Kiwanis Club of Granville, Serving Children/Community Since 1962
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Chartered on November 19, 1962 the Kiwanis Club of Granville provides services and resources to many area charities and groups.
Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanians attend club meetings and activities for meaningful service, fellowship, information and inspiration. We impact our community directly through voluntary community service, with a special emphasis on serving children of the world. Kiwanis inspires and trains youth to lead and serve through its Service Leadership Programs for elementary through college levels (K-Kids, Builders Club, Key Club, Circle K, Key Leader Training, Terrific Kids, Bring Up Grades (BUG)). Aktion Club is Kiwanis' service leadership organization for people associated with disabilities.
Granville Kiwanis meets each Monday night at 6:15PM for dinner at the historic Granville Inn in downtown Granville, Ohio. Our meetings are open to the public and guests are always welcome.
We are proud to be the host club of the 2015-16 Division 10-E Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Lewis. Our 2015-16 Governor Amy Zimmerman's Family Project is "Service from A-Z with a focus on Amtrykes," raising funds to donate three-wheeled pedal and/or hand-crank cycles around Ohio and giving independence and mobility to many youth and Veterans in Ohio with disabilities. Our 2015-16 Kiwanis International President Sue Petrisin is completing our 5-year promise to Eliminate Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus by raising $110M for vaccinations. Sue is the first female President of Kiwanis, and the first female President of any International Service Organization!
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-Dave Thomas, 2015-16 President
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Kiwanis International and Key Club are close to completing their 5-Year International Service Project to Eliminate Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus World-wide! For $1.80 a mother and her unborn children can be vaccinated. Granville Kiwanis has committed to be a Model Club and will donate over $50k to this worthwhile cause. If you would like to help us, you can make a tax-deductible donation using our Electronic Payment Donation using our Granville Kiwanis PayPal Site or mail checks to Granville Kiwanis Foundation (501c3), PO Box 133, Granville, OH 43023, Memo "Eliminate Project." All contributions are appreciated ($1.80 is all it takes to save one life!). Receive a Centennial Award for a donation of $1500 comemorating Kiwanis' 100th Anniversary or Zeller Award $750.
Ohio District Kiwanis Governor Amy Zimmerman and her mother Sandy Zimmerman are leading this year's Governor's Family Service Project, GreeneBucs.org (Ohio branch of Ambucs) to provide Amtrykes to disabled youth and veterans in our community. They have an active waitlist and donations collected are given as trykes throughout the year. Each customized tryke costs between $250-$1250 and are modified/recycled as the child grows or needs.
(Photo, above) Granville co-sponsored this tryke presented by Gov. Amy Zimmerman at a state-wide meeting at OSU-Newark campus on Dec. 5, 2015. The receipient was 9yr-old Abby from Zanesville. Article in Newark Advocate on Dec. 8, 2015.
Donations can be made to the "Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation (501c3)" memo "Amtryke." ODKF helps the treatment and prevention of Pediatric Trauma. Payments may also be made directly to the Ohio Amtrykes Association, Ambucs.org or to Sandy Zimmerman's (Kiwanian and Mother of Amy Zimmerman) local Chapter of Ambucs called "GreeneBucs.org". The trykes range in price from $400 to $2500. The trykes are given free of charge and there is a state-wide registry for recipients. Each chapter helps directly in their community and Ambucs chapters state-wide work together to fill the registry.
To make an Electronic Payment or Donation to this project, you may use our Granville Kiwanis PayPal Site, or mail donations to "Granville Kiwanis Foundation" PO Box 133, Granville Ohio 43023, memo: Amtryke Project.
(Photo) Savanna McDade, age 11, received an amtryke on Jan. 19, 2016 at the Division 10-E, 10-S, and 10-W Joint Council meeting honoring Ohio District Governor Amy Zimmerman. Gov. Amy presented the tryke to Savanna who was "all smiles" and just celebrated her birthday the day before. Over 133 people including her mother Tonya McDade attended the event. We collected $4865 in donations and pledges for Ambucs that evening. Thanks to Division 10-E Key Clubs for $690!
