Kiwanis Club of Clemmons October Highlights

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 10, 2022

The Kiwanis Club of Clemmons had an interesting and active October. The first membership meeting convened on Oct. 5 at the Community Center of Trinity Elms. The speaker for this month was the youth minister for Union Hill Baptist Church, Charles Prentice. He spoke to the club about the importance of being present and showing a genuine interest in the youth we work with. He gave some advice on ways to be more involved with the Key Club.

The board meeting was held on Oct. 12 at Panera Bread in Clemmons. Some items of discussion were the Blind Driving Experience held at the fairgrounds in Winston-Salem, the Kiwanis microgrant application, and upcoming officer installation and Club Social. The club also welcomed a new member.

Fundraising Sales Chairman Chris Billups announced that the order for this year’s pecans had come in. They will soon be distributed to the local businesses that assist the club with the sales. Later that day some members participated in the Unity Walk — an anti-bullying event held at Morgan Elementary School.

The club agreed to supply beverages for the Blind Driving Experience. This was held on Friday, Oct. 21. Kudos to Chris Flynt with IFB for the amazing job he did bringing this idea to fruition. Thanks also to the Winston-Salem Police Department, WS Twin City Host Lions and WTOB radio for their support of this event. The club hopes to be involved in future Blind Power Company events.

The Officer Installation and Club Social was held on Sunday, Oct. 23, at the home of club President Michael Watson. The members were treated to a delicious array of soups prepared by Dianna Watson. The meal was rounded out with ribs, hot ham sandwiches, breads and many desserts. A fun but challenging Guess the Song Title game was enjoyed by the members.

District Lieutenant Governor Virgil Lessane conducted the installation of officers. The new member was also officially welcomed as with the presentation of her membership packet.

Anyone interested in finding out more about Kiwanis of Clemmons, contact Ina Beavers at thebeav1973@outlook.com.