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The Kiwanis Club of Dallas PA was chartered on May 31, 1927 as the Mt. Greenwood Club. Coming up on a century of good works, our club has dedicated itself to the Kiwanis Mission.
Kiwanis International is a global nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.
Kiwanis Club of Dallas PA will hold its annual Halloween Party and Parade for children - day care through middle school - on Sunday, October 23, 2022, in the Dallas Little League Field parking area, located on Church Street, Dallas, PA. This is a rain or shine event. Dress appropriately for weather conditions in the outdoor Parade. Registration and entertainment by Charlie Hayes begin at 1 P. M. Individuals and groups will be judged at 2 P. M., during the Parade.
12 P. M. - Costume Baseball Game (optional participation)
1 P. M. - Costume Registration and Entertainment
2 P. M. - Parade/Party/Awarding of Prizes
In the event of inclement weather, the parade and judging will move inside the Back Mountain Regional Fire Station 121, located at the intersection of 184 East Center Hill Road and Church Street, Dallas, PA 18612 (across from the Dallas Little League Field). NOTE: For indoor activities, masks are required for all attendees.
12 P. M. - Costume Baseball Game: Once registered, children will be invited to participate in a variety of activities, including a baseball game played in costume on the Little League field (Pre-registration for the game is required by clicking on the online link: https://forms.gle/UmdSEaBniFjWijJE7 ). The game will start at noon and end in time for Parade Registration at 1 P. M. This game is meant for children of all levels and skill sets to come and play a game in costume. It will be run by members of the Back Mountain Little League.
Children will, also, be treated to a visit from some Disney and movie "characters" and other great surprises! Prizes: Monetary prizes will be awarded for the top three winners in each of the six costume categories: Funniest, Most Original, Prettiest, Scariest, Miscellaneous, and Best Group (Best Group category must have 3+ participants.). Light refreshments will be available and goodie bags distributed for the children. Tickets will be sold for additional raffle gift prizes.
For over 60 years, Dallas Kiwanis Club has hosted this amazing annual Halloween event in the Back Mountain for area youths. Bring your children and come join the fun!
The Kiwanis Club of Dallas will hold its 35th Annual Golf Tournament in Memory of Walter Kozemchak on Friday, July 29, 2022, at Irem Temple Country Club, 70 Ridgway Drive, Dallas, PA 18612. Registration begins at 10:30 A. M., followed by a 12 P. M. shotgun start. The cost is $90 per person or $360 per team. Please register as a full team. The price includes green fees, cart, refreshments prior to tee-off, beverages, dinner and prizes. Dinner will be served immediately after the Tournament in the Pavilion at Irem Temple Country Club. Proceeds from the Tournament benefit year-round area youth programs, such as the Back Mountain Halloween Party/Parade, WVC Senior Girls All-Star Softball Game, and Key Clubs at Dallas and Lake Lehman High Schools, which include Scholarships to a member from each Club. For registration forms, questions, and to obtain further information, please call Harold Stout (570) 574-7888 or Beverly Atherholt (570) 675-7295.
Another wildly popular fundraiser is back, and just in time for Mother's Day! From now through June, special vouchers are available for $13.00 each, to be exchanged for one of the many different, beautiful 10" flower baskets at Varsity Garden Center, (on the back road) in Swoyersville! Vouchers may be purchased on-line via Paypal (simply visit PayPal.com, and use firstname.lastname@example.org to "send money"). Include name & address. Vouchers will be mailed -- OR -- If desired, vouchers may also be purchased through any club member, or by calling 570-362-2890. In keeping with the Kiwanis mission, profits from this fundraiser will benefit local children through school lunch and scholarship programs with the Dallas and Lake-Lehman schools. Kids Need Kiwanis. Kiwanis Needs You! 😊
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From now through March 31st, special vouchers will be available for $7.00 each, to be exchanged for one of the many delicious half subs (except beef) at J&J Deli, Draft & Bottle Shop, located at 3101 Memorial Highway, in Dallas.
Vouchers may be purchased on-line via Paypal via email@example.com. Include name & address. Vouchers will be mailed -- OR -- If desired, vouchers may also be purchased through any club member, or by calling 570-362-2890. In keeping with the Kiwanis mission, profits from this fundraisers will benefit local children through school lunch and scholarship programs with the Dallas and Lake-Lehman schools. Kids Need Kiwanis. Kiwanis Needs You!
The Kiwanis Club of Dallas will hold its 34th Annual Golf Tournament, in Memory of Walter Kozemchak, on Friday, September 24, 2021, at Irem Temple Country Club. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $90 per person or $360 per team (Please register as a full team.) The price includes greens fees, cart, lunch, beverages (before, during, and after the Tournament), prizes, and dinner.
Dinner will be served immediately after the Tournament in the Main Pavilion at Irem Temple Country Club. Proceeds from the Tournament benefit year-round area youth programs, such as the Back Mountain Halloween Party/Parade, WVC Senior Girls All-Star Softball Game, and Key Clubs at Dallas and Lake Lehman High Schools, which include Scholarships to a member from each Club. For registration forms, questions, and to obtain further information, please call Harold Stout (570) 574-7888 or Beverly Atherholt (570) 675-7295.