Granville Kiwanis Meet Monday Nights at the Granville Inn
Join the Kiwanis Club every Monday for dinner and a program at 6:15PM.
Granville Inn, Denison Room, located at 314 E Broadway, Granville OH 43023
Visitors are always welcome!
Updated schedule on website and facebook.
Upcoming Meeting Schedule:
Newark Kiwanis Strawberry Festival, June 3-5, 2016 Downtown Newark. "Strawberries on the Square" supports Newark Kiwanis.
Monday, June 6, 2016 - Regular meeting at the Granville Inn at 6:15PM dinner, 6:45PM meeting and program by Marci Harbage, Karis' Cause Organization, locally supporting families of pediatric cancer.
Monday, June 13, 2016 - Regular meeting at the Granville Inn at 6:15PM dinner, 6:45PM meeting and program by Catherine Harper Lee, Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center.
Tues, June 14, 2016 - 6:00PM Social, 6:30PM dinner.Division 10-E Council Meeting, Infirmary Mound Park, (5 min. south of Granville on SR 37), 4309 Lancaster Rd, Granville OH. Main building by road. Amtryke presentation and program by Gary Wimer and Marc Guthrie on Karis' Cause. All proceeds of meal towards Karis' Cause. $10 suggested.
Monday, June 20, 2016 - Regular meeting at the Granville Inn at 6:15PM dinner, 6:45PM meeting and program by Seth Patton, Denison University, Granville Inn and Golf Course.
July 1-4, 2016 - Granville Kiwanis Fourth of July Celebration with parade, fireworks, concessions, rides and daily entertainment. Fireworks display at Wildwood on Friday, July 1, 2016. Granville's Got Talent (and Pets!) on Sunday, July 3. Parade on Monday, July 4. New event website: www.Granville4th.com
Monday, July 4, 2016 - No meeting.
Monday, July 11, 2016 - No meeting. Recover from the 4th of July!
Monday July 18, 2016 - Informal meeting at the McPeek Lodge, steak fry for Kiwanis volunteers of the Granville 4th of July Celebration.
July 9, 2016 - MS Central Ohio Challenge Bike Ride Fundraiser. Sign-up online today (NewRider2016) and join Kiwanian Craig Washka and Craig's Crankers in the MS Central Ohio Challenge, Dublin, Ohio. Ride short or long. Proceeds benefit the American Multiple Sclerosis Society for research.
Upcoming Projects and Fundraisers:
G.H.S. Basketball ticket takers - Kiwanians collect tickets November-January at the home boys and girls basketball games. A service to the Granville Athletic Boosters. They also assist at the Granville Cross Country meets. Contact Jerry Miller, JerryAMiller@roadrunner.com
Saturday, February 13, 2016, from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Annual Pancake Day Fundraiser in support of Louis Wood and Kiwanis. Location: The Church of St. Edwards the Confessor, 785 Newark-Granville Rd. Kiwanis' own pure maple syrup will be served and available for purchase! Co-sponsored by Granville Key Club, bake sale and more for the entire family! Disabled accessible location and plenty of parking. Also, a short walk from downtown Granville.
Photos of Recent Service Projects and Events
Kiwanis One Day service project on April 2, 2016 at home of Mickey Smith (wife of late Kiwanis member Edison Smith). Clearning the bamboo shown in background was the most challenging project. Missing from photograph: neighbor Don, Jennifer Lewis (taking photo) and President Dave Thomas (driving the Kiwanis truck to the metal scrap yard with an old stove for $3.90)
Interclub helping at Northern Columbus Kiwanis Club's Annual Easter Egg hunt at Clintonville's Whetstone Park of Roses. The 10:00-10:05AM hunt offered 6,000 candy-filled eggs for kids 0-11 years old. Free photo op with Mr. Bunny and $1 hot chocolate and donuts completed this club's oldest service project.
Christmas tree sale and delivery at Fackler's Nursery on Newark-Granville Rd/Cherry Valley, Nov/Dec 2015.
