From a Kiwanis Club news release.
The Pacific Northwest District of Kiwanis International working in concert with citizens of Snohomish County is forming a Kiwanis Club of Mill Creek. The aims of the new club are to serve the needs of children in Mill Creek and Snohomish County as well as meeting other needs of the community, develop youth leaders, provide opportunities for leadership, business and social fellowship.
The first pre-organizational meeting will be held in Lynnwood on April 23, 2013, Tuesday, at Volunteers of America, 16300 Motor Place, Lynnwood, WA 98037. The meeting is expected to be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Citizens, 18 years or over, interested in improving the community and helping meet the needs of children are welcome to attend the meeting and become a Charter Member of the new Kiwanis Club of Mill Creek. The club is expected to be chartered in May. A person, 18 years or over, can sign up for Charter Membership on the Internet at millcreekkiwanis.org. For more information you can contact Jim Garcia, Kiwanis Lt. Governor, by email, email@example.com. The latest information of the club will be posted on the website.
Kiwanis offers an opportunity for personal involvement in the leadership and improvement of the community, the nation and world. Membership in the Mill Creek Kiwanis club connects a person with the community and other individuals he or she wouldn’t otherwise know. Club members learn about developments and happenings in their community during their regular club gatherings. They also enjoy new social and business networking opportunities with the wide variety of members in their club. And, together, they combine their interests and skills to improve their community in ways that make a real impact in the lives of others, particularly children.
As a member of Mill Creek Kiwanis, Snohomish County citizens will join over 290,000 Kiwanians in more than 80 nations dedicated to serving children and others in need. The Kiwanis theme is Serving the Children of the World, starting with our own communities. Kiwanis Programs are designed to address local needs in Community Services, Human and Spiritual Values, Youth Services, Young Children Priority One, addressing the needs of young children from prenatal through age 5, and the Kiwanis sponsored youth leadership programs available at the high school, middle school, and elementary school levels.
The Kiwanis Worldwide Service Project, with UNICEF joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) from the face of the Earth. Kiwanis and UNICEF in the past tackle iodine deficiency disorders, achieving one of the most significant public health successes of the 20th century. The ELIMINATE project will reach the poorest, most neglected mothers and babies with additional lifesaving health care. The Pacific Northwest District project is to have a world free of childhood cancer through research and care. The Kiwanis Club of Mill Creek will join the partnership with Seattle Children's Hospital to find the cure for childhood cancer.
Kiwanians are also making a difference for young people through the Kiwanis Family Sponsored Youth Program. Some 300,000 young people are working in concert with the over 8500 Kiwanis clubs through K-Kids in elementary school, Builders Club in middle school, Key Club in high school, and Circle K in colleges and universities. This Kiwanis Family Program makes up the world's largest organization of youth. Working through the schools, these sponsored youth programs could be immediately organized in Mill Creek once the new Kiwanis Club is chartered.
If you believe our children are the future, take pride in your community, want to reach out to those in need and you enjoy meeting new people, Kiwanis Club of Mill Creek is for you.