Why Kiwanis?

Susan and Jim Galbraith

Susan and Jim Galbraith

Jan Norton

This is the first in a series of interviews with Robson Ranch Kiwanis members. Read to learn more about us and then join us so that we can continue to grow and serve those in need.

Jim Galbraith: Jim sees Kiwanis as “an international force of world peace.” Kiwanians serve 90+ different countries, representing various races, religions, and ethnic backgrounds. Jim describes Kiwanis as a “fellowship of dedicated men and women who are eager to respond to needs within the community and work to make a difference.” He has been a proud Kiwanian since 1975, serving in Elgin, South Mountain, Ahwatukee, Denton, and Robson Ranch; he has shared the motto “We Build” in his capacity as secretary, vice president, president, lt. Governor, and governor of the Southwest District.

Susan Galbraith: “As a person thankful for the good opportunities in my life, I choose to help others. Kiwanis is a club of open-hearted people ready to share their time, talent, and treasure with those in need.” And share she has! She has tutored reading, organized a talent show, cleaned a graveyard, cleaned crisis houses, painted at Ponder Park and Hope Equine Therapy, made dolls for children in local hospitals, and collected ten years of hygiene products for Interfaith Ministries, to mention just a few of her service projects. She has also raised funds by super-selling at the Robson garage sale, selling circus tickets, publishing a cookbook, decorating gingerbread houses, collecting for silent auctions, taking part in a musical show, cooking for a cook-off, collecting aluminum, and selling Fourth of July hot dogs.

Whew! Come join us and bring your ideas for further serving the needs of children of all ages. Give Jim and Susan a call at 940-262-0600.