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2011-2012 Kiwanis

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S: Kiwanis Club of Green Valley 2011-2012

FC: Kiwanis Club of Green Valley 2011-2012 We are a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.

1: For many years our club meetings were held at the Greens Restaurant in Green Valley. In July of 2012 we moved to Buckman's Grill at the Revere Golf Course in Anthem. Now we have a beautiful view of the city while conducting club business. | Moving on to Buckman's Grill Revere Golf Club | Green Valley Kiwanis Club

2: President-Elect Larry Barnson | Treasurer Connie Hoffmans | Secretary Natalie Vaughn | 2011 - 2012 Officers | President Mitchell Horst

3: Board of Directors | Jessica Horst | Kathleen Karstensson | Tip Cunningham | Denis Pecoraro | Emit Boyd

4: Lt. Governor Div 28 Len Yelinek | Cali-Nev-Ha Governor Dick Olmstead | Kiwanis One Day consists of the involvement of Kiwanis club members around the world. It begins with our club’s participation and continues with all of the K family - Builder's Clubs, Key Clubs, Circle K, our Division 28 Kiwanis Clubs, CNH District, and all of our K-family world-wide. It adds to the impact you have on your community, and it results in an international spirit of service that inspires people worldwide. This year on April 21st, our divisional K-family chose a Lake Mead clean up as our One Day project.

5: Kiwanis sponsored a "toss the pumpkin in the basket" booth at Hopelinks's Hope-o-ween | The Goodie Two Shoes Foundation provides disadvantaged children and children in crisis with new shoes and socks, as well as other items deemed essential for good health and positive development. Joe, Mitchell and Jessica joined the Rockin' Walk volunteers to help fit shoes for those disadvantaged children. | Goodie Two Shoes

6: Green Valley's "GVKiwanisHopestriders" walk and sleep-in each October to help support finding a cure for breast cancer. Here, with Circle K's Kevin Goble is Linda Hinze, Silverado HS Key Club Advisor. | Our booth at National Trails Day with Larry, Cheryl and George informing the public about what Green Valley Kiwanis Club does for the community.

7: Giving Life Ministries | This year Green Valley Kiwanis decided to give the cans collected by our K-Family to Giving Life Ministries, a Henderson based food bank that feeds needy families of our community. Pastor John Bagwell has helped us coordinate the donations. The Liberty HS Key clubbers were winners in providing the largest donation of cans. | Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is basically a “Kiwanian of the Year” Award. The DSA offers clubs the opportunity to recognize, at the District level, a Kiwanian or community member for “many hours of service to Kiwanis and the community.” This year two of our members, Tip Cunningham and Denis Pecoraro, were recognized as outstanding members of our club. | Distinguished Service Award

8: Marilyn at the Las Vegas Triathlon | The Las Vegas Sports Committee is dedicated to enhancing the lives of student athletes, youth organizations and the community through quality national and international sporting events. Each years the Green Valley Kiwanis Club volunteers to fund raise for our club by helping out at this December tournament. | Our Key Clubs helping at the Las Vegas Triathlon

9: Green Valley Kiwanis has adopted St. George cottage at St. Jude’s, and each year we have a project with them. Last year we laid half of their front patio. This year we painted trim and remodeled a bathroom. This coming year we plan to complete the patio. | Each December we help the St. George Cottage by trimming bushes, cleaning up the yard, and most importantly hanging Christmas lights for the children there. In January we return and take down the lights and decorations.

10: Again this past year we rang the Salvation Army bell at the Galleria Mall. Instead of supporting a family this year, we decided to donated hoodies and jeans we purchased at Old Navy. | Baby's Bounty is devoted to providing essential clothing and gear to babies born into disadvantaged families. Recipients include victims of domestic abuse, teen mothers, and those living in poverty. Green Valley Kiwanis has cut out while Marilyn Yzaguirre has edged more than 160 baby blankets.

