By Jerry Dunlap
The Kiwanis Club of Clover Park installed officers for 2013/2014 at their annual installation luncheon. Gini Dow, Northwest Kiwanis Division 34 Lt. Governor, served as the installation program leader. Walt Sommers will serve as president, Maren Dunlap, president elect, Bob Reed, vice president, Mike Darrah, treasurer and immediate past president, and Jerry Dunlap, Secretary.
This fall the Kiwanis Club has been busy working at the concession stand at Harry Lang Stadium. Proceeds from the sale of hot dogs, pizza, pop corn, soda, coffee, and hot chocolate assist in funding community programs supported by Kiwanis. A $500 scholarship was recently presented to the Lakewood Playhouse to support youth acting programs. With the beginning of fall college classes, $4,000 in scholarships awarded last June to seniors at Clover Park High School and Lakes High School has been distributed.
Heavy rains and cooler temperatures greatly reduced the amount of fresh vegetables donated to the Lakewood FISH Food Bank in late September from Lakewood Community Garden food bank plots. However, 1,100 pounds of fresh vegetables was harvested and donated to the food bank this past season. Kiwanis members maintain and harvest the vegetables raised at the food bank plots.
At the installation luncheon, the Kiwanis Club donated $500 to Caring For Kids chairperson, Diane Formosa. Diane was also presented the Emily Endicott Inspirational Award in recognition of her leadership contributions to children of Lakewood through Caring For Kids programs. Diane truly embodies the statement engraved on the plaque, “ Exemplifying the spirit and passion fulfilling the Kiwanis Club of Clover Park’s mission for serving others.” The award is in memory of Emily Endicott, daughter of Kiwanis member Jim Endicott. Emily waged a spirited battle against breast cancer until succumbing to the disease. \