Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Serving the Children of the World


“Serving the Children of the World”


Did you know that was the Kiwanis motto?  I didn’t know it, until I joined Kiwanis.  I originally joined Kiwanis because I wanted to be a part of the organization that puts the flags out on the city streets on holidays!  Little did I know how much Kiwanis would mirror my own desire to help kids!


The Florence Kiwanis Club believes in helping children and practices that every day!   We help support the Boys & Girls Club who serves hundreds of kids a month.  We help the Mapleton & Florence Food Shares, which is feeding our community’s families.  We help the Backpack Program, which feeds more of our kids.  We help feed the community at our Community Thanksgiving Dinner.  We give to our local schools so they can purchase supplies and necessities that the kids don’t have.  The list goes on and on.


So, how can we make our club stronger?  How can we reach more kids?  By spreading the word of Kiwanis!  By sharing our time, our ideas and our talents in Kiwanis committees! 


This year, I will be encouraging all Florence Kiwanis members to review our committees and to get involved!  Bring ideas to the existing projects.  Recommend and organize a new project.  Get involved in YOUR Kiwanis Club!!   Let’s expand our service to the community and to the kids in that community!


What a great organization….The Kiwanis Club of Florence….living our motto:  Serving the Children of the World by serving the children in our little corner of the world!


Thank you,

Jean Murphey

President 2017/2018