The Kiwanis Club of Strongsville welcomed Joe Gazzo to the podium Wednesday night. Joe is the Director of Education for the Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park.
Joe entertained the club with stories of the history of the park that included a slide show of pictures from the museum. Club members, who welcomed Joe by wearing a variety of Indians hats, shirts, and jackets, were fascinated as they heard about the early days of the Cleveland Indians.
Joe, an incredible artist as well as a gifted speaker, showed the club a number of his drawings including "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and "The Yankee Clipper" Joe DiMaggio.
You can learn more about the heritage museum at League Park by visiting their site here
Strongsville Kiwanis Visits Camp Cheerful
The Kiwanis Club welcomes a number of new sponsors for the flag display
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
The Strongsville Kiwanis Club hosted the 13th Annual Read Around the World at the Strongsville branch library on Saturday February 23rd.
Doors opened at 10:00AM and the room quickly filled with young children, their parents, grandparents, and many brothers and sisters.
There were a number of activities for the children to choose from, including face-painting, watching a puppet show, and listening to a spirited book reading by Tim Protiva, Children's Librarian.
Strongsville Kiwanis provided over 350 books for the attendees to pick from, and each child was able to pick an age appropriate book to take home free of charge.
"It's great to see so many young children interested in reading", said club President Al Gizzi. Studies show that the earlier a child starts to read, the better chance of success they have later in life.
The Kiwanis Club of Strongsville is dedicated to helping the children of the Strongsville community, hosting Read Around the World each year, and is well known for the Patriotic Flag display for special holidays on the Strongsville square.
25 Years - New Logo - Same Mission
A regular Wednesday meeting became a very special time as members of the Strongsville Kiwanis Club visited Camp Cheerful, located in the Mill Stream Run Reservation in Strongsville.
The meeting started with a visit to the equine center, where members learned about all the great programs Camp Cheerful offers and how their Equine Therapy program improves lives.
After a chance to 'meet' some of the horses, the club got a full tour of the grounds. Members concluded the evening learning about volunteer opportunities and fundraising efforts to keep the camp running.
If you need more information on Camp Cheerful, visit them HERE.
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2020 will be a special year for Strongsville Kiwanis as it marks 25 years of service to our community.
Planning is underway for a celebration that will include a big "Thank you!" to all the people and clubs who helped the club get started, as well as all those who have made the club what it is today.
Stay tuned for details.
League Park History Comes Alive
Strongsville Kiwanis Planning
25th Anniversary Celebration
Strongsville Kiwanis hosts over
120 children at the 13th
Annual Read Around the World
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.
Flag Raising on the Strongsville Square
November 3rd at 9:00AM
Flags will be raised in advance of Veterans Day
Wednesday, November 13th at 6:30PM
Strongsville Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road , Strongsville