A big 'thank you' to our guest speaker at the February 16th club meeting, Dr Jeff Snyder from Snyder Family Chiropractic. And a big, warm welcome to our newest inducted member, Katie Dutch! Welcome to the Kiwanis family! #kidsneedkiwanis #phoenixvillekiwanis #Kiwanis
Long time Kiwanian and Phoenixville history buff, Jack Ertell, presented an amazing slideshow at last night's meeting. His presentation centered around the growth and evolution of our community, and how migration and immigration both strengthened and diversified Phoenixville over the last 150 years! #kidsneedkiwanis #phoenixvillekiwanis
What a wonderful Phoenixville Aktion Club meeting to kick off February! Visiting fellow Kiwanians dressed as colonial soldiers and gave a presentation of what 'home chores' would have looked like in the Revolutionary War time. Each Aktion Club member was given a loom and started making tape, working as part of a team mastering the "under-over-under" technique and then vice versa to make a tape bracelet or keychain #phxaktionclub #aktionclub #kiwanis
Have you made any New Year’s Resolutions yet for 2017? Maybe looking to be a part of the Phoenixville community, and volunteer? Follow our Facebook page to see what we do. There is always a new project starting, and interesting people that want to make a difference. PS…you could even “like” us!
Aktion Club Celebrates Together
Nothing says 'togetherness' than eating and singing through the holidays, and the Phoenixville Aktion Club shows us all how to really have fun! At their annual Club Christmas dinner, the Aktion Club members voted snacks as the best part, enjoyed singing led by Josie and Tom Bachi, and even had a surprise visit from Santa himself!
'Tis the Season.....
What a busy week for Kiwanis! Care bags were delivered by John and Linda Keenan to Ann's Heart, which runs the Code Blue shelter. In addition to the bags, there were diapers, books, toiletries, toys and stuffed animals! Well done to dedicated Kiwanians Yvonne and Linda for coordinating this community effort!
Celebrating as One Kiwanis Family
The Club's annual Christmas dinner with the Aktion Club members was our biggest turnout to date! What a wonderful way to spread Christmas cheer but eating and singing together as one big Kiwanis family! #aktionclub #phoenixvillekiwanis #kidsneedkiwanis #kiwanis
Reading in our Phoenixville Community
Each year, the Kiwanis Club aims to read to our smallest of residents and then donates books to preschools and daycares! #readaroundtheworld
To learn more, visit: http://www.kiwanis.org/kiwanisone/serve/read-around-the-world#.WEmxL31X_6g
Holiday Parade a Success
The 10th Annual Kiwanis Holiday Parade was an overwhelming success, with thousands in attendance, 17 participating groups, over 30 K-Kids involved, and Santa turning the Christmas tree on! Congratulations to Kimberton Fire Company for winning Best Fire Engine and the Phoenixville Area High School Band for best group/float.
Two Members Inducted!
Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville is beyond excited to have Stefan and Jennifer in our club. Welcome!
K-Kids Making a Difference!
K-Kids decorated a Purple and White tree in the lobby of Barkley Elementary, constructing a complete village with houses and a train. They also decorated every door with a green swag and a red bow.
These eager and enthusiastic students also set up a "mitten tree" for donations of hats, gloves, and mittens to keep people of all sizes warm. They will be donated to PACS and other needy families! Way to go, kids!
Reeves Park Decorating
Amazing turn out at the Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville's annual decorating Reeves Park for the holidays! Huge thanks to Linda Mackie as Organizer Extraordinaire and the Kiwanis family & Phoenixville community for coming out and having fun!
Soroptimists Support Kiwanis!
Thank you so much to our Soroptimist friends, who not only invited us to speak about #reevesparkplaygroundinitiative but also donated $500 to the cause.....we can accomplish something amazing together as a community! #kidsneedkiwanis #phoenixvillekiwanis #kiwanis #phoenixvilleisawesome
24th Annual Kiwanis Community Day
This year's event on October 1st raised just shy of $2,000 to be donated toward a new playground in Reeves Park! Thank you to ALL the volunteers who made the day a roaring success! #phxcommunityday
Kiwanis Club Filmed to Promote the Playground Initiative
Kiwanis has been featured in an upcoming segment of "And Now You Know"! Our gratitude to AVT and Lou Beccaria for allowing us to spread our mission of making Reeves Park Playground accessible to ALL children.....
This year, the Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville raised a whopping $8,426 through our famous "Duck Race!" Ducks were stuffed with tickets sold through various community events and the winning tickets benefit not only Kiwanis Club initiatives, but also those of the Historical Society, Soroptomists, and more!
Thanks to everyone who supported our event and congratulations to all the winners!
Reeves Park Playground Initiative
We in Kiwanis are so pleased and proud to be joining forces with the wonderful Phoenixville Jaycees in bringing our vision of an all-abilities playground to Reeves Park next year a reality!
We will "Make Our Mark" on this amazing hometown of ours!
Annual Patriotic Celebration
The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville held their 24th annual Patriotic Celebration on Friday, May 27 in Reeves Park. This event originated when the American flag in the park was stolen and vandalized 24 years ago. The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville replaced the flag and decided that a special ceremony should be held when the new flag was raised to honor the flag and to increase appreciation for the flag and for those who serve our country. Since then a program has been held every year on the Friday before Memorial Day.
Fourth and fifth grade students from Barkley Elementary, East Pikeland Elementary, Schuylkill Elementary and Holy Family School attended the program, which included an essay contest for those grades. The theme of this year’s essay contest was “What is a Hero? A Hero is…”
In keeping with the hero theme, the guest speaker for this year’s program was Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Major General James E. Livingston, Jr., United States Marine Corps (Ret). Major General Livingston is one of only 74 living Medal of Honor recipients.
