Kiwanis Celebrates 95 Years In Wayne With Chamber Coffee

WAYNE – Wayne’s longest-running service organization, the Kiwanis club, hosted Chamber Coffee Friday morning from the community room at Elkhorn Valley Bank.

It’s been 95 years since Wayne started its Kiwanis chapter and in that 95 years Kiwanis members have been enriching children’s lives both locally and internationally by raising money, reading to and purchasing books for children and sponsoring summer camp tuition and college scholarships. The positive impact has led to the club’s longevity, according to president Jeaney Harris.

“It’s stayed around in the community just because it’s a great program that benefits the children in our community as well as internationally,” Harris said.

Harris touched on the variety of events the Kiwanis host every year, like their pancake and omelet feeds, as well as the club’s activities geared towards children, like the Kiwanis Honor Banquet.

She also spoke about two other organizations under Kiwanis – Circle K, an organization for college students, and Aktion Club, a service organization for adults with disabilities. Kiwanis meet every Monday at noon at Tacos & More. Those interested in joining Kiwanis, Circle K or Aktion Club can attend the noon meeting and get more information.

“We’re always looking to grow and better our organization and so we’d love to have you,” Harris said.

The next Wayne Chamber Coffee will be hosted by the Government Affairs Committee’s Legislative Forum at 10 a.m. on March 16th at Gardner Auditorium on Wayne State’s campus.