Chair: Austin Hadlock
Once trained at a Riverview Bingo training session our Kiwanis members participate in hosting Bingo sessions designated for the Kiwanis Club of Chatham-Kent with proceeds earned going to support Kiwanis projects in our community.
Chatham Kiwanis Music Festival
Chair: Julie Collins & Sue Lowther
Organizes and operates the Music Festival for vocal and instrumental students, bands and choirs to perform and be adjudicated with the opportunity to be recommended for participation at the provincial level. This is the club’s “Signature Project” (i.e. the project for which the club is best known in the community). The 2021 event was the 75th annual music festival. More info here: https://www.chatham-kentkiwanis.com/musicfestival
Chair: Immediate Past-President
Recommends and carries out service projects that address adult and/or family needs in the community.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL)
Chair: Chuck Scott / Antoon van der Reijden
Our Club is an affiliate with the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library since December 2021. The committee promotes this initiative, organizes fundraising and takes care of the registration of the children. The program is open to all children in Chatham-Kent age 0 till 5. More info: https://www.chatham-kentkiwanis.com/dolly-partons-imagination-library/
Finance / Fundraising
Makes recommendations on financial matters of the club and recommends and carries out fundraising events for service projects.
Reviews all financial statements and records of the Administrative Fund, Service Fund, Bingo Fund and Excursions Fund and provides a report on their findings to the Board.
Chair: Moe Countryman
Roberta Veroba (cards)
Carries out activities to support members and make them feel part of this Kiwanis family, especially in time of need, and promotes human and spiritual values that are inclusive of all faith groups.
Meetings & Programs
Arranges plans for meetings including programs, speakers or tours, coffee, meeting room set-up and take-down.
Membership, Growth and Retention
Chair: Jenn Paradis
Establishes effective ways to retain members and recruit new members. Accepts member applications and makes recommendations to the board re the applications. Arranges for induction ceremonies and conducts orientation sessions for new members. Plans interclubs to other Kiwanis clubs. Maintain member records. Kiwanians Care program: callers and visitors; rides; cards; greeters; moments of reflection.
Officers and Directors
The members who make up the club’s official board and include: President, President elect, Vice President, Secretary and Assistant Secretary, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer, 4 Directors (two serving 1st of two years and 2 serving 2nd of two years)
Reviews insurance policies and ensures proper coverage is maintained for club activities. Monitors all aspects of club events to ensure they are carried out in a safe environment.
Service Leadership Programs (SLP)
Serves as club advisor and makes recommendations to the Board as to how the club can support the SLP Club activities.
Promotes the image of the club in the community through the media, social media and the website and keeps the membership informed of club activities, both future and past, through the website, bulletin and newsletter.
Young Children and Youth Services
Chatham Kiwanis Music Festival – Julie Collins & Sue Lowther
Chatham-Kent & Lambton Children’s Water Festival – Chuck Scott
Kiwanis Library Partnership – Sheila Gibbs
KLP Reading Buddies – Lu-Ann Cowell
School Reading Buddies – Sheila Gibbs
Matching Scholarships – Mary Alice Marchand, Dennis Myers, Dave Richie, Derek Robertson, Lu-Ann Cowell
Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW) – ($ Support) Lyn Allison
Youth Protection (Police checks) – Kathy Watson
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library – Chuck Scott, Marilyn Clauws, Hilkka Kuokkanen, Dick Roe, Sheila Gibbs, Antoon van der Reijden