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

Aug 10: Fred Gregory-Viet Nam combat pilot, NASA test pilot, astronaut 3 times in space, and acting head of NASA! 
Aug 17: Hope’s Door-Beth Leos
Aug 24: Dallas Arboretum-Margaret Duncan
Aug 31: Weird Thursday
Sept 7: Youth Protection
Sept 14: LT Gen John Campbell
Sept 21: George Fuller – McK Mayor
Sept 28: McK Arts Commission
If you have suggestions for a program, please don’t hesitate to contact Lulie Lichter.

Upcoming Events

Sept 5: Bingo at Park Manor Nursing home
Sept 6: North Key Club Ice Cream Social
Sept 12: Board Meeting
Sept 16: Club Fish Fry Social at Margaret’s
Sept 29: Shooting for the Future Fund Raiser for the Boys and Girls Club
Oct 20:  BBQ Dinner Fundraiser
Dec 2: Club Christmas Party at Sara's barn.  HH at 5:30 and dinner at 6:30

Club Newsletters

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Clean Up Our Meeting Room

Please clean your own table!
The following members will be responsible for making sure the room is clean and all items put away.
Aug 17: Margaret H, Sandy H, Brian H
Aug 24: Don R, Bill Rosnett, Martin Ruhl
Aug 31: Bill Bradshaw, Payton Brooks, Jovany Cassio

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Club members came together in McKinney on April 15 to build another wheelchair ramp.

Halos Summer Swim Program

We are very excited to partner with the City of McKinney again this year for our Angel's League/Halo's Swimming Program.  This is a FREE program, 4 weeks of lessons starting on Saturday, July 8th.  The pool is reserved just for us, with a swimming instructor for each child.  There is around 30 minutes of instruction, then the free pool time. Dates: July 8th, 15th,  22nd, 29th (Saturdays) 10:30am – 11:30am at the Juanita Maxfield Aquatic Center 1701 N. McDonald St. McKinney, TX  75071 Payment-Our club is taking care of each our Halo children and one parent.  If the siblings would like to swim, they are welcome during the free time.  3-9 years of age: $1.25 10 & older: $1.75.  This can be a physical or mental disability.  If you know of someone who might be interested in joining our program, ask them to reach out to Shannon or Brian Hazelwood.

4th Annual Sporting Clay Event September 29th
We have changed location to Top Fun Ranch in Anna Texas.  Although the location is much closer to McKinney, the venue is double the cost.   Contact Michelle Beatty with any questions or sponsors. Save the date we will need some Kiwanis volunteers. Top Fun Ranch 11637 CR 509 Anna, Texas 75409
Contact: Michelle Beatty

Fish Fry Social

Saturday September 16th 4:00
Margaret & Jason Harsch’s home
513 Heard Street, McKinney 75069
Bring your family, a covered dish and bathing suit if you want to swim. The club will furnish the fish, hushpuppies and tea & water. BYOB if you want something else.
This is a fun event to get to know each other and their families better.
There will be a signup sheet at the meeting to let us know how many will be attending and what you will bring. Contact Shannon Patterson or Margaret Harsch

Ramp and Module Builds

Module build August 17th Meet at 5:45 in front of Party City, 380 & 75. Leave right at 6:00 pm. All tools are furnished (but bring your own gloves).  OJT, NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED.  Contact: Kirk Saxon

TO District Convention

Attending the Texas-Oklahoma Convention in Abilene were Rob Nelson, Mike Livezey, Dennis & Sandra Williams.  Lt Governor Rob Nelson had every club in his Division represented and an average of every club in his Division contributed $5.00 a member to the Foundation. Dennis was presented with a Gary Hicks award, Sandra received a statue for the Legacy Fund (both supporting the Foundation).  Our Club won best Newsletter and Web Site in the District. Our club was also recognized for our Signature Project, The Halos League, by the Governor of the District.


