Aktion Club of Licking County
and Follow us on Twitter @AktionClubLC
Photos of recent events posted below
About the Club
The Aktion Club is a new, FUN Kiwanis-sponsored community service leadership organization for adults with disabilities. The club is open to any adult in Licking County with a disability. The club is self supported by aided by the LCBDD, family, providers, friends and Kiwanis members from the sponsoring clubs.
The club is sponsored by the Kiwanis Clubs of Granville, Heath-Moundbuilders and Newark in partnership with the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The club was chartered on September 1, 2016.
Members hold regular meetings and plan their own service projects and fundraisers. Club members are inducted, officers are elected and installed annually. Leadership and organization training is part of the program. Members receive name badges, membership booklet, membership cards, pins and a service bag.
Our Club Leadership
2017-18 Club Officers (elected on 10/10/17)
Board Members: Tom Olson (Y2), Mike Radabaugh (Y2), William Butler (Y1)
President: Kyle Gossett
Vice President: Carl Gruber
Secretary: Les Garvin
Treasurer: Kim Burgess
Sargent In Arms: Marvin Saunders
Co-Historians: Amy Gorley and Kim McClain
Public Relations/Social Media Committee: Kyle Gossett and Mike Radabaugh
Club members meet once a month, on the Second Tuesday of the month at 5:45 - 7:00 PM at E.S. Weiant Center located at 116 N. 22nd Street, Newark, Ohio 43055. They also meet once every three months at 11:30-1:00 pm at a different day care provider to hold a meeting and share a service project.
The club members complete and plan their own community service projects during their monthly meetings. The club created and distributed Veteran's cards in November 2016, Valentine's cards to seniors in February 2017, created and delivered over 550 Easter Cards to seniors with help from the KKids and Kiwanis Clubs in April 2017, they created friendly note catepillar clothespins and colorful traction socks for seniors and kids in hospitals in March 2017.
The Club hosted a Holiday Pie Sale in December 2016 and raised over $500 to attend the MidYear conference in March 2017 and pay for club items. In May, the Aktion Club sold Mother's Day flower arrangements of annuals made with help of the Granville Elementary KKids, the Middle School Builder's Club, the Granville, Newark and Heath Kiwanis clubs, and local businesses including Ross' Granville Market, The Historic Granville Inn, Hope Timber Garden Center and the Newark Canal Market. The club raised over $500 for its projects and to attend the conference in August. Members made more baskets that will be sold at the Newark Strawberry Festival for $10. All proceeds benefit the Aktion Club of Licking County.
The club is excited to have a booth at the Newark Strawberry Festival on June 2-4, 2017. They will be sharing information about the club, giving out free red Strawberry rubber hand stamps, strawberry flavored popsicles and helping the Newark Kiwanis with the event.
Conferences and Leadership Training
Club members attended the MidYear Education Day Conference on March 4, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Columbus-North. Members will attend the Ohio Annual Aktion Club Service Leadership Conference in Medina, Ohio on August 25, 2017.
The Aktion Club of Licking County was chartered on September 1, 2016. Formal Charter Event was held on December 12, 2016 at the Newark Hilton Doubletree Hotel hosted by the Newark Kiwanis. The event included the induction of 14 charter members and installation of officers and presentation of the charter and banner to the LCBDD Superintendent Jason Umstot and Proclamations from the Mayors of Granville, Heath and Newark.
For more Information about the club or joining,
Contact Dave McManus at the LCBDD, telephone: (740) 349-6588. Or ask any of the Kiwanis Clubs of Granville, Newark or Heath Moundbuilders.
Press Releases and Articles
Recent Events and Calendar
Tues. Aug 12, 2017 - Meeting at E.S. Weiant from 5:45-7:00 PM. Nominations for officers election Sept 12. Planning for Aktion Club Convention in Medina OH on Aug 26. 6 members registered.
Sat. Aug 19, 2017 - Karis' Cause 5K at Geller Park in Heath, Ohio. 5 participated and Kiwanis sponsored. Event raised $37k for Karis Cause and the American Childhood Cancer Organization (501c3). Contact Gary Wimer, Heath Moundbuilders Kiwanis.
Tues. Aug 22, 2017 - Quarterly lunch meeting at S.P.A.R.K. in Granville, 11:30-1:00 PM, Service project working on contests for the convention, nominations for officers and voting of photographs for Kiwanis contest at Granville Public Library. Recruited one new member.
Thurs. Aug 24, 2017 - The Big Show (Clown Show) free show in Newark, Ohio. Contest Mike Wesley, Newark.
Sat. Aug 26, 2017 - Aktion Club Ohio District Convention in Medina, Ohio.
Sat. Aug 26, 2017 - Special event with the travelling WWII Memorial for WWII Veterans with military airplanes at Heath, OH at the airport. Open to the public. Co-sponsored by Kiwanis.
Tues. Sept 12, 2017 - Meeting at E.S. Weiant from 5:45-7:00 PM. Election of new officers (postponed due to illness and unforeseen absences). Review of Convention activities.
Tues. Sept 12, 2017 - Division 10E Kiwanis Council Meeting 4 at Blendon Woods, New Albany. Picnic with Kiwanis Family and presentation of two amtrykes to children from New Albany region. Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of New Albany and Lt. Gov. Jim Janosik (Worthington-Linworth and Polaris Clubs).
Sat. Sept 30, 2017 - Granville Kiwanis Maple Leaf 5K & 10K, fundraiser for the Granville Kiwanis Club and the Wildwood Playground Renovation Project for April 2018. Participants and water stop service project.
Tues. Oct 10, 2017 - Meeting at E.S. Weiant from 5:45-7:00 PM. Installation of new officers and induction of new members. Review project ideas and calendar for new year (starts Oct. 1, 2017). Service project: Show Kindness Grocery bags to be distributed locally and used by area grocery stores. AGENDA MTG 101017
Tues. Oct. 17 2017 - Celebration of 50 years of the LCBDD and Service at E.S. Weiant from3:45 to 6:-00 PM. Members will welcome visitors and host from 3:45-6:00 PM. The club will also have an exhibit table.
Tues. Nov. 14, 2017 - Meeting at E.S. Weiant from 5:45-7:00 PM.Tues. Dec. 12, 2017 - Meeting at E.S. Weiant from 5:45-7:00 PM.
Photos of our club in Aktion!
October 17. 2017 - Licking County Board of Developmental Disabiliities Celebrates 50 Years at the E.S.Weiant Center in Newark from 4-7:30 PM. Aktion Club members welcomed guests, passed out programs, and supported an Aktion Club exhibit table with Veteran's Day card hands-on service project for the public
August 26, 2017 - Aktion Club Ohio District Convention in Medina, Ohio
Club meetings and service projects:
of Licking County