To improve the quality of life for the children 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.
Strongsville Kiwanis members visited the Strongsville Public Library for one of their regular 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
Strongsville Kiwanis Awards 2021 Scholarships
The Strongsville Kiwanis Club has been busy preparing their American Flag display for the city square. "We are coordinating our event dates with the other clubs in our city who hold events on the square" advised Flag Committee Chair, and former Club President, Ken Mraz. "With the number of events that were postponed in 2020, we thought it was important to leave the flags up for the summer, but we will be back to our regular schedule this year."
The flags will be raised on Saturday May 29th in recognition of Memorial Day. The schedule for the remaining dates will be released shortly.
Strongsville Kiwanis Corner
Past Cub President Al Gizzi with the 2021 Strongsville High School Scholarship Winners. Left to right: Gizzi, Manaar Mohammed, Rachel Castle, Isabella Estephan, Elizabeth Myers, & Adam Hartman.
The Kiwanis Club of Strongsville presented 5 scholarships at the 2021 Strongsville High School Senior Salute. SHS scholarship winners were Manaar Mohammed, Rachel Castle, Isabella Estephan, Elizabeth Myers, & Adam Hartman. Kaitlyn Helal (Padua) and Paige King (Magnificat) rounded out the winning students.
"This years selection was very challenging", stated Ms. Gentry, "as we received a large number of applications from very qualified students".
The Strongsville Kiwanis Club would like to thank all of our flag sponsors that make these scholarships possible.
The Kiwanis Club welcomes our newest sponsors for the flag display
Seko Logistics, Inc
Red Wing Shoes
Serpentini Chevy of Strongsville
Kathy and Terry Toth
Parkhurst Financial Services Inc
The Schnaterbeck Family
The Anaya Family
Matt Schonhut - Councilman at Large
Ganley Buick GMC
Jim & Mary Kaminski
Maximum Title - Leo Oblack & Dale Kolesar
Strongsville Middle School Builders Club
Family First Caregivers- Jim Nowak
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2021 American Flag Display
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Strongsville Kiwanis Memory: Focus on the Importance of Reading
Strongsville Kiwanis Club had to cancel the Read Around The World event in 2020. The following excerpt is from our 2019 event:
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.
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.”
Meetings and Events
We are pleased to announce the resumption of in-person meetings beginning in June, 2021. Please check your email for information and instructions as well as dates and times.
We will continue to offer online meeting options for members or guests who prefer to join remotely