Club News

Cozy Comforts at People Places - 09/21/2017
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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...

Capital District Kiwanis Foundation Supports UVA Children's Hospital - 09/05/2017
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Capital District Kiwanis Foundation Trustee Ken Smith presents $3,000 check to Angel Cavanaugh and Ryan Lightener of the UVA Children's Hospital. Past Kiwanis Charlottesville President Jim Hart was happy to attend the ceremony. Since 1998, the Capital District Foundation has donated over $90,000 to the UVA Children's Hospital, one of eight Level 1 Trauma Hospitals serving the Capital District.  For more information about UVA Childrens Hospital see  And for information about the Capital District Kiwanis Foundation see:

Jefferson Area Aktion Club Holds Organizational Meeting - 08/29/2017
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Kiwanis Charlottesville has sponsored its first Aktion Club, a unique service leadership program for adults with disabilities.  The Jefferson Area Aktion Club held its organizational meeting on August 29 and announced its mission statement:  "to provide adults living with disabilities an opportunity to develop initiative, leadership skills, and to serve their communities. "  Its vision is "to develop competent, capable, caring leaders through the vehicle of service." Its motto:  "Where development has no disability."  For more about Aktion Club, contact Kiwanians Adela Mahmutovic or Karen Dowell, or see  For more...