Kiwanis Club of Windsor to celebrate 25th anniversary |

Kiwanis Club of Windsor to celebrate 25th anniversary

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The Kiwanis Club of Windsor will celebrate its 25th anniversary Sept. 6. The club was started Sept. 6, 1989, by Windsor educators and business people who had a vision for serving the community with a focus on children.

The town of Windsor will recognize the Windsor Kiwanis Club's 25 years of service at their board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. To further celebrate 25 years of service, the Kiwanis members and local Key Club members have planned a workday at Windsor West Park, located at 500 10th St.. They will meet at the park at 9 a.m. Sept. 6, where they will clean up the area and distribute new mulch. Anyone interested is invited to join.

The Kiwanis Club of Windsor is dedicated to serving the children of our community. The club provides scholarships to Windsor High School graduates and funds for the Lego/Robotics Leagues in all Windsor schools. The club also sponsors the Windsor High School Key Club. Past Windsor community services have included sponsoring a Character Counts program, which emphasized character-building traits, providing free books for kindergarten children, and helping to support the elementary school backpack program, the Clearview Library District summer reading program, Stepping Stones, Zach's Legacy and the Windsor Food Bank. The club also scheduled donors to the North Colorado Medical Center Bloodmobile for many years. Fundraisers have included a family fun run, golf tournaments, beverage sales, parking management, youth rodeo involvement and the holiday home and garden tours.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream and succeed, great things will happen. Kiwanis also offers K-Kids for primary school children; Builders Clubs for adolescents; Key Clubs for teens; CKI clubs for university students, and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities — to reach more people and have a greater service impact on their communities.

The Windsor club is looking for interested people to help serve our community. Kiwanis is the place for you if you: 1) believe children are our future, 2) take pride in your community, 3) want to reach out to those in need, and 4) enjoy meeting new people. The Windsor club currently meets at noon on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Egg and I in Windsor.

For more information, contact Bob Groke at (970) 460-0036 or Audrey Rutz at (970) 686-2466.

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