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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Mansfield Legacy Key Club won the trophy for "Most Improved Club" at the April 2014 TX-OK Key Club District Convention!  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.  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.  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.  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 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.  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 new project for the 2013-2014 Legacy Key Club included a visit to the Fort Worth Ronald McDonald House.  The members prepared (from scratch) a terrific chicken alfredo dinner for the families in residence at the House.  Everyone who shared the meal was extraordinarily impressed with the great food and fellowship provided by the members.  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 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.  Timberview participated in Key Leader in January 2014.  This was a week-end spent learning leadership and team-building skills.  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.  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.  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.  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.  This Fall 2013, Read Around the World was again hosted at Alice Ponder Elementary School.  Clifford the Big Red Dog made a surprise visit as the children colored pictures, had story time, posed for pictures with their new friend and finally selected a Clifford book of their very own.  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.  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.  At a Spring 2014 meeting, the students picked up trash around their campus.  It was a dreary, rainy day, but the kids did a great job cleaning up.