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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As part of The Eliminate Campaign, the Venus High School Key Club members are crocheting plarn mats.  These plastic mats will help keep moms and their babies cleaner during delivery.  In so many developing countries, moms deliver at home on a dirt floor - right in the midst of the tetanus virus.  These mats will help prevent the spread of maternal and neonatal tetanus.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 didnFor 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 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.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.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 ValentineIn 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.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 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.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 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 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!The Mary Lillard Intermediate School K-Kids show off their member certificates at one of their first meetings of the 2013-2014 school year!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 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.  WhatAt 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.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 Mansfield Legacy Key Club won the trophy for "Most Improved Club" at the April 2014 TX-OK Key Club District Convention!Pictured with the trophy for "Most Improved" club are Faculty Advisor Shelly Burkett, Club President-elect Heather Hines and Club Secretary-elect Hailey Hines.Timberview participated in Key Leader in January 2014.  This was a week-end spent learning leadership and team-building skills.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.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 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 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.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.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.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.netTo 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.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 childrenMembers 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 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 yearsThe 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