Palm Beach, FL, November 20, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The Kiwanis Club of Singer Island held their annual Installation Banquet September 28th at the Abacoa Golf and Country Club to salute the contributions of its officers and members working to improve the lives and scholarship of young people over the past year and to welcome incoming officers and directors for the upcoming year.
President Wayne Anderson praised the work of the club’s many volunteer activities which include Key Club, the oldest and largest international service program for high school students, as well as the club’s BUG—Bring Up Grades for local elementary students programs.. Other activities of the club have included Quantum House, which helps support families facing medical challenges, support of local soup kitchens as well as beach clean up activities.
Incoming Kiwanis Club of Singer Island Sunrise Officers and Directors for 2008-2009 include Club President Chet Zientek, President Elect Ed Gruvman, Vice President David Levy, Secretary Helen Zientek, Treasurer John Nealy and Immediate Past President Wayne Anderson. Club Directors include Steve Irwin, Dave Behringer, Janet Anderson, Nancy Hill, Janis Schlegel and Wanda Hagan.
Kiwanis International's continuing service focus is called "Young Children Priority One." Under this theme, each Kiwanis club is encouraged to sponsor significant projects that serve the special needs of young children from prenatal development to age five.
Kiwanis Clubs also just concluded the first Kiwanis Worldwide Service Project in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund. Kiwanis raised nearly $75 million to assist nations in eliminating iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), the leading preventable cause of mental retardation in the world today.
The first Kiwanis club was chartered on January 21, 1915, in Detroit, Michigan. Today, Kiwanis has grown to number more than 8,000 clubs and nearly 300,000 members in more than 70 countries.
Contact: Brett Ferrigan 561/ 281-2788
Contact: Brett Ferrigan
Kiwanis Club of Singer Island, Florida
Holds Annual Installation Banquet