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.
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
While we certainly hope to see as many members and friends at meetings as possible, we know that not everybody can be at each meeting. We will feature brief articles and photos from recent meetings and events here at The Strongsville Kiwanis Corner. If you have any ideas for speakers or activities for future meetings, please let us know!
Memories of Cleveland Metroparks
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.
The Strongsville Kiwanis Corner
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.
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
Visits Camp Cheerful
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Read Around The World Returns!
Strongsville Kiwanis to host Read Around The World Saturday February 22nd at the Strongsville Library
Strongsville Library Hosts Kiwanis Club
Spoiler Alert - They Have A Lot More Than Books!
The club will NOT be meeting on Wednesday February 26.
Next meeting: Monday March 9th
Please note meeting schedule changes Strongsville Kiwanis meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00AM and the 4th Wednesday at 6:30PM.