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Test Your Knowledge-Kiwanis Quiz - 2/09/2016 1:17 PM
It's Quiz Time! So you think you know everything about Kiwanis. Test yourself here and see how many you get right. Leave your answers in the comment and check back for the...
Another Year Slips By ! - 12/27/2015 3:17 PM
Another year is slipping by, another new year is about to begin. I remember very well when I made that first call in 2009 to enquire about Cyber Kiwanis, and Dr. Marie...
Is your life, a Story to Tell? - 11/15/2015 6:15 PM
We have all heard the old adage, “Life is short, go live it.” The problem is, for a lot of people, it takes an entire life before they start living or not...
We, the Kiwanians - 11/08/2015 5:49 PM
Kiwanians have always been known for their service and dedication to improving the lives of others. We make a difference. We bring about change, and we are the people who...
Give Your Time. - 10/16/2015 1:17 PM
By Katie Kellum After reading an article about how potentially detrimental it can be to have a significant gap in one’s employment history when applying for jobs, I...
Do Good, Feel Good. - 9/28/2015 1:58 PM
Doing good for others makes people feel good. It helps them connect around a shared purpose and not only combats social isolation but can actually add years to their life....
A Work of HeART - 9/18/2015 6:21 PM
A couple of years ago, due to some developmental concerns I had for my daughter, I was introduced to the the Child Development Center of United Cerebral Palsy in Hanford. In...
Tackling Childhood Obesity at Home - 9/08/2015 9:27 PM
September was declared "National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month" by the White House in 2010. Obesity amongst children has become an epidemic, with more than 23 million...
PTSD - face it, do not fear it. - 7/25/2015 10:28 AM
I had a very interesting discussion with a dear friend of mine on whether people are innately evil, or if it is life's bitter experiences that makes them do evil things. The...
Redistributing Edible Food - 7/09/2015 6:33 AM
I find throwing away perfectly edible food quite bothersome. And I wish we could all stop doing that. It all started when I was buying a certain pretzel at a mall and then...
Selfish Reasons to Volunteer - 6/21/2015 10:21 PM
Ok, we all know the drill, the self-less reasons to volunteer; to help others, to be grateful for what we have and give back to the community, to be kind and generous, to...
Find Your Passion - 5/23/2015 3:27 PM
When you woke up this morning, what did you decide to try to accomplish today? Maybe finish an assignment, catch up with an old friend, go to the gym, run some errands. What...
Art of Giving - 5/18/2015 10:49 AM
Channeling empathy with optimism to achieve altruism is an "art" in itself. Making an impact through empathy and optimism, and connecting with the poor and sick, to...
Marie Banuelos signs publishing deal - 5/12/2015 2:33 PM
Marie Bañuelos Signs Publishing Deal With CelebrityPressTo Co-Author “Soul of Success, Vol.1”   Marie Bañuelos will team with Jack...
Memberships in Service Clubs - 4/27/2015 10:20 PM
Today I am going to write about "service clubs" and the importance of maintaining memberships to sustain these clubs. A club is a place where people come together around a...
A trip abroad - 4/18/2015 10:09 AM
It's been a while since I've been active on this blog, my apologies, but I was out of country visiting my parents. It was a long, fun and tiring trip (it's funny how vacation...
High Road to Self Sufficiency - 1/29/2015 2:53 PM
The destiny of most newborns can be determined before conception. To thrive, children need those who will be “good gardeners" in their lives. Responsible parents,...
Tackling Tetanus - 1/23/2015 7:38 AM
Tetanus is a disease caused by Clostridium tetani, a bacteria found in soil, dust and animal feaces. When it enters a deep flesh wound, spores of the bacteria produce a...
"A Day On, Not a Day Off" - 1/09/2015 2:30 PM
Once in a while, a seemingly ordinary person rises up to be a hero, changing cultures forever. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of those men. He once said, "Life's...
Happy New Year 2015! - 12/30/2014 5:50 PM
As I sit down to write my last post of the year 2014, I reflect upon a lot of things that happened in my life as well as in the club in this past year. And I am pleased to...
Where's the Santa Tonight? - 12/18/2014 9:46 AM
Santa Claus! The funny old man who lives on the North Pole, says "ho ho ho" and rides on a sleigh pulled by flying reindeers, carrying gifts for children through dark chimneys...
Human Rights Day - 12/10/2014 8:40 PM
The UN General Assembly proclaimed December 10 as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention of the people of the world, the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" as...
Make Change, Make History! - 12/02/2014 2:05 PM
GivingTuesday (December the 2nd) is being celebrated as a day to give money to help others. But it really isn't about just giving money. It's about realizing that the world...
Food For Thought - 11/26/2014 9:19 AM
As we embrace ourselves to celebrate the end of harvest season on Thanksgiving Day, for the blessings of the harvest in the preceding year, let's not forget those who...
A friend in need, is a friend indeed. - 11/16/2014 7:35 PM
I was telling a friend of mine about a girl I know, living in a shelter for over two years with two minor daughters. My friend's response was, "I am happy you are able to do do...