To improve the quality of life for the children and families of Strongsville.
The Kiwanis Club of Strongsville is a group of energetic local residents and neighbors dedicated to improving the lives of the children of our community. Our members attend regular meetings, experience fellowship, raise money for important causes, and participate in service projects designed to improve and impact our city.
We also support our sponsored Key Club and Builder’s Clubs, while participating in service projects with Division 24, Ohio District, and Kiwanis International.
Judy Mackeigan took to the podium Wednesday to talk about our Cleveland Metroparks.
Judy is the Historian and Archivist for the Cleveland Metroparks. Judy joined the Metroparks in 2010, and one of her roles is to share the history of the Metroparks to visitors and community groups.
Judy focused on the history of summer camps throughout the years, and fascinated the club with pictures dating back to the 1930s and 1940s showing life as a camper. Many members in attendance recounted their own experiences of summer camps.
Judy walked through all of the reservations, ending with a brief history of Strongsville's own Camp Cheerful.
Strongsville Kiwanis Announces 2020 Scholarship Application Update
The Strongsville Kiwanis Club has released applications for the 2020 High School Senior scholarship program.
Applications are available for download here.
Applications are open to any High School Senior who is graduating in 2020 and is also a resident of the City of Strongsville.
In consultation with the High School Guidance Office, and in light of the current closure of schools, we are extending the deadline for receipt of applications until April 10. Applications should be returned to StrongsvilleKiwanis@gmail.com. You will receive a confirmation of receipt of your application.
Please use the online submission form below if you have any additional questions.
Memories of Cleveland Metroparks
Strongsville Kiwanis Hosts Annual Event to Stress the Importance of Reading
The Strongsville Kiwanis Corner
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Strongsville Library Hosts Kiwanis Club
Spoiler Alert - They Have A Lot More Than Books!
Strongsville Kiwanis Club held it’s annual Read Around the World program Saturday, February 22nd at the Strongsville Library.
A line formed outside the door well before the 10:00 opening, and over 150 children attended to pick out a free book to take home.
New this year was an early visit from the Easter Bunny. The young children took time from the other activities to see the bunny.
In addition to the members of the Kiwanis Club, the Strongsville High School Key Club, Strongsville Middle School Builders Club, and the Saint Joseph & John Builders Club were all on hand to help make the day a success. Strongsville Middle School students offered face painting, while the Saint Joseph & John students performed skits for all those attending. Members of the student clubs also offered to read to the young attendees.
Tim Protiva, the Children’s Librarian of the Strongsville branch, entertained the children with story time readings of some of his favorite books.
The Read Around the World event, now in it’s 14th year, is one of the most popular programs for the club. “It is critically important for children to gain an appreciation of reading” said club President Bill Applebee. “We hope that our program helps parents keep their children interested in reading as it will help them in school and throughout life.”
Due to the ongoing crisis, meetings are being held online. Please check your email for information and instructions as well as dates and times
Strongsville Kiwanis members visited the Strongsville Public Library for one of their regular Wednesday evening meetings. The night started with a presentation by Tim Protiva, Children's Librarian at the Strongsville branch.
Members are familiar with Tim as he is a member of the club, and also leads story time at the annual Read Around the World event. After describing the investments made in the library, and explaining all the great things the library provides for the community, the club got a guided tour.
In addition to the expected books and periodicals, the library has private study rooms, a children's play area, a teen room, a reservable room where users can Skype, and a full recording studio. Among the many programs at the library, one of Tim's favorites is Story Time, helping young children gain an appreciation for reading that will help them for a lifetime.
To learn more about the Strongsville Library, visit their site here
The Kiwanis Club welcomes new sponsors for the flag display
ABC Equipment Rental and Sales
T Michele Lynch & Family
In Memory Palmer M. Oslie U. S. Army 1951-1953
Kumon Math and Reading Center
Jason Lewis Allstate Agency
Jim Carbone for Strongsville
Ode Family Foundation
Graeley & Co