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Pillowcase Project - 10/20/2017
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Pillowcase Project
Recently, the Hastings Kiwanis Club participated in the Pillowcase Project for the Mary FreeBed Hospital.  Hastings Kiwanians and their friends donated time and talents to sew thirty colorful pillow cases. These vibrant, patterned pillowcases are given to children, upon admission to the hospital, to lift the children’s spirits and brighten up the hospital room.  The pillowcases become a meaningful part of the children’s hospital stay and will go home with the child upon discharge from the hospital.  Club President, Mark Sheldon and fellow Kiwanis, Barb Pietrangelo display the first batch of pillowcase’s being delivered to the hospital on October...

Kiwanis Club of Hastings Collecting Family Fare Receipts - 10/20/2017
Submitted by: DEBRA A HATFIELD
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Direct Your Dollars Receipt Drive

SpartanNash is committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work.  Through the Direct Your Dollars program the Kiwanis Club of Hastings can earn $1,000, simply by collecting eligible receipts from any of the more than 160 SpartanNash-owned retail stores (Family Fare).  Simply drop your receipts off at Walker, Fluke & Sheldon, 525 W. Apple Street, Hastings, MI  49058.  We have already collected over $50,000

Victorious Again! - 09/18/2015
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The Kiwanis Club of Hastings remains in possesion of the coveted "Golden Club".

Middleville Rotary, Hastings Rotary, the Exchange Club and Hastings Kiwanis all took part in an annual golf tournament to raise funds for great causes all around Barry County.  It was a close race again but the Kiwanis Club of Hastings edged out the other service clubs by have more combined lunch guests, tee sign sponsors, and golf teams.  Congratulation to the Hastings club for working together for a great cause!

The Hastings Kiwanis Club "Loves Where They Live"! - 08/27/2015
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At their meeting luncheon on August 27th the Hastings Kiwanis Club members talked about what makes their community special and why they "Love where they Live".  For more information about this local movement contact the Barry Community Enrichment Center.

Kiwanis President Presented with Young Athena Award - 01/23/2015
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Athena Awards Highlight Chamber Celebration of Community Service 1-22-15

Story from Hastings Banner

Her dedication to the community and her undying passion for serving others merited Margie Haas the 2015 Athena Leadership Award, presented Saturday evening during the annual dinner of the Barry County Chamber of Commerce.

Somebody should have added “humor,” though, to the lengthy qualifications listed in her nomination papers.

“Can you see me now?” quipped the petite Haas from behind the lofty lectern at the Barry Community Enrichment Center, proving the truth behind the words of introduction by the 2014 winner, Bonnie Hildreth, that Haas is “small but mighty.”

Kiwanis Dictionary Tradition Continues - 01/10/2015
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Hastings Reminder, Jan. 10, 2015

Hastings Kiwanis Club members Matt Goebel and Steve Williams talk to students in Teresta Bolo's third grade class about the Kiwanis Club and how to use their new dictionaries.

Kiwanis dictionary tradition continues

In early December, a large box containing 23 student dictionaries arrived at Southeastern Elementary School in Hastings.

The dictionaries were to be handed out to the students later in the week by two special visitors. Third grade teacher, Teresta Bolo hid the box  until the visitors were scheduled to make their appearance. However, it seems she wasn't as discreet as she had thought.

"Hey, did you see the dictionaries behind the teacher's...

Kiwanis Wins Golden Club - 09/19/2014
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The Hastings Kiwanis Club was seeing gold after area service clubs gathered for an annual golf outing that challenged members to recruit sponsors, teams and diners. The good-natured competition pitted the Kiwanis Club, Hastings Rotary Club and Exchange Club of Hastings against each other while raising $10,000 the local clubs will use on a variety of projects and programs. Phyllis Fuller (right) accepts the Golden Club from Troy Dalman, representing last year’s winner, the Hastings Rotary Club. “It is a fun way to support service club community projects, and thanks to great participation from our club members, the Kiwanis Club of Hastings is proud to be the recipient of the traveling ‘Golden Club’...

Hastings Kiwanis Club learns about animal shelter changes By: David DeDecker - 02/27/2013
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Dr. Diana Newman has been serving as the new director of the Barry County Animal Shelter since December. On Wednesday, Feb. 20 she spoke to the Hastings Kiwanis Club and described what a difference just two or three months can make in an organization.

“When you come to the shelter, and I invite everyone to, you will see a few changes,” said Newman. “There are now some kittens in the front lobby for people to look over. There are also a couple of free-roaming cats. It is our way to socialize them and find out about the cats who come to the shelter, so we can find the very best placement for them. You may also see that the cats now have names instead of numbers.

“What you won’t see, because there...

Hastings Kiwanis Club donates $1,000 to Roe Reading Room - 11/30/2012
By David DeDecker - Hastings High School language arts teacher Jeff Keller spoke to the Hastings Kiwanis Club Nov. 28 and accepted a $1,000 donation toward the school’s newly established reading room.The Roe Reading Room, named after long-time Hastings English teacher and department head Carrie Roe, who died of breast cancer in February, is in a previously vacant classroom that now houses donated and purchased books for student use. It was established in memory of Roe, who taught language arts for 17 years at the school.Because of budget cuts, the high school library was closed for book lending in 2009, and is now used only for word processing on school computers. No library books have been purchased...

Objects of Kiwanis - 08/08/2012
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Objects of Kiwanis

The six permanent Objects of Kiwanis International were approved by club delegates at the 1924 Convention in Denver, Colorado.  Through the succeeding decades, they have remained unchanged.

  • To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
  • To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
  • To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
  • To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
  • To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better...