BELLVILLE KIWANIS SPREADS CHRISTMAS CHEER TO LOCAL FAMILY

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.

“Seeing everyone coming together to bring smiles to a family in need is what Christmas is all about,” says member Billie Snively. “I am happy to be part of it.”

The gifts were provided by the members and officers of the Kiwanis and gift cards to local supermarkets and merchants was provided by the Club. Kiwanis embraces the spirit of this joyous season for, in the words of St. Francis of Assisi, “It is in giving that we receive”.

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”

Kiwanis Family Conference

Danyelle (Belleville West Key Club), Grace (president of Belleville West Key Club) Jennifer Stauffer (Belleville Kiwanis) and Sydney (LTG for I-I Key Club) all attended the Kiwanis Family Conference in Black Mountain , North Carolina.

Jennifer Stauffer Recognized for Dedicated Service to the Community

Jennifer Stauffer awarded the Luis V. Amador Mediallion for dedication and service to the community.

Belleville Kiwanis Club member Jennifer Stauffer was recently honored with a Luis V. Amador Medallion award for her dedication to service in our community as well as her work with the Key Club, a leadership and service group for high school students.

Jennifer established a Key Club at Belleville West.  Key Clubs are student organized and student led.  In her role as advisor, Jennifer has helped hundreds of students develop leadership skills and become active in service to the local community.  These students contribute thousands of hours of community service annually to various projects and organizations in the Greater Belleville area.

The Luis V. Amador Medallion Award was established to honor the contributions of the former medical director of the Spastics Paralysis Research Foundation by extending a special recognition to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service within his or her community.

The SPRF is a research foundation supported by Kiwanis clubs in Illinois and Eastern Iowa. Spastic Paralysis is not a disease itself, but a symptom of various diseases or medical conditions of the central nervous system. Funded research has included diseases such as brain tumors, spina bifida, Alzheimer, genetic causes of mental retardation such as fragile x syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, stroke rehabilitation, neonatal care and developmental disabilities of prematurely born infants. Other research has been purely scientific in the development of medical equipment and techniques used to study the nervous system.  Researchers supported by this foundation are located in both Iowa & Illinois.  Two researchers are also based in St Louis including one at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

 

To learn more about SPRF, visit  http://www.sprfoundation.org/.

Ladies Day Out

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Make plans now to come out to the Quail Club Sunday, October 1, 2017 for a new fun event — Designer Purse Bingo.
Coach, Michael Kors, & Kate Spade. These are the prizes going home with the lucky game winners. One winner for each of the ten games.
What a great way to enjoy a day out with friends while helping the Belleville Kiwanis Club raise funds to benefit programs for kids in our community.
Ticket price includes 6 paper tickets for 10 games and two drink tickets. Additional cards are available for purchase $5 for 6 cards. Players must be 18 or older. $30 in advance or $35 at the door.
Bring your own snacks but all beverages must be purchased on site.
Doors will open at 1:00 with bingo starting at 2:00.
This event is expected to sell out quickly so buy your tickets now.
Tickets are available online at www.glo-bingo.com. Scroll down to October 1. Click and select the number of tickets. For more information or to purchase physical tickets email Belleville.il.kiwanis@gmail.com.

Art on the Square High School Competition 2017

Art on the Square High School Competition 2017

The 2017 submissions to the Art on the Square High School competition by the area high school art students were once again diverse. The students utilized various mediums and subjects to inspire a wonderful assortment of interesting pieces. The works submitted are selected by the various high school art teachers and then evaluated and judged by an independent panel.
The Belleville Illinois Kiwanis Club is proud of the gifted students in our area. We support the high school portion of the Art on the Square by sponsoring cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place entries.
Make sure to schedule a visit to the high school competition in May 2018. There will surely be something that everyone will find visually appealing.