Community Care Service Challenge

We need your help to win the Challenge against our other great service clubs of North Ridgeville! The Community Care service challenge will begin on September 1st and run through the end of the month. Items listed below may be delivered to Community Care during usual business hours and from 6 – 8 pm on September 21-25. Additionally, items can be ordered via the Amazon wish list https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/29DAZG6RWN633…

  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Dish Soap
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Bleach
  • Deodorant (men’s & women’s)
  • Body Wash
  • ANY household cleaning products
  • Shampoo/Conditioner

We are looking forward to a great event.

Go Team North Ridgeville Kiwanis Club! Let’s help fill up Community Care!!

Citations: deodorant (c) Jupiterimages

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE KIWANIS CLUB

Welcome to the North Ridgeville Kiwanis Club’s website.  We are always looking for people that are passionate about giving back to their communities and the children of North Ridgeville.  Our club meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday nights at 7:00 at Bullfrogs Sports Cafe located at 33137 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039.  We also have a lunch meeting only on the 3rd Monday that meets at O’Neill Healthcare North Ridgeville located at 38600 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville 44039 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Anyone that is interested in learning more about Kiwanis is welcome to come as a guest to one of our meetings and/or a community project to get a better understanding about what our group does for the children of our community. Our motto is “Changing the world, One Child and one Community at a Time”  Please also make sure to check out our Facebook page to see lots of photos and keep up on what is going on with the club.  Hope to see you at an upcoming meeting!

Sincerely,

Tony Baldassar

President

Defining Kiwanis

Our History

Kiwanis International was founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan.  In 2015, Kiwanis celebrates its 100th anniversary with a big celebration in Detroit.  
In the early years, members focused on business networking but in 1919, the organization changed its focus to service. In the 1960s, worldwide expansion was approved and within the decade, Kiwanis International-Europe was formed, representing Kiwanians in 11 European nations. In 1987, women officially were allowed into the membership.  Kiwanis is always looking for new members looking to give back to their community!

Kiwanis helps kids around the world. Our Kiwanis club looks out for our community and the Kiwanis international organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and poverty.

The Kiwanis Mission & Vision

Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. Kiwanis strives to be a positive influence in communities worldwide — so that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive. Our Kiwanis club fulfills the Kiwanis mission by serving our community through Kiwanis Community Service Projects

Kiwanis Service

Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone.

We are a Family

A family of Servant leaders: To reach more people and have a greater service impact on their communities, many clubs sponsor a Kiwanis family club — K-Kids for primary school children; Builders Clubs for adolescents; Key Clubs for teens; Circle K clubs for university students and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities.

President- Tony Baldassar

Vice-President- Toni Krone

SecretaryBob Fortune

TreasurerJanet Schneider

Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Pre-sale Spaghetti Dinner tickets are available from most North Ridgeville Kiwanis Club members! The money raised is being used to fund another Amtryke. We are encouraging to get tickets prior, but will be available at the door as well. There also will be take out available. The speghetti sauce and meatballs are HOMEMADE from scratch! Our North Ridgeville Kiwanis Club thanks you for your support and enjoy the meatballs! #nrkiwanis #amtryke #kiwanis #thankyou #spaghettidinner #meatballs

Holiday Ridge and NR Key Club Pancake Breakfast

Holiday on the Ridge, Saturday, December 7, 2019

“North Ridgeville Visitors Bureau is sponsoring the 19th annual Holiday on the Ridge on Saturday, December 7, 2019.  Experience the magic of Christmas while visiting craft shows, multiple business open houses and special events like the pancake breakfast and annual tree lighting ceremony to be held at 5:00 PM at South Central Park Gazebo.  For a complete listing of activities, see the brochure below or stop by City Hall or the North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce to pick up a pamphlet.” (Holidayontheridge).

NR Key Club Pancake Breakfast!!!

North Ridgeville Key Club host a pancake breakfast every year (with Kiwanis help). All the money raised goes to the Key Club who uses it to buy Christmas Presents for families in need.

From 8AM – Noon you can enjoy piping hot pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and more! Children can “make and take” their own holiday crafts, and have a photo taken with Santa. Chinese raffle. Adults $7, Children under 8/$5. Kids under 2/FREE.

“Bring a Rake”

“Before winter hits, raking your yard and cleaning out gutters is a vital step to ensuring spring snow melt does not cause water damage to your home or lawn. Many area seniors try to accomplish this work on their own, putting them at risk for falls and serious injury.” (Tomshack, 2019) .

Many organizations have picked up this important volunteer opportunity, to rake leaves for the elderly. Kiwanis lends a helping hand with North Ridgeville’s seniors every season to help clean up leaves from yards and gutters. It really brings smiles to everyone, the seniors really appreciate it and the Key Club kids enjoy working and playing at the same time. We usually rake about 10 houses.

Another site about volunteers getting together for a huge leaf raking event and telling how fulfilling it is to see the community to work together.

https://www.chieftain.com/opinion/20181125/raking-leaves-lasting-impression

Citations:

Tomshack, J. (2019, September 12). “Rake A Difference” volunteers to help seniors with fall yard work. Retrieved from https://www.uwsm.org/media-releases/2019/9/12/rake-a-difference-volunteers-to-help-seniors-with-fall-yard-work.

African mother with green and read head scarf and yellow dress holding her infant son

Kiwanis International

Serving Children of the World

Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club. Kiwanis members stage more than 150,000 service projects, devote more than six million hours of service and raise nearly US$100 million every year for communities, families and projects. Key Club members pitch in 12 million hours of service each year, and CKI members add another 500,000 hours. Aktion Club members donate another 92,000 hours of service every year to communities. Add it all up and that’s more than 18 million hours of service every year!

Kiwanis clubs have built all-access playgrounds, restocked libraries, created food pantries, bought medical equipment, hosted diversity fairs, stuffed backpacks with school supplies and much, much more. Local projects are based on the needs of the community.

Kiwanis programs for youth and young adults help to create the next generation of community leaders. For instance, Key Club, the world’s oldest and largest student-led service organization for high school students, encourages leadership development through service to others. Aktion Club, the only service club for adults with disabilities, helps members find purpose and self-worth through park cleanups, food drives and other projects. And programs like Bring Up Grades and Terrific Kids empower children to be accountable for themselves so they succeed in life.

The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus

Through The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus — a disease that kills 34,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year.

Tetanus causes extreme sensitivity to light, sound and contact — even preventing the comfort of a mother’s touch. The Eliminate Project is our chance to help protect the connection between mother and child.

We are closing in on our goal to raise US$110 million and save or protect 55 million lives. The end of this disease means the beginning of better health for so many of these families.

Worldwide Service Project to rid the world of Iodine Deficiency Disorders

Members and clubs contributed more than US$105 million toward the global elimination of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD), the leading preventable cause of mental and developmental disabilities in the world. UNICEF heralded the effort as one of the most successful health initiatives ever. Today, Kiwanis International works for the sustained elimination of IDD through the Iodine Global Network — a coalition of public, private, international and civic organizations working to create a world where all people attain optimal iodine nutrition.

We are very proud of our North Ridgeville Amtryke project, but what is really amazing is that Kiwanis donated over 100 of these bikes. Read about here and see why it feels good to give back to your community!

Citation :

Our Impact. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.kiwanis.org/about/impact?gclid=Cj0KCQiA2b7uBRDsARIsAEE9XpGvdwuWrA6a8HtFbcTj8DuF3f8TqFrcnxDA0SoPBq_Y4R6MhLDwX98aAkh1EALw_wcB.

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