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GENTLY USED WINTER WEAR DRIVE
10/16/2017
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Club is collecting gently used coats, mittens, hats, boots, gloves, scarves,...

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Kiwanis One Day
10/21/2017
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Kiwanis One Day Service Project

Saturday, October 219:00 a.m.-11:00...

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Kiwanis Fun Run/Walk
10/28/2017
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Kiwanis Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, October 28 2017

Start Time 10:30.

The Crestwood Sunset Hills Club meets at:

Rich & Charlie's

9942 Watson Road
Crestwood, Missouri 63126

We meet every Thursday at Noon, all are welcome!!

For additional information please contact:

Deborah Rhodes at 314-223-5264.

 

Kiwanis Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, October 28th 10:30 at WhiteCliff Park

Congratulations to 2017 Rookie of the Year:

 Erica Hoffman who has been a major part of many of our projects this past year especially the new Fitness 5K. 

 

Congratulations to 2017 Kiwanian of the Year:

Mark Menning who had a major role in planning and executing the Golf Tournament, and who provided Terri with much support and advice during her term as President.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Firefighter/Paramedic Joe Boushard whowas honored as September's First Responder.  He has been part of the Fenton Fire Protection District for 16 years and is constantly giving back to the community.

 

September 21st Guest Speaker, Angie Rebsamen, Coordinator for Caroline's Closet and President Terri Varble.

Thank you to everyone who came and purchased Ted Drew's today at the Children's Miracle Network event at Sam's Club in Crestwood.

We still have Ted Drewes if you would like to purchase some please let me know. Flavors Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, Heath, Oreo, Strawberrry & Vanilla.

Guest Speaker Jake Hollander, Associate Director, Philanthropy and Community Engagement, Wyman Center.

Thursday, August 31 we had a Special Guest Speaker Steve Templeton who presented an informative and engaging program called “Severe Storm Safety: Debunking the Myths.” 

 

 

August 31 - September 14 the club will be collecting School Supplies for Caroline's Closet. Stayed tuned for a list of items needed.

 

Guest Speaker for August 17 was Circle Of Concern.  

 

Kiwanis collected a trunkful of Back to School supplies to assist Circle of Concern Food Pantry. The supplies will assist Circle clients as students head back into the classroom this fall!

 

President Terri with our guest speaker for August 10, Kyle Williams, Foster Adoptive Care.

Craig Hamby, Principal  and Patrick Schoenekase, Assistant Principal of the new Dressel School. 

Assistant Chief Dan Furrer presented Firefighter Mike Mueller who has been with District since Sept 2009 as our First Responder of the Month.  

 

 

Welcome to Lisa Struckhoff our new Builders Club Co-Advisor who will be taking over the Sperreng Club subsequent to the retirement of Diane Slattery.

 

 

Janelle Madi, St. Louis Branch Coordinator of Baskets of Hope.

 

 

 Guest Speaker: Christina Mendoza, Lindbergh HS ELL, How Lindbergh is serving kids whose first language is not English.

 

Our June 29th guest speakers: Dr. Billy Hahs, Jr. and Dr. Sharon Hahs with President Terri Varble.  They spoke on the upcoming Solar Eclipse August 21st very interesting speakers.  Visit the June 29th newsletter for additional information.

THE 21ST ANNUAL KIWANIS/HAWKINS GOLF TOURNAMENT WAS A SUCCESS.  WE LOVE OUR FANTASTIC VOLUNTEERS  WHO MADE THE EVENT A SUCCESS!

 

Emily Schell, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and President Terri Varble.

Our Builder's Club Sponsor Lisa Marin and Key Club Sponsor Julie Berman with President Elect Tim Sullivan.  

Congratulations to Anni Dineen our May Student of the Month.

 

Congratulations to Megan Vallis our May Educator of the Month.

 

Congratulations to our two Lindbergh High School Kiwanis Scholarship recipients, Emily Schraut and Daniel Armbruster! 

 

DUE TO WEATHER THE GOLF TOURNAMENT ON MAY 1ST HAS BEEN CANCELED AND RE-SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY JUNE 19th.

 

We had the honor of having 3 guest speakers yesterday.

 Elise Tierney from Ready to Learn


 Tom Brady from Anonyarts


 Angela Hoeffner from Sweet Celebrations.

 

Fitness 5K was a tremendous success!!  

Over 185 runners signed up.  Despite the early morning rain (which stopped before the race) over half of them showed up to run that day.  

 Thank you to Erica, Zoe, and Ryan for all of your hard work and thanks to all who helped!!

