Thank you to the Healdsburg Community for making our Christmas Tree sales so successful. We have closed the lot for this year. The few trees left are spoken for. We want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and hope to see you next year at the tree lot.
January 11, 2016
The Healdsburg Kiwanis Club would like to thank the local Healdsburg community and our Kiwanis sponsors for their continued support of the annual 2015 Christmas Tree Lot at City Hall. Our Kiwanis Club members donated many days and nights to work in the tree lot and often in the pouring rain. Helping to staff the lot were representatives of the Lytton Salvation Army, the HHS Key Club, Boy Scout Troop 21 and the Cloverdale Kiwanis Club. Other major donors of time and materials were Redwood Empire Vineyard Mgt, Bowland Vineyard Mgt, Vineyard Industry Products and our amazing electrical elves Frank and Carol Teuschler. We’d also like to acknowledge Bessie Martinez of the Ratto Group, Jim-N-I Rentals and Silveira GMC. A very special thanks goes out to our Kiwanian Jim Schmidt who designs and builds all of the beautiful wooden fence ornaments.
With the community electing to purchase their trees from us, they are “paying it forward” as all profits from the tree lot will be used for the children of our community. This year’s sales were the highest ever and will enable Healdsburg Kiwanis to continue their legacy of “changing the world one child and one project at a time”. In 2015, the total donations to child-related needs was over $52,000 and we look forward to doing more in 2016.
Healdsburg Kiwanis is always welcoming new members that have a bit of time to help raise money for the children of our community. If anyone would like more information about the ease of joining, please call our Membership Chair, Loretta Strong, at 473-8033.
Jerry Strong and Rich Thomas, Chairmen
Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Healdsburg. We are over 80 members of the community, dedicated to "serving the children of the world". We have been in Healdsburg since November, 1923 and in recent years have supported many Healdsburg organizations, families, children and important community needs. Some of the programs we support, sponsor or offer include the Relay for Life, Healdsburg High School’s Key Club, the Fitch Mountain Footrace, the Book Project, Christmas Tree Sales, FFA Food Sales, Pancake Breakfast, and a number of scholarship.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers, dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.
The name "Kiwanis" means "we trade" or "we share our talents." It was coined from an American Indian expression, Nunc Kee-wanis. Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service to children and communities. No problem is too big or too small.
Why? Because working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream, and succeed, great things happen! Learn how you can help your community by joining Kiwanis.
The Kiwanis Club of Healdsburg meets Tuesdays at noon at the Villa Chanticleer’s Annex
(the 4th Tuesday’s meeting is at 7 pm.)
Board Meetings take place on the 3rd Thursday of every month at Healdsburg Round Table at 6 pm.