The Granville Kiwanis Meet each Monday night at the Historic Granville Inn, 314 E Broadway, Granville, Ohio 43023
Visitors are always welcome! Join us at 6:15PM for dinner and a program. For Membership questions, please contact Diane at Join@GranvilleKiwanis.org.
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Our Club Leadership. 2017-18 Granville Kiwanis President Sally Schaadt and Immediate Past President Don Lewis with Division 10E Lt. Gov. James Minter.
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 Gottfriend, 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 Club
Chartered on November 19, 1962 the Kiwanis Club of Granville provides services and resources to many area charities and groups.
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.
Granville Kiwanis meets each Monday night at 6:15PM for dinner at the historic Granville Inn in downtown Granville, Ohio. Our meetings are open to the public and guests are always welcome.
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!)
We are proud to have hosted the 1995-1996 and 2008-09, 2014-15 and 2015-16 Division 10-E Lieutenant Governors Walt Chaney, Leonard Hubert, Jerry Miller and Jennifer Lewis. Jennifer currently serves as the 2017-18 Ohio District Chair for K-Kids.
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Kiwanis International and Key Club are close to completing their 5-Year International Service Project to Eliminate Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus World-wide! For $1.80 a mother and her unborn children can be vaccinated. Granville Kiwanis donated over $50k to this worthwhile cause, saving over 27,777 mothers and children. If you would like to help us, you can make a tax-deductible donation using our Electronic Payment Donation using our Granville Kiwanis PayPal Site or mail checks to Granville Kiwanis Foundation (501c3), PO Box 133, Granville, OH 43023, Memo "Eliminate Project." All contributions are appreciated ($1.80 is all it takes to save one life!).
The Granville Kiwanis Foundation (501c3), the Kiwanis Children's Fund (formerly the Kiwanis International Foundation) and the Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation are other opportunities to support Kiwanis andextend your impact.
Granville Kiwanis is working with TAASC to provide Amtrykes to disabled youth and veterans in our community. They have an active waitlist and donations collected are given as trykes throughout the year. Each customized tryke costs between $250-$1250 and are modified/recycled as the child grows or needs.
(Photo,) Granville co-sponsored this tryke presented by Gov. Amy Zimmerman at a state-wide meeting at OSU-Newark campus on Dec. 5, 2015. The receipient was 9yr-old Abby from Zanesville. Article in Newark Advocate on Dec. 8, 2015.
(Photo) Savanna McDade, age 11, received an amtryke on Jan. 19, 2016 at the Division 10-E, 10-S, and 10-W Joint Council meeting honoring Ohio District Governor Amy Zimmerman. Gov. Amy presented the tryke to Savanna who was "all smiles" and just celebrated her birthday the day before. Over 133 people including her mother Tonya McDade attended the event. We collected $4865 in donations and pledges for Ambucs that evening. Thanks to Division 10-E Key Clubs for $690!
(Photo) Louis Wood received his Amtryke in May from the Granville Kiwanis. He showed our club and others from Division 10E, his progress at our Division Council Meeting at Infirmary Mound Park. Photo taken by Alice Lewis. (Photo) Katie with cerebral palsey receives an amtryke in Mason, OH on Aug. 12.
(Photos) DeJanique Harding from Colerain School in Columbus and Brandon Smith-Brown from Lancaster receive Amtrykes at the 2016 Granville 4th of July during the Games for All Ages. Lee Ann Parsley, silver medalist in the skeleton signed Brandon's helmet.
(Photo) Sollomon Barth from Granville receives an Amtryke at the Division 10E Family Picnic at Blendon Woods on Sept 19, 2016. His father Michael helps him adjust the bike and Solly was so excited when he could finally go ride. Members donated their meal cost to help raise funds for the $900 Amtryke, a joint gift of the Kiwanis Clubs of Division 10E.
Granville Kiwanis and Division 10E donated two amtrykes to youth from New Albany on Sept 14, 2017 at Blendon Woods Park.
GHS Key Club provided an amtryke to Emily age 13 of Granville and the Kiwanis Club provided an amtryke to Maddox age 5, both in October 2017.
On November 20, 2017 at a Kiiwanis meeting at the Granville Inn, Santa presented Maddox Bertke (age 5 from Granville) with a therapeutic tryke. He told Santa he loved the bike and rode it down the ramp to his car. He took the opportunity to ask Santa for a Robin (Batman sidekick) mobile for Christmas.
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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!
(Top Left photo above) While visiting a Kiwanis meeting, local 4th grader Caden Bertke (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). (Top right photo above) 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. The presentation was made at the Granville Inn on Monday, November 20 during a regular dinner meeting. The family joined in the presentation including 4th grade brother Caden Bertke (who 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, the Granville Elementary K-Kids (a service learning organization of 52 second graders) visited Middleton Senior Living facility. K-Kids students played holiday bingo and read holiday books with Middleton seniors/residents. There was much laughter and love during the event.
