Kiwanis Club Coming to Lawrenceburg To Help Community

Kendra Skidmore, Gail Jones, Cheri Meadows, Donna Drury, Jan YoungKendra Skidmore

With community service interest growing here in Lawrenceburg, a new club is being formed to not only help the community at large but also children and students.  The Kiwanis Club is an international service organization dedicated to making communities better through mentorship and leadership opportunities for adults and children, with a focus on students.  They span over 80 countries where $100 million worth of contributions goes straight back to helping the communities that the clubs are in.

Within Kentucky and Tennessee, there are close to 4700 members, and locally, there are Kiwanis clubs surrounding Anderson County.  The Versailles club decided to sponsor the creation of a club here in Lawrenceburg, and the district organizer, Kendra Skidmore has joined the effort to make the Lawrenceburg club successful.

Kendra said that each club consists of members of the community and look for needs locally where they can help.  Because of that, each club can work directly where there is need.  They have the option to sponsor local Kiwanis programs, including various programs that help students at the schools.

Although the club is just a few weeks old, the group already has 8 members with another 8 interested in joining.  They also already have a service project planned for the Community Service Day on April 15th.  The Cynthiana club will giving the new Lawrenceburg club a special bench that will be installed at the county park that Friday.

As the club works on getting started, they are continually on the look out for residents who want to help.  “We’re looking for community oriented, service minded individuals that want to help make this community better,” Kendra said.

For more information about Kiwanis International, check out their website.

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