Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Serving the Children of the World
Club News
Here is all the news for the club.

ART: Achieving Resiliency Together - 03/22/2018
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Kim Dude-Lammy (L) was introduced by Nancy Burke (R) to give our program today. Kim grew up here. Her mom was a teacher, her dad was a farmer, and her brother was a Kiwanis Key Club president. She is the Director of the Wellness Resource Center at MU. Kim created the WRC in 1990 through a grant from the US Dept of Education. She works with students, staff, faculty, community members and parents to help foster an environment that supports good decision making by our students. Issues include all aspects of wellness such as alcohol, tobacco, fitness, nutrition, stress, depression, traffic safety, sleep, time management, self-esteem, etc.

Kim has multiple recognitions, presented numerous programs,...

Global Impact: Mizzou & Vietnam - 03/14/2018
Submitted by: Deb Shore
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Pictured center is Mike Alden, Associate Teaching Professor and Global Service Specialist for MU. (L) Angela Pigg (Boonslick Kiwanis Club President). (R) Introduced by David Mast (club member and past-President).

Mike discussed his bio, being at MU for 20 years ad the Athletic Director for 17 years. His topic tells the story, "Why would there be a connection between Mizzou and Vietnam?

All he knew about Vietnam, was as a kid growing up, so he learned what he could during the 33 hour travel, when invited by NIKE to Asia, to "learn how things are made" (such as shoes). He reviewed with us, their population, geography/geographic area, money (2200 Vietnamese Dong = $1 American),...

C.A.R.E. - 03/08/2018
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Ron Schmidt (L), City of Columbia's Career Awareness Related Experience (CARE) Supervisor, was introduced by club member, Nancy Burke as today's presenter, and potential member.

Ron has been the C.A.R.E. Supervisor since 2013. It began in 1982 as a comprehensive program that includes job rediness training, paid real-world hands-on work experience, mentoring, and career exploration for Columbia's at-risk youth. The goal is for Columbia's youth to be ready to enter the workforce and become productive, self sufficient citizens.

When asked by youth how to tell at-risk, he says it's anyone who needs a job, help getting a job, interview skills etc. In addition, Ron also...

Distinguished Club - 02/28/2018
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Past President Keith Broadus accepted the Distinguished Club award from current Lt. Governor Sherry Wyatt.  Not only did Boonslick win the Distinguished Club award, Keith was also awarded a Distinguished President pin and Rebekah Robertson was awarded a Distinguished Secretary pin.  Way to go Boonslick!!!

Blues in the Schools - 02/28/2018
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Kelly Burns spoke to Boonslick Kiwanis and an interclub from Columbia Kiwanis about the Blues in the Schools program.

Hurricane Irma Relief September 2017 - 02/14/2018
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Nancy Holloway (R), club member and Major with The Salvation Army, was introduced by club member, Deb Shore (L) to share her story of traveling to Naples, FL to assist with relief efforts after Hurricane Irma.

Nancy had 3 days notice to travel, and was part of the Midland Team. In every disaster, there is a 'Incident Command Structure". Nancy was assigned as Emotional and Spiritual Care Chief. As an officer, even though she has a degree in Social Work, and a Masters degree in Counseling, she received 16 hours of training for the position. She enjoyed the work, as she was able to be amoung people.

Naples, FL is gorgeous. They have the 6th highest income per capita in the country,...

Parent's As Teachers - 01/25/2018
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Christine Smith (L) was introduced by club member Ann McGinity (R) to present Parents As Teachers Program information. Christine is the current Director. She has been involved for 15 years. As an educator, she has taught Spanish on all levels, been a parent educator of 5th grade, and pre-school. She expressed thanks to our club for all we do, and for supporting PAT.

The Columbia community believes in science and research, realizing the benefits of investing in our children. Our district puts in 60% of the PAT budget.

PAT supports parents of young children, from prenatal to Kindergarten.

Recently, survey results showed that 97% of participants are very satisfied and would recommend to a friend....

Wildy's World - 01/17/2018
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Stacy Self (L), AKA Wildy, was introduced by Rebekah Robertson (R), club member. 

Stacy is the proprietor of Wildy's World, her art studio located on Walnut St, between Ernies (an iconic local restaurant) and Artrageous (a local store of art).

Born and raised in St. Louis, after getting her education (attended the School of Visual Arts; Royal College of Art in London), she raised her kids in the Ozarks for 15 years. Curious and not knowing about Columbia, she discovered it's vibrant art culture and has moved here to establish her "Inspire and Uplift" art.

Art is collaborative. This is her first 'brick and mortar' business where the community comes from all walks...

New member inducted - 01/10/2018
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Nancy Holloway (R) was inducted into our club today. Rebekah Robertson (L) is her sponsor. Rebekah shared a fun "Christmas in July" doing bell-ringing for The Salvation Army, of which Nancy has been a member for 35 years!

Nancy joined Boonslick Kiwanis on August 31, 2017.

Nancy moved to Columbia in the summer of 2016. She will be giving a program on the recovery efforts of The Salvation Army in Florida after hurricane Irma. Having traveled to Florida, she will have a first hand account.


Life of a news reporter - 01/10/2018
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Brittany Ruess (L) is a reporter with the Columbia Tribune, introduced by club member John Conway (R).

Brittany became interested in High School, when as a sophomore, she needed 2 practical arts credits. She wanted to improve her writing and journalism was available. She wrote a front page expo about the Principal only letting diet soda in the school (not popular with the students).

After that, she wrote a story about a student with Tourettes syndrome. It was impactful to her when he said it's like an itch you can't scratch. She felt she was giving him a voice.

She proceeded in her career as a Webster Groves graduate, being the editor of their college paper, with a goal to become a Pacemaker...