Past Key Club Lt. Governor Speaks to Kiwanis

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”

in memoriam Pattie Heath


Patricia A. “Pattie” Heath

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.

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New Members Pinned


L-R Julia Hommel, Rodger Allison, Billie Snively, Michelle Eastman

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.



After the grand success of the inaugural Designer Purse BINGO held last fall, it returns on February 18, 2018. There is no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than with the Belleville Kiwanis Club as we raise money for projects that benefit the children in our community. Join us at the Quail Club at 8303 Concordia Rd. in Belleville.

Yes Ladies! You too can leave the afternoon’s festivities with a purse or purses from designer brands Coach, Michael Kors, Dooney & Bourke, and Kate Spade. This is not for the feint of heart though. The competition is intensely fun!

Guys, this is that perfect gift for your Valentine! Your gift 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.

All of this is for only $30 in advance or $35 at the Door. Price includes 6 paper cards for 10 games plus 2 drink tickets. Increase your chances for $5 per 6 additional cards. Continue reading “DESIGNER PURSE BINGO RETURNS FEBRUARY 18”


Spending the evening with good friends is always fun. Spending it with the Bellville Kiwanians is a blast!  Not only were the members of the Belleville Kiwanis Club having a good time together, they were wrapping books, toys, games, clothes, and other gifts for a local family. The meeting hall was filled with Christmas paper, tape, scissors, bags, and laughter.


Belleville Kiwanis Christmas Tree Lot

Belleville Kiwanis Club 2017 Christmas Tree Sale
Begins on November 24 at the Sky View Drive-In

The Bellville Kiwanis Club will bring Christmas cheer to the Sky View Drive-In for the annual CHRISTMAS TREE SALE to raise money for local children’s projects. The lot is open weekdays from 4:00pm – 7:00pm and weekends from 10:00 am – 7:00pm. This year we will be selling Frasier Firs, Balsams, and Scotch Pines with sizes from 6 ft to 12 ft and prices ranging from $55 to $175. Continue reading “Belleville Kiwanis Christmas Tree Lot”

SWIC Foundation Honors Belleville Kiwanis Club

The Belleville Kiwanis Club was honored on November 15, 2017 by the Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) Foundation for its longstanding involvement with the Foundation and the scholarship program. The evening event was held at the Schmidt Art Center on campus. As one of SWIC’s earliest scholarship sponsors, the Belleville Kiwanis Club has helped 31 students achieve their educational goals through the years.  Continue reading “SWIC Foundation Honors Belleville Kiwanis Club”