Club News

Miss Alabama - Jessica Procter - 07/26/2017
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Last week’s speaker at the Kiwanis weekly lunch meeting as Miss Alabama 2017 – Jessica Procter. Several of our member’s daughters were in attendance to meet this young lady! She spoke to us about her platform issue, “Step Up to the Plate” and how the efforts of a few can impact many. We look forward to seeing her represent our great state at the Miss America competition in September!…/video_dfb3263c-709c-11e7-97ed…

Step Up to the Plate: Decreasing Food Insecurity

Order of Omega National Greek Honor Society; Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society; Blue Key Honor Society; Spring 2016 Jeff Levitetz...

Brian Cook - Speaker for Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 07/26/2017
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Brian Cook is an owner of and Chief Administration Officer at Cook’s Pest Control, Inc. a regional pest management company with more than 1,700 employees with 36 offices located in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. It is the 7th largest pest control company in the U.S.

As the fourth generation, he grew up learning about and working in the family business. After working in the pest and termite departments, he served as Customer Care Center Manager and then as Director of Business Development, both at the Corporate Office.

Brian is also chairman of the board of directors for the Cook Museum of Natural Science, a 501(c)3 with the mission to, “Engage, excite and educate...

Charles Riley - Speaker for July 13th, 2017 - 07/13/2017
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     Charles Riley served in Company A of the 1343rd Engineer Combat Battalion, and was in combat areas of North and South Korea for about a year. Riley and other combat engineers performed construction and demolition tasks while under combat conditions. 

     While developing and maintaining main supply routes, they faced challenges from dangerous mountain routes and from rain, snow and freezing conditions.
     Mr. Riley has written several books about the history of area sports and is the most recent recipient of the Audie Murphy Award.

     Born in Huntsville Mr. Riley attended Riverside High School...

It's Allocations Day!! - 06/20/2017
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     This Thursday we are distributing Pancake Day funds.
     Thursday is an exciting day for Decatur Kiwanis as we will get to recognize 23 different local organizations and present them with checks from Pancake Day. Among those checks are the Neighborhood Christian Center receiving $10,000, Hospice of the Valley receiving $5,000, Cook Museum of Natural Science is receiving $5,000 and Decatur City School Foundation receiving $5,000.

     These organizations along with 19 others have all been invited to join us on Thursday. Please make every effort to attend this meeting.
     In total we will be presenting...

Tamara Johnson - Speaker for Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 06/12/2017
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My name is Tamara Johnson, I am from a small town, Hackleburg, AL but have put down roots in Russellville, AL.

I have been married for 14 years to a wonderful man, Jamie. We have been Foster parents since 2010. I am a Mom; Foster Mom-Adoptive Mom-Special needs Mom, to 9 beautiful children currently. However, many more have come and gone through our lives. I homeschool, farm, garden, sew, teach, volunteer and many more activities fill my time.

My passion however is being a Mom and advocating for children and foster parents, they too have a voice. We need you and your support. I look forward to speaking on how you too can be beneficial to the Alabama Foster care System and your local Foster...

Addie Lu Nails - Speaker for Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 06/02/2017
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Addie Lu Nails was born in Nanchang China, August 2004.  She lived in China with her foster parents until October 2006, when she was adopted by Jeremy & Alicia Nails. 

She has attended Eastwood Elementary School and is currently a rising eighth grader at Oak Park Middle School.  Addie enjoys playing on the Decatur High School Tennis Team and is also an Oak Park Cheerleader. 

She was proud to receive a certificate this year for Outstanding Seventh Grade Foreign Language Student.  Addie is very active with her youth group at Central United Methodist Church and also her Bible Study Group. 

She is looking forward to serving with her youth group in North Carolina...

Club to distribute more than $43,000 on June 22 - 06/02/2017
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Don't miss the June 22 meeting when much of our hard work on Pancake Day will pay off.

We'll distribute checks to 23 worthy organizations to help youth in the community. We're distributing $43,700, including $25,000 to our primary projects.

The primary beneficiaries:

♦ Neighborhood Christian Center, which is led by club member Pamela Bolding and her husband Tim (pictured);

♦ Hospice of the Valley;

♦ Cook Museum of Natural Science;

♦ Decatur City Schools Foundation.