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Club News
Here is all the news for the club.

FUNday - 04/12/2018
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I wished the photos were better because this was a FUN Day at our club!  Not only did Carrie brig RED NOSES for everyone to celebrate Red Nose Charity Day, we played 2 FUN Games - Wheel of Kiwanis Fortune and Kiwanis Jeopardy.  We had teams! We had prizes! We had fun!


Trauma Teddies - 03/23/2018
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What A wonderful event.  The Lombardian even highlighted it.  Here is the story that appeared on March 22nd:

Imagine as a small child, ill or injured, being whisked off in an ambulance, surrounded by tubes and other scary equipment, while grown-ups in dark clothing are poking and prodding.
That's enough to cause trauma in just about anyone, let alone a child, so the Lombard Fire Department has come up with a way to help ease children's fears and give them something else to think about.
That's where the Trauma Teddy program kicks in; teddy bears handed out that help soothe and distract children while they are being treated in an ambulance and/or being taken to a hospital.
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Great Presentation on CASA - 03/17/2018
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This week we heard about CASA.  Did you know that nearly 700,000 children experience abuse or neglect each year. Instead of playing with neighbors and making happy family memories, they’re attending court hearings, adjusting to new foster homes and transitioning to new schools. That’s a heavy burden for a child to carry. With a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) or guardian ad litem (GAL) volunteer dedicated to their case, America’s most vulnerable children will have someone speaking up for their best interests. With your support, more children will have the opportunity to thrive in a safe and loving home.

 


Division 9 LTG Visits Club - 02/22/2018
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This month our club was honored to be visited by Division 9 LTG Phil Hartwig.  The members enjoyed his review of the history of Kiwanis and many were surprised to learn how long it took Kiwanis to acccept women as full-fledged members.  We re glad they did because if not, we would not have our fantastic president, Carole, who does an excellent job guiding our group.


Two Interclub visit - 01/22/2018
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What Fun!  Last week we hosted 2 Interclubs.  It was wonderful to see fellow Kiwanians from the  Elmhurst and Glendale Heights clubs.  It is always great to hear what they have accomplished. 


Club Wins Serice Award - 01/22/2018
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What an honor!  Last Wednesday, The Lombard Chamber of Commerce awarded our club the Service Club of the Year Award,   And on Thursday, Yvonne Invergo, Executive Director of Lombard Chamber of Commerce was our guest speaker!  She and gave an update about local government affairs.  Yvonne also indicated that the Chamber issues online email information to members on a regular basis.  Check it out!


Great Event - 11/12/2017
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A sincere thank uou goes out to everyone who assisted with our 5th Annual Spelling Bee but especially to Brigitte O'Brien, Dave Gorman, and Ken Wojcik for all the extra effort.  The students had a fantastic experience because of all your planning and attention to details.

Thank you all so much for all you've contributed to making our 5th annual spelling bee a success.  You are much appreciated!
 

Thank you all so much for all you've contributed to making our 5th annual spelling bee a success.  You are much appreciated!

 


Village Manager Give Update on Lombard - 08/24/2017
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Lombard Village Manager Scott Niehaus visited the club on August 10 and gave a wonderful presentation on the state of economic development in our town.  Scott talked about the new businesses coming to town and also about some of the new housing options that will be built in the coming year.  It was a great overview and made us proud to be part of such a dynamic village.


Key Club LTG Visits Club - 08/16/2017
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Key Club Lt Governor of Division 9, Grace Tulley, gave a presentation on Key Club's organization and activities to our club in August.  We were so impressed with her poise and enthusiasm for Kiwanis.  We know she will have a fantastic Kiwanis year!


Two Fantastic Speakers this week - 07/13/2017
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We were fortunate to have two Guest Speakers today.

The first was Beth Rakowski who represented Carenet. This ministry was started by pastors providing help to those with unplanned pregnancies.  Currently they serve 1000 women in DuPage county.  Clients find them by word of mouth, the internet and through local churches.  A new office will be opening in West Chicago.  This organization is 100% funded through donations so our filling those baby bottles that Barb has go a long way to helping out!

Our second Guest Speaker was Cyndy Velasquez who talked about the Police Torch Run and how Lombard Police support the Special Olympics.  The Torch Run raises funds for...