Each year, Kiwanis Clubs around the world join in a day of service. Kiwanis One Day consists of the involvement of Kiwanis Club members who desire to have an impact on their community. For the Dixon Kiwanis, they declared a ‘Dixon Teen Center Spruce-Up Project.’
Their club’s tradition is to have the newest member choose a project close to their heart. Jennie Bauman of was inducted into the club this past spring and quickly chose the as she volunteers on the Board.
“I was very impressed with how it looked like when we were all done,” she said. “And, it was great to get out and work with everyone. The Teen Center is a great place to go. Teenagers are too old to receive constant attention, but we wanted to show them
that we care about them by spending time making their place beautiful.”
John Jordan who is the Director of the Teen Center was also pleased.
“It looks great!” he said. He told of one of the “more rough” students who noticed the change right away on Saturday evening and commented positively about it.
The club members turned out in force on this past Saturday and worked pruning trees and shrubs, weeding, leaf blowing, and knocking down cobwebs. Under the direction of David Dingman, the club’s treasurer, members also laid black plastic and then shredded bark. The club spent approximately $300 on the project.
The Kiwanis Club was founded in 1915 in the U.S. and has grown to a global organization of volunteers dedicated to bettering the world one child at a time. It has 600,00 members and nearly 15,000 clubs in more than 90 nations.
The Dixon Kiwanis meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at in downtown Dixon although during the month of May, the club will host only one, large annual ‘Guest Night’ on Thursday, May 17. For more information, call/email any of these Dixon club members: Suzanne Lorente at (707) 678-6262; Marge or Jim Litsinger at email@example.com; or, firstname.lastname@example.org.