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Richardson Kiwanis Angels T-Ball Each Wednesday evening in May, 2013

The Richardson Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a special T-Ball team for kids who have cognitive or physical difficulties. These special kids get a chance to play T-Ball at the Richardson YMCA on Wednesday evenings in May, 7pm.

There is no cost to parents. Simply show up at any game, sign up, and let your child enjoy hitting the ball and running the bases! The Richardson YMCA is located on Custer Road, just south of Arapaho Road in Richardson.

We still have several games left this season. Please come out and join us!  For more details, see our website at www.richardsonkiwanis.com

Richardson Club adds new program to help North Dallas Kids

The Richardson Kiwanis Club has added a new program designed to help kids whose homes have been destroyed by fire, floods, tornadoes or other natural disasters. We are purchasing backpacks in 6 different colors and dividing them by Gender and Age into 6 different groups. Then, we are packing the bags with school supplies, clothing items, small toys, teddy bears, blankets, toilet items and soap, and other items as donated by local merchants. Our club is looking for these items, as well as books and food items. These packs will be distributed by First Responders on the scene, such as local fire departments, Red Cross, Salvation Army, or our own Kiwanis Clubs. We are looking for volunteers who can help us grow this program so that we can help families in need on a moments notice. If you would like to be a member of the Richardson Kiwanis Club and work specifically on this program, please contact Marshall Kregel at mkregel@hotmail.com .  If you are a member of a service club and would like particulars on the backpack program, contact me and I will send you our notes and some background information on successful backpack programs.

Bowling for Angels

Teri Jones took this picture at our last Angels Bowling Event on Saturday, July 30th. The Richardson Kiwanis Club offers bowling as part of it’s Angels program both in the Summer and in the Winter. In the Fall and Spring, we offer T-Ball and Kick-ball with “seasons” lasting about 6 weeks. These events are important to kids who get “left out” of other team events because of either cognitive or physical difficulties. Our community volunteers come from local colleges, churches and civic organizations. We’re proud to be sponsors of one of the Dallas Angels Teams!

Social Media Strategy for Small Clubs

Home page of the Texas Oklahoma Kiwanis District Website

Each month, the Richardson Kiwanis club covers a different form of social media or technology at one of our meetings. So far, we’ve covered Skype, building a WordPress blog, use of LotusLive Engage, and a “how to” on securing Facebook pages. The second Friday in July, we will spend some time working on Social Media Strategy for small clubs starting with website design and content. In August, we want to cover several different webinar and screen sharing programs.  Our meetings are open to the public and we always have a lot of fun. Please visit our website (link in right column) to get more information about the club and programs.

The Richardson Kiwanis Club supports the Children’s Miracle Network!

Each year, the Richardson Kiwanis club and other clubs in the division (North Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Rockwall)  and district (Texas and Oklahoma) raise funds and collect toys for Children’s Miracle Network. In the last 5 years, we have collected over 100,000 coloring books and crayon sets and donated an additional 15,000 dollars to CMN and Children’s Hospitals in the Dallas area. 

Here’s a link directly to the CMN website where you or your organization can make a donation that will help save a child’s life.  https://donations.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/