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Posted by Anthony Snyder
During the June 2 gathering of the Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis, two members were honored for their commitment to the future of our organization.  On April 27, members Rosemarie Dick and Mary Ann Wepfer represented the Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis at the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Club Coaching Summit held at the Radisson-Paper Valley Hotel.
Kiwanians Recognized for Coaching Summit Participation Anthony Snyder 2017-06-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Anthony Snyder
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The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis has been honored by the international Kiwanis Children's Fund for its giving to the kid-focused charity during the 2015-2016 year. The Appleton Kiwanians received word of their silver-level recognition at its April 28 weekly meeting.
 
 
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Awarded Silver "Today Club" Honor Anthony Snyder 2017-05-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Anthony Snyder
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After a decade of wins by the Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis in the annual Kiwanis Trivia Night, the 2017 team feel to defeat to the Appleton 3-2-1 Club.  In a show of good sportsmanship, Appleton-Fox Cities members volunteered at the 3-2-1 Club's electronic recycling event on May 13th at Festival on Northland Avenue.
 
 
Appleton-Fox Cities Loss to 3-2-1 Club Tempered by Service-Oriented Interclub Anthony Snyder 2017-05-13 05:00:00Z 0
Club Elections Yield New Leaders for 2017-2018 Kiwanis Year Jay Stephany 2017-05-12 05:00:00Z 0
Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis Named a “Round Robin” Award Winner Anthony Snyder 2017-04-07 05:00:00Z 0
Larry “Bogey” and Sue Bogenschutz Named Honorary Club Members Anthony Snyder 2017-04-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Shane Nyman , USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
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APPLETON - When Quarry Quest called it quits about a year and a half ago, it left a lot of people who played a role in organizing the annual and wildly popular family-friendly event with some free time on their hands.
Kidz Expo aims to start new Fox Cities tradition Shane Nyman , USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin 2017-03-19 05:00:00Z 0
Kiwanis Supports National Pancake Day for Children's Hospital of WI Sarah Long-Radloff 2017-03-07 06:00:00Z 0
The 2015-2016 Kiwanis year was another outstanding year for the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis service club and celebrated the year at their recognition breakfast on September 30th at Atlas Coffee Mill in Appleton.  The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club provided over 2,000 hours of service to the community during the Kiwanis calendar year.
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Announces Award Recipients and New Officers 2016-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
13th annual Golf FORE Children Raises $16,000 for Children’s Charities Jay Stephany 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
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On Friday, May 20th, the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis hosted their annual Inspirational Breakfast at Atlas Coffee Mill. It was a great morning to show our guests what Kiwanis is all about. Along with great fellowship during breakfast, Kiwanis presented a $1,000 check to the Community Early Learning Center, which is a multi-agency center that helps to ensure that by age 5, children of the Fox Valley have the foundation to achieve their full potential. 
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Holds Annual Inspirational Breakfast 2016-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
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At their April 27, 2016 meeting, the Fox Valley AKtion Club members had a special guest cooking for them. Appleton’s Mayor Tim Hanna shared his talents as a chef by making and serving his famous chili.
AKtion Club Chili Dinner With Mayor Hanna 2016-04-27 00:00:00Z 0
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On Saturday, December 5th, the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club and the Appleton North Key Club hosted a Breakfast with Santa for around 100 children from various nonprofit agencies.  The youth spend the morning at the Building for Kids having breakfast, meeting Santa, (who had presents for them) and playing in the museum.
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Brings Holiday Cheers to 100 Youth 2015-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
The 2014-2015 Kiwanis year was another outstanding year for the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis service club and celebrated the year at their recognition breakfast on September 25th at the Grand Meridian in Appleton.  The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club provided over 2,800 hours of service to the community during the Kiwanis calendar year.
 
