New Kiwanis Club charterd in Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire

  • Chris DePalma, center, Buffalo Grove and Lincolnshire Kiwanis Club president, receives the official club charter document, from Angie Burford, right, Illinois-Eastern Iowa District governor, with Mark Petersen, left, former district governor, at the club Charter Night event March 7 at Lou Malnati's in Buffalo Grove.

    Chris DePalma, center, Buffalo Grove and Lincolnshire Kiwanis Club president, receives the official club charter document, from Angie Burford, right, Illinois-Eastern Iowa District governor, with Mark Petersen, left, former district governor, at the club Charter Night event March 7 at Lou Malnati's in Buffalo Grove. Courtesy of Francesca Ogilvie

 
 
Updated 5/6/2022 12:14 PM

A new Kiwanis service club has been chartered in Buffalo Grove and Lincolnshire to give community members the opportunity to volunteer and raise funds to help children in the area and around the globe.

The newly formed club will serve as the official sponsor of the Stevenson High School Key Club (high school-aged Kiwanis) to amplify their efforts to reach more people and have a greater service impact.

 

"Kiwanis clubs provide a great opportunity to meet new friends who believe in serving their communities, networking with business professionals and making a significant impact on the community through volunteering," said club Secretary Peter Ogilvie.

"Kids need support from groups like Kiwanis, in our community and in communities around the world, so they can maximize their potential while growing up happy, healthy and safe."

The Kiwanis Club of Buffalo Grove and Lincolnshire is accepting new members and looking for worthy service/fundraising opportunities. The club meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Half Day Brewing Company, 200 Village Green, Lincolnshire.

"We understand the changing needs of today's busy volunteers, and encourage members to give time when they can, whether that's at a service project or at a meeting," said Chris DePalma, club president.

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"We hope that people of all ages will join us to help make a difference for children in our community."

Those interested in membership can call Chris DePalma at (847) 721-7231 or visit the club's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BGLKiwanis or kiwanis.org.

Founded in 1915, Kiwanis International is a global organization of clubs and members dedicated to serving the children of the world.

Kiwanis and its family of clubs, including Circle K International for university students; Key Club for students ages 14-18; Builders Club for students ages 11-14; K-Kids for students ages 6-12; and Aktion Club for adults living with disabilities, annually dedicate more than 18.5 million service hours to strengthen communities and serve children.

The Kiwanis International family comprises nearly 558,000 adult and youth members in 82 nations and geographic areas.

For information, visit www.kiwanis.org.

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