I met my first Kiwanian when I was about six years old. It was at a Labor Day picnic sponsored by the Kiwanians. Boy was it fun with rides, hot dogs, cotton candy, ponies, all the things to make a little kid sick! I remember it so well.
Some 60 years later I met this lady with a great smile—it’s Susan Galbraith. She asked, “Have you ever heard of Kiwanis?” I replied, “Why yes, I have!” Which started a great conversation, and a good friendship.
I had thought it was a men’s business club, which at one time it sort of was, but in the ’70s women joined. Now we are a worldwide organization helping children and families.
Closer to home, what Robson Ranch Kiwanians do can be a laundry list of things. We work at TMS, partner with Kiwanis Denton Breakfast to work the Taste of North Texas, deliver the Robson Ranch Source Book, collected a truck load of shoes for Soles for Souls, offer the pancake breakfast, sell at the garage sale, deliver toys to Rainbow Room, ring the bells at the Salvation Army kettle at Christmas, build ramps for the needy, and sew comfort dolls for hospitals. We also mentor for DISD and hold Kiwanis Kids meetings at Evers Park for the next generation of leaders. The list goes on. The more we think outside the box, the more fun it is.
Come and join us the first and third Friday morning for coffee and on the third Friday donuts too!