New Kiwanis Club recently charted for Niles, Southwestern Michigan members
Published 6:22 am Monday, February 23, 2004
By By FAITH MEADOR CAMERON / Niles Daily Star
NILES -- There's a new club in town.
Kiwanis International welcomed the Niles/Southwestern Michigan club recently at The University Club of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., at a dinner in recognition of their Charter.
Master of Ceremonies, James Wruck, welcomed members from numerous clubs throughout Michigan and Indiana, recognizing the team effort of several members who worked tirelessly to charter the new club. Wruck, along with Richard Peterson, Ed Wolfe, and Pat Yoder are all members of existing clubs in the Michiana area who worked together to see the new club come to fruition.
Kiwanis Governor Charles Nagy of Troy, presented gifts to the Niles Kiwanis, as is customary in the Organization when a new club is chartered. Various clubs presented the traditional Kiwanis bell and gavel, and monetary contributions that will aid in the fundraising efforts for the community of Niles.
Accepting the Charter and the position of President of the Niles/Southwestern Michigan Club was Michael Cameron, Sr., of Niles. Cameron expressed the gratitude of the members of their new club for the Kiwanis members that made the new Charter possible.
Serving with Cameron, is President-Elect John Grinnell, Vice President George Brown, Secretary Gregory Surber, and Richard Peterson, Treasurer.
Kiwanis International was founded in 1915 and has their headquarters in Indianapolis.
They are comprised of service-minded individuals who are able to recognize and respond to their community's unique needs, along with global issues involving children.
The Niles club anticipates working in the local area through their fundraising efforts that will benefit the children in this community, as well as contributing to the International organization.
The club meets each Thursday at noon at the Millennium Steakhouse in Niles, and welcomes new members.
Interested parties can contact Mike Cameron at 269-684-2080.