BINGO TUESDAY Aug 1ST   – 7pm -8pm Park Manor Nursing Home 1801 Pearson Ave
Wow! Great turnout at our bingo last Tuesday. We had 18 residents.  Dave Hinman bought a new speaker system that out worked great. Thanks Dave! Dennis Williams called the numbers. Helping with the cards were Martin Ruehl who brought his beautiful family, wife, daughter and son, John & Jan Moore, Paula & Neal Ator and Sandra Williams.
Contact Dave Hinman or Sandra Williams

Division Council Meeting

September Division Council Meeting on Thursday September 7th at 7:00 pm. International President Jim Rochford and his Eye of the Tiger team are in town to help open new clubs in Frisco and Murphy. He gives a great talk that you won’t want to miss. There will be our passing the Lt. Gov. Banners from the McKinney Club to the Allen Club and having Street Tacos for dinner. We will need a head count so – RSVP-ASAP to Rob Nelson 214-695-5771 or   at Division 2 Division Council Meeting / Eye of the Tiger Celebration Thursday September 7th at 7:00 pm Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church 3901 North Star Rd Richardson Texas 75082

Back to School - Supplies for Teachers

Teachers will be returning August 17th and the kids will return August 28th. We all help with back to school supplies for the kids but it is known that teachers take their own money to supply their classrooms. Chicago Title (Brian Hazelwood) has partnered with McKinney Education Foundation (MEF) (Ashley Sine) to support our teachers.  If you would like to support this great effort you can buy supplies listed & drop them off at Brian’s office 6851 Virginia Pkwy, Suite 100 or bring them to a meeting. Sara Thomas is also throwing her support behind this community project.  Remember when you help, you will be helping our Key Club Advisors. Items needed: Expo Markers/Dry Erasers, Pencils/Erasers, Hand Sanitizer, Wipes – Clorox/Lysol, Pencils. August 1st – August 25th

Kiwanis presents a $8,750 check to Ashley Sine and McKinney Education Foundation
with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel.

Buying something on  Go to Amazon Smiles and under charitable organizations choose McKinney Kiwanis Foundation Inc Then every time you buy something they will donate 0.5% to the club. You only need to do it once!  Thanks
Here’s a link you can use:

Terrific Kids in Three Elementary Schools

Caldwell: Tuesday, May 15th at 8:15 and 8:45 for the Caldwell Magic Shows. Magic Mike will be the Magician Contact: Dub Norrid.
Magic Mike performs his grand finale at the Caldwell end of semester celebration.
Finch: Annual Park Palooza on Wednesday, May 31. It will be held at the Finch Park with starting times of 8:30 AM and 12 Noon. The kids love going to the park to play games and have fun in the splash park. Contact: Bob Cole
Bob Cole, Rob Nelson, and the kids at Finch enjoyed an end of semester celebration on December 15th with many exotic animals from Cathy's Critters.
Webb: The final Webb Math Party in the Park, Wednesday May 24th at 2pm. Reading and Math every Thursday morning. Contact: Jim Smith

Key Clubs


Key Club Split

The Key Club had their District Board Meeting this past weekend. It was decided that the Division would not split.

Boyd: Brandon Herbison. Faculty Advisor: Harriet Bergman
McKinney High: Margaret Harsch, Ashley Sine. Faculty Advisor: Laura Smith
McKinney North:  Ice Cream Social Sept. 6th at 2:30. Students come to this event to hear about Key Club and sign up.  It is very important that Kiwanians are there to help scoop ice cream and talk to the kids. Payton Brooks & 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.

McKinney Education Foundation

Our club gives two $2000 and a $250 “Sophomore of the Year” scholarships each year.  It is our goal to build up enough funds in MEF to cover our scholarships each year without taking from our budget Remember you can brag about birthdays and anniversaries and put that money toward MEF. Bad News-Good News.  We did not quite meet our goal to receive the matching fund before December 31st. But, the donner was very kind and saw that we were making a good faith effort and matched our funds! So, we now have enough in MEF to fund one $2,000 scholarship each year.
The award ceremony will be Friday May 12th Our President Michelle will be there to give out our two scholarships assisted by Carol Winters.


As of March 23, 2016, the campaign has reached its $110 million goal!!! This includes the Canadian government match and a record $7.5 million raised last weekend during several District Conventions. Saving or protecting 55 million women and babies. Our We were able to raise $62,000 which is even more than the $60,000 we had pledged as a model club. WE DID IT!

Kiwanis and UNICEF joined forces to tackle iodine deficiency disorders, achieving one of the most significant public health successes of the 20th century. Now, they are eliminating MNT from the face of the Earth. And in doing so, the project will reach the poorest, most neglected mothers and babies with additional lifesaving health care. The end of this one disease means the beginning of better health for so many families.
Through the efforts of Kiwanis International and Unicef, Maternal Neonatal Tetanus has been eliminated in all but 21 countries. Kiwanis International has provided a dashboard page with a map of our progress.

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