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|School Year||Key Clubs|
|Year Around||Aktion Club|
|Pre-Christmas||Salvation Army Bell Ringing||Saturday, April 17, 9:30am||Adopt-a-Highway, DCECU ATM in the Merchandise Outlet parking lot on M-20|
|Saturday, May 22, 8am||Midland Blooms|
Ryan Boos of Camp Noah was the speaker at the April 6 Zoom meeting. His organization offers a nationally available service sponsored by the Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota that provides a five day or more program for children impacted by disasters. They program's purpose is to provide necessary hope and healing.
Video and Powerpoint presentations of the work of the Kiwanis Children's Fund was the highlight of the March 30 Zoom meeting. Emily Willoughby, Youth Services Coordinator, and Abbey Rainey, Elementary Services Coordinator, of Family & Children's Services were the speakers at the March 23 Zoom meeting. They spoke about problems of children in need. The speaker at the March 16 Zoom meeting was Marcella Mosqueda, Principal and CAO at Windover High School. She talked about the activities of her high school for special needs students and how the school has been impacted by the current pandemic and last year's flood and how they have responded. Camille Gerace Nitschky, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Bay Region Children's Grief Center, spoke about the work of her organization at the March 9 Zoom meeting. The mission of the Midland Area Community Foundation was the program of the March 2 Zoom meeting. Foundation Director of Community Impact Alysia Christy spoke about its activities with a highlight of the help it has given during the current pandemic and last year's flood.
Debi Bartley-Ullom, Executive Director of Aaron's Gifts From Home, spoke at the February 23 Zoom meeting on the mission of her organization. It was set up as a nonprofit in 2012 in memory of her son Aaron who was killed in action in Afghanistan. Its purpose is to send goodie boxes to those presently deployed overseas in the armed forces. The speaker at the February 16 Zoom meeting was Melissa Toner, Media/Instructional Technology Specialist, of the Midland Public Schools. She spoke on how the school district is using computers these days in their educational process. Kiwassee was a prime mover in funding the replacement of Chromebooks that were damaged in last May's flood. Andy Ault, President of the Board of Directors of the Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network, spoke at the February 9 Zoom meeting on the efforts of the EFPN in meeting the needs of local people in poverty. The February 2 Zoom meeting featured a talk by Craig Carmoney, Superintendent of the Meridian Public Schools. He spoke about the changes that have been made in the schools since he became superintendent in 2011 emphasizing the Early College High School, Project Lead the Way, and the New Tech Network.
Helen Roth, Volunteer Coordinator, and Jason Green, Chief Financial Officer, of the West Midland Family Center spoke at the January 26 Zoom meeting on how the Center acted to help victims of the flood of last May. The ACT Uganda partnership was the topic of the January 19 Zoom meeting. Local speakers were Sue Waechter, Director of ACT U.S., and Robin Stottlemye, leader of the HEAL Team (Health is Elemental to All Life). Joining from Uganda were Judith Tukahirwe and Thomas Akwankasa, leaders of the program there. Member Beth Laming gave a talk on Grandparents and Granchildren Zoom Exercises at the January 12 Zoom meeting. At our January 5 Zoom meeting, member Rudy Phillips told about his experience of living in Indonesia during World War II during the Japanese occupation.
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|RECENT VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES|
|August & September||Deliver Food to Flood Victims|