At the club’s August 21 dinner meeting, Estes Hall, R-MC, Club President Daniel DiCandilo and President-Elect PJ Edmonds inducted a new member into the service organization. The newest Ashland Kiwanian is Susan Morrison. Ms. Morrison, recently retired, resides in Ashland.
To date, the Kiwanis Club has added nine new members in the past twelve months as it continues to seek individuals from the region who share its commitment to serving children and their communities.
The Kiwanis Club of Ashland was established in 1923 and has been providing community service to Ashland, Hanover and adjacent communities ever since. The Kiwanis motto is “serving the children of the world.” Kiwanis International includes 8,400 clubs with more than 270,000 members in 96 nations. Last year, Kiwanis clubs donated more than $100 million and almost 6 million volunteer hours for community service projects.
The Ashland club actively sponsors Key Clubs at four area high schools (Glen Allen, Hanover, Lee-Davis and Patrick Henry), the CKI Club at Randolph-Macon College and the Ashland Aktion Club (for Hanover adults with disabilities). Additionally, it has a Reading Mentors program at Henry Clay Elementary School and a Perfect Attendance Program for students at four area elementary schools. The club, too, provides scholarships for qualifying, graduating Key Club seniors each year. Club service activities include Ashland’s annual Olde Time Holiday Parade, volunteers for Train Day, and installation of playground equipment at Pufferbelly Park in Ashland.