For more than 50 years Northwest Kiwanis has hosted an Easter Egg Hunt for children and young adults with special needs.
The members of the Grandview Heights High School Key Club recently elected its leadership team for 2017-18. Andrew Bergmann, President; Adelle Bechtel, Vice President; Sydney Narcelles, Treasurer; Kathryn Taylor, Secretary; Anne Whitfield and Gabby Caito, Communications. The Key Club year begins April 1 and runs through March 31 of the following year. The members of the Northwest Kiwanis wish to thank the newly ‘retired’ officers – Laura Brannan, Hannah McDermott, Evelyn Brown and Maddie Taylor – for their service.
Pictured: Top left to right: Kristi Urig, Advisor; Andrew Bergmann, President; Gabby Caito, Communications; Adelle Bechtel, Vice President; Carment Mendoza, Advisor. Bottom left to right: Sydney Narcelles, Treasurer; Kathryn Taylor; Secretary, Anne Whitfield, Communications.
The members of the Upper Arlington High School Key Club recently elected its leadership team for 2017-2018. Gabrielle Adams will serve as President, Maddie Olvey as Vice President, Asvena Siva will be Club Treasurer, Hannah Sharp will be Club Secretary, Gabe Berthe will be the Club’s Service Chair and Abbie Morris will be the Social Chair.
The 2017 – 2018 Upper Arlington High School Key Cub Officers. Left to right: Asvena Siva, Hannah Sharp, Gabe Berthe, Maddie Olvey, Gabrielle Adams and Abbie Morris.
Northwest Kiwanis held the Margaret and Jake Will Scholarship Banquet on March 5 at the Amelita Mirolo Barn. Club awards scholarships. This year the club awarded 8 scholarships to Tri-Village-area students for excellence in the classroom and contributions to their communities and high schools. As in past years all of the applicants demonstrated exceptional academic achievement, community involvement and volunteerism.
Scholarship recipients Claire Fishpaw, Caroline Howell, Tess Lusson, Windsor Niermeyer, Ellise Shafer, Lauren and Tucker Paige Wilmer. Not pictured: Katherine Jennings.
This year, the club awarded seven $1,200 scholarships. The Jake Will Kiwanis Scholarship recipient received $2,400 in honor of our late Jake Will for his contributions to the Club and Tri-Village community. One of the $1,200 scholarships is funded by Tri-Village Soccer Association and given in the name of Dr. Robert E. Davis.
On December 10 the Upper Arlington High School Key Club held a Christmas ornament decorating event with the proceeds benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The members of the Key Club created flyers and worked with Upper Arlington schools to invite elementary school students to spend a portion of the afternoon making holiday decorations.
Volunteers for the Friends of Upper Arlington Parks and Northwest Kiwanis were joined by volunteers from around the community to plant trees at Thompson Park on November 5. Volunteers spent the morning planting white pine and cedar trees and removing invasive honeysuckle and pear trees in one of the parks natural areas.
Upper Arlington High School students plant a cedar tree at Thompson Park on November 5.
On September 27 Upper Arlington High School played host to Northwest Kiwanis Youth Soccer Night. Boys and girls participating in our soccer program received free admission to that evening’s boys’ varsity soccer game against Westland High School. At half time they had the opportunity shoot on goal against the Golden Bears mascot. The also received free mini cocker balls and other items provided by the Columbus Crew, the Upper Arlington Soccer Boosters and Northwest Kiwanis.
The team with the most attendees also received a prize – a pizza party worth up to $125 – from our soccer program. Congratulations to Boys Bantam I Team 8 for winning the grand prize.
The Soccer Program wishes to thank the Crew, the Soccer Boosters and Upper Arlington Schools for their support.
At our July 24 Division 10W Council meeting two Amtrykes were presented to individuals with special needs. Both Amtrykes were made possible by contributions from the Clubs and members the make up our Division.
Nine-year-old Ansel Hashi’s right leg was amputated at birth, forcing her to wear a prosthetic leg. Sgt. Warren Mounts, Jr., was injured while serving in Afghanistan in 2010.
Amtrykes are therapeutic tricycles, for children and adults with special needs, including disabled Veterans. The Amtryke Project, this year’s Ohio Kiwanis First Family Project, has provided the opportunity to work with other members of our Kiwanis Family, including our Aktion Clubs, as well as develop a new partnership with another non-profit.
Northwest Kiwanis specified our funds be used to benefit a veteran with special needs; these funds were used by the Division for Sgt. Mounts’ Amtryke.
WCMH-TV aired a video segment about the presentation during its 11:00 PM newscast; the video can be found online at: http://nbc4i.com/2016/07/24/custom-tricycle-donations-benefit-young-girl-retired-army-seargant/.
Ansel Hashi takes her new Amtryke for a ride around the Amelita Mirolo Barn.
Sgt. Warren Mounts, Jr., with his new Amtryke.
Members of Northwest Kiwanis spent the evening of June 21 replacing weathered lumber on three of the five outdoor picnic tables at Northwest Kiwanis Park with new lumber. Club members are provided the tools and labor while Upper Arlington Parks and Recreation provided the materials.