Kiwanis seeks new club in HudsonKiwanis International is conducting a site survey to establish the feasibility of starting a Kiwanis Club in Hudson. Kiwanis is a global organization of member-volunteers working to change the world, one child and one community at a time.
Kiwanis International is conducting a site survey to establish the feasibility of starting a Kiwanis Club in Hudson.
Kiwanis is a global organization of member-volunteers working to change the world, one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis members dedicate more than six million volunteer hours and invest more than $100 million annually in projects that strengthen communities and serve children.
In a typical year, Kiwanis clubs worldwide organize more than 150,000 service projects locally and globally that include college sponsorships, Read Around the World, community clean-ups, and involve partners such as Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Special Olympics, and Children's Miracle Network.
Kiwanis offers a family of service leadership programs for children and young adults.
"Kiwanis is committed to becoming flexible and member-responsive,” said Division 20 (Wisconsin-Upper Michigan) Lieutenant Governor Fred Dietze of Hudson. “Today, time is a precious commodity. Kiwanis understands this and, as such, encourages each Kiwanis club to determine its priorities based on the issues most important to its members and community.
“Kiwanis welcomes anyone with compassion and a dedication to service and is committed to remain relevant to the needs of today's and tomorrow's members. Conducting a site survey will help us in formulating the needs of the community and to begin the new member recruiting process."
Assisting Dietze in the survey are members of the New Richmond and River Falls Kiwanis Clubs, as well as representatives from the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan and the Minnesota-Dakota Districts.
"The need for service oriented organizations, whose mission and focus is children, has never been greater,” said District 20 District Governor Kathy Vorpahl. “A club in Hudson would be a strong strategic link in serving the children of western Wisconsin."
Over the next month, members of the site survey team will be contacting community leaders regarding the needs of the community and beginning the recruiting process. Anyone interested in Kiwanis can go to http://www.kiwanis.org or call Dietze at (715) 381-0038.