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Christmas Tree Sale Roundup - 01/14/2012
We had another successful Christmas Tree sale in December!  This year, we had 300 trees available for sale, of which 284 were sold.  Our total net profit was $4,690 and we were able to donate half of this amount to the Boy Scouts. The remainder of the sale proceeds are maintained in the Club’s service account, and will fund other community programs and charities, including Terrific Kids,  Rhododendron Girls State, WVU Circle K, UHS Key Club, Scott’s Run Settlement House, and others.

Kiwanians worked approximately 250 hours on the sale, while the Boy Scouts worked approximately 300 hours on the sale.  

Our Christmas Tree sale committee has already met once with Boy Scout’s representatives...

Get Back to Class, Folks - 08/25/2011
As back-to-school time, September is full of possibility for kids and
grown-ups alike: bright-shiny new faces to meet, fresh school supplies to break
in and new opportunities to learn and grow. Turn over a new leaf for your club
with these free webinars:

Refresh your club (September 13): Your club may have been doing
great service for years but when’s the last time you asked members how they
think you could get even better? Be ready this fall to reenergize your members,
enhance the club experience and increase service impact.

Rock your community with Kiwanis service projects and programs
(September 19): The right programs and projects invigorate your club, meet
community needs and positively market and...

Suncrest Kiwanis Salvation Army food drive a success - 04/01/2011
On April 2, about 30 members of the Suncrest Kiwanis, the University High School Key Club and the WVU Circle K joined together for a food drive at the Suncrest Towne Centre Kroger to benefit the Salvation Army.  The day was designated by Kiwanis International as Kiwanis One Day around the world - a day when Kiwanis clubs were encouraged to work with members of their sponsored Service Leadership Programs on one joint project.  The Suncrest Kiwanis sponsors both of these school-based clubs.

Despite the unexpected weather challenges, the turnout by members of all three clubs was strong and the food drive resulted in more than 85 boxes of food and supplies being collected, which included...

SUNCREST KIWANIANS SPRUCE UP LOCAL ROADS - 08/18/2010
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The Suncrest Kiwanis Club participated in the local Adopt-A-Highway project on August 19, 2010.  Several members picked up trash and litter along Rt-705 from University Avenue to Pineview Drive to Riddle Avenue to West Run Road, a distance of about 2 miles.  Six bags of trash were collected.  This has been the designated route for the Suncrest Kiwanis Club since 1989.  The program is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, and the club’s contract with the State is renewed every two years.


McClung Receives Distinguished District Award - 06/24/2010
The West Virginia District of Kiwanis International was one of only three United States districts to have received the Distinguished District award at the Kiwanis International Convention on June 24-26 in Las Vegas.

The Distinguished District award is bestowed on a Kiwanis District in which 35 percent of its clubs achieve distinguished status in their own right, or if the district achieves its new club-building goal.  The latter criterion was met in 2008-09 when three new clubs were built in the West Virginia Kiwanis District.  These were the Salem-Doddridge County Kiwanis Club, the Putnam County Kiwanis Club and the Preston County Kiwanis Club.  Additionally, West Virginia was...

Kiwanis, UNICEF join forces to save 129 million mothers and newborns - 06/23/2010

Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to save the lives of babies and their mothers by eliminating maternal/neonatal tetanus (MNT), a disease that kills an estimated 60,000 newborns and 30,000 mothers each year. UNICEF Ambassador and actor Tea Leoni delivered the announcement at the 95th Annual Kiwanis International Convention.

“Kiwanis believes that no baby or mother should have to suffer the devastating effects of MNT,” said Kiwanis International President Paul Palazzolo. “Kiwanis will mobilize its nearly 600,000 family members to become tireless advocates for these children and raise needed funds to defeat this deadly disease.”

MNT is easily prevented by a series of three vaccinations...


SUNCREST KIWANIANS SPRUCE UP LOCAL ROADS - 04/21/2010
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The Suncrest Kiwanis Club participated in the local Adopt-A-Highway project on April 21, 2010.  Several members picked up trash and litter along Rt-705 from University Avenue to Pineview Drive to Riddle Avenue to West Run Road, a distance of about 2 miles.  Eight bags of trash were collected.  This has been the designated route for the Suncrest Kiwanis Club since 1989.  The program is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, and the club’s contract with the State is renewed every two years.

SUNCREST KIWANIS SPRUCES UP INDIAN PARK - 04/09/2010
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The Suncrest Kiwanis Club participated in Kiwanis One Day on April 10, 2010.  Several members picked up, cleaned up, mowed grass and spread mulch at Indian Park on Collins Ferry Road.

 “We are proud to join our fellow Kiwanis family members around the globe to participate in Kiwanis One Day”, said Paul Siegel, President of the Suncrest Club.  “The energy, commitment and camaraderie surrounding this single day make the experience of hands-on service even more gratifying for our members as they make an immediate, measurable impact on the Suncrest community.”

 

Kiwanis One Day (“One Way, One Day, One K”) was designated by Kiwanis International to unite all youth and adult members...

Suncrest Kiwanis Benefit Breakfast Saturday March 21 - 03/01/2009
Suncrest Kiwanis Club will host a pancake and sausage breakfast at Suncrest United Methodist Church, 479 Van Voorhis Road, in Morgantown, Saturday, March 21, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.  Tickets are available from Suncrest Kiwanis members and at the door on March 21.  Adult tickets are $6.00.  Tickets for children under age ten are $3.00.  Proceeds will aid Suncrest Kiwanis youth programs in the Morgantown community.

Proud Supporters of Terrific Kids - 02/11/2009
"TERRIFIC Kids" is a you character-building program sponsored by Suncrest Kiwanians in several Mon County elementary schools.  Award winning youngsters are selected by their teachers as "Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable" throughout the school year.  One student is selected from each class each grading period.  Long time Kiwanian committee chair, John Weber stresses selection is aimed at rewarding character improvement.  Kiwanis teams visit participating schools monthly awarding certificates and small prizes.  A gift certificate provided by local Chi Fil-A restaurants is a big hit with students.  Chic Fil-A has been a long time co-sponsor...