 

VISIT THE PHOTO ALBUM

FOR MORE PHOTOS OF THE

FITNESS 5k.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Responder for the Month:

Chief Frank Arnoldy, Crestwood Police Department 

 

 

Abby from Lindbergh High School is our Student of the Month for April.

 

 

THE CLUB'S BIGGEST FUNDRAISER FOR THE YEAR IS

RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. 

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE 21ST ANNUAL KIWANIS/HAWKINS

GOLF TOURNAMENT!

 

Register and pay by February 28, 2017 for the Early Bird Special

a $60.00 Savings.

 

 

 

 

Guest speaker on Thursday, Cory Smith with Sunset Hills Living Magazine.  Cory gave us great ideas on marketing the club.

March 2017 Educator of the Month is Katie Dausman from

Crestwood Elementary.

 

Cheryl Mitchell, Director of Entrepreneurship Education with the Midland Institute. 

 

Tania Facemyer, Development Associate with Pedal the Cause.

 

This year, the Crestwood Sunset Hills Kiwanis Club is going to be sharing our story with the community. We want you to know who we are, why we serve, and how you can be a part of this movement to help children in our area. 

 
Our Story 10-22-16

This year, the Crestwood Sunset Hills Kiwanis Club is going to be sharing our story with the community. We want you to know who we are, why we serve, and how you can be a part of this movement to help children in our area. Please like, share or comment to spread the word! #kiwanis #service #community #kids

Posted by Crestwood/Sunset Hills Kiwanis Club on Sunday, October 30, 2016

 

John Scariot of USA Cares and President Elect Tim Sullivan.

 USA Cares which provides assistance to Post 9/11 veterans and families.

 

President Elect Tim Sullivan and Allison Wilson, Chief Engagement officer, and Jolene Miesner, Engagement Events Coordinator of Community Radio Station KDHX 88.

GOURMET NUTS ARE HERE!  $25 A CAN

Contact Brent Stewart at brentp.stewart@sbcglobal.net 

to purchase yours.

 

PUMPKIN PI 5K - OCTOBER 29, 2016

 

Great job to all of our runners at the Kiwanis Pumpkin Pi 5k!!

Posted by Crestwood/Sunset Hills Kiwanis Club on Saturday, October 29, 2016

 

 

KIWANIS ONE DAY - OCTOBER 22, 2016

Kiwanis members teamed up with Lindbergh Schoolsstudents in the Lindbergh High School Key Club and the middle school Builders Club. We raked leaves for Crestwood residents who are in need of assistance, and spent time talking with our neighbors and getting to know them better. Serving together is just one part of the Crestwood/Sunset Hills Kiwanis Club story!‚Äč

 
Kiwanis One Day 10-22-16

Last weekend, Kiwanis members teamed up with Lindbergh Schools students in the Lindbergh High School Key Club and the middle school Builders Club. We raked leaves for Crestwood residents who are in need of assistance, and spent time talking with our neighbors and getting to know them better. Serving together is just one part of the Crestwood/Sunset Hills Kiwanis Club story! Follow us to learn more. #KiwanisOneDay

Posted by Crestwood/Sunset Hills Kiwanis Club on Friday, October 28, 2016

 

The club honored first responder John Navin of the Crestwood Fire Department.   The club is proud to recognize John for his service to our community!

 

 

Guest Speaker: Dan Handschy, SAJE Senior Ministry Program

 

Congratulations to Terri Varble, our 2016-2017 Club President.

 

The Clubs 2016-2017 Officers.

Join us Saturday, October 29 for a WICKEDLY good time!

 

Members Nancy Benson and Dan Garvey presented LHS senior Brett Kim with the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month award at the September Chamber Luncheon.

 

Thursday's Guest Speaker was Cynthia Ackins, Nurses for Newborns.

 

Thursday's Guest Speaker was Tom Brady with 

 Annonyarts Community Performing Arts Program.

President Mark and guest speaker Ray Hoffsteter with Sappington House. He gave us the history on the home if interested in taking a tour please visit:
http://www.sappingtonhouse.org.

President Mark with Gail Lee representative for the

Elijah Moore Dreamers Scholarship.

President Mark with Cyndi Miller, Executive Director of Circle of Concern.

 

Dan Garvey passing out Pumpkin Pi and Family Fun Fest information at the Lindbergh Teacher Expo.

 

It was a great day to sell Ted Drewes at the Route 66 Car Cruise.

 

 

THE BAND DIESEL ISLAND WILL BE THE

ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE FAMILY FUN FEST!

