Key Club District Convention Coming Up!

This year, thirteen members of Key Club from Manhattan High School will be attending the District Convention in Wichita. The conference starts on March 15 and ends on March 17, and its theme is “Service Carnival!” Students at DCON can attend panels and discussion groups to learn more about leadership and service.  District-level officers are elected at DCON. Currently MHS Key Club member Duru Dogan is Lt. Governor of District 4, but her term will be coming to an end and a new Lt. Governor will be elected. Let’s hope other MHS members will run for this and other positions, and we want to say a big “thank you” to Duru for doing an outstanding job!

MHS Key Club is sponsored by our Manhattan Kiwanis evening club and also gets assistance from Solar Kiwanis.

Here’s more information from the latest District 4 Key Club newsletter:

District Convention will be held March 15-17 at the Wichita Marriott on 9100 East Corporate Hills Drive. Our theme is carnival so get ready for fun games and prizes! Throughout the weekend, we’ll be host a variety of speakers, interactive workshops, games, and contests to celebrate the service that Kansas’s Key Clubs have accomplished throughout the past year. DCON is a great opportunity to expand your leadership
skills and see how Key Club is applicable even outside of your school or hometown. You’ll also get the chance to run for state board if you’d like. We will discuss mental health, diversity, Key Club preferred charities, hold new officer training, talk about International convention, and opportunities beyond Key Club.

Upcoming Events

Here are some important dates for the Manhattan Kiwanis Club:

Midyear Conference, Ft. Hays State University, March 2 & 3, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day Run, Volunteer Event–we will need approximately 20 people to help the Manhattan Running Co. pull off another great run, March 9, 2019.

Grow Green Day, Greater Manhattan Community Foundation Matching Day, April 22, 2019

Spruce up the Manhattan Sign with another coat of paint, March 31, 2019.

Key Club Valentine’s Day Project!

Key Club Story

This year MHS Key Club made Valentines for Friendship Meals recipients. The Manhattan Kiwanis has been helping deliver Friendship Meals for more than two decades, and this amazing Key Club project feels like teamwork. This Key Club project is a great example of how our K clubs support the community!

Trent Jones, Executive Director, Boys and Girls Club

Trent Jones visited us this evening to talk about how Boys and Girls Club helps kids stay safe, healthy and happy in Manhattan. They serve over 900 kids per day in our town, and the have approximately 2,800 registered members. Cost is low, and families can earn scholarships to attend. Manhattan Kiwanis supports Boys and Girls Club!

Kiwanis Completes Rock Springs Pledge

On Saturday December 1st more than 100 Kiwanians from across the state representing more than 40 clubs gathered at Rock Springs 4-H Camp to celebrate the final payment of the quarter million dollar pledge made by the Kansas District of Kiwanis International.

The money was used to rehab the lower level of Heritage Hall which has been renamed The Kansas Kiwanis Conference Center.

Kiwanians from across Kansas recognize the experiences provided at Rock Springs are foundations to growing Kansas leaders and serving today’s families and communities.

The final payment was presented to Jake Worcester, president and CEO of the Kansas 4-H Foundation by Dave Hurrelbrink co-chair of the Kiwanis project.

Kiwanis has utilized Rock Springs for a mid-year meeting and the Key Leader leadership program has been held at the facility for the past several years. Kiwanis leaders have stated that the partnership formed with the 4-H Foundation for this project is a good mix and will definitely continue in the future. This sentiment was echoed by Worcester who stated that he was impressed that Kiwanis stepped up, made the original commitment and fulfilled the pledge.

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