11: EMPOWERING A CHILD TO CARE Terrific Kids is a student-recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem and perseverance. “Terrific” is an acronym for Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable. Students work with their classroom teacher to establish goals to improve behavior, peer relationships, attendance or school work. All students who achieve their goals after a specified time are recognized as Terrific Kids. This year Green Valley Kiwanis hosted an ice cream party for those second graders who had reached their goal. | We have a semi-annual yard sale each year. We get rid of our extras and earn a little cash for scholarships.

12: Green Valley Kiwanis Teacher Grants | We want to inspire teachers to develop unique learning experiences for their students. The purpose of the grant is to provide funds for classroom teachers who have an innovative idea for a project that utilizes the CCSD curriculum from an imaginative approach. One grant will be awarded to a teacher at each of five high schools and one middle school with Key Clubs or Builder's Clubs supported by the Green Valley Kiwanis Club. At the end of the school year each awarded grant will be judged by the Green Valley Grant Committee. The teachers of the top three outstanding grants will receive a cash award of $500, $250 and $100. | Mitchell presents a check for $500 to the winner of our teacher Grant for 2011-2012, Wendy Mathews from Del Sol HS

13: Green Valley Kiwanis is a sponsor for the South Valley Relay for Life Event. We do this as a team effort with our 5 sponsored Key Clubs, many of whom have chaired this event. We've also made this a K-Family event as Circle K has helped with the security. | Investing in Hope | Kiwanis Rose Garden sign at the Henderson Rec. Center

14: Key Clubs | Kathy Cook and Cindy Murray Advisors for Del Sol High School | Emit Boyd supporting his club, Silverado High School | Denis Pecoraro Liberty High School Advisor | Connie Hoffmans, Advisor for Coronado H. S. joined by other Kiwanians at the induction | Our Key Clubs are supported at a summer DCM, Divisional Council Meeting, by George Hedges, Green Valley Advisor, Kathleen Karstensson, Kiwanian, Connie Hoffmans, Coronado Advisor, Hannah Santee, Kiwanian & Liberty HS Advisor, and Denis Pecoraro, Liberty Advisor. | Our Sponsored Youth

15: Our Newly Sponsored Youth Groups | Cannon Builders Club | UNLV Circle K | Helen C Cannon Middle School | UNLV Circle K presents a Thank You to Green Valley Kiwanis | Cannon Middle School Builder's Club was chartered and sponsored by our Kiwanis Club as well as the Key Club at Del Sol High School | UNLV Circle K at a Spring Mountain Clean up

16: Our K-Family, Kiwanis, Key Clubbers & Circle K earned money this summer in our fireworks booth. | Green Valley Kiwanians Cheryl, Denis, Kathleen, Larry and Connie, helped RPDP-State Dept of Ed with getting posters to every elementary school in the state. Our Key Clubs and Circle K also did their duty on another day. | K-Family Projects | Key Clubbers help us clean up at St. George House at St. Jude's Ranch | The City of Henderson, the Fire Dept. and the Police Dept. enlisted the help of Green Valley Kiwanis and our Key Clubs to hand out ribbons to remind citizens to "Check your Seat in the Heat." Cheryl, Denis, Larry and Emit hand out ribbons and remind customers at Smith's. Key Clubbers joined us in the effort.

17: This year Denis arranged our fall social as we journeyed to Spring Mountain Ranch to picnic and watch "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."

18: In August, Natalie arranged for us to pack over 200 backpacks for Title I Hope's Homeless Outreach. Afterwards we had a potluck and good fellowship.

19: Honoring our Fellow Kiwanians | Welcoming New Members | Our newest members of the Kiwanis Family | Cali-Nev-Ha Key Club Advisor of the Year, Emit Boyd | Mitchell & Cheryl Barnson | Mitchell with Carmen Taylor | Division 28 Key Club Advisor of the Year, Connie Hoffmans

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