Pancake Day is this Saturday! This year we will have the breakfast on Saturday April 12th 2014. It will be from 7am – 11am at 5207 Center Avenue, Lisle Junior High School. I contacted the Lisle Junior High Jazz Band early this year so they will provide some entertainment around 9/9:30am and play for a ½ hour. As usual we will have plenty of pancakes and sausage so come hungry. We will have open gym and I will try to get the bean bag games for the little ones. It means a lot that you make the effort to come out and support the clubs efforts. I hope to see you then and look forward to catching up.
If you are attending the Kiwanis Pancake breakfast and looking to save some cash download the coloring pages here. Have your children color one of the pages, bring it to the breakfast and that will act as their ticket and eat for free!
If you are interested I have an invite on Facebook. Please join and invite anyone that you know lives near Lisle and will be hungry on April 12th! Thanks!
Last weekend we had our annual Children’s Christmas Party at the Lisle Junior High School. We had a great turnout of 148 kids and their families. We had a balloon artist, a magician, open gym, tattoos and coloring stations through out the cafeteria.
We served pizza and cookies to everyone that attended. We had a lot of help from local businesses listed below. Without their help, we would have a hard time putting this together. Please support their business like they support our service programs.
Also a big thanks to Best Toys Inc located in Lisle for supplementing our gifts to the kids. They provided many of the board games and toys that helped make the kids very happy after talking to Santa.
Thanks to all the Key Clubbers and Kiwanis members that helped out.
The biggest thanks goes to Diane Sherman. She does all the shopping over the year and organizing of Santa’s helpers to give the kids what they want. Thanks to everyone. I have posted the pics from the event here. Please send me any pictures you have from the event. We hope you have a great holiday season and enjoy your family and friends. See you next year.
Our club was able to provide 79 gift baskets to needy families in Lisle and Naperville. We coordinated with the Lisle Township to find families in our community that could use a little help around the holidays. We appreciate all the help from the community and township to get this done. Here are a couple of photos from that night.
Updated November 14th, 2013 – Thanks to Congressman Bill Foster for taking time from his schedule to visit our club and give us some insight into his back-story. The club enjoyed meeting him.
Original post – The Kiwanis Club of Lisle is pleased to announce its upcoming program of Congressman Bill Foster at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evening, November 6, 2013, at the Lisle/Naperville Hilton located on Warrenville Road in Lisle. Congressman Foster, who represents the 11th District including Lisle, will provide a Legislative Update on the current events in Washington DC.
Educated with a PhD as a physicist, Congressman Foster spent 22 years at Fermilab with the Department of Energy. Representative Foster took the oath of office as Congressman on March 11, 2013 and is currently serving the Committee on Financial Services and is active on the subcommittees of Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises plus the Monetary Policy and Trade.
Article written by Gary Shafer, Secretary of the Kiwanis Club of Lisle.
Today we have 30 volunteers donating their time and items to Operation Support Our Troops Illinois located in Lisle. We will be helping put together care packages to be sent over seas to our active duty troops. Thanks in advance for all of our members. I will post pictures after the event. Here is their website if you want to donate to them. They said donation have been low this year so lets try to help out. http://www.osotamerica.org/
We volunteered for one of the physical work days to help clear brush for the sensory gardens groundbreaking. The professionals handled the chain saws and the volunteers pulled the cut up trees to the wood chipper. It was a rough day but it felt like we made a difference. If you want to see & read more about the DuPage Sensory Garden click here.
We also had 12 people volunteer to help the Lisle Chamber of Commerces first Ale Fest. Our volunteers helped pour beers for all the vendors tents. It was fun and we were able to try out some new brews.
Thanks to everyone that volunteered! We appreciate your support.
Thanks to all the people that volunteered at the Eyes to the Skies festival on behalf of the Kiwanis Club of Lisle. It was a great time and hope you had fun too. We look forward to next year. If you have any photos you took while you were volunteering please let me know. Email me here.
Thanks to all of our scholarship recipients & their families for coming to our awards night. The winners were Rachel Birkley, Josh Haseltine and Christine Young. It was a pleasure meeting your parents and getting to know the future leaders of our community. Good luck in school this fall! Also thanks to the Lisle Hilton for hosting our event. Check out the gallery here.