Moline Kiwanis Service & Activities
September, 2017: Video of Kiwanis Trail Bike Path along Rock River. Video taken by member/avid cyclist Frank Nowinski. This particular video shows section of the trail in need of repair or rehabilitation, and we as a club should monitor this situation and perhaps consider this a future project with the appropriate partners. https://youtu.be/JsvMSI7g6f0
August 11, 2017: Moline Kiwanis Received "Distinguished Club" Award for 2015-16 Kiwanis Year
What is a distinguished club? Kiwanis Clubs around the world strive to hit a variety of goals such as membership growth, hours of service, and a variety of other milestones and achievements. Who benefits from achieving these milestones and goals? The community in which the club is located! More hands (members) means more service can be conducted, and more of a community impact can be realized. We are happy to have this status for the 2016-17 Kiwanis Year!
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Accepting the Distinguished Club Award for 2016-17 are: Mike Daly, 1st Vice President, Mark Petersen, Secretary, Lisa Williams, incoming Lt. Governor, 2018-19, Brent Nelson, Immediate Past President (whose term the award is being celebrated) Penny Linneweh, Past Lt. Governor, Cathie Rochau, President, Wynn Fitzpatrick, member.
Summer, 2017: Kiwanis Sponsors and Serves Lunch at the 100th Habitat for Humanity Home Dedication in the Floriciente Neighborhood, Moline, IL
December 13, 2016: Dave Holst Memorial Toys for Tots Toy Drive and Donation Day
Kiwanis members participated in providing a wonderful variety of toys for children in the QC community. We were able to honor former member and Marine Dave Holst, who was an avid Toys for Tots volunteer and one of their biggest cheerleaders. Here, the club poses with the toys, the "big check", and the Marines from the local QC Toys for Tots.
December, 2016: Once again, Moline Kiwanis members take time out to ring the Salvation Army kettle bell. This year, we rang two Saturdays in a row- once at Hy-Vee (JD Road) Moline, and again at Wal-Mart, Moline. Thanks to all who took time out of their weekend to conduct this very important community service. At right, noon club members Jim Mowen and Mary Chappell ring the bells at Wal-Mart.
November, 2016: Evening Club Euchre Tournament was held at Bad Boyz Pizza, Moline. (See Evening Club tab on left menu.)
October 1, 2016: Kiwanians from Moline noon, QC Evening, and Rock Island club applied "superhero" tatoos at the Gigi's playhouse Superhero Walk & Run, held in Davenport, IA. A SPIDEY-good time was had by all!
Summer, 2016: Kiwanians Mike Daly, Wynn Fitzpatrick, and a colleague of Mike's, assisted with childrens activities at the Moline Public Library as they had the very popular "Elephant and Piggie." They helped dozens of kids enjoy themselves with fun activities.
May, 2016: Kiwanis Member/Moline Mayor, Scott Raes, gets by with a little help from his friends- various Kiwanis member volunteers and the Boy Scout Troop from Seton Catholic School, Moline, assisted with litter pick-up along 19th Street Moline. We collected 20+ bags of litter/trash from either side of the street and overpass of I-74.
May, 2016: President Brent Nelson presents a check for $383.50 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley. The proceeds were from club members who played a weekly game called Marble Lottery. Each year, the incoming President selects where the funds will go, and last year, Brent selected the Boys & Girls Club. We were proud to present this to (C) Jenny Garlach, Executive Dir., and (R) Jennifer Higgins, Dir. of Finance, Noon Kiwanis Member.
It "flew" in on a special Kiwanis One Charter.
The Illinois-Eastern Iowa (I-I) District assisted in a special Centennial project by financially assisting with a “Gift of Play” playground at a YWMA Camp in Ingleside, IL. Members of the Moline Kiwanis club, contributed to the cause through the I-I district. Created by Dr. David McLone, Camp Independence is a state-of-the-art facility for campers with spina bifida and other neurological conditions. Campers have the opportunity to grow and gain independence in a safe and fun environment where they are encouraged to try new things, develop character and make new friends. Read more about this project by clicking this link.
Pictured are Brent Nelson, and Sue Swisher.
April, 2015: Moline Kiwanians sell Roses by the dozen for Administrative Professionals Day as a fundraiser to support our charitable giving and programs in the community. Larry Sandefur (left) helps distribute the roses at Wharton Field House, Moline.