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 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.  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.  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.  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 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.  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.  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.  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.  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.  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.  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 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!  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.  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.  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 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.  The Mansfield Legacy Key Club won the trophy for "Most Improved Club" at the April 2014 TX-OK Key Club District Convention!  The Mary Lillard Intermediate School K-Kids show off their member certificates at one of their first meetings of the 2013-2014 school year!  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.