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Website Sponsors
 
Upcoming Events
 
Coming Speakers
Lindsey May, Dir. of Programs
Jun 20, 2018
All Star Children's Foundation
Happy Hour TBA
Jun 27, 2018
Heather Todd
Jul 11, 2018
Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc.
Happy Hour Social
Jul 18, 2018
Happy Hour Social
Aug 01, 2018
 
 
 

     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
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
You may remember Gabriel (“Gabe”) Layne, Lt.Governor for Key Club Division 18.  Early into his term he spoke to our members at our regular meeting.  A confident young man, poised and focused, he spoke several minutes without notes and impressed us all.  Gabe is now an outgoing Lt.Governor.  In his final email to Division 18 Key Clubbers he introduced the incoming Lt.Governor, Aitana Burman, the Lieutenant Governor Elect for Division 18.   He told members that next year they would be “in amazing hands.”
 
Gabe continued:  “Aitana is a current Junior at Pine View School in Osprey, Florida. She has been a dedicated member to the Kiwanis Family and remains very active in service to her school and community. I could not be prouder of Aitana, she will make an outstanding Lieutenant Governor and I cannot wait to see what she will make of Division 18! Get ready for an incredible 2018-2019 service year, Aitana is going to rock it!”
 
As sponsors Pine View’s Key Club we have become accustomed of being in awe of the accomplishments of “our” Key Club.  It’s an understatement to say we are proud of every member and certainly of Aitana as she begins her year as Division 18 Key Club Lt.Governor.  Rock on Aitana!
 
Carolyn Kofler
Past President, Siesta Key Kiwanis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kiwanis Club of Siesta Key
PO Box 5485
Sarasota, Florida  34277