New Kiwanis club is chartered

| 29 Sep 2011 | 08:33

DINGMAN - The Charter Night Celebration of the newly formed Delaware Valley Club was held at Mt. Haven Resort last Saturday evening. The event drew Kiwanians from around the state. The Delaware Valley Club was started on Nov. 13 last year, after a lot of “knocking on doors” and asking people if they would be willing to join and help kids in the area through positive interaction. There are now 51 members ranging from business people and realtors to moms and dads. Each club is self-supported through member dues and. all fundraising money goes directly back into the community. Walmart of Matamoras and Altec-Lansing of Milford donated startup money to help the club get off the ground. The evening included dinner, short speeches by executive board members of the Pennsylvania District, dispensing new member certificates and Kiwanis pins, installation of officers, and a silent auction fundraiser. More than 70 people attended. Kiwanis International was formed in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan, and now has 13,000 clubs in 80 countries with over 600,000 members. Their goal is to help children achieve success by nurturing their abilities and encouraging them to believe in themselves. “One child, one community at a time” is the Kiwanis International mission statement. The Delaware Valley Kiwanis Club meets at Mt. Haven Resort on Tuesdays at noon. For information call Bill Schutte at 570 828-6769.