 
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Announces Award Recipients and New Officers 2015-09-25 00:00:00Z 0
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On April 8th, the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club embarked on a new family tradition in the Fox Cities by coordinating the Inaugural Kids Expo held at Fox Valley Technical College.  On June 9th, Kiwanis celebrated the success of the event, which drew over 3,000 attendees, with the many community partners that made the event happen.  The Kidz Expo was created as a replacement to a popular family outing called Quarry Quest, and is a free family event that looks to bring fun, be educational, and help kids be adventurous.
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The 2016-2017 Kiwanis year was another outstanding year for the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis service club and celebrated the year at their recognition dinner on September 26th at the Building for Kids in Appleton.  The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club provided over 2,000 hours of service to the community during the Kiwanis calendar year.
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Posted by Art Malcom
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Here’s a riddle: What program, conceived and inaugurated in 2009, turned 40 this year? The answer: Old Glory Honor Flight. That’s right, this program, which offers WWII, Korean War and Viet Nam veterans a memorable, safe and rewarding tour of our nation’s capital and the monuments erected in their honor, flew its 40th mission on June 7, and arrived back at the Appleton International Airport to a tumultuous welcome home!
Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis Show Their Patriotism Art Malcom 0
Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis honored by American Legion Auxiliary 0
Kiwanis Gets "Social" with the Social Station 0
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At the August 4 Friday morning meeting of the Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis, President Snyder presented Appleton Old Car Show Co-Chairs Jay Stephany and Mary Ann Wepfer with "ugly" Kiwanis Christmas sweaters to thank them for all they did to bring joy into the lives of Kiwanis members.
 
Christmas in July Comes to Kiwanis Anthony Snyder 0
14th annual Golf FORE Children Set for August 15th, 2017 Jarrad Bittner and Harriet Redman 0
Posted by Anthony Snyder
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Appleton's long-serving mayor, Tim Hanna, was the featured speaker at the May 12th meeting of the Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis. Mayor Hanna, who exudes enthusiam for our fair city, made the focus of his presentation a virtual tour of Appleton.
Mayor Hanna Named Honorary Member of Kiwanis Club Anthony Snyder 0
Join us for the 40th Annual Appleton Old Car Show and Swap Meet Jay Stephany 0
Posted by Heidi Prahl
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The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club has once again partnered with 91.9/91.5 The Family and the Help the Homeless Campaign. Our club delivered the boxes to the various locations and also helped with the pick-up efforts.
Help for the Homeless Donations Top $377,000! Heidi Prahl 0
Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanians Strengthen Club through Education 0
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On Saturday, April 8th, the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club embarked on a new family tradition in the Fox Cities.  As a replacement to a popular family outing called Quarry Quest, the Kiwanis club now looks to fill a void for families looking for fun on a Spring Saturday.  The Kidz Expo is a free family event that looks to bring fun, be educational, and help kids be adventurous.

 
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Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Supports the "Help for the Homeless" Campaign 0
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Nothing says Christmas time like the Christmas tree! The smell of the pine, the twinkling of the lights – it’s magical.  What also is magical about the holiday season is volunteering.  The Appleton Christmas Parade committee was seeking a volunteer organization to take ownership over the Tree Lighting Ceremony in City Park prior to the Appleton Christmas Parade and the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis was up to the task. 
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Starts Holiday Season with City Park Tree Lighting 0
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In celebration of Kiwanis International celebrating 100 years of community service, the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club partnered with the Appleton Parks, Recreation and Facilities Management Department to install 2-5 year old focused playground equipment to Green Meadow Park in Appleton.    The Kiwanis Club’s “Gift of Play” investment to the park was around $12,000.  The playground build happened on July 11th and with 20 members putting the equipment together, by 12:00pm the new playground system was complete. 
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Completes “Gift of Play” Project at Green Meadow Park 0
Become a Fan of Fox Cities Kiwanis on Facebook Jay Stephany 0
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We have wonderful news to share! The World Health Organization’s validation survey confirmed that Mauritania has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). Thanks to the generosity of Kiwanis members around the world, UNICEF and its partners, 36 countries have now officially declared victory over the pain and suffering of MNT. We are changing the world.

