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Picton Kiwanis proud to support community

The Kiwanis Club of Picton has been active since 1927 (except for a time between World War II and 1953).
Inwardly, it offers its members personal growth through involvement and teamwork, plus the benefits of many strong friendships. Outwardly, it delivers an extensive program of civic and benevolent services. It’s an outstanding example of comradeship and voluntarism in action.
The club membership reflects a wide range of occupations and age groups. It offers new members an opportunity to become personally acquainted with people of good standing in many career areas and with varied backgrounds and experiences.

Meetings are every Monday at 6.15 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion BR 78, 347 Main St., Picton

Being a member:

Weekly meetings consist of dinner, a program with speaker and brief business proceedings. All dinners include fresh food with the bonus of excellent fellowship. The dinner cost is $14 and includes tax and tip.
Program topics vary, but most are designed to expose members to new ideas, local issues and fresh perspectives on our community.
Membership in our club begins with an invitation to be a guest at one of our meetings. Ask any member of the Picton Kiwanis Club; they will be glad to answer your questions and arrange for you to attend a meeting.
Since the money earned through fund raising projects is used mostly for local good works, our members underwrite the administrative expenses of the club. Currently dues are $125. annually directed toward International and District dues and club administrative costs.
For membership information please contact: Herb Stone, Club Secretary at 613-476-3359 or email:  s.stone@sympatico.ca

How Kiwanis has contributed to the community:

– Sponsored the Kiwanis Benson Park.
– Provide annually $1000 to PECI for student leadership programs
– Pledged $4000 over four years to upgrade musical instruments at PECI
– Provided funds to upgrade sound system at St. Gregory and CML Snider schools.
– Provided 10 copies each of “Precious Minds” and “Never Shake a Baby” to the Prince Edward Child Care Services.
– Provide labour for the Blood Donor Clinic.
– Provided funding to the World Service Project Iodine Deficiency Project effecting 750 million children.
– Support the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle campaign
– Support the Quinte Regional Science Fair.
– Sponsor “Terrific Kids” program in eight schools
– Sponsor “Esprit de Corps” trophy and cash award for the 851 Squadron Cadet Wing.
– Sponsor local sports programs.
– Sponsor Salvation Army summer camp program.
– Participate in the annual Santa Claus parades in Picton and Bloomfield.
– Support “Sleeping Children Around the World”

The Kiwanis Club of Picton supports:

Terrific Kids
Sleeping Children Around the World
Kids of Steel
Prince Edward County Soccer Association
Benson Park
The Night Before Kindergarten
Prince Edward Collegiate Institute Graduate Awards
Kiwanis / Prince Edward Art Council Scholarship
Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation
Tri-County Hospital Foundation – Imagine Campaign
Hospice Prince Edward
Salvation Army Children’s Christmas Party
Salvation Army Children’s Camp
Food Bank
Meals on Wheels

KIWANIS is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.

Kiwanis Fundraising Activities Include:

– Assisting Trenton Kiwanis with the annual Fishing Tournament, – sell tickets and staff weigh stations.
– Conducting an annual Yard Sale/Bake Sale/Pancake breakfast.
– Staffing the gates and park cars for annual W.I. Craft Sale.
– Staffing gates for Picton Agricultural Fair.
– Conducting an annual County Wide Cribbage Bicycle Color Ride.
– Staffing the gates for “Taste”
– Hosting a St. Valentine’s dance

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