Wednesday’s Program Speaker - Pam Hawn, Executive Director, HOPE 4 Communities
Pam is well known to Club Members as we were an early investor in her initiative to provide back-to-schools supplies and readiness for homeless and disadvantaged children.  Pam will brief us on this year's plans.  Please come and help give Pam a warm welcome.

Our Annual SLP Recognition - was Friday.  The Rock-Paper-Scissors competition was as fierce this year as ever.  Photo at the right.

Food Drive - Our new total is 3,587 pounds - help pick up the pace by bringing a donation for All Faiths Food Bank to Wednesday's meeting, It's the right thing to do, really!

Wilkinson K-Kids in Action - Check out Faculty Advisor's K-Kids activity report in "Feature Story" below.

A Reminder - Our summer meeting schedule kicks in with the first June meeting (June 6th) and alternating weeks thereafter through August.  (Please check calendar for  exact dates.)   Leaf and Carmen have stepped up to organize "happy hour socials" for the bye-weeks in between meetings. 
Don't Forget  - Kids Need Kiwanis!   It's why we do what we do. 
Coming Speakers
May 30, 2018
Kiwanis membership Guru
Jun 06, 2018
Master Hair Braider and Wig Designer
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Coming Events
Summer Meeting
Cage Baci
Jun 06, 2018
12:01 PM – 1:00 PM
Summer Meeting
Cage Baci
Jun 20, 2018
12:01 PM – 1:00 PM
Feature Story
Wilkinson K-Kids Donation for Sarasota Y Youth Shelter
The K-Kids club members, grades 3-5, chose to help foster children in our area by collecting donations for the Sarasota Y Youth Shelter. Mr. Renick, director of the Youth Shelter came and gave the K-Kids an overview of the shelter and items that are appreciated for use there. The club members went on the Wilkinson morning news in their K-Kids T-shirts and told the school about their project.
The K-Kids made donation boxes and placed them around the school by classrooms, the media center, the cafeteria, and the front office. Donations were made by school staff, students, organizations and volunteers. The club members went on the Wilkinson morning news in their K-Kids T-shirts and told the school about their project.
The K-kids then collected the donation boxes and sorted items as follows:
  • Arts and Crafts – 1 Medium box
  • Toys- 1 Large box + 3 cases of matchbox cars
  • Books- 1 Large box (+ 1 small box for Wilkinson’s Spring Book Fair)
  • Clothes- 4 Large boxes
  • Bath/Hygiene items- 1 Large box + toilet paper packages
  • Baby toys- 1 Large bag
  • Baby items – 1 Large box + 2 Large bags of baby diapers
A big thank you goes to the K-kids who planned and managed this donation project and to all those who gave to the cause. Thank you to Mr. Irish, our Kiwanis advisor, for his ideas and enthusiasm and the Siesta Key Kiwanis Club for their support and generosity.
Anne Hill
Wilkinson School Counselor and Club Advisor
"A Kiwanian does something for children every day."  - Lyle Brion
We meet at noon on Wednesdays at Cafe Baci
      Sarasota, Florida 34231
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