Kiwanis
Mansfield After Noon
PO Box 82
Mansfield, TX 76063
Meetings: Every 2nd & 4th Monday at Noon·Fat Daddy's Restaurant·Mansfield, TX·Telephone: 817-239-4438

 

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The Kiwanis clubs are about assisting children, young adults, the aging, and the needy; improving communities; and encouraging international understanding. We are groups of giving, serving, caring and compassionate people who use our gifts to seize the moment to meet the needs of others. We have members from all walks of life and at every step of the career ladder, but we are all unified in our belief that children and our communities benefit from the efforts of a proficient group of caring and involved volunteers. Does this describe you? If so, please read on to the next few pages to see if Kiwanis is a group you would enjoy participating in.

 

Kiwanis saves lives!!  Read more about Eliminate to learn how we are saving lives every day!!

 

 

 

 

Click on any of the links below to learn more about the Service-Leadership clubs in our Mansfield and Venus schools.  These  Kiwanis-sponsored clubs work to teach our youth about leadership and service as we aim to prepare these young people to be our leaders of tomorrow.

 

   
   

 

 Literacy is an important part of Kiwanis of Mansfield Afternoon.  Click on the link below to read more about our work in local schools putting books in the hands of our local children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 One of the many projects supported in an on-going basis by the Venus Key Club is BINGO at the Venus Nursing Home. Although this picture is from a game in the Fall of 2013, the club visits regularly to help out and fellowship.  For the past two years, members of the Coble Builders Club have joined other organizations to help at Mission Arlington in advance of Thanksgiving.  The volunteers help move and package food for several hundred local families in need during the holiday season.  This year, the weather was cold, rainy and miserable.  But the members showed up in force to help throughout the morning.  The Mansfield Legacy Key Club won the trophy for "Most Improved Club" at the April 2014 TX-OK Key Club District Convention!  Members of the Venus High School Key Club model their 2014-2015 shirts after a meeting in the Fall of 2014!!  This picture includes Faculty Advisor Andrea Rodgers and Kiwanis Advisor Tom Denny.  For their final project of the 2013-2014 school year, the Annette Perry K-Kids created thank you cards and posters for their local firefighters.  As a special treat, MFD Chief Bondurant arranged for a truck from Fire Station 1 to visit the club.  What's more fun than hanging out with firefighters and a big truck!  In April, 2014, the Mary Lillard K-Kids made their annual visit to the Wesley Mission Center.  The members helped sort donations and ready the store for opening that Saturday morning.  Joining them, were two members of the MHS Key Club, including the Division 39S Lt. Gov. - elect.  The members look forward to this event every year and learn a lot about the needs so many families have in Mansfield.  Our 2014-2015 LTG, Dr. Cunningham, visits Mansfield Afternoon as part of his official duties.  Dr. Cunningham shared with us his vision of a strong Division 39 in the years to come.  The Perry K-Kids spent their first meeting of 2014 creating Valentine gifts for the residents at Mansfield Manor.  The members created cards that they attached to personal hand creams.  The basket of gifts will be delivered to Mansfield Manor in early February.  Mrs. Seeley was also able to schedule a meeting day for the Nash K-Kids to help out in the kindergarten classes – another project the members voted on earlier in the year.  The members read books to classes and helped with math.  Both the K-Kids and the kindergarten classes really enjoyed the opportunity to get together with one another.  They hope to have another day when they can visit.  To supplement the baby tress donated by Ben Barber, the club submitted a Meadows Foundation grant request in the hope they could finalize work on their outdoor classroom.  Quite generously, Meadows donated $500 to the club for planting supplies as well as a small plaque recognizing donors and the work of Builders Club on this great addition to James Coble Middle School.  On a recent Saturday morning, the club gathered to complete the project.  It had rained the previous two days, so the dirt was much softer, but there was also a lot of mud.  After planting and before going into the building for lunch, the volunteers posed for a shoes-off picture.  All that remains of this project is to set the plaque.  This has been a multi-year project completed with the assistance of Builders Clubs over three years, several grants Mrs. Robinson received on behalf of the club, Mansfield ISD officials, fellow Kiwanis Club-sponsored Key Clubs,  and Ben Barber students and instructors.  The Mary Lillard Intermediate School K-Kids show off their member certificates at one of their first meetings of the 2013-2014 school year!  The Ronald McDonald House in Fort Worth has become a partner for the Legacy High School Key Club.  Using a generous grant from Meadows Foundation, the club now hosts dinner for families twice a year.  Club members shop for groceries, prepare and serve dinner, then visit with families staying at the House as their children receive medical care at local children's hospitals.  This has become a great on-going service project for Legacy Key Club.  One of the first projects of 2013 the new K-Kids at Erma Nash undertook, was to offer a thank you to their faculty members and staff.  A meeting was spent decorating cards and setting up the table in the faculty lounge with Valentine's decorations and candy.  The Legacy High School Key Club sent a record number of members to District Convention this year.  DCON is an extraordinary opportunity for clubs to network, compete and be recognized as members of the Texas-Oklahoma District of Key Club.  Congratulations to all the members of the Mansfield Legacy High School Key Club who attended and were recognized at this years' Convention.  Another project Legacy has continued this year is in service to the Fort Worth Ronald McDonald House.  On a Friday evening in November, the club met and served a most delicious meal to the families currently living at the House while their children undergo treatment at local hospitals.  With the help of a Meadows Foundation Grant, the club has set a second date to serve in February.  For one of their Fall 2012 projects, the Timberview Key Club organized a school-wide food drive for the Bisbee Baptist Church Food Pantry.  The event was a huge success.  Over 700 food items were collected and donated to the pantry.  For their first project of the 2013-2014 school year, the club partnered with one of their teachers on a water purification project.  The students made posters and decorated water bottles that will be used for donations.  All fund collected will be used directly for the purchase of water purifiers in Africa through Change for Hope.  Stand by for donation totals!  For the past two years, the Timberview Key Club has participated in the MISD Multi-Cultural Fair at the MISD Performing Arts Center.  Again this year (2014), the members taught attendees how to make plastic mats as part of Mats For Uganda in support of Eliminate.  In this photo, MISD Superintendent Dr. Vaszauskas learns how to weave a mat.  For their Fall 2013 project, the members of the Mary Lillard K-Kids participated in Project Eliminate by going Trick-Or-Treat for UNICEF.  They collected $267.75 that was donated in support of Eliminate.  For the past two years, members of the Coble Builders Club have joined other organizations to help at Mission Arlington in advance of Thanksgiving.  The volunteers help move and package food for several hundred local families in need during the holiday season.  This year, the weather was cold, rainy and miserable.  But the members showed up in force to help throughout the morning.