Club News


Cozy Comforts Given to Elk Hill School and DePaul Family Services - 02/15/2018
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On Thursday, February 15, during its regular luncheon meeting at the Salvation Army, the Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville  presented 30 backpacks filled with comforts such as a stuffed animal, hand-made fleece blanket, nightlight, books, and personal care items to children in transition via an expanding partnership with two local foster/adoptive care agencies:  Elk Hill School and DePaul Community Resources.    Twice the Love--a double delivery--in honor of Valentine's Day--of Kiwanis Cozy Comforts Kits was made to the children and families served by two of our new partner agencies,” said Heather Mott, co-chairperson with Barbara Ritter of the Kiwanis...


Joe Teague Awarded Walter Zeller Fellowship - 01/28/2018
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Fifty-Year Kiwanian and community giant, Joe Teague, was presented with the Walter Zeller Fellowship Sunday afternoon in a ceremony at his home.  Another fifty-year Kiwanian, Dr. Jim Masloff, his wife Jeanne Williams Masloff, and Past President Jim Hart gathered to present Joe with the Zeller medallion, certificate of appreciation, and ceremonial lapel pin.  Joe's family, including his granddaughter, Rebekah, applauded for this special recognition of Joe's contribution to the Kiwanis mission of "serving the children of the world." The Zeller Fellowship is emblematic of a $1,250 donation made by the Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville to the Kiwanis Children's...


Kiwanians at Work at YMCA Child Care Center - 01/22/2018
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President Eric Lamb and Key Club Zone Administrator Teresa Tyler enjoy a moment of fellowship at the January "Dick Fowler Memorial Service Work Night" at the YMCA Child Care Center located in Jefferson School City Center on 4th Street Downtown.  Past President .Don Foss organized a dozen Kiwanians to answer the call from Michelle Ryan, YMCA Child Care Center Director, to paint the hallways, the doorways, as well as one big bright yellow wall. Some Kiwanians put their skills to good use prepping the area and assembling and disassembling furniture.    For more photos of this event see our photo gallery at http://kiwaniscville.org/Page/30195 .  The...


Kiwanians at Work on Cozy Comforts - 01/18/2018
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Heather Mott and Sue Shiels brought together a dozen Kiwanians Thursday afternoon, January 18, at the Salvation Army gym to sort more than a hundred children's books donated to the Cozy Comforts Project.  First the books were selected in accordance with their condition--almost all were in mint or near-perfect condirtion.  Then they were sorted by age group and subject matter.  Heather and Sue supervised the inventory and the packing up of the books so that they would be ready for the next step, which will occur during the following three weeks, individually assembling roughly three dozen Cozy Comfort back packs to be presented to the children and families in...


Kiwanians Ring for the Salvation Army - 12/23/2017
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President Eric Lamb (center with his nephews) and President-Elect Sean Horn (in the loudest jacket in town) lead off the annual Kiwanis Club bell-ringing effort for the Salvation Army at Kroger Rio Hill on Saturday morning, December 23. Two Kiwanians per one-hour shift rang from 10 until 3 at Kroger and also at Giant Rivanna Ridge.  In addition, Key Clubbers from all four Key Clubs rang at numerous locations throughout this area making this a truly successful K-Family  service event.  See more photos at the web site photo gallery http://kiwaniscville.org/Page/30195


Holiday Party at WorkSource Enterprises - 12/11/2017
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WorkSource Enterprises, 1311 Carlton Avenue, Annual Holiday Party for Persons with Disabilities.  Two dozen Kiwanians and K-Family volunteers came out to WorkSource Enterprises. to host our annual holiday party for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at WorkSource Enterprises on December 11. We served a dinner of barbecue and fixings catered by the culinary arts program at CATEC to more than fifty guests, including young adults with disabilities from Region Ten CSB, Arc of the Piedmont, and from WorkSource Enterprises.. The always popular show by "Mr. Magic"  was followed by a visit from Santa and his faithful elf,...


3rd Annual 'Tis the Season Pancake Breakfast - 12/09/2017
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Hilton Garden Inn (Pantops) hosted the  Third Annual Tis the Season Pancake Breakfast to benefit three outstanding charities helping children and youth: Ronald McDonald HousePeople Places, Foster Care/Adoptive Care Agency; and UVA Children's Hospital Safety Store. NBC29 covered the event: see the video clip here:  http://www.nbc29.com/story/37031926/kiwanis-club-hosts-annual-pancake-breakfast  The Daily Progress ran an excellent article:    http://www.dailyprogress.com/lifestyles/generation-us-kiwanis-club-s-pancake-breakfast-feeds-children-s/article_89a7b9c0-dacc-11e7-a6ea-57a2101584ef.html   For more photos of...


Trees and Wreath Sales Brisk During 2nd Week - 12/05/2017
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Trees and wreaths were flying off the racks at the 85th annual Kiwanis Christmas Tree Sales event.  More than half the trees, including all but one of the 9 and 10 footers,  delivered just a week and a half ago, were gone.  Pictured is Club Treasurer Don Foss providing a "fresh cut" to a wonderfully fresh and full fraser fir.  All proceeds go to support Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs, the Central Little League Team, and the Holiday Party for Persons with Disabilities  (at WorkSource).  Both NBC29 and CBS19 covered opening day of our tree lot--see the videos at http://www.nbc29.com/story/36927417/kiwanis-club-sells-christmas-trees-to-benefit-community-organizations ...


Barracks Road Holiday Parade Features Kiwanis Christmas Trees - 12/02/2017
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The Pepsi float carried beautiful Kiwanis Christmas trees and wreaths, and enthusiastic Kiwanians and Kiwanis Family members rode in the truck and walked along side handing out 500 flyers inviting the parade goers to get their trees and wreaths this year at the Kiwanis tree lot at Seminole Square.  All proceeds go to support our six Service Leadership Programs, the Kiwanis Little League team, and the Holiday Party for Persons with Disabilities at WorkSource Enterprises. Volunteer hawkers were appreciated!  See more photos at our web site photo gallery at http://www.kiwaniscville.org/Page/30195


CKI @ UVA Hosts Breakfast with Santa at Ern Commons - 12/02/2017
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Annual event celebrating the holiday organized by CKI at UVA for kids and their families from the Boys & Girls Club, Salvation Army, and from local public schools.  TOYS! STOCKINGS! GAMES! FOOD! CRAFTS!  ALL FREE! Santa with dozens of Elves and Santa's Helpers will be there from Kiwanis Charlottesville and from Key Clubs.  For more photos see or web site gallery at http://www.kiwaniscville.org/Page/30195