GLADWIN – After meeting for three months in Zoom meetings during this pandemic time, the Gladwin Kiwanis Club has resumed meeting at the Riverwalk Grill.
This last week the Club had a very busy and exciting meeting on several counts. Max Milne, editor of The Gladwin County Record & Beaverton Clarion, was the guest speaker. This was a time to get to welcome him to the community and to get to know him. It was also an opportunity to learn about what the paper has had to deal with during the COVID-19 pandemic. Max also shared his philosophy of providing news and information to the county.
Kiwanis Lt. Governor, Denny Shumway from the West Branch club was also in attendance. He presented Kiwanis awards to the club from Michigan District of Kiwanis. These awards included the 2018-19 Outstanding Club Award, 100 percent support of the Kiwanis of Michigan Foundation (which provides children support staff at five Michigan children’s hospitals), 2019 Salvation Army Bell Ringer Award, and awards for continued support and sponsorship of the Gladwin High School Key Club and the Gladwin Junior High Builder’s Club.
The club also inducted and celebrated the reception of new member, Peggy Vanderhagen. Peggy is the Relationship Banker at TCF Bank in Gladwin.
Kiwanis’ focus is on meeting the needs of children and youth in the community. Fundraisers such as the upcoming Sweetest Day Rose Sale and the Gourmet Nut Sale help to support the many projects the group does in the community.
You are invited to attend a Kiwanis meeting at the Riverwalk Grill at noon on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Check them out and consider being a part of making a difference in the community and the world.