 
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Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Brings Holiday Cheers to Almost 90 Youth 0
Posted by Jay Stephany

The 2013-2014 Kiwanis year was another outstanding year for the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis service club and celebrated the year at their recognition breakfast on September 26th at the Grand Meridian in Appleton.  The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club provided over 2,800 hours of service to the community during the Kiwanis calendar year.
 
 

Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Announces Award Recipients and New Officers Jay Stephany 0
Posted by Thomas Mangold
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The coffee can collection was initially a rain out at Horizons school. That, however, did not dampen the volunteer spirit of our young second grade friends at Horizons. We were able to reschedule last week and provide the Salvation Army ...with a load of coffee for their meal program.

 
Horizon's Middle School Coffee Can Collection a Success Thomas Mangold 0
Ron Steindorf Awarded 2014 Bert Grover Child Advocacy Award Jay Stephany 0
Posted by Jay Stephany
Kiwanis International is a thriving organization of service-minded men and women who respond to the unique needs of their communities and address worldwide issues by "Serving the Children of the World."
What is Kiwanis?? Jay Stephany 0
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club Partners in Refugee Resettlement Jay Stephany 0
Posted by Jay Stephany
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At a recent club meeting, the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club presented a check to John Mendoza who visited our meeting as a representative from the Community Clothes Closet. Our donation will help continue the mission of the Fox Valley non-profit. One of our longstanding service project partnerships, the Community Clothes Closet distributes over 25,000 items of clothing each month to needy families in the area.
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club Donates $1,000 to Community Clothes Closet Jay Stephany 0
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Awards $5,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits Jay Stephany 0
Posted by Jay Stephany

The 2012-2013 Kiwanis year was another outstanding year for the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis service club and celebrated the year at their recognition breakfast on September 27th at the Thompson Community Center in Appleton. The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club provided over 2,500 hours of service to the community during the Kiwanis calendar year.
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Announces Award Recipients and New Officers Jay Stephany 0
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Ready to Supports Annual Help for the Homeless Campaign John Polansky 0
Posted by Sara Schnell
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It would be difficult to explain, in a few short words, why we, as American Kiwanis, should become passionate about the Eliminate Project that Kiwanis International has adopted as our next world project.
The Eliminate Project Sara Schnell 0
Posted by Jay Stephany
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Indoor service projects in January are hard to find but our club had a chance once again this year to support the Habitat Restore. We will be working with the Habitat Restore on a variety of projects, merchandising of the sales floor or other small items that are needed. This is a great indoor project.
January Service Project Fun at Habitat Restore Jay Stephany 0
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Supports Give a Child a Book Campaign Kara Patterson 0
Posted by Jay Stephany
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We all know that the holiday season is a busy time for Santa. As one of its December service projects, the AKtion Club of the Fox Cities wrapped 60 gifts for Santa during one of our regular club meetings. The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club, one of the sponsoring Kiwanis Clubs of the AKtion Club, gave out the gifts on December 4th during their breakfast with Santa at the Building for Kids, our local children's museum.
AKtion Club Helps Support Holiday Projects Jay Stephany 0
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Provide Food Baskets to the Less Fortunate Jay Stephany 0
Posted by Jay Stephany
The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club over the years has supported the Harbor House in a variety of ways. Our club members have painted rooms and hallways, laid carpet in their new addition, and coordinated donation drives.
Harbor House Carpet Tearing Project Jay Stephany 0
Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Supports 2010 Boo Bash Event Jay Stephany 0
Posted by Jay Stephany
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On September 18th, members of the West Business Services sales teams took part in the sand sculpture contest at a fox cities event called Quarry Quest. Quarry Quest is a yearly event held in Neenah, WI.

Quarry Quest was created in 1999 by a team of community-minded organizations to help provide a better understanding of the construction and mining industries to the children of all ages while also raising funds for local charitable organizations. Involvement equals 250 businesses and nearly 1,000 volunteers. In ten years, the event has attracted 150,000 people and raised over $750,000 for charity.
Kiwanis AKtion Club Receives $600 Donation Jay Stephany 0