Members of the Belleville Kiwanis Club witnessed the officers and leaders of the Bellville West Key Club bestow honors upon their fellow “Clubbers” at the 2018 Key Club Banquet held on April 25, 2018. The Banquet was opened by outgoing President Grace Roerick.
Abigail Scott from Belleville West High School won the Kiwanis Art Award with her darkroom photography entitled “Light Torture (Millstadt School). The award was presented at the SWIC Schmidt Art Gallery on March 22 during the opening reception of the 2018 High School Student Show and Art Competition. Sean Louth, Secretary, and Rodger Allison represented the Belleville Kiwanis Club at the event. Art Teacher Dan Kraus accepted the award on Miss Scott’s behalf.
Representatives from Key Clubs at the Belleville West High School and the Governor French Academy attended the 68th Annual I-I District Key Club Convention & Leadership Conference on March 9-11, 2018. They were joined by Faculty Advisor Jennifer Stauffer along with Officers and members of the Belleville Kiwanis Club, Patti Thomas, President, Al Thomas, Treasurer, Gary Heath, and Susan Grimmer.
The Belleville Kiwanis Club held its second Designer Purse Bingo last Sunday at the Quail Club in Belleville. Everyone had a wonderful time and a lot of ladies left the event with smiles on their face and a bounce in their step. Continue reading “LOTS OF WINNERS!!”
Guys, this is it! Give your Valentine a gift she will never forget! It is one that allows your sweetheart to get together with friends and meet new ones as she competes for her own designer purse. She will come home with a bounce in her step and a smile on her face after such a fun day out with the girls. She may even have a new expensive purse on her arm.
Yes Ladies! Be your own secret admirer and treat yourself to great fun with chances to leave the afternoon’s festivities with genuine designer brand purses from Coach, Michael Kors, Dooney & Bourke, and Kate Spade. This is not for the faint of heart though. The competition is intensely fun!Continue reading “PERFECT GIFT FOR YOUR VALENTINE”
Marissa Thomas, former Lt. Governor for Key Club District 31/34, spoke to local Kiwanis clubs during a recent gathering. Peppering her speech with humor, she focused on how the Key Club and the Kiwanis played an instrumental role in her academic and career successes. She was goal oriented and driven to succeed from her early days when a friend convinced her to attend her first meeting, assuming secretarial and leadership duties within the club, and then taking on the role of Lt. Governor for District 31/34.
Marissa described how, as Lt. Governor, she made friends across the State and worked hard to make Belleville West Key Club much more competitive against powerhouse clubs such as Murphysboro. She set the bar of success for those who succeeded her. “I was welcomed to my position as the Lt. Governor by Gary and Patty Heath, who are members of two local Kiwanis Clubs. It’s funny to now think I knew them way before my parents did,” says Marissa. Continue reading “Past Key Club Lt. Governor Speaks to Kiwanis”
Join the Belleville Kiwanis Club in helping the children in our community by sponsoring a round of BINGO at the second Designer Purse Bingo at the Quail Club at 8303 Concordia Rd. in Belleville. Continue reading “Looking for BINGO Sponsors”
Patricia A. “Pattie” Heath, age 67 of Collinsville, IL, born July 9, 1950 in St. Louis, MO passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at her residence.
Pattie worked as a legal secretary for Erdmann Law in Fairview Heights, IL. She was an Air Force veteran, a member of Navigation Church in Collinsville, IL, and Aglow. She was very involved in Kiwanis having served as District Governor for the Illinois/Iowa District, Lt. Governor of Division 34, and past club secretary for the Fairview Heights Kiwanis.
President Patti Thomas pins new members Julia Hommel, Rodger Allison, Billie Snively, and Michelle Eastman at the Belleville Kiwanis Club Holiday Party on December 28, 2017. New members are vital to the strength and vitality of any organization. Bringing fresh ideas and energy to the Belleville Kiwanis Club, these members have already made an impact by helping to make the Christmas Tree Lot a success. Other areas they are instrumental in the Club’s success is the Designer Purse Bingo, media relations, and Cub Scout Charter.