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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 For their holiday project, the Erma Nash K-Kids took a successful idea from last year and worked in service to local Meals on Wheels clients.  During one of their December 2014 meetings, the members created beautiful ornaments that were delivered to Mansfield clients of Tarrant County Meals on Wheels.  Volunteer drivers reported back that the clients were extremely grateful for the thoughtful gifts.  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!  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.  In the Fall of 2013, we added Mary Jo Sheppard to the list of schools where we support a literacy program.  A Target grant supporting Read Around the World has allowed us to purchase more books for pre-k students in Mansfield.  At this party, Cat in the Hat was our special guest as the students took part in story time, coloring, pictures and finally selected a book of their very own to take home.  Helping at this party, was a member of the Legacy High School Key Club.  One of their first major projects of the year at the Mary Lillard K-kids club was to write to soldiers and service-members.  The club wrote Christmas and holiday cards to 26 members of the armed forces this day.  For their first project, the Annette Perry K-Kids helped with a project for local Meals on Wheels clients.  Along with the Lillard K-Kids and the Legacy Key Club, the members spent a meeting making tie blankets and writing Christmas cards.  These gifts were wrapped and then distributed on the regular Mansfield Route Two in November.  Driver, Kiwanian Hal Morton, made certain the recipients knew their gifts had been hand made by local students.  Most were quite overwhelmed to learn that these young people took time to create such lovely gifts for members of their community that they didn't even know.  It was a great example of the service work our local service-leadership clubs take on most every day.  To officially induct new officers, Division 39S Key Clubs gather at a formal event in May.  In 2014, Mansfield City Hall was the selected venue.  Mayor David Cook and his family were guests for the evening and led the attendees in the Pledge.  Pastor David Alexander, First Methodist Mansfield, provided the key note remarks.  Incoming Division 39S Key Club Lt. Gov. Andrew Loh presided over the ceremony.  He is pictured here with Timberview officers Tracy, Hailey and Kylie.  The Legacy Key Club helped with a K-Family prpoject that included the Perry and Lillard K-Kids.  Members of all these clubs helped tie lap blankets for local Meals on Wheels clients.  The blankets were delivered by Kiwanian Hal Morton during his usual Thursday delivery of Route 2 in Mansfield in December 2013.  Clients were terribly touched to learn that local school students took time to think of others in the community during the holiday season.  The Mansfield Legacy Key Club won the trophy for "Most Improved Club" at the April 2014 TX-OK Key Club District Convention!  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.  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.  Pictured with the trophy for "Most Improved" club are Faculty Advisor Shelly Burkett, Club President-elect Heather Hines and Club Secretary-elect Hailey Hines.  When Cory and Richelle take to the streets for our monthly service to Meals on Wheels Tarrant County, they often solicit the help of their grandkids.  For more information on how you can help with this great monthly project, please e-mail project co-ordinator, Hal Morton at hal.b.morton@sbcglobal.net  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.  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.  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.  Faculty Advisor, Mrs. Greene, and 2011-2012 Club President, Lucy Carreno-Roca.  Miss Roca earned a Gates Millenium scholarship.  She is the second VHS Key Club President to earn such honors.  The Asa Low Builders Club hosted a fundraiser for Tarrant County Meals on Wheels in December 2013.  They collected nearly $300 that they used to purchase lighted magnifying glasses and long grabbers for Mansfield clients.  The Timberview Key Club provided scarves for each gift and the Nash K-Kids and the Legacy Key Club provided Christmas cards.  Mansfield Key Club members helped put the gifts together.  Everything was delivered with the help of local Kiwanis members through the Meals on Wheels drivers in Mansfield.  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.  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.