Club News


3rd Annual 'Tis the Season Pancake Breakfast - 12/09/2017
news image

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
news image

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 Serv ice Leadership Programs, the Central Little League Team, and the Holiday Party for Persons with Disabilities  (at WorkSource).  For more photos see our web site gallery at http://www.kiwaniscville.org/Page/30195 


Barracks Road Holiday Parade Features Kiwanis Christmas Trees - 12/02/2017
news image

The Pepsi float carried beautiful Kiwanis Christmas trees and wreaths, and enthusiastic Kiwanians and Kiwanis Famkily 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 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
news image

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


CKI at UVA Tie Blankets for UVA Children's Hospital - 11/29/2017
news image

Newcomb Hall, UVA  --CKI @ UVA invited the K-Family, UVA students and staff,  and the public to drop in anytime between 10 and 2 on Wednesday and Thursday, November 29-30, at the Commonweath Room on the third floor of Newcomb Hall to help tie blankets and make teddy bears to be given to the patients at UVA Children's Hospital.  More than 50 blankets were snipped and tied utilizing a "no sew" method introduced by PLG Barb Ritter for the Sweet Dreams and Cozy Comforts projects.  For more photos, see our web site gallery for the November 29 date:  http://www.kiwaniscville.org/Page/30195.  


First of Three Wreath-Making Nights at WorkSource - 11/20/2017
news image

WorkSource Enterprises, 1311 Carlton Avenue.  -- Fraser Fir tips were delivered by our Christmas tree vendor from Valley Head, West VA and Kiwanians and K-Family members and guests  engaged in the first of three fun-filled Monday evening wreath-making and decorating events.  IN a marathon first session, thirty large wreaths wee constructed and decorated. Proceeds from the sales of these beautiful holiday decorations go to support our Service Leadership Program, the Holiday Party for Persons with Disabilities (at WorkSource), and the Kiwanis Central Little League team.  For more photos of this and the other two wreath-making nights see our web site gallery at http://www.kiwaniscville.org/Page/30195


Kiwanis, Key Club, and CKI Volunteers Shine at Hospice of the Piedmont - 10/30/2017
news image

Two dozen volunteers from Kiwanis Charlottesville, Charlottesville High School Key Club, Albemarle High School Key Club, and Circle K International (CKI) at UVA came together to accomplish no fewer than (count 'em) nine projects in a two-hour service work night session at Hospice of the Piedmont.  Envelopes were stuffed, brochures folded, tea lights tested, syringes assembled, address labels affixed, dining booklets sorted and stacked, and on and on until the Kiwanis dinner bell rang and volunteers enjoyed the fellowship of a Tex/Mex fiesta complete with home-made brownies and cookies for dessert.  Advancement Officer, Jackie Gamache, read a letter of thanks from...


"KIWANIS ONE DAY" Returns to Salvation Army - 10/28/2017
news image

Kiwanis "tree surgeons" from left, Eric Lamb, Bob Pflugfelder, and Don Foss,  spruce up the grounds at The Salvation Army Family Store's Donation Center during the annual  KIWANIS ONE DAY event on Saturday, October 28.  Ten Kiwanians, three Albemarle High Key Clubbers, and, in the spirit of KIWANIS ONE DAY,  fifteen volunteers from UVA service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega (APO), came together to help The Salvation Army conduct a fun Fall Festival in the gym on Ridge Street as well as do some grounds keeping and sorting at the Donation Center on Cherry Avenue from 10 until 2.  See photos of this annual inter-generational and multi-organizational...


Kiwanis Family Helps YMCA Get Ready For Haunted Open House - 10/23/2017
news image

More than thirty Kiwanis-Family members came together to make short work decorating the YMCA Child Care Center for their annual Haunted Open House Halloween Party  at the Jefferson School City Center location at the October  "Dick Fowler Memorial Service Work Night."   Kiwanians Cindy Harris and Judy Faust (with spooky bats overhead) review the list of tasks to accomplish.  Fifteen Kiwanis volunteers worked alongside six CKI members from UVA, seven Albemarle Key Clubbers, and two Charlottesville Key Clubbers to blow up balloons, decorate the walls and halls, and ceilings and floors, and windows and doors, all under the direction of YMCA Child...


Cozy Comforts at People Places - 09/21/2017
news image

During their Thursday luncheon meeting on September 21, Kiwanians delivered fifteen uniquely designed and individually packed "Cozy Comforts" backpacks to the staff at People Places to be presented to chlldren as they transition into foster care families in the upcoming weeks and months.   Project co-chairs Heather Mott and Barb Ritter explained that the backpacks contain essentials such as a stuffed animal, a handmade blanket, a nightlight, books, and personal care items in order to give each child a sense of comfort as well as providing them with some of their first possessions they can call their own.  Brad Wentz, Regional Director in...