The Kiwanis Club of St. Johns 707, Michigan, gained 22 hard-working helpers earlier this year. That’s the number of students at St. Johns Middle School
who were inducted into a newly chartered Builders Club the Kiwanis club is sponsoring. And according to Becky Maleski, faculty advisor, the Builders were quickly introduced to selecting and implementing community-service projects at the school and throughout the community.
One of the first projects completed by the two Kiwanis-family club was a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s, raising $2,000 to help pay an outstanding balance owed on the construction of the Veterans’ Memorial in downtown St. Johns. The fund raiser was a huge success for local veterans, as well as Kiwanis and the Builders Club members.
A check for the payoff was presented to Dale Brown, (photo, rear left) and Dennis Scott (rear right) during a recent Kiwanis breakfast meeting. Builders Club members there for the presentation were, from left, Josie Sillman, Jenna Sillman, Kylie Hollis, Erin Briggs, Bree Gaffney, Hannah VanValkenburg, Katherine Harry, Zack Bouck and Becky Malaski. The charter presentation was conducted January 29, and included representatives from the Kiwanis club and the Kiwanis district.
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