 

Thursday, August 11 Our Guest Speaker will be -

Lauren Mazurek, Her Best Foot Forward, Empower girls and women in Africa

 

 

The club will be selling Ted Drewes at the Route 66 Car Cruise  Saturday, August 13 at Sunset Ford.

Will be there from 10:00 am until we sell out.  Hope to see you there!!

 

Guest Speakers for Thursday July 28, 2016 

Chief Brian Hendricks, Mehlville Fire Protection District and Sgt. Ray Absolon, St. Louis County Police with Kiwanis Member Beth Johnston.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO STEVE BOGGEMAN WHO WON THE

CARDINALS/BUD BASKET.  

 

We are collecting boxes of cereal for Angel Arms.  So far we have collected 45 boxes but would love to get to 100.  

Don't forget to bring your box this Thursday!

 

Our Guest Speaker July 7th, Brad Durnell the founder of 

History Alive Program at Lindbergh High School.

 

 

Congratulations to Julie Berman who will be the New Lindbergh Key Club Advisor. She lives in South County and embodies the spirit of service that we have in Kiwanis and want to pass on to the students in Key Club. We look forward to working with Julie!

 

 Our June 23rd Guest Speaker Kris Simpson, City Administrator of Crestwood.

 

Mayor Pat Fribis of Sunset Hills was our guest speaker yesterday.   

 

Welcome our new member Erica Hoffman

 

Our Guest Speakers for Thursday, May 26

Kim Stetzel, and Kennerly K-Kids Chase Barger and Michael Shamia

 

Welcome to our new member Vickie McDonald

 

Our May 12th Guest Speaker was Sue Nielsen and Noah from

Comfort Dog Ministry operated by Lutheran Church Charities.

Congratulations to our April Student of the Month:

Madeline Boccardi 

 

 

Welcome our newest member Steve Boggeman with the 

Crestwood/Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce.

 

Congratulations to our Jimmy Fidler Receipent: Kim Dailey.  

Kim in the Key Club Coordinator at Lindbergh High surrounding her are some of her Key Club Members.

 

Congratulations to club for receiving the Distinguished Club Award.

MO/ARK Governor Don Leupold presenting Past President Nancy Benson with the Club Award.

 

 

Guest speaker for Thursday, February 18 was 

Josh Vaughn, Restore General Manager, Habitat for Humanity St. Louis

 

 

Congratulations to our February Student of the Month:

Brooke Harmon 

 

 

WELCOME OUR NEWEST MEMBER:  Tim Sullivan

 

 

Congratulations to our January Student of the Month:

Natalie Gibson

 

WELCOME TO OUR 2 NEW MEMBERS:

Vickie McDonald and Erica Hoffman

 

Club Members at the Governor's Dinner.

 

The Lindbergh Key Club came and spoke to the club yesterday about Projects they have planned for the year.  They are a great group helping in the community.

Our November 2015 Student of the Month: Grace Nelson

 with President Mark Menning and Counselor Kate Keegan.

 

Our Secretary selling our Gourmet Nuts at Toastmaster, way to sell Brent!

The Crestwood Sunset Hills Kiwanis Club is selling Gourmet Nuts this year. These make great Christmas Gifts, hostess gifts or a can for yourself the cans are 2 pounds 4 oz and are $25 each.
If interested in purchasing a can or cans please call 314-849-5546.

 

PRESS RELEASE

ST. LOUIS (Nov. 3, 2015) – Concord Elementary School officially opened its recently renovated, all-inclusive playground Monday, Nov. 2 with an all-school party and ribbon cutting. The playground renovation was a collaborative effort of Lindbergh Schools and several community organizations, including Concord C-PLAY, which stands for the Committee for making thePlaygrounds of Lindbergh All-Inclusive for our Youth.

“We are thrilled to have an outdoor space where all of our students can play together,” said Concord Principal Angie Moehlmann.

Concord fifth-grader Miles Hoffman helped lead the charge to turn the idea of an all-inclusive playground into a reality. Hoffman organized a student group call C-PLAY Kids of Concord, which received a $3,000 Major Gift Grant from the Kiwanis Club of Crestwood-Sunset Hills on Sept. 24.

In addition to the Kiwanis Club grant, C-PLAY has raised more than $7,000 through garage sales, change collections, and box top collections. Several students have even asked for donations to C-PLAY in lieu of birthday presents.

Lindbergh Schools is also doing its part by allocating funds to make the playgrounds at all five of its elementary schools accessible for all students. These related improvements include rubber surfacing, a bucket swing and interactive playground panels. When Dressel Elementary School opens in fall 2017, its playground will have an all-inclusive design as well.

One playground will be renovated each year for the next five years, and Concord’s outdoor space was first on the list.

