Club & Community News

Regular Event Schedule

Wheelchair Ramp Module Builds:
3rd Thurs. of each month
Meals on Wheels:
Every Wed and Thur at 10:30
Division Council Meeting:
1st Sat. of each month
1st Tues. of each month
Board Meeting:
2nd Mon. of each month   

Meeting Programs

4/5: Independent Bank-Peggy Smolen
4/12: Triathlon – Dennis & Stacy Brody
4/19: Vision Source-Carey Patrick
4/26: Caldwell Elementary-Heather Woods & Kelly Flowers
5/3: McKinney Public Library-Lisa Bailey and Ed Veal
5/10: American Stem cell Centers of Excellence- Dr John Roland
5/17: MPAC- Amy Rosenthal

Upcoming Events

Apr 7: Division Council-elect new Lt. Gov.
Apr 7: Car Seat Inspection/Education Event
Apr 10: Board meeting at Rob Nelson’s
Apr 11: Halos T ball game-Towne Lake
Apr 12-15: Key Club Convention Dallas
Apr 22: Annual Triathlon
Apr 24: Club Social at the Pub
Apr 28: Cigar Social at the Nelson’s
May 19: Challenge Air-McKinney Airport
Jun 28-Jul 1: KI Convention in Las Vegas
Jul 4-8: Key Club & Circle K International Convention in Chicago
Aug 2-4 District Convention-Abilene TX

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Historic McKinney Triathlon

This is our clubs biggest fund raiser.  We need everyone to help with getting sponsors and to be at the event that day. Many of our members have taken leadership rolls in this event, so if you get a call to help them please say yes!  If you know of someone who you think would be a sponsor and you are shy, tell Dennis and he will contact them.  Dennis has sponsorship packets that you can take that will help you with a sponsor. Help with this event so our club can give back to the community.

Halos Spring T-Ball League

Spring T-ball season Wednesday started March 27th. This will be a 10-week season ending on May 23rd. Games start at 6;30 at Wilson Creek Complex at Towne Lake.
Spring T-ball –Wednesday, April 4th. Really good turnout with 20 players, lots of Key Club members and Kiwanians. Each week we hope to get a special guest to throw out our first pitch right after doing our stretches with Coach Shannon. Last week we had McKinney City Manager, Paul Grimes throw the first pitch.  Lined up for this season is our Fire Chief, Hugs Café owner Ruth Thompson and Mayor George Fuller as well as some others in our city that are excited about joining us and paying a special visit to our special kiddos. This week snacks were brought to you by Rob and Cynthia Nelson. Games start at 6;30 at Wilson Creek Complex at Towne Lake. Snack dates will remain the same – if your date has a rain out contact Brian for another opportunity.  Contact: Brian Hazelwood

Ramp and Module Builds

Module Build: We had a great turn out for the module build. Thanks to Dub, Jim Cairo, Rob, Mike, Varsh, Joe Lichter, and Kirk. Also, thanks to Bob Cole for meeting us in McKinney with the drills.
Ramp Build: Another ramp in the books thanks to all that volunteered this past Saturday. Dub, John Moore, Shannon, Bo b Cole, Jim Cairo, Jim Smith, Julie and Joe, Ray (Glynn Wingard's farther-in-law), and Shelia and Kirk. Also, to Shannon for the time-laps video of us building the ramp, look on her Facebook page, it’s pretty cool
Next Module build Thursday April 19th.  Meet at 5:45 in front of Party City, 380 & 75. Leave right at 6:00 pm to head down to the warehouse. All tools are furnished (but bring your own gloves).  OJT, NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED.  Contact: Kirk Saxon


Our club held bingo at Park Manor Nursing home last Tuesday. Thanks to Terry Sanner for calling the numbers and John Moore and Sandra Williams for helping out.  We had 5 key clubbers from Boyd and one from McKinney High.

Challenge Air Fly Day

Challenge Air will conduct a Fly Day in McKinney on Saturday, May 19th 2018. Our Kiwanis Club has purchased, cooked and served the food for a number of years. Contact: Mike Malone

Pancake Breakfast

This year's Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser was a big success. We made more than last year with a great turnout. Thanks to Payton Brooks for chairing this event. Thanks to everyone that sold tickets, set up, worked and cleaned

Terrific Kids in Three Elementary Schools

Caldwell: Contact: Dub Norrid.
Each month there is a hall parade of the students with perfect attendance for the month. At the end of each quarter prizes will be given to students, parents and teachers for attendance achievements. December give away for 2nd Quarter – Thanks Rob for coming out to support our Terrific Kids Program………  and Dub!!
Next Attendance parade March 7th at 2:30pm
Contact: Dub Norrid
Finch: Contact: Bob Cole
March 8th:  The Animal Adventures Department at the Dallas Zoo brought a collection of over 30 educational animals to school. Programs for all the kids who met their reading goals.
It was a "hoot" to watch the kids interact with the animals!
Contact: Bob Cole
Webb:  Contact: Jim Smith

Key Clubs



Boyd:  Meetings are Tuesdays at 2:30 Rm F107. Ashley SineFaculty Advisor: Shannon Kessler
McKinney High: Meets on Tuesdays after school (2:30) in the upstairs Flex area. Margaret Harsch, Ashley Sine. Faculty Advisor: Laura Smith
McKinney North: Eight students will be attending the Texas/Oklahoma Key Club Convention April 13 -15. Whitney and Dennis will be their chaperones. Meet on Wednesdays, at 2:30 in room 318. Jennifer Mott, Sarah Jackson Faculty Advisor: Whitney Williams
Lovejoy: Justin Beller Faculty Advisor: Amanda Beller
Links to the Key Club web pages are listed on our Links page.
If you would like to help with any of these Key Clubs contact Dennis Williams or Rob Nelson.

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