Aktion Club of Licking County
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.
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.
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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.
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Photos of our members active in service!