 

October Student of the Month:

 Damir Sijecic with Nancy Benson and Lindbergh High Counselor Priscilla Frost.

Peanut Day 2015, the Sperring and Truman Builders Club had fun and appreciate the generosity of the community.

Mark Menning Club President for the 2015 - 2016.

 

The Ronald McDonald House Crew made another great meal for the families.

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Officers:

Mark Menning - President, Terri Varble - President Elect,

Brent Stewrt - Secretary, Jerry Schloss - Treasurer and

Nancy Benson - Past President.

Congratulations to Kathy Clifton, Rookie of the Year!

Congratulations to Dan Garvey, Kiwanian of the Year!

 

Congratulations to our 2015 Major Gift Recipients:

C-Play - Playgrounds of Lindbergh All Inclusive for our Youth.

Lindbergh School Foundation

The Covering House

 

THE CLUBS NEXT BIG FUNDRAISER.

AFTER THE 5K AND FAMILY FUN RUN MAKE SURE TO STICK AROUND FOR THE HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN FEST!!

Congratulations to our September 2015 Student of month:
Sydney Offner, Senior at Lindbergh High School. Pictured with Sydney, President Nancy Benson and Kate Keegan Sydney's counselor.

 

 

Thursday, September 10, 2015 the Club dedicated a bench to Dr. Gene Engelhardt outside the Lindbergh Administration Building.

Gene was one of our Charter Members and is missed by all.

Gene's wife Delby and President Nancy Benson unveiling the bench outside the Lindbergh Administration Building.

 

Gene's family and the entire Kiwanis group around the bench.  

Guest Speaker at the September 3 meeting, 

Renee Shea from Crestview Senior Living and President Nancy Benson.

 

Kiwanis members at Ronald McDonald House fixing a wonderful feast

for the families.

 

President Nancy and Guest Speakers Gary Abbott discussing his book on the St. Louis and there Lost Decade.

 

 

ROUTE 66 CLASSIC CAR CRUISE was another huge success.  Thanks to all members who worked and the customers who stopped to buy Ted Drewes.

 

We WELCOME Our Newest Kiwanis Member Dan Reuter

 

 

WELCOME OUR NEWEST MEMBER CAROL GLOSS

 

Friday, April 10th the club had the honor of hosting lunch for Kiwanis International President Dr. John Button and his wife Debbie Button. 

After lunch Dr. Button, Debbie Button and fellow Kiwanians went to Angel Arms for a service project.  They would clean up the grounds, plant flowers and help add several new veggie gardens which will feed the Angel Arms families.

 

SAVE THE DATE!!

19TH Annual Crestwood Sunset Hills Kiwanis Golf Tournament Monday, May 4th 2015. A Noon Shotgun Start at Crescent Farm Golf Club.  For additional information or to register contact

Mike Raeber at 314-503-8440.

 

The Kennerly K-Kids and Kim Stetzel updated the club on all the great projects they have participated in 2015.  Have been busy and doing wonderful things in the community.

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MARCH STUDENT OF THE MONTH Jordann Ward.

 

Members and some of the food they made for the families at Ronald McDonald House for March.  All looks yummy!!

 

Lindbergh's K-Kids, Builder's Club and Key Club participated in Disney Day.  Students paid $1 and could dress up as their favorite Disney Character.  All money raised went to Make A Wish Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO Barbara Bocklage

our Jimmy Fidler Award Winner.

 

CONGRATULATIUONS TO OUR STUDENT OF THE MONTH:

Andrew “Drew” Pavlik, senior at LHS Drew excels academically with a GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale and involves himself in a wide assortment of extracurricular activities.  He plans to attend Missouri S&T where he plans to major in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Aerospace.  We are pleased to recognize Drew Pavlik as our Kiwanis Student of the Month!

 

 

CONGRATULATIUONS TO OUR STUDENT OF THE MONTH:

 

James Hereford he is a member of marching band, the water polo team, the swim team and National Honor Society and is a talented artist whose work is on display at LHS.  He has been recognized for the significant hours of tutoring he has done and is a Civil War re-enactor.  He plans to attend either Truman or Missouri State where he plans to major in nursing.

 

CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBER:

Mary Droege

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Schulze, VP of Operations, Southern District of YMCA of Greater St. Louis, Dody Hawkins and President Nancy Benson.

 

 

It was an honor to have First Sergeant David Hasenfratz with the U.S Army Speakers Bureau come and talk to our club.

 

CONGRATULATIONS AN WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS:

Bill Nolan (Former Mayor of Sunset Hills)

Ryan Taylor with the City of Sunset Hills

 

 

It was great to have members from the Builders Club at our meeting on Thursday.

