Kiwanis
Mansfield After Noon
PO Box 82
Mansfield, TX 76063
Meetings: Every 2nd & 4th Monday at Noon·Fat Daddy's Restaurant·Mansfield, TX·Telephone: 817-239-4438

 

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The Kiwanis clubs are about assisting children, young adults, the aging, and the needy; improving communities; and encouraging international understanding. We are groups of giving, serving, caring and compassionate people who use our gifts to seize the moment to meet the needs of others. We have members from all walks of life and at every step of the career ladder, but we are all unified in our belief that children and our communities benefit from the efforts of a proficient group of caring and involved volunteers. Does this describe you? If so, please read on to the next few pages to see if Kiwanis is a group you would enjoy participating in.

 

Kiwanis saves lives!!  Read more about Eliminate to learn how we are saving lives every day!!

 

 

 

 

Click on any of the links below to learn more about the Service-Leadership clubs in our Mansfield and Venus schools.  These  Kiwanis-sponsored clubs work to teach our youth about leadership and service as we aim to prepare these young people to be our leaders of tomorrow.

 

   
   

 

 Literacy is an important part of Kiwanis of Mansfield Afternoon.  Click on the link below to read more about our work in local schools putting books in the hands of our local children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 For their final project of the 2013-2014 school year, the Annette Perry K-Kids created thank you cards and posters for their local firefighters.  As a special treat, MFD Chief Bondurant arranged for a truck from Fire Station 1 to visit the club.  What's more fun than hanging out with firefighters and a big truck!  The Legacy High School Key Club sent a record number of members to District Convention this year.  DCON is an extraordinary opportunity for clubs to network, compete and be recognized as members of the Texas-Oklahoma District of Key Club.  Congratulations to all the members of the Mansfield Legacy High School Key Club who attended and were recognized at this years' Convention.  One of their first major projects of the year at the Mary Lillard K-kids club was to write to soldiers and service-members.  The club wrote Christmas and holiday cards to 26 members of the armed forces this day.  To officially induct new officers, Division 39S Key Clubs gather at a formal event in May.  In 2014, Mansfield City Hall was the selected venue.  Mayor David Cook and his family were guests for the evening and led the attendees in the Pledge.  Pastor David Alexander, First Methodist Mansfield, provided the key note remarks.  Incoming Division 39S Key Club Lt. Gov. Andrew Loh presided over the ceremony.  He is pictured here with Timberview officers Tracy, Hailey and Kylie.  For their first project of the 2013-2014 school year, the club partnered with one of their teachers on a water purification project.  The students made posters and decorated water bottles that will be used for donations.  All fund collected will be used directly for the purchase of water purifiers in Africa through Change for Hope.  Stand by for donation totals!  The Mansfield Legacy Key Club won the trophy for "Most Improved Club" at the April 2014 TX-OK Key Club District Convention!  For the past two years, the Timberview Key Club has participated in the MISD Multi-Cultural Fair at the MISD Performing Arts Center.  Again this year (2014), the members taught attendees how to make plastic mats as part of Mats For Uganda in support of Eliminate.  In this photo, MISD Superintendent Dr. Vaszauskas learns how to weave a mat.  For their holiday project, the Erma Nash K-Kids took a successful idea from last year and worked in service to local Meals on Wheels clients.  During one of their December 2014 meetings, the members created beautiful ornaments that were delivered to Mansfield clients of Tarrant County Meals on Wheels.  Volunteer drivers reported back that the clients were extremely grateful for the thoughtful gifts.  One of the first projects of 2013 the new K-Kids at Erma Nash undertook, was to offer a thank you to their faculty members and staff.  A meeting was spent decorating cards and setting up the table in the faculty lounge with Valentine's decorations and candy.  Another project Legacy has continued this year is in service to the Fort Worth Ronald McDonald House.  On a Friday evening in November, the club met and served a most delicious meal to the families currently living at the House while their children undergo treatment at local hospitals.  With the help of a Meadows Foundation Grant, the club has set a second date to serve in February.  Members of the Venus High School Key Club model their 2014-2015 shirts after a meeting in the Fall of 2014!!  This picture includes Faculty Advisor Andrea Rodgers and Kiwanis Advisor Tom Denny.  In the Fall of 2013, we added Mary Jo Sheppard to the list of schools where we support a literacy program.  A Target grant supporting Read Around the World has allowed us to purchase more books for pre-k students in Mansfield.  At this party, Cat in the Hat was our special guest as the students took part in story time, coloring, pictures and finally selected a book of their very own to take home.  Helping at this party, was a member of the Legacy High School Key Club.  This Fall 2013, Read Around the World was again hosted at Alice Ponder Elementary School.  Clifford the Big Red Dog made a surprise visit as the children colored pictures, had story time, posed for pictures with their new friend and finally selected a Clifford book of their very own.  To supplement the baby tress donated by Ben Barber, the club submitted a Meadows Foundation grant request in the hope they could finalize work on their outdoor classroom.  Quite generously, Meadows donated $500 to the club for planting supplies as well as a small plaque recognizing donors and the work of Builders Club on this great addition to James Coble Middle School.  On a recent Saturday morning, the club gathered to complete the project.  It had rained the previous two days, so the dirt was much softer, but there was also a lot of mud.  After planting and before going into the building for lunch, the volunteers posed for a shoes-off picture.  All that remains of this project is to set the plaque.  This has been a multi-year project completed with the assistance of Builders Clubs over three years, several grants Mrs. Robinson received on behalf of the club, Mansfield ISD officials, fellow Kiwanis Club-sponsored Key Clubs,  and Ben Barber students and instructors.  Timberview participated in Key Leader in January 2014.  This was a week-end spent learning leadership and team-building skills.  Pictured with the trophy for "Most Improved" club are Faculty Advisor Shelly Burkett, Club President-elect Heather Hines and Club Secretary-elect Hailey Hines.  For the past two years, members of the Coble Builders Club have joined other organizations to help at Mission Arlington in advance of Thanksgiving.  The volunteers help move and package food for several hundred local families in need during the holiday season.  This year, the weather was cold, rainy and miserable.  But the members showed up in force to help throughout the morning.  For one of their Fall 2012 projects, the Timberview Key Club organized a school-wide food drive for the Bisbee Baptist Church Food Pantry.  The event was a huge success.  Over 700 food items were collected and donated to the pantry.  The Asa Low Builders Club hosted a fundraiser for Tarrant County Meals on Wheels in December 2013.  They collected nearly $300 that they used to purchase lighted magnifying glasses and long grabbers for Mansfield clients.  The Timberview Key Club provided scarves for each gift and the Nash K-Kids and the Legacy Key Club provided Christmas cards.  Mansfield Key Club members helped put the gifts together.  Everything was delivered with the help of local Kiwanis members through the Meals on Wheels drivers in Mansfield.  Faculty Advisor, Mrs. Greene, and 2011-2012 Club President, Lucy Carreno-Roca.  Miss Roca earned a Gates Millenium scholarship.  She is the second VHS Key Club President to earn such honors.