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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Early Childhood Education Forum

We joined numerous stakeholders to find ways to help lay the foundation for students' success in life. The first 5 years are so important for the development of children!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Fun at the Florida Kiwanis Mid-Year Conference

Numerous East Orange County Kiwanians attended the Mid-Year Florida Kiwanis Conference on February 16, 2013 including George, Ann, Sharlene, Jeremy, Prairy, Brent, Gene, Stacy, and Jeannette, along with over 300 Kiwanians from around the state.  We heard from International President Tom DeJulio and motivational speaker Wiley Lowe, who inspired us to finish out the remainder of the Kiwanis year strong!  

The club collected awards for the 2011-2012 year, including:
-Distinguished Club
-K-Kids Award (1st Place)
-Outstanding CKI Sponsorship (Honorable Mention)
-Interclub Relations Award (Honorable Mention)
-Public Relations Award (Honorable Mention)
-100 Women in 100 Days Award

We are also very proud of Sarah Dewitz for all of her work that she has done with Just 1 Book!  Thanks to Sharlene for coordinating a service opportunity yesterday afternoon at the conference.  Check out the story featured in the Orlando Sentinel at the link below:

Seminole book giveaway

Run for the Kids - Superhero Dash!

The Kiwanis Club of East Orange County hosted its 3rd Annual Kiwanis “Run for the Kids” on the morning of Saturday, February 2nd at Jay Blanchard Park. Over 230 runners and walkers took part in the superhero-themed 5K and 10K races. The event was coordinated by Kiwanis members as well as student volunteers from East Orange County's 17 service leadership clubs. The money fundraised from the event will go directly back to the students in these clubs – K-Kids in Elementary School, Builders Clubs in Middle School, Key Clubs in High School, CKI at UCF, and Aktion Clubs for disabled adults.

The Kiwanis Club of East Orange County thanks its sponsors for their support. The Title sponsor for the event was Carrier Air Conditioning – the world leader in air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems.  Additional sponsors included Impress Ink, Bubbalou's Bodacious BBQ, Centura Institute, Publix Supermarkets, Sylvan Learning Center, YMCA at Jay Blanchard Park, Bounce Orlando, Orlando Physical Medicine, and Orlando City Soccer.  Photos were taken courtesy of Ksel Photography. The 1st through 3rd place winners in various age groups received trophies.

After the 5K and 10K, kids’ races were held for ages 1-5 and 6-8, in which all kids received race ribbons. Following the race, kids enjoyed inflatable games, provided by Bounce Orlando. A big thank you also goes out to the almost 100 volunteers that helped make the event happen, including East River, Colonial, Timber Creek, and Boone High School; UCF CKI; and Orlando City Soccer. For complete race photos, visit