Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Granville
Join us Monday nights at 6:15 PM at the Historic Granville Inn, 314 E Broadway, Granville, Ohio 43023. Visitors Welcome!
Kiwanis is a volunteer service organization supporting youth and our community. Our fundraisers include Pancake Day, maple syrup sales, tent rentals, and Granville 4th of July. Kids need Kiwanis, and Kiwanis needs You! For Membership info, please contact Diane Preston at Join@GranvilleKiwanis.org.
Upcoming Meetings & Events
Our Club Leadership. [Left] 2017-18 Granville Kiwanis President Sally Schaadt and Immediate Past President Don Lewis with Division 10E Lt. Gov. James Minter. [Right] 2017-18 Granville Kiwanis Officers: President Sally Schaadt, Immediate Past President Don Lewis, President Elect Lisa Matula, Vice President Terry VanOfferen, Secretary Charlene Lossing and Treasurer Tom Esh. These officers and Board Members (Brian Gottfried, Barb Pollack, Mark Mykulyn, Val Matula, Craig Washka, Thom McKee, Vince Paumier) were installed at the Granville Inn on Monday, October 16 at 6:15 PM by our Division 10E Lieutenant Governor James Minter (Westerville Kiwanis).
About our ClubKiwanis is a volunteer service organization supporting youth and our community. Under the leadership of President Sally Schaadt, the Granville Kiwanis meets each Monday night at 6:15PM for dinner and an educational program at the historic Granville Inn in downtown Granville, Ohio. Our meetings are open to the public and guests are always welcome. Our club was chartered on November 19, 1962. We are known for our own pure maple syrup and our Annual Granville Kiwanis 4th of July Celebration! We are busy throughout the year, donating resources and our time to many local youth programs, charities and events. This year we are proud to be the Major Donor to the Wildwood Park Playground Restoration Project and leading the community volunteer effort to help build the playground in April 2018.
Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanians attend club meetings and activities for meaningful service, fellowship, information and inspiration. We impact our community directly through voluntary community service, with a special emphasis on serving children of the world. Kiwanis inspires and trains youth to lead and serve through its Service Leadership Programs for elementary through college levels (K-Kids, Builders Club, Key Club, Circle K, Key Leader Training, Terrific Kids, Bring Up Grades (BUG)). Aktion Club is Kiwanis' service leadership organization for people associated with disabilities.
This year we are supporting the 2017-18 Ohio Kiwanis Governor Dan Litzinger's First Family's focus service project "Feeding Ohio's Children" with new service projects. We are involving our service leadership groups - KKids at Granville elementary school. Builder's Club at Granville middle school, Key Club at the Granville and Watkins Memorial High Schools and the Aktion Club of Licking County, a new service club for adults with developmental disabilities. We are continuing projects including supporting young children age 0-5 years old, promoting literacy, and providing Amtrykes or three-wheeled pedal and/or hand-crank cycles, giving independence and mobility, to many youth and Veterans in Ohio with disabilities. Click here for more information about Gov. Dan and Barb Litzinger's First Family's Project "Feeding Ohio's Children"
With our 2017-18 Kiwanis International President Jim Rochford we are inviting more people to get involved with Kiwanis and helping children by opening new clubs and increasing our current membership. If you are interested in helping your community, contact the Granville Kiwanis or visit us at any event or meeting and see what we are all about. Thanks to Immediate Past KI President Jane Erickson and the 2015-16 Kiwanis International President Sue Petrisin, we donated $55k towards a 5-year promise to Eliminate Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus to raise $110M for vaccinations and eliminate tetanus worldwide. (By the way, Ms. Petrisin was the first female President of Kiwanis, and the first female President of any International Service Organization!)
With Kiwanis International and Key Club, we are close to completing a 5-Year project to Eliminate Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus world-wide! Our club contributed over $50k of the $110M pledged thus far. Every $1.80 saves a mother and her unborn children by vaccination. Granville's contribution saved over 27,777 mothers and children. Contact us if you would like to contribute.
The Granville Kiwanis Foundation (501c3), the Kiwanis International Children's Fund (formerly the Kiwanis International Foundation) and the Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation are other opportunities to support Kiwanis and extend your impact.
We are providing therapeutic Amtrykes to youth in our community with The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition (TAASC) in Dublin, OH. TAASC maintains a waitlist following evaluation from a trained therapist. Our goal is to get these kids moving as soon as possible! Each tryke is customized to the individual's needs and can be modified or traded-in as the child grows. (Photos) Solomon Barth and Louis Wood, both from Granville were thrilled to ride their Amtrykes.
Major Donor for the Wildwood Park Playground Rebuild, scheduled for April 2018.
Photos of Recent Service Projects and Events
Granville Kiwanis helped serve the meal after the Aktion Club meeting on Jan. 9 at ES. Weiant Center. We served our famous panini grilled cheese and two soups in honor of Soup Month and to kick-off their food drive. Members and guests enjoyed grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato basil and homemade zucchini Andouille sausage and vegetable soup, pickles, chips and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Thanks to Alice Lewi, Jim Fowler, Dave Thomas, David McManus, Don Lewis, Mike Moore and Jen Lewis for helping! Thank you to Kim McLain for ringing the Salvation Army Bell at the red kettle in front of Ross' Granville Market with Granville Elementary K-Kids on 12/23/17!
While attending a Kiwanis meeting, local 4th grader Caden Bertke (left photo, seated on right) heard about a local foster care center needing teddy bears to give to children at a Christmas party. Caden and his friend Brogan Burgett (5th grade) collected on their own collected 48 teddy bears from donations in their neighborhood! Granville Kiwanis collected over 50 teddy bears to meet their need, so the Center shared the bears with other area foster cares to spread the good deed! The boys story made the Newark Advocate and the front page of the Granville Sentinel (Thurs. 12.28.17 Vol. 48, No. 28). (Right ) Granville Kiwanis donates Christmas presents for the Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family Program.
Santa helps the Granville Kiwanis club present an Amtryke three-wheeled therapeutic bicycle to Maddox Bertke, a 5-year old at Granville Elementary School. At the Granville Inn on Monday, November 20, the family shared the moment. 4th grade brother Caden Bertke was inspired at the meeting to collect teddy bears for foster children (see photo above with teddy bears)
On Tuesday December 20 from 3:45 to 5:00 PM, Granville Elementary 2nd grade K-Kids (a service leadership program) visited Middleton Senior Living facility. K-Kids played holiday bingo, made crafts, read books and visited with Middleton seniors/residents. Santa's elf drove the bus!