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Joliet Kiwanis Club donates 10 Wreaths for Wreaths Across America - 10/23/2015

The Board approved sponsoring 10 wreaths for Wreaths Across America at the Abraham Lincoln Cemetery.

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
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Saturday - December 12, 2015
Ceremony starts at 11 am
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
20953 Hoff Road
Elwood, IL 60421

Please arrive early due to parking & dress for weather!
Wreaths will be placed right after ceremony
Free luncheon afterwards for all at:
STONE CITY VFW
124 Stone City Dr. Joliet, IL. which is at sw corner of Rt 53 & Laraway Rd


Kiwanis Club of Joliet celebrates 95th Anniversary - 10/23/2015

Kiwanis Club of Joliet celebrates 95th anniversary

Published: Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 5:30 a.m. CDT
 
 

JOLIET – Ninety members of the Kiwanis Club and guests celebrated the 95th anniversary of the Joliet Club, founded in 1920, during Centennial and Installation banquet held Oct. 1 Kiwanis International, dedicated to service to children, issued its first charters 100 years ago.

Outgoing President Nick Macris said the club grew by 20 percent this year with 12 new members, completed its primary fundraiser Peanut Days, and instituted a second, successful trivia night fundraiser this past spring, pledged to support the eradication of world-wide maternal tetanus over the next...


Kiwanis Club of Joliet hosted Aktion Club Convention - 10/11/2015

Kiwanis Club of Joliet hosted Aktion Club Convention

Published: Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 5:30 a.m. CST
 
 
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JOLIET – Joliet Kiwanis Club hosted Illinois-Eastern Iowa District Aktion Club Convention on Sept. 12, at Joliet Township West High School. More than 100 people gathered together for a day of fun, learning and service.

The key note speaker was Steve Baskis. Three years ago, Baskis, then a 22-year-old U.S. Army infantryman, was permanently blinded by a bomb while serving in Iraq. Baskis has since climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak.

Each club presented their service project for the year. The...


2015 Peanut Days Fundraiser - 09/19/2015
Submitted by: David Gardner

Our Kiwanis Peanut Day is the Joliet Kiwanis Club's signature fundraising event, and it funds the majority of the club's charitable contributions during the year.  This year's event occurred on September 11, 12, 18, and 19, 2015.

Over 4,500 bags of peanuts were handed out during 73 two-hour shifts while over 16,000 coins and bills were collected.

A big thank you to our wonderfull sponsers and Kiwanians for another successful Kiwanis Peanut Day!