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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 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.  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.  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!  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.  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.  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 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 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.  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, 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.  Timberview participated in Key Leader in January 2014.  This was a week-end spent learning leadership and team-building skills.  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.  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.  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!  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.  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.  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.  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.  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 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.