March Kiwanis Club

Board members (left to right): Chris Mershon (co-chair for drive), Barbara Leurig, Gene Heathcoat, Greg Laffey, Susan Galbraith, Roy Meyer, Chris Laffey, and Kathy Perry

Kiwanis Club Kicks Off Walkathon

Kiwanis Club of Robson Ranch is kicking off their C.A.P. Walkathon fundraiser, April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The money raised through your generous donations will go to the Rainbow Rooms of Denton County, Denton ISD, Denton Kiwanis Clinic (supplies medical and dental needs), St. Jude’s Research, and many more. All of these organizations are dedicated to the rights, welfare, and education of the children of Denton.

The two-mile walk will take place on Sunday, April 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. It will start at the CATC building to Goodland Drive, and return two times. Please make a $20 donation for the two-mile walk. Your donation will allow you to walk the course, or a Kiwanis member will walk for you. You can make your donation the day of the walk, or you may drop off or mail your donations to Pat Hamblin at 10801 Flagstone. Make checks payable to KCRRF with a memo of “Walkathon.”

For further information, contact Chairperson Pat Hamblin at 361-549-8476, or Co-Chairperson Chris Mershon at 817-271-5380.

Come out, enjoy a nice walk, and help the kids. You will feel good, and your heart will thank you—maybe your doctor, too.

Kiwanis Bingo Was a Real Blast!

We opened the doors to a very excited crowd after almost a year without bingo, and just days before, we had an ice storm. I had been sweating bullets about getting the equipment here before the storm. The supplier doesn’t deliver on weekends, and the storm was due Thursday and Friday, and was likely to carry over to Saturday morning, so we had to arrange for a delivery on Tuesday. Then wait and hope that Mother Nature would be kind to us. Well, by Friday afternoon she had backed off with the waterworks. It was cold but dry. By Sunday it was a Texas winter again; 65, clear, and sunny. We set up for 170 people and took in about 150.

Kiwanis wants to thank everyone for coming out and supporting our cause, which is supporting the local charities and groups that provide essential services for the children of Denton County. Kiwanis also wants to say thank you to all who contributed to our raffle: Joe’s Italian Restaurant in Justin, Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream, Argyle Med Spa & Wellness Center, La Vie Nails & Spa in Northlake, Bowlero Lanes in Denton, Drybar Hair Salon in Grapevine and Fort Worth, Robson Ranch Wildhorse Grill in Robson Ranch, gorgeous handmade silver necklace donated by a Robson Ranch patron, and 10 door prizes donated by another generous Robson Ranch resident who chooses to remain unnamed, but is a neighbor of Tim and Linda Muntz. And, as always, we thank El Pollo Loco for discount cards and great chicken!

Thanks, one and all. See you June 12. We will do it all again!

Scholarships Awarded

On Feb. 18, at the Kiwanis Club meeting, we were happy to welcome Shelby Gould, TWU Scholarship coordinator, and one of the scholarship recipients, Prisha Goyal. They came to help us recognize all of the TWU Scholarship recipients. The following women received $1,000 from the Kiwanis Club of Robson Ranch Foundation: Thi Bich Dang, Prisha Goyal, Katherine Holloman, Madyson Kash, Gagna Ramesh, and Dora Sow.

We had previously scheduled this presentation for Feb. 4, but due to the ice storm, we had to postpone the meeting. Unfortunately, this led to most of the recipients being unable to attend this meeting. Never fear, they did make an appearance via a thumb drive. Each one of the ladies pre-recorded a message to the club. We enjoyed a 15-minute presentation, that was enjoyable and informative, about their plans on how they would conquer the world. Ahh, sweet bird of youth.

Awards are based on academic performance, service in the community, and leadership development. We work with the TWU Foundation in the administering of the funds based upon the performance in the fall.