Welcome to our new Aktion Club of Licking County. The Aktion Club of Licking County held its charter celebration on Monday, December 12, 2016 from 11:30-1:30 at the Double Tree by Hilton in Newark, hosted by the Newark Kiwanis Club and emceed by President Abbey Border. Lunch buffet was provided for $12.50 with Aktion Club members free. The KIwanis Aktion Club is sponsored by the Kiwanis Clubs of Heath Moundbuilders, Granville and Newark in partnership with the LCBDD. Shown above, the Officers who were elected on July 27, 2016 were installed at the ceremony on Dec 12, 2016. During the formal ceremoney, the Charter, banner, gavel and proclamations were presented. Sixteen charter members were inducted. Over 120 people attended the event including the Newark High School Key Club and Newark High School Swing Choir as the entertainment program, Other guests included the members and advisors of the Aktion Clubs of Knox County (Mt. Vernon), Delaware County and Cambridge, Mayor Melissa Hartfield of Granville, Mayor Mark Johns of Heath and the Superintendent of the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities Jason Umstot. Contact David McManus at the LCBDD for more information about the club or joining! New members (adults with disabilities of Licking County) are welcome!
December 17, Kiwanis members rang the bell for the Salvation Army collection red buckat at the Ross' Granville Market. Guest appearances by the Roger Lossing quartet and also by The Tom Agyle Family Band to sing carols with acoustic and electric guitar. Event led by Thom McKee.
Kiwanis One Day service project on April 2, 2016 at home of Mickey Smith (wife of late Kiwanis member Edison Smith). Clearning the bamboo shown in background was the most challenging project. Missing from photograph: neighbor Don, Jennifer Lewis (taking photo) and President Dave Thomas (driving the Kiwanis truck to the metal scrap yard with an old stove for $3.90)
Interclub helping at Northern Columbus Kiwanis Club's Annual Easter Egg hunt at Clintonville's Whetstone Park of Roses. The 10:00-10:05AM hunt offered 6,000 candy-filled eggs for kids 0-11 years old. Free photo op with Mr. Bunny and $1 hot chocolate and donuts completed this club's oldest service project.
Christmas tree sale and delivery at Fackler's Nursery on Newark-Granville Rd/Cherry Valley, Nov/Dec 2015.
Tryke donated by Granville, Newark and Zanesville Kiwanis Clubs and presented by Governor Amy Zimmerman to 9 year old Abby and her mother from Zanesville at the Ohio District Kiwanis Board Meeting at OSU-Newark Campus' Hopewell Hall, Dec 5,2015. Guest Appearance by Santa Claus with Christmas caroling.
Basketball Ticket sales at Granville High School home boys and girls' games, Nov-Jan, 2015.
Christmas decorations at Granville's historic Bryn Du Mansion, Dec. 2015. Photo taken on the record-breaking 65degF Saturday, Dec 12, 2105.
Maple tree planting and dedications at Granville Elementary school, Nov. 12, 2015
Maple tree planting and dedications at Granville Elementary school, Nov. 12, 2015
Key Club Division 10E Lt. Governor Sam Malik and Lt. Governor Jennifer Lewis at the Division Council Meeting 1 hosted by Granville Kiwanis at the Granville Inn, Nov. 10, 2015
Granville Kiwanis honored local Veterans at a club dinner meeting with program by Granville Veteran Kevin Bennett at the Granville Inn, Nov. 9, 2015. All veterans received a jar of Kiwanis' own maple syrup!
Eve Elliott Easter Basket project - 80 baskets were made and donated with 65 stuffed animals and given to Mental Health American of Licking County on March 27, 2015.
Lt. Gov. Jerry Miller and Granville Kiwanis host Div10E Council Meeting at Denison, Nov. 11, 2014
Granville Senior Center Building Renovations, United Way's Day of Caring Sept 24, 2014.
Thom McKee leads Granville Kiwanis' Team to victory in annual Chili Cookoff fundraiser in Oct. 2014. He will lead the club again on October 7, 2016! (The Gville Inn & Rotary did not have a cook-off in 2015.)
Dave Thomas (President), Roger Lossing, Charlene Lossing (Secretary), Tom Harvey and Lt Gov Jennifer Lewis in photo. Roger, Charlene and Tom each received a Centennial Award at the January 10, 2016 All Division 10s Governor's visit for their $1500 personal donations to the Eliminate Project.
Dr. Jessica Wilson, 2nd grade teacher at Granville Elementary and Key Club Alumna from Marietta, Ohio joins the Granville Kiwanis (2-years free KI membership as a Key Club alumni)! She will lead the new K-Kids service leadership program for 2nd graders starting in August 2016.
Lt Governor Jennifer Lewis from Granville receives the David B. Gillespie Award for Outstanding Service with the Student Leadership Programs. This is the highest honor for this purpose given by the Ohio District Kiwanis Governor and was presented by Gov Amy Zimmerman at the Distict Convention in Mason, Ohio on August 12, 2016. Also receiving honors was Lt Governor-Designate Jim Janosik from Worthington-Linworth Kiwanis Club for his outstanding service PR Chair for Ohio District Kiwanis. Both are standing with the Cincinnati Kiwanis Club's original bell celebrating their 100th Birthday.
Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Granville, Ohio
The Kiwanis Club of Granville meets on Mondays at 6:15PM at the Granville Inn in downtown Granville, Ohio. We have weekly programs and speakers, as well as updates on our service projects. Our dinner meetings are a great opportunity to meet many of our 80 members. We participate in many service projects throughout the year. Join us for any service project, just another great opportunity to meet our active members! This website will post the updated schedule of meetings and events.
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