The Kiwanis Club of Dallas PA recently presented its annual Key Club Scholarship. This year's Tex and Jean Wilson Memorial Scholarship award recipient is Riley Egan, from Lake-Lehman Jr./Sr. High School. The Scholarship is named in honor of Tex Wilson, long-time member, and his wife. Both passed away in 2020. Riley will be attending Boston University in Boston, MA, and will major in Astronomy and Physics. She was a member of the Lake-Lehman Key Club for three years and held the positions of Board Member and Secretary. During that time she participated in all events sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Dallas PA. While a student at Lake-Lehman, Riley was Secretary of the Student Council in 10th, 11th and 12 grades, and Vice President of Student Government. She was actively involved in community service projects with Jr. Leadership Wilkes-Barre, and assisted in the Back Mountain Library Auction and other civic and community organizations.
Pictured during the check presentation from are (left to right): Melissa Youngblood, Kiwanis Club of Dallas PA member; Riley Egan, scholarship recipient; Kiwanis Club of Dallas PA members Beverly Atherholt and Harold Stout.
To obtain further information about becoming a Member, or to sponsor any of the activities of the Kiwanis Club of Dallas PA, please contact Charlie Kishbaugh at (570) 675-8780 or Beverly Atherholt at (570) 675-7295.
Special vouchers are now available for $12.00 each, to be used for 10" hanging flower baskets at Varsity Garden Center, in Swoyersville, just in time for Mother's Day and the summer ahead – May 1 through June 30!
Click on this form: https://form.jotform.com/210747874822160 and submit your order. Vouchers will be mailed.
Vouchers are available thru 3/31 for $7.00 each, to be exchanged for a delicious half sub at J&J Deli, Draft & Bottle Shop, located at 3101 Memorial Highway, in Dallas.
Purchase via Paypal, https://form.jotform.com/202994603862159, from any club member, or by calling 570-215-5550.
Kids Need Kiwanis. Kiwanis Needs YOU!
Stay tuned for two great spring "voucher" fundraisers to support the Kiwanis mission - benefiting scholarship and school lunch programs in the Dallas and Lake-Lehman schools.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. The proceeds from our fundraisers typically provide lunches for children just below the free school lunch level in both the Dallas and Lake-Lehman school districts, Key Club Scholarships for both schools, we sponsor the annual East/West Girls All-Star Softball Game and, of course, the annual Dallas Kiwanis Halloween Parade/Party.
Due to the pandemic, this raffle is 2020's primary fundraiser for the Dallas Kiwanis Club. We have some GREAT baskets and/or wreaths for you to win this season - they would also make wonderful Christmas gifts!
We kicked off our raffle at the Halloween Parade on October 25th, and have now made it possible to purchase tickets online via PayPal!
Thanks for your support!
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) has been in short supply for front-line health care workers.
This spring, during the early days of widespread quarantine, and in an effort to help address the shortage experienced by area medical personnel, recent Penn State engineering graduates banded together to create 3-D printed visors to be used in the assembly process for medical face shields.
The students first addressed shortages for the ICU units within the Lehigh Valley Hospital System, and then looked for another similar project. One of the students responsible for the visors, Dallas native Robert Martin, proposed the idea to his mother, Dallas Kiwanis member Liz Martin. During a conversation with retired RN and fellow Kiwanis member Mary Rodriguez, the need for PPE at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital was discussed. This discussion prompted a second donation of 132 visors to the Kiwanis Club to be assembled and donated locally.
Materials to properly assemble the shields were donated by AMP Global Strategies, of Shavertown. Dallas Kiwanis members facilitated the assembly process under the guidance of Mrs. Rodriguez. Her husband, Alfonso Rodriguez, MD FASN of Adfinitas Health and General Hospital’s Executive Committee, enabled the connection between the Dallas Kiwanis and Mark Schiowitz, MD, Chief of Surgery at General Hospital and member of the General Hospital Executive Committee, Louis O’Boyle, DO, Regional Medical Director and Partner of Adfinitas Health and member of the General Hospital Executive committee, and Dale Johns, CEO of the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Campus of CHS.
The finished face shields were formally donated on Friday, October 9th, appropriately in front of the “Heroes Work Here” sign outside General Hospital.
Pictured are (left to right): Dallas Kiwanis members Liz Martin, Duane Frank, Beverly Atherholt, Glenn Patrick; W-B General Hospital CEO Dale Johns; Kiwanis member Mary Rodriguez, RN; Alfonso Rodriguez, MD FASN Adfinitas Health, Nursing Director Warren Shotto, ICU Nursing Director Bob Sapiego, Chief of Surgery Mark Schiowitz, Kiwanis member Abby Patrick, Adfinitas Health Regional Manager/Partner Louis Boyle, DO.
The Kiwanis Club of Dallas PA has begun a community service project that will provide more than 120 much-needed face shields to critical care personnel at Commonwealth Health Services, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Campus.
With a desire to do something useful for the front-line workers at area hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic, engineering students from Penn State Main Campus created the 3D-printed visor components as a community service project earlier this year. Through an area family connection, the visors were provided to the Dallas Kiwanis Club to be further assembled into finished face shields and donated to the hospital.
Materials for the shields are being donated by AMP Global Strategies, in Shavertown.
Pictured are (seated, left to right) Charlie Kishbaugh, Susie Dobash, Abby Patrick, Lloyd Ryman, Jim Snyder; (standing) Liz Martin, Harold Stout, Mary Rodriguez, Melissa Youngblood, Brian Tupper, and Bernie Bank
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