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STUDENT OF THE MONTH:

Kristen Ohler, senior at LHS as our Student of the Month.  Kristen is an extraordinary student with a GPA of 3.95 on a 4.0 scale, has taken difficult classes and been involved in her school and community.   We are pleased to recognize Kristen Ohler as our Kiwanis Student of the Month!

 

K-Family Work Day, was a great success!  We helped clear the overgrown area behind the Farmer’s Club.  We really were done at 11:30 and the area looked great!  Thanks to Builders Club and Key Club and all Kiwanians who helped! 

 

GOURMET NUTS ARE IN!!  THIS IS A FUNDRAISER FOR THE CLUB, IF YOU WOULD LIKE A CAN PLEASE CONTACT A MEMBER AND WILL MAKE SURE YOU GET ONE.

 

 

PEANUT DAY WAS A HUG SUCCESS FOR THE BUILDERS CLUB, THE KIDS HAD A GREAT TIME AND THE WEATHER WAS PERFECT!

 

Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Officers:

President:  Nancy Benson       President Elect: Mark Menning

Secretary:  Brent Stewart    Treasurer:  Jerry Schloss

Past President:  Mary Saale

 

Congratulations to our 2014 Rookie of the Year: Dan Garvey and Kiwanian Of The Year Deborah Rhodes

 

 

 

Congratulations to our September Student of the Month Ayrin Swinney.  Ayrin is a member of the basketball team, likes to volunteer, has helped feed the homeless, is in the A+ tutoring program, and has great attendance. She plans to attend the University of Central Missouri and major in Criminology.

 

 

 

 

President Mary Saale with Key Club SponsorKim Dailey and the Key Club Officers. 

President David Struckman, Secretary Kayley Burroughs, Vice
President Josh Berry and Treasurer Marty Taber

 

 

 

 

 

President Mary Saale an guest speaker Demetria Jackson, from Nurses for Newborns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Club hosted the Crestwood Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce Connect With Coffee for the month of September.  Great to see old friends and make new ones.

 

Chirs Pallozola with Circle of Concern and President Mary Saale. The club always enjoys when Chris comes to visit!

 

President Mary presenting Elise Tierney, President, Ready to Learn with donations of toys, books and a check.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Club members and friends fixing a great meal for the famiies at Ronald McDonald's House.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Route 66 Car Cruise was a success.  Thanks to Paul & Phyllis Witbrodt for your hard work on setting up the event, an to the other Kiwanians who helped sell Ted Drewes throughout the day!

 

Congratulations to St. Louis area resident and former MO-ARK Governor Barb Thompson who has been elected a Kiwanis International Trustee.  Barb installed our officers a few years ago.  This is a great honor for the Kiwanians in Missouri and Arkansas.  

 


In March Kennerly K-Kids and club members had a service day. They went to the home of one of the Kennerly cafeteria employees and helped with the entire yard, gutters, raking, planting, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were honored to be visited by our two Lindbergh HS Scholarship Winners.

Emily Messmer will be attending Rhodes College in Memphis and will be majoring in biology.  She hopes to be able to intern at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital which has a close relationship with Rhodes.  Katie Hufker will be attending Stanford where she will also major in biology and will minor in computer science.  She plans to focus on research and has an interest in autism.  We are so pleased to have such fine young women as recipients of our Scholarships and we wish them both the best.  We expect great things from both of them.

 

 

 

 

 

GREAT JOB!! The Club raised $120 to help the Kennerly K-Kids get their books to the school in Ghana.

                                                                      Hannah, LHS graduate...and Ghana child

Dear Mary and Kiwanis friends,

Thank YOU all so very much for the kind donation! This will pay for almost half of a shipment to Ghana.  The Fell Family sent 70 pounds in their first shipment, which cost about $300.  They have enough books for more than 2 more shipments.  And, I just spoke with LHS library today and they have almost 1,000 books to donate!  This service project has turned into an amazing Blessing for the precious children in Ghana!
 
Hannah, the LHS graduaute, currently spending her days in Ghana, with thes children, should still be there for when the first shipment arrives.  I will share all photos I receive.
 
If there are any books left over, these will be donated to Cardinal Glennon children...
 
Thank you for your kindness in helping support the education of these children of God.
 
Blessings to you all.
 
Kimberly Stetzel
Second Grade Educator
Kiwanis Kids Coach
Kennerly Elementary School
Once a Kennerly Kid, Now a Kennerly Teacher
 
"For it is in giving that we receive." -Saint Francis of Assisi