Kiwanis International is a "family" of organizations that focuses on teaching young children about the responsibilities of good citizenship, community service and building future leaders.
The Kiwanis Club of Brockport sponsors 3 clubs:
Our sponsored clubs independently initiate service projects and community service activities throughout the year. Our club works through an adviser in each organization to coordinate our participation with their activities or to have them work with us on major service programs and fund raisers.
We are so proud of our youth groups and the Aktion Club and their accomplishments which make our community a much better place to live. The activities listed below are a small portion of the many projects they are involved in:
CKI is the world’s largest collegiate service organization, focusing on leadership, community service, and fellowship. Our sponsored Circle K Club is at The College at Brockport. The Brockport Circle K Club formed in September of 2007. Through Brockport’s student government, Circle K has won the Club of the Year Award in both 2010 and 2013. Their dedication, commitment, and participation in service projects, has led to an ever growing and successful club. They currently have 30 members that volunteer throughout our community. The Club is now functioning under its own constitution with The College at Brockport Student Government. See some of their projects at Circle K Club at The College at Brockport.
CKI at Brockport has created a welcoming environment for students of all backgrounds to come together to share in their passion for helping others. They offer leadership opportunities both within and outside of their organization, focusing on development and growth to form effective leaders. They also make sure to have fun along the way, having formed a tight-knit group that makes each meeting and activity enjoyable for all. Each year, they have exemplified the three tenets of Circle K: service, leadership, and fellowship.
Brockport’s CKI takes pride in having participated and helped organize many events including the 2015 Polar Plunge, Rochester Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk, Bike MS, Rochester Accessible Trick-or-Treat, and Brockport’s annual Relay for Life to name a few. Aside from participating in community service, the club holds weekly meetings on the College at Brockport campus for students to engage in activities that build leadership skills and friendships. The club also teams up with Brockport Kiwanis for a variety of their annual activities: Empire Games for the Physically Disabled, Highway Clean-up, and Kiwanis’s annual Mystery Theater and Craft Fair.
Brockport Circle K is advised by: Dr. Lynda J. Cochran
For more information, contact Dr. Cochran at : email@example.com
or Club President, MacKenzie Gonnelly at: BrockportCircleK@gmail.com
from the Brockport High School Key Club publicist:
Key Club is a student and teacher run volunteer service club focused on serving the community, encouraging students to get involved and continue to impact their district in a positive way. For Brockport High school this is by far the most popular club in the school. Key Club is not only a volunteer service club but it also helps students to build valuable leadership skills through opportunities such as the Key Leader weekend retreat and running to be elected as a club officer.
As a member each student is given the opportunity to become involved in a variety of volunteer jobs. This includes working with and building relationships with the elderly through bingo at Beikirch, women's night, men's night at Beikirch and several other opportunities. We also do many events such as the food collection for the Brockport food shelf, bell ringing for Salvation Army, St. Luke's harvest kitchen and even volunteering to help with Brockport High school peace day.
One of the most popular service jobs is Village cleanup which happens on average, twice a year. During this time students meet up at the Utica Street Park and then break off into smaller groups and continue throughout the town picking up and disposing of garbage and helping our community to become cleaner. In return, the parks become less cluttered and it is a great way to spend time with your friends while impacting the community in a positive way!
Key club students also are given many opportunities to work with kids through the elementary schools. We participate in the Hill School parent night, Barclay books and bingo, and last year we helped with math night which was also surprisingly exciting.
With more than 80 opportunities to volunteer this school year it is very easy for students to complete the required ten hours of volunteer service and hopefully be motivated to go above and beyond in getting more involved in their community.
Whether a student wants to use their artistic skills, their ability to work with those young and old, or just their drive to help others and improve the community, Key club is a great opportunity to take advantage of!
Brockport High School Key Club is advised by: Chris Howlett
For more information, contact Mrs. Howlett at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kiwanis Club of Brockport liaison to the Key Club is: Kelly Lewis
For more information, contact Kelly at: email@example.com or call her at 637-5358
Aktion club is the only community-service club for adults living with disabilities. Aktion Club allows members to develop initiative and leadership skills in serving their communities while enabling their integration into society.
Aktion Club originated in Florida in 1987 and was adopted as an official sponsored program of Kiwanis International in 2000. There are more than 400 Aktion Clubs in eight nations, it is the fastest-growing program within Kiwanis International.
Our area Aktion Club meets at the offices of Lifetime Assitance at 425 Paul Rd, Rochester, NY 14624.
here's some news from our Aktion Club
The Kiwanis of West Central Rochester Blues Benefit event at the Diplomat Party House went well, and was a lot of fun for the Aktion Club! Some Aktion club members volunteered for the event by helping fill water pitchers, sell raffle tickets and coordinate raffle prizes.
The Aktion club held a car wash at the Mobil Station in Brockport and raised $125 towards future events.
Everyone enjoyed the summer picnic at the Lowry Center in September; lots of good food and social time.
The AKION club is currently collecting items such as nail polish, lotions, pretty scarves, lip glosses… etc to put together small gift bags for the moms of needy families receiving gifts this holiday season. Our family care program at Lifetime Assistance is collecting toys for the children, but we are going to try to concentrate on giving a little something to the moms.
The Club plans to volunteer at Labs of Love in Spencerport after an upcoming tour. Watch for the Aktion Club in the Brockport Holiday Light Parade with the Kiwanis float. The club enjoyed the Brockport Holiday Light Parade in 2014 and expects to be part of the parade again in December.
Summer Car Wash
2015 Summer Picnic
The Aktion Club is advised by: Jennifer Everett
For more information, contact Jennifer: Jennifer.Everett@lifetimeassistance.org
The Kiwanis Club of Brockport liaison to the Aktion Club is: Pete Head
For more information, contact Pete at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 637-8651