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Website Sponsors
 
Upcoming Events
 
Coming Speakers
Ana McClendon, Community Outreach Coordinator
Oct 24, 2018
Early Learning Coalition
Wendy Proctor,Development Dir. & Gift Officer
Oct 31, 2018
Camp Boggy Creek
Sheriff Tom Knight
Nov 07, 2018
Policing in the Sarasota County Schools
Joe and Shirley Sikora
Nov 08, 2018
Open House and Social Hour 5 to 7 pm
Mitchell Schlitt, Marine Safety/ Environmental Spe
Dec 05, 2018
"Team Coast Guard"
 
 
 

     Welcome To The Mighty Siesta Key Kiwanis Club !


 
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated
to changing the world one child and one community at a time.
 
In 2015 Kiwanis International celebrated its 
100th anniversary of service to children. That's what we do,
that's why we are here.  Kids Need Kiwanis!
 
 We meet at Noon every Wednesday at Cafe Baci
4101 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231
Except during June, July & August as follows:
                                                   June 6th and 20th, July 11th & 25th and August 8th and 22nd
      
 
Home Page Stories
Our Club's "Signature Project" is our partnership with Wilkinson Elementary School.  (BTW, it is an Award Winning Signature Project, a runner up in FL District competition.) 
 
Chair Bill Irish and several Board members have been working with WES Principal Susan Nations, identifying ways to increase and improve our Club's support for the School.  Several things have been suggested but the one that has risen to the top is working directly with children.  The school year is now underway and rather than keeping it a secret, we thought it appropriate to publish those volunteer opportunities NOW!  
Here's your opportunity to be a superhero in the life of children at Wilkinson.  A small investment in your time produces a big impact in the education and self esteem of these kids.
Contact Kelly Watts, Volunteer Coordinator for more information (941-361-6477)
Svetlana Kaminsky , Executive Director of the Children's Guardian Fund attended our May 30th meeting to receive a $1,500 Foundation grant.  When Svetlana received the check she thanked Clark and commented that it was the second year Children's Guardian Fund has received a grant from Siesta Key Kiwanis. 
 
Clark asked how the funds would be used, Svetlana  replied that she was uncertain because the money will be used as needs arise.  She then said that last year's grant was used to fund summer activities for children in Guardian's programs as "Normalcy and Enrichment."  Svetlana read off the list of activities from July funded in whole or part from the $1,500  2017 grant:
  • FL Studio Theater Camp
  • Horseback Camp
  • Uniforms/shoes/jacket for Sarasota Military Academy
  • Bayside Community Church Camp
  • Jump Dance Camp
  • Daycare assistance
 As Svetlana was speaking I realized that the children receiving support from our Grant are in foster and state care in Florida’s 12th Judicial Circuit.  They are at a difficult point in their lives through no fault of their own.  Certainly they are deserving of our support but there is no way we could have reached them except by partnering with the Children's Guardian Fund.
 
 
 
Doug Griffin, Past President
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kiwanis Club of Siesta Key
PO Box 5485
Sarasota, Florida  34277