Strongsville Kiwanis Visits Camp Cheerful
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
Memories of Cleveland Metroparks
Wednesday, January 22nd at 6:30PM
Strongsville Library- Room A
18700 Westwood Dr. Strongsville
Please note meeting schedule changes. First meeting of each month will now be held on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 at the Strongsville Senior Center.
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.
If you want more information about the Cleveland Metroparks, you can visit them here.
League Park History Comes Alive
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!
Read Around The World Returns!
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Strongsville Kiwanis to host Read Around The World Saturday February 22nd at the Strongsville Library
Judy Mackeigan, Historian for the Cleveland Metroparks, answers a question from the group
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 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
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.