The Kiwanis Club wishes to express their appreciation to the Borough of Phoenixville for their cooperation in producing this program and to the Phoenixville Area School District for the participation of their fourth and fifth grade students.
Kiwanis Collects for Refugees
The Kiwanis Club collected, donated, and organized with our friends at the Narenj Tree Foundation in Norristown. Narenj Tree Foundation helps thousands of people whose lives have been shattered due to the violence and conflict in Syria. Millions of Syrians are displaced and without basic necessities, and we are humbled in our experience to help in any way we can. Please contact our club or The Narenj Tree Foundation if YOU would like to get involved! http://narenjtree.org/
The Ducks are Back!!
The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville is once again doing the Duck Race Fundraiser and tickets are available now until July 9th at Blob Fest......with the race scheduled for 2 PM on July 10 near Rapps Dam Bridge. Top prize is $1000!
Tickets are $5 each and benefit the Club's youth programs.
To get Phoenixville into quack-fever, check out our new game during the upcoming Dogwood Festival featuring ducks. Kids from ALL ages will certainly enjoy! Contact Yvonne Brownlee at 610-933-2154 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Youth Services Scholarship Awarded to Phuture Phantoms!
Congratulations to Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville's 2016 Youth Services Award recipient, Courtenay Williams! His organization, Phuture Phantom Football and Cheer, gives the youth of Phoenixville the opportunity to compete with the best youth football programs in the area. This award is presented annually to a greater Phoenixville area non-profit organization or committee who has done work to further the educational, financial or physical advancement of youth under the age of 18 in our area.
Well done, Courtenay, on your organization winning our $1000 scholarship!
Project Comfort Bag Fundraiser at O'Grady's Family Restaurant a SUCCESS!!
We are pleased to announce that our first fundraiser for Project Comfort Bag brought in a whopping $3,248 from raffle basket ticket sales and donations from O'Grady's Family Restaurant. These proceeds will go directly to funding neonatal comfort bags for Phoenixville NICU families! #projectcomfortbag #phoenixvillekiwanis
Update on "Project Eliminate"
We, as an international club, are closing in on our promise to raise US$110 million to help eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus from the earth. As of February 2016, we’re at $107 million in cash and pledges. As we near our goal, the Kiwanis International Foundation has committed to bridge the gap that remains—so clubs and members in districts around the world can maximize the momentum of our final fundraising push and focus on fulfilling remaining pledges.
Now, more than ever, we are determined to finish what we started. Mothers and babies in 21 countries are depending on Kiwanis. They’re waiting for us to fulfill our pledges—so we can turn promises into funding; funding into vaccines; and vaccines into lives saved and futures protected. The end of this disease means the beginning of better health for so many of these families!
Read Around the World - one child at a time here in Phoenixville
Open a child's mind to reading - all year long! The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville believes that EVERY child should experience the joy of reading. Kiwanis International's Read Around the World program focuses on sharing the joy of books with young children - from reading to providing books!
Click to read more about this initiative! http://www.kiwanis.org/kiwanis/programs/read-around-the-world#.Vthpvuaig4A
"Project Comfort Bag" is here!
Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville has an exciting new passion project; one which needs help from our neighbors and members alike!
For many of us, awaiting and celebrating our baby's birth is a joyous chapter in our lives. However, at Phoenixville Hospital's NICU, these new additions cannot safely go home without further care. For various reason, these new mothers and fathers must leave their preemies or newborns in the capable hands of trained doctors and nurses while tending to other children and responsibilities. It is an incredibly lonely and vulnerable time, and one which we feel is imperative to remind these families that they are not alone!
These "Kiwanis Comfort Bags" will include: a travel mug, healthy snacks, community support information, knitted baby hats, as well as an insulated interior for milk transportation. Even better....the hats, embroidered logos, and hand-sewn bags are ALL made by local talent! Supporting local business AND local families!
Want to help? You can 'sponsor' a bag, knit hats, and help us fundraise! Find and 'like' Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville on Facebook to join the conversation!
Open Enrollment for New Members!
Find new ways to get to know people in your community. Connect with others—and get involved in projects that change lives. Kiwanis is all about making friends—and making an impact—in your local community so you've come to the right place!
Come to a mixer, attend a club meeting, or reach out to our club's membership representative today to find out how YOU can make a difference to children and families in Phoenixville!
Contact: Genevieve Barker (email@example.com)
Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville is now on Youtube!
We knew Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" was going to win big at the Grammy Awards, so thought to do our own version with Phoenixville as the star! A massive THANK YOU to CJ Knonmuller, a student at Phoenixville Area High School, for lending his talents, patience, and technical skill for this little fun project!
2015 Kiwanis Auction and Spaghetti Dinner raises over $25,000!
Many thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make our Live/Silent Auction a success and a very special thank you to all who supported the auction with sponsorships and by donating auction items. We exceeded our goal of $20,000, making over $25,000, which will be split between the Kiwanis Club and The House. Extra special thanks to Franco LoPresti of Franco Ristorante for donating the delicious spaghetti dinner. We also greatly appreciate the assistance of the Kimberton Fire Company members, especially Karen Dobson.
Lastly, thanks to the many donations and many volunteer efforts of the Kiwanis Club and The House, this project had expenses of less than $300. This allowed us to have even more profit to be shared with The House.
With many thanks and great appreciation,
John Keenan, Chairman
Regular meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at the Spring Hollow Golf Club, unless otherwise noted. Please click on the Meetings page link for more details!
We can be reached at:
PO BOX 622, Phoenixville, PA 19460