Tryke donated by Granville, Newark and Zanesville Kiwanis Clubs and presented by Governor Amy Zimmerman to 9 year old Abby and her mother from Zanesville at the Ohio District Kiwanis Board Meeting at OSU-Newark Campus' Hopewell Hall, Dec 5,2015. Guest Appearance by Santa Claus with Christmas caroling.
Basketball Ticket sales at Granville High School home boys and girls' games, Nov-Jan, 2015.
Christmas decorations at Granville's historic Bryn Du Mansion, Dec. 2015. Photo taken on the record-breaking 65degF Saturday, Dec 12, 2105.
Maple tree planting and dedications at Granville Elementary school, Nov. 12, 2015
Maple tree planting and dedications at Granville Elementary school, Nov. 12, 2015
Key Club Division 10E Lt. Governor Sam Malik and Lt. Governor Jennifer Lewis at the Division Council Meeting 1 hosted by Granville Kiwanis at the Granville Inn, Nov. 10, 2015
Granville Kiwanis honored local Veterans at a club dinner meeting with program by Granville Veteran Kevin Bennett at the Granville Inn, Nov. 9, 2015. All veterans received a jar of Kiwanis' own maple syrup!
Eve Elliott Easter Basket project - 80 baskets were made and donated with 65 stuffed animals and given to Mental Health American of Licking County on March 27, 2015.
Lt. Gov. Jerry Miller and Granville Kiwanis host Div10E Council Meeting at Denison, Nov. 11, 2014
Granville Senior Center Building Renovations, United Way's Day of Caring Sept 24, 2014.
Thom McKee leads Granville Kiwanis' Team to victory in annual Chili Cookoff fundraiser Oct. 2014
Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Granville, Ohio
Kiwanis is a service organization of volunteers
Dedicated to Serving Children
Join the Granville Kiwanis!
Open Meetings every Monday at 6:15 PM
Join us on Monday nights for our dinner meetings at the recently renovated Historic Granville Inn, 314 East Broadway, Granville OH 43023, (740) 587-3333. Map and directions at www.granvilleinn.com
VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!
Programs and Meetings are Open to the Public!
The Kiwanis Club of Granville meets on Mondays at 6:15PM at the Granville Inn in downtown Granville, Ohio. We have weekly programs and speakers, as well as updates on our service projects. Our dinner meetings are a great opportunity to meet many of our 80 members. We participate in many service projects throughout the year. Join us for any service project, just another great opportunity to meet our active members! This website will post the updated schedule of meetings and events.
Kiwanis is focused on Serving the Children of the World and our Community!
A quote from television famed Mr. Rogers in his book The World According to Mr. Rogers - "When I was very young, most of my childhood heroes wore capes, flew through the air, or picked up buildings with one arm. They were spectacular and got a lot of attention. But as I grew, my heroes changed, so that now I can honestly say that anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me." Join Kiwanis today!
Questions for Granville Kiwanis can bedirected to firstname.lastname@example.org or our club President, Tom Harvey 740-404-1189.
Buy Our Delicious Syrup TODAY, Support Children!
Pure Maple Syrup is a perfect gift for friends and family! It's also a novel way to say "Thank You" and share your support of a worthwhile cause! Hurry while supplies last! This year's sap production turned out to be above normal, despite being delayed by the unusually late record-low cold temperatures. With the support of Kiwanian Bob Warner, our boiling process benefited from use of his updated evaporator system at his families' historic Loudon Crest Farm sugar shack on Loudon St. If you drove by the 'sugar shack' at night in March, you would have seen the steam rolling from the boiling sap water and perhaps a few sparks from the super hot firewood. A few folks stopped by when we were collecting sap from our educational buckets at Welsh Hills and Granville Elementary School, and more while we were boiling at the sugar shack. Everyone must experience the steam-filled sweet smell of fresh maple syrup at least once in their lifetime. Before the season ended, students from Welsh Hills School and Granville Elementary visited the sugar shack and witnessed the entire process, sweet steam and all! A few families tapped their own maple trees and collected sap water with us, producing their own pure maple syrup! 100% of our maple syrup proceeds benefit children and our community projects.