The Kiwanis Club of Clark County has announced its new officers for 2018.
The Kiwanis Club of Clark County has announced its new officers for 2018. Officers are President Jessica Durand, President-elect Amanda Matthews, Secretary Ali Painter, and Treasurer Beverly Sanford. In addition, Past President Lisa Hunt, Public Relations Chair Tiffany McNeal, Jason Johnston, Tonia Daniels, and Nicole McGough will serve on the club’s board of directors.
Since 2012, The club was chartered has raised and contributed over $30,000 for children in the local community. Recent club service activities have included such projects as providing financial assistance for the backpack food programs in our area schools, distributing activity books for kindergarten and pre-k students, donating Dr. Seuss books to elementary classrooms, volunteering at community events and fundraisers, supporting the Junior Auxiliary’s Angel Tree project, sponsoring little league baseball teams, collecting and distributing children’s books, sponsoring students for summer day camps, and donating to a variety of special needs for children. The club recently donated Buddy Benches to Perritt and Central Primary Schools.
President Jessica Durand is enthusiastic about the board and the club’s objectives for the year. “Kiwanis of Clark County’s new board is excited for opportunities to work with and for the children of Clark County,” said Durand.
Kiwanis of Clark County is a part of Kiwanis International. Founded in 1915, Kiwanis International is a global organization of clubs and members dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs, including Circle K International for university students, Key Club for students age 14–18, Builders Club for students age 11–14, K-Kids for students age 6–12 and Aktion Club for adults living with disabilities, annually dedicate more than 18.5 million service hours to strengthen communities and serve children. The Kiwanis International family comprises more than 702,000 adult and youth members in more than 79 countries and geographic areas. Kiwanis of Clark County was chartered in 2002.
The Kiwanis Club welcomes new members who want to serve their community. Information about becoming a member is available at www.kiwanis.org or by joining the meetings held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant, 2805 Pine Street in Arkadelphia at 11 a.m.