Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek providing scholarships to college-bound high school seniors

The Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek is working with nine area high schools to provide scholarships to college-bound high school seniors. The scholarship committee is chaired by George Mulloy and his committee members are Carol Prellberg, Karen Mallo and Dr. Greg Peterson. This year the club will award more than $15.,000 in scholarships, according to […]

Queen Creek Kiwanis club plans community cornhole tournament

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story misidentified the photo of Mr. Morris. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. The Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek is seeking participants for its first Queen Creek Kiwanis Cornhole Tournament, set for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6. The event is sponsored by Uncle Bear’s Tap […]

Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek gives Webster’s dictionaries to third graders

Webster’s dictionaries were recently given to Ellsworth Elementary third graders in the J.O. Combs Unified School District in San Tan Valley. According to a press release, students received the free dictionaries from the Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek.

Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek names officers, directors for upcoming year

At its annual planning session, the Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek installed the several new officers and directors who will serve from Monday, Oct. 1 until Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Jon Morris will serve as president while Kathy Peach will be president elect and Troy Young will be the immediate past president. Other positions include […]

Payne Junior High students collect toiletries for homeless veterans

  Homeless military veterans in the Phoenix metropolitan area were the recipients of a toiletry drive conducted by students in the Builders Club at Payne Junior High School in Queen Creek. The 15-member service club collected more than 1,000 trial-sized items such as shampoo and toothpaste in November, Rosemary Schlechty, the club’s faculty advisor, said […]

Discounted ride wristbands for holiday carnival on sale through Nov. 29

Time is running out to save $10 off the price of unlimited-ride wristbands for the town of Queen Creek’s annual Holiday Festival and Parade. A Great Northern A’ Fair will operate Nov. 30-Dec. 2, leading up to the festival and parade on Dec. 2 in the Town Center. The wristbands – which will be good for […]

Planning for Queen Creek holiday parade, festival under way

  Vendor registration deadline is Oct. 31, parade entries still being accepted Applications are now being accepted for the 35th Annual Queen Creek Festival and Parade on Saturday, Dec. 2, in downtown Queen Creek. This year’s theme is Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree. The parade and festival are hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Queen […]

Parade entries, volunteers needed for Queen Creek holiday festival

Parade applications are due by Nov. 25 With the Queen Creek Holiday Festival and Parade only a month away, event organizers are pushing forward to enroll more parade entries and enlist additional volunteers and sponsors. “We have about 30 entries now and hope to have 80,” Kayla Geoffroy said during a phone interview. Ms. Geoffrey […]

Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek installs 2016-17 officers

The Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek held its Installation Banquet Oct. 1 at the San Tan Café to install new officers for the 2016-17 year and present awards and honors for the previous year. Among the honored guests were Lt. Gov. for Division 18 Dawn Lang and her husband, Mike; Past Southwest District Gov. Ron […]

Kiwanis district governor visits east Valley

On Saturday Nov. 7, the Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek hosted the Southwest District governor’s official visit to Division 18 in the east Valley.

Division 18 Lt. Gov. Jim Skiotes of the Queen Creek Kiwanis presided over the meeting which was attended by the Kiwanis clubs of Apache Junction, Downtown Mesa, Superstitions Mesa, Queen Creek, Chandler Young Professionals, Chandler Noon and Gilbert.

Southwest District Kiwanis Gov. Bob Carson and first lady Alma Carson from Silver City, New Mexico, presented a motivational message to everyone that encouraged more involvement with youth in our communities, increasing membership and making an impact on our communities.

Each club made a report on their projects and plans for the Kiwanis year.

The Southwest District of Kiwanis includes all of Arizona and New Mexico as well as El Paso, Texas. It was established in 1918, just three years after Kiwanis International was founded in Detroit in 1915.

In three years, the Southwest District will celebrate 100 years of service to our communities and youth.

Editor’s note: Jerry Waling is president of the Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek.