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Club Committees And Easton Kiwanis Foundation

Listing of Committees:

    Committee on Club Meetings and Administration:
Nominating Committee A once-a-year project to provide names to the Easton Kiwanis Club members of those seeking office at the annual election of officers and directors for the Club.

Greeters Arrange for a member(s) to meet and greet those attending our meetings

Inter-club Arrange for members (4 or more) from our club to attend other Kiwanis Club meetings to inter-club friendships and learning experiences

    Committee on Community Service:

Miller-Keystone Blood Center Donations Encourages members and their friends/family to donate blood at various times throughout the year for the benefit of those in need of blood supplies.

 


Salvation Army Bell Ringing
a/k/a "The Ding-a-lings"
Assist the Easton Salvation Army when they are ringing the Holiday Bells for their annual Kettle Drive.

 

    Committee on Finance and Fund Raising:

Super Raffle Host and coordinate an annual Super Raffle by selling tickets to raise funds for various non-profit organizations.


Rose Sale

 

 

 

Pennsylvania Kiwanis has a one-day state-wide fund raiser in October selling roses by the dozen. Funds raised at the State level are for college scholarships. Funds raised by our club benefit various local agencies.

Order taking has begins in late summer and runs through October.  Long-stem multi-colored roses delivered in October. 

 


    Committee on Human and Spiritual Values:
Spiritual Aims Provide speakers or programs with a religious theme.

 

    Committee on Membership Growth and Education:
Membership Clubs only survive through growth with new members. This committee seeks out dedicated new members.

The entire club membership is responsible.

    Committee on Public Relations and Speakers:
Speakers A very important part of each meeting is hearing of a message of information brought to us by a speaker.
    Committee on Youth Services & Youth Sponsored Clubs:
Youth Services Each month the committee selects and hosts a youth group or youths from the community to a special event or a hands on project.

Annual
Christmas-
Holiday Party 
     
For over 25 years the members of the Kiwanis Club of Easton have hosted a Christmas-Holiday party for children that are less fortunate than other children in the area. In the past the party was for local handicapped and underprivileged children but now the party is held in conjunction with the Colonial Intermediate Unit #20 (IU#20) of Northampton and Monroe Counties. Cash donations from club members are the primary source of funds used to purchase small gifts. Various local merchants and industry supplement the goody bags given to the children each year.

Members line up in assembly line fashion to fill the bags prior to the children arriving for the party. There is group singing of holiday music by both the Kiwanians and the children. The highlight for the kids and the members is the arrival of the guy in the red suit (aka Santa Claus). It is a very rewarding experience for the members seeing the glint in the eyes of these children as they receive their goody bags of gifts. Each year the members look forward to this special Wednesday in December.

 

Police Officer of the Year
           and
Fire Person of the Year
Work with Easton Police Department and Easton Fire Department on the annual awards to a deserving officer and fire person as determined by their peers at the Easton Police Department and Easton Fire Department.


Scholarships As scholarships are awarded they are decided on by the committee.

 

Easton Kiwanis Foundation:
On April 12, 1963 the Kiwanis Foundation of Easton was incorporated. The predecessor of the current Foundation was an initial gift of $1000 by Robert S. Gerstell, the 1923 president of the club and additional generous gifts from other members and business leaders; Kenneth F. Kressler, Herman D. Wolff and others. The original intent was to provide an Easton young man with a scholarship at Lafayette College. Over the years the club was providing a scholarship at Lafayette but in the early 1960's a slow economy was affecting the program. Our Kiwanis leaders felt the need to carry the program forward so the Foundation was formed. Initial assets of the Foundation in the amount of $3500 were later funded by the Kiwanis Travelog, investments, additional gifts, bequests and many years of other assorted fund-raisers. Today the Foundation's assets exceed several hundred thousand dollars. The Foundation has expanded beyond scholarships and has provided capital funding for worthy local organizations; Red Cross station wagon, State Theatre, Easton Emergency Squad van, Hugh Moore Park Canal Museum boat, Salvation Army van,  YMCA Family Day-camp and many others. Many times members and friends honor those who die with a financial gift in their name to the Foundation; a fitting tribute to any Kiwanian. The Foundation Board meets quarterly to review all requests for funds made to them throughout the year. Disbursements are only made from the dividends and interests from the Foundation's investments.  

 

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