Kiwanis celebrates 57 years in Osage City

The Osage City Kiwanis is celebrating its 57th year as a service club in Osage City today, Sept. 21, 2014.

Chartered on Sept. 21, 1957, the Kiwanis is a local club made up of men and women who are part of a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Two charter members are still active participants in club activities.

Kiwanis has initiated many service projects over the years for the betterment of Osage City and the surrounding area. Children of the community are of primary concern. The club sponsors service leadership programs at the high school, middle school and elementary school. Funds have been raised to provide academic scholarships, educational programs and purchase equipment and supplies for Osage City Parks and Recreation youth activities. In cooperation with other civic clubs, Kiwanis has co-sponsored theatrical events, library functions and other worthwhile activities.

In addition to promoting service and leadership skills, Kiwanis is actively engaged in various fundraising endeavors. The primary service project and major fundraiser is a paper recycling program that has been an ongoing activity for many years. Paper is recycled from around the city and surrounding area.

The annual pancake breakfast kicks off the Osage City Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas on Market Street event and a yearly chili feed rounds out the fundraising efforts. All proceeds go towards providing funds for the various needs of the community.

Kiwanis meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Osage City Santa Fe Depot, at Fifth and Market streets. Meetings are open to the public.


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