Kiwanis Clubs have a common bond

Southlake Kiwanis Club is making a difference.

Southlake Kiwanis Club is making a difference.

Vicki Baker

Whether a Kiwanis Club hails from here, there or around the world, they all share a common mission and core value, “Serving the children of the world.” Although they serve a different city, are comprised of members with different backgrounds and engage with different community agencies, the Southlake Kiwanis Club reaffirmed that one thing remains constant: all Kiwanis Clubs strive to “improve the world, one child and one community at a time.”

John Thane, past president of the Southlake Kiwanis Club, shared his club’s history and achievements with the Kiwanis Club Robson Ranch at its June 3 meeting. SLKC, chartered 13 years ago and currently with 13 members, is the fastest growing club in the division. They serve the Southlake community and surrounding cities of Grapevine, Keller and Trophy Club.

With its commitment to children, SLKC prided itself on raising $21,000 at its 10th annual Run4Kids 5K. Held annually, this year’s event saw over 200 runners. Engaging the entire community and local schools to meet its fund-raising goal, monies were raised to benefit Key Clubs at Carroll and Grapevine High Schools, Boy Scouts, Community Storehouse, Spokes for Hope, GRACE, Alliance for Children, CASA, LeaderKids and Recovery Resource Center. In addition SLKC awarded $2,500 in high school student scholarships.

With a heart for community service, the SLKC members are service minded men and women, both business people and community members, united in their commitment to and compassion for others. This is a common bond shared with KCRR. Interested in sharing this bond too? Then come visit the Kiwanis Club RR on the first and third Friday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Clubhouse. For more information contact Barbara Leurig at