Set up before and clean up after meetings,
arrange programs, and administer 50-50Kelly Coffin, Chair
Children Priority One
One is chaired each year by the club's President Elect. The purpose of
the committee is to find, review, support and undertake projects that
are focused on children from infant to five-years-old. The committee
has an annual budget and makes monthly contributions to projects,
ranging from $200 to $400. Past projects include financial support to:
area child safety programs, local hospital childbirth delivery units,
library early reader programs, and a county special needs playground.
Jody Howard, Chair
services is responsible for the distrubution of Kiwanis funds to
various community organizations during the year as well as organizing
the highway cleanup, assisting in Bird park spring cleanup, and aiding
the Builders Club with the Christmas Parade activities.
Lana Archer, Chair
and Spiritual Values
committee has two functions at this time. We sponsor an ad weekly in
the Tecumseh Herald asking people to attend the church of their choice.
Secondly the spiritual aims committee provides the President with a
list of members willing to offer the prayer prior to each meeting.
The Kiwians Club of Michigan has asked that we not use the name of
Jesus in our prayers. To this point however, the committee has not seen
fit to honor this request.
Mary Bruno, Chair
Youth Services Committee is an integral part of the Kiwanis Club of
Tecumseh, primarily because the International club motto is "Serving
the Children of the World." The majority of the money our club raises
in and around the Tecumseh community is used and dispersed by the Youth
In addition to these committees, the Youth
monetarily supports organizations such as the Tecumseh Youth Theatre,
Tecumseh Public Library Summer Reading Program, Communities In Schools,
Tecumseh Recreation Department, Boys and Girls Scouts and other groups.
Its goal is to reach as many youth in the community as possible.
Kelly Coffin, Co-Chair
Julie LoMonaco, Co-Chair
The purpose of interclubs is to exchange
ideas with other clubs and develop fellowships by attending their
John Bartram, Co-Chair
Wendy Brys, Co-Chair
This committee provides a six-show
travelogue series each year at the
Tecumseh Civic Auditorium which is both a money making project and a
Ron Wimple, Chair
committee, in conjunction with the City of Tecumseh, provides many
recreational opportunities with the Kiwanis Memorial Park Project, the
city's third largest park of just under 24 acres. In cooperation with
the Parks and Recreation Department, the committee has coordinated much
of the development of the park over the last 15 years. The club has
provided dollars and maintenance efforts that included a number of
other community groups. Presently the club is raising bridge funds to
link the park with the Herrick Park School property and then onto
Indian Trails Crossing Park on the east side of the city.
Doug Bird, Chair
|American Flag project
Sell annual flag subscriptions, coordinate intallation of sleeves
for new subscriptions. Bill and collect funds. coordinate installaiton
and removal of flags for each holiday.
Brian Callaghan, Chair
club newsletter is published weekly on this website and by regular mail
to those members who do not have access to the Internet. It contains
minutes and photos from each week's meeting and photos of events and
projects. Committee members rotate taking notes at meetings.Spencer Ruffner, Chair
Scholarship Committee is charged each year with the task of the
distribution of around $10,000 in scholarship money for Tecumseh High School graduating seniors. The committee will first
determine the amount and criteria for each individual award and
distribute the applications to the schools. After the April application
deadline, the committee has the tough job of grading applications and
then interviewing selected applicants and finally determining our
winners. We had a total of thirteen (13) winners for the Class of 2003.
Susan Gilmore, Co-Chair
Chuck Gehrke, Co-Chair
The gourmet nut committee is responsible for
overseeing the sale of 2000
cans of gourmet nuts through individual members and locations at local
Jack Beach, Chair
Ron Publiski, Co-chair
Plan and hold the annual Porter Center
Dick Feight, Chair
on or about the 1st Saturday of December the Kiwanis Club of Tecumseh
each year raises money for the Salvation Army. Historically we have set
up six or seven stations around Tecumseh and man these stations for
eight hours by ringing bells at the kettles and persuading passers by
to be generous.
George Eidson, Chair
Relations & Historian
committee works on behalf of the local club in the provision of varied
news releases and advertisements in support of the committee activities
and fundraisers. Releases and advertisements are directed to both the
print and broadcast media.
Lance Ness, Chair
fellowship committee will attempt to further the social side of Kiwanis
by organizing a variety of social events of interest to the membership.
Carlton Cook, Co-Chair
Membership Committee is responsible for the development and growth of
the club's overall membership, including new-member solicitation,
induction and orientation.
Support the activities of the Key Club and
the school advisors and serve as liaisons to the Kiwanis Club.
Susan Gilmore, Co-Chair
Support the activities of the Builders Club
and the school advisors and serve as liaisons to the Kiwanis Club.
Tom Meyer, Chair
Advise the Kiwanis Board on investment
performance and propose changes in invest direction for the Freer
scholarship fund.Terry Lighthall, Chair
The outgoing Past President is there to
assist the new president and board as needed.
Lead the club in the singing of America and
other songs at weekly meetings.
out, review and present fund raising ideas to the president, the board
and the membership in keeping with the goals of the president and club.
Sharon Hawley, Co-Chair
Anne Walker, Co-Chair
Maintain official roster of the club.
List of Members
Maintain the badge box list.