Kiwanis Club April Highlights of the Month

Kathy Perry

On April 2 we opened our meeting with Tim Muntz on Trumpet, accompanying the well-attended group to the tune “It’s A Grand Old Flag.”

Our guests were Dr. Jeff Russell and four other DISD staff members, Lt. Mays of the Denton Police Department and nine of his deputies. They all had come to hear our guest speaker, Jan Edwards, president of Paving the Way Foundation. The presentation was “Dangers of Sex Trafficking in the U.S.”

The average age of entry into the Human Trafficking Cycle is 15. This incredible presentation made it clear it’s not all about sex, it’s about forced labor, whether it be for agriculture, household, or sex, once they are recruited, they feel shame and guilt. What can we do to help? Educate yourself. Texas is second in the nation for calls to the National Trafficking Hotline. Know the signs. If you see something, do something. Make the call: National Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7788, text Help or Info at 233733, ICE at 866-347-2423, or the Texas Abuse Hotline at 800-252-5400.

“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and it’s best hope for the future.”

The “Hero” coloring book contest: See article We Have A Winner for pictures.

Texas Motor Speedway is scheduled. We have two work dates: May 1 and 2 with the next dates June 12 and 13. TABC and Food Handlers testing is underway.

Bingo is postponed until the fall. Sorry folks.

The April 16 meeting’s special speaker was the Honorable Mayor of Denton, Gerard Hudspeth.

He gave us an update on the state of the city. The building of the new police substation has started. And the new Housing for the Homeless on 288, across from the DMV building, has also started. Watch the City Council Meetings on Grande, Channel 12.

The CAP Walkathon and Diaper Drive fundraisers benefiting the Rainbow Rooms of Denton County is over but not finished. Pat Hamblin, Chris Mershon, and the freshman class, helped with the April 17 pick-up by the Rainbow Room staff from Pat’s garage. They filled one pickup truck, two vans, and two cars full of diapers and hygiene products for kids. There will be a check presentation next month, the Diaper Fairy told me … it will be in the neighborhood of $6,000. That’s a lot of diapers! Great job to all who took part!

Texas Roadhouse Robson Ranch Kiwanis fundraiser April 20 update will be in the May “WHATS UP DOC?”

Coming Events

May 29: Robson Ranch Arts and Craft, Your Neighbors at Work, sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Robson Ranch.

This will be the same day as the spring concert, open at noon until 7 p.m. Watch the HOA bulletin for updates on vendors.

We have tents for rent at 10 X 10. Watch the HOA announcements for info or call Rodney Dent at 903-805-9411 or Kathy Perry at 940-262-0201.