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Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Florence, Alabama!
ALL MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE
July 30, 2020 Message to Membership
After much discussion, the Kiwanis Club of Florence, Alabama Board of Directors has decided that it is best that we do NOT meet in August. As much as we all hate that we are not able to see each other, socialize and enjoy the wonderful speakers we always have joining us, we just believe the risk continues to be too high at this point. The good news is that, when we are able to resume meetings, the Convention Center has established protocols that will allow us to properly social distance while in attendance and enjoying our lunch!
Your Board hopes that all of you are staying well and we look forward to seeing everyone again as soon as it is safe. Please reach out to any of us if there is anything we can do for you or if you would like to share your suggestions or ideas.
Kiwanis Club of Florence, Alabama Board of Directors
Recipients of the Kiwanis Club of Florence
Scholarships for 2020 are...
Florence Kiwanis is proud to benefit local high school students of the Florence, Alabama area providing scholarship award programs created through community fund raising events, sponsors, and club volunteers. The following students have each been selected for $1,500 Key Club Scholarships:
Eli McDonald (Brooks High School)
Macy Montgomery (Brooks High School)
Luke Holcombe (Florence High School)
Nicholas Edmonds (Shoals Christian School)
|Our weekly meetings occur most every Friday at noon at the Florence Conference Center off Veterans Drive. They last about 55 minutes and feature a guest speaker–the topics vary greatly. Enjoy a great lunch as well. Come be our guest! Click here for details.
||Kiwanis Club of Florence provides excellent opportunities for Community service. We encourage you to get to know us better. Attend a few of our meetings, do a bit of research and you will be impressed. Click here for details on how to join Kiwanis Club of Florence and be a part of something big!
|The motto for all Kiwanians is "Serving the Children of the world." Kiwanis Club of Florence embraces this motto as it raises funds then gives back to the local as well as the world wide community. Click here for details on just one way Kiwanis proudly gives back to children in the Florence area.
||Kiwanis Club of Florence largest fund raiser of the year is Pancake Days. This is one of the great social events of our community with hundreds of volunteers and thousands of pancake consumers. Click here for details on this fantastic event and, of course you can volunteer to join in the fun of fund raising!
The 69th Annual
Kiwanis Pancake Days
was held at the Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum on March13 & 14, 2020
Thank you to the many thousands of Shoals residents that supported this great fundraiser event. Without you, the support of many local charities would be difficult.
For more info or forms click here.
THREE IMPORTANT ITEMS FOR
YOUR KIWANIS TO-DO LIST:
(1) Register and Attend the Midwinter Conference
in Prattville, AL CLICK HERE
(2) Read and Share the Latest Edition
of the Kiwanis Kourier CLICK HERE
(3) Sponsor an 8th-12th Grader
for Key Leader Weekend CLICK HERE
Kiwanis Club of Florence Scholarships for 2019
Florence Kiwanis is proud to benefit local high school students of the Florence, Alabama area providing scholarship award programs created through community fund raising events, sponsors, and club volunteers. Kiwanis will award up to $9000.00 in academic scholarships to senior students at the following high schools:
- Brooks High School
- Florence High School
- Central High School
- Rogers High School
- Shoals Christian School
- Wilson High School
Scholarships may be applied toward the student’s tuition, books, fees, or expenses at the college or university of the recipient’s choice. To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must be a graduating senior at one of the above named high schools, a member in good standing in the Key Club, and have maintained not less than a “B” average. The Scholarship Committee will award the scholarship to the students it deems the most suitable applicants considering many factors including, but not limited to, scholastic performance, extra-curricular activities, Key Club participation, and future goals. The committee desires to pick the recipient by evaluation of the application, student essay, and letter or letters of recommendation.
2019 Key Club Scholarships:
Brooks HS - Marlie Riddell ($1,500)
Rogers HS - Clay Crafton ($1,500)
Florence HS - Madison Russell ($1,500)
Shoals Christian School - Joel Parker Quillen ($1,500)
Wilson HS - Kylie Boatwright ($1,500)
The Aktion Club of Florence, Alabama
The Aktion Club of Florence, Alabama was originally chartered in May, 2017. The driving force for establishing the club was the then-president of the Florence Kiwanis Club, Jim McGee, who planned to be a club's advisor. Unfortunately, Jim passed away prior to formation of the club. The club has been associated with SCOPE 310 (a non-profit organization serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities) since the inception of the Club. All 17 of the current members are clients of SCOPE 310. SCOPE 310 also provides advisors, a meeting place, and transportation for members to service project locations and other activities. Click here for more info on SCOPE 310.
The members are eager and often excited to plan and execute community projects. Included in the projects performed this first year are cleaning cigarette butts from Wilson Park (twice), cleaning windows at the Senior Center, working at the animal shelter, hanging bird houses at the Boy Scout Camp (bird houses built and donated by a Kiwanis member), helping at Kiwanis Pancake Day, and decorating a Christmas tree for an event at the Tennessee Valley Art Center in Tuscumbia. The members were also able to conduct a monthly meeting while eating lunch at Logan’s, compliments of one of our good friends. Several of the members enjoyed attending the Alabama Aktion Clubs District Fall Conference in Huntsville this past October.
2019 Scholarship Offers from Florence Kiwanis Club:
In keeping with the Kiwanis goals of investing in our community and our future community leaders, the Florence Kiwanis Club is proud to announce that we will again be awarding scholarships to deserving students in the Florence area. Click here for more infomation and an application.
Kiwanis! We welcome you to attend one of our programs as our guest
Help Kiwanis Club of Florence Reach Out to Children
If you have a new idea for helping a child or a group of children perhaps Kiwanis can help with activities, staffing, or equipment. Please contact us at
and we can consider your idea.