issaquah, WA 98029