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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

 

 

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.

 

 

ANNUAL FUND DRIVE
2017 RESULTS

May was the month for the Kiwanis Annual Fund Drive for local charities.  Kiwanis asked each resident to write a check to one of four Issaquah nonprofits. At the end of the month, Kiwanis turned over the bundles of checks to representatives of the charities.  This provides support for the local charities, and it also raises the profile of Providence Point as a good community citizen.

The four nonprofits being supported this year were:

The final results of the 2017 Annual Fund Drive were presented to the Providence Point Kiwanis Board of Directors at their July 7 meeting.   Through the generosity of Providence Point residents a grand total of more than $28,000 was generated by the Fund Drive this year. The past six fund drives have generated over $160,000 for local charities.  This exceptional effort puts Providence Point on the map as a solid community citizen in Issaquah and the Eastside.

Click here to see results of the 2017 drive.

 

K-KIDS

The Kiwanis Family is made up of not only adult clubs like the Kiwanis Club of Providence Point, but several youth organizations that provide an opportunity for youngsters to learn about community service.  One of these is K-Kids, an elementary school age program.  The objects of K-Kids are: Image result for k-kids

  • To provide opportunities for working together in service to school and community.
  • To develop leadership potential.
  • To foster the development of strong moral character.
  • To encourage loyalty to school, community and nation.

Our club is fortunate enough to sponsor two K-Kids clubs in the Issaquah School District.  One is at Discovery Elementary, with Kiwanis advisors Roberta Haw and Jane Scheiber; and our newest club at Grand Ridge Elementary with Kiwanis advisors Craig Doty and Ferrin Lauve.  Other than the students, the most important leaders of the K-Kids clubs are the school advisors.  We are lucky to have several dedicated teachers as guides for the K-Kids members.  At Discovery they are: Elizabeth Scott-Winkler, Krista Behling, and Eve Didonato.  Grand Ridge advisors are: Brandy Falk and Kim Goodman.  We thank these teachers for their desire and dedication to help their students develop into productive citizens.

To see an example of projects the K-Kids students are involved in, click here to go to the K-Kids page of this website.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
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