Tag: Kiwanis Club

Kiwanis Club helps others get a clean start

Kiwanis Club collects personal care products for Interfaith Ministries.

Vicki Baker We’ve all done it. You stay in a hotel and pack away the unused complementary toiletries. Then slowly but surely your home toiletry stash begins to look like a CVS Pharmacy. Don’t fret. Kiwanis Club has the perfect solution! Donate these unused toiletries so that individuals in need can benefit from your inventory…

Kiwanis Club rewards student excellence

Jane Onwuegbuchu, majoring in nursing

Vicki Baker and Jim Galbraith The Kiwanis Club Robson Ranch was thrilled to announce the recipients of its 2017 Foundation Scholarships. Since 2009, 18 TWU college students have been awarded scholarships totaling $15,000. This year there were 14 strong candidates for consideration. In addition to club members Ralph Bunker, Ellen Cheshire and Barbara Anderson, the…

Kiwanis calling for Citizen of the Year nominations

Ralph Bunker People helping people one person at a time is a value held by all Kiwanians. The Kiwanis Club of Robson Ranch is aware that there are many hard-working, caring residents at the Ranch who are not Kiwanis Club members. Each year the club recognizes one of those residents, highlighting their community accomplishments inside…

Kiwanis Club tees off for charity

Families chipping in for charity

Vicki Baker The sun was shining, the atmosphere was lively and the fun was everywhere. It was the perfect day to get out the clubs and play a round of golf and at the same time help local charities. The Kiwanis Club Grandparent/Grandchild Golf Outing was held on June 17 at Robson Ranch’s Wild Horse…

What’s right with those kids today

Circle K International: students today, leaders tomorrow

Vicki Baker You’ve heard it dozens of times; maybe even said it a time or two yourself: “kids these days.” The millennials have surpassed baby boomers to become the country’s largest living generation. How does this make you feel? You may wonder how things will pan out for society when they take charge. Plenty of…

Teacher, friend, advocate – Kiwanis Club mentors

Answer the call, be a mentor

Vicki Baker The idea that children benefit from caring and consistent relationships with adults is by no means new. Ever since Odysseus entrusted the education of his son to Mentor in Homer’s Odyssey, adults who provide children with guidance have shared the loyal sage’s name. Community-based child mentoring got its start in 1904 when Ernest…

Robson Ranch Kiwanis Club enjoys K-Kids presentation

Catherine Jenkins Robson Ranch Kiwanis Club enjoyed a year-in-review slideshow presentation by Michelle Lynn, librarian and co-sponsor of Evers Park Elementary School K-Kids Club supported by the Robson Ranch Kiwanis Club. Along with Hailey Caraway, the school guidance counselor, Ms Lynn organizes service projects for the 100-plus young K-Kids members at their school. Members of…

Shoe Drive benefits global cause

“Sole” survivors of the Kiwanis shoe drive

Vicki Baker Thanks to the incredible generosity of Robson Ranch, the Kiwanis Club collected 3,500 pairs of shoes during its March “Soles for Needy Souls” Shoe Drive, which far surpassed all expectations. The club’s mantra is “changing the world one child at a time.” This time they did it one pair of shoes at a…

Flavors fill the night at Taste of North Texas

Kiwanians ready to indulge in the food feast

Vicki Baker Taste of North Texas is the biggest buffet you’ve ever seen. This amazingly gluttonous fundraiser sponsored by the 91-year old Denton Kiwanis Club supports the ongoing efforts of its Children’s Clinic, a network of dedicated local health care providers providing low-cost or no-cost medical, dental and prescription assistance to disadvantaged children in the…