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The Kiwanis Club of Newark recently celebrated its 95th anniversary serving the Newark area. We are a diverse group of men and women who dedicate ourselves to personal involvement and financial support to meet community needs. Our club activities foster personal growth, help build friendships and generate fun for our members!

What does it mean to be a Kiwanian? Our mission is to improve the lives of children. Our club primarily serves the children of the Newark and surrounding area. We also focus on other community needs related to helping people.

The Newark Club is part of Kiwanis International -- a much larger organization with a worldwide scope of service initiatives. Currently, we are supporting the “The Eliminate Project”, a joint effort with UNICEF, to put an end to the 60,000 newborn deaths occurring each year during the birthing process due to tetanus.

The Club needs willing individuals to offer their time, talent, and resources to help ensure a better quality of life. Whether it’s providing financial support to allow at-risk children to attend summer camp at no charge at Camp O’Bannon, helping a student become a leader, encouraging a young adult to pursue his or her dreams or literally saving the life of a child across the world, our opportunities are endless. It’s who we are, it’s what we do.

We meet on Mondays from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm at the Buckingham House, 6 North 6th Street in Newark. In addition to sharing lunch with fellow Kiwanians, we also have a speaker most weeks from the community allowing us to stay informed about the affairs and needs of the community. We welcome you to join us for lunch to learn more about Kiwanis and the difference you can make.

For more information please feel free to call me at (740) 405-5705 or e-mail me at dripclick@hotmail.com.

Lynn B. Fawcett
2013-14 President
Newark Kiwanis Club