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President Elect Zach Ahrens leaving Topeka - 01/03/2018

This morning we received some sad news for our club...but great news for our President Elect Zach Ahrens.

Zach will be taking the position as General Manager for the family-owned WEHCO Media in Jefferson City, MO.  His last day at the Topeka Capital Journal is January 16.  WEHCO Media publishes the Jefferson City News Tribune, Fulton Sun, California Democrat and HER Magazine.  If you want to read the full article, see:

RECOGNITION - Silver Impact Circle - 12/13/2017
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We received the below recognition this morning!  Way to go Kiwanis Club of Topeka!!!


December 13, 2017





Dear Rita,

Adding members to a Kiwanis club means touching the lives of even more children with a positive handprint. Your club is stronger and we congratulate you for earning a Silver level membership in the Impact Circle, a distinction that is part of The Formula’s recognition program.

Your club's commitment is an example of the energy we can create when we all work together. It's evident in the way The Eliminate Project protects...

Hixson Awarded to Jan Maxwell - 10/02/2017
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Kansas Kiwanis Governor Jan Maxwell, member of Kiwanis Club of Topeka, was presented with the Hixson Award by her husband, Robert Maxwell, during the regular noon meeting on October 2.  Congratulations to Jan!!

Invitation to Berryton Club - 08/24/2017
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Invitation to join the Berryton Club on Thursday, August 24 at 7pm (or 6:30 for dinner with reservation) to hear Robbie Walker, Right hand man of the "Machine Gun Preacher" ANGELS OF EAST AFRICA, Missionary to Uganda, South Sudan, Ehtiopia.  See attached for more details.

Invitation from Susan Berry.

Newly Chartered Salina Kiwanis Club - 04/25/2017
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Four Kiwanis Club of Topeka members attended the Chartering Ceremony of the newly formed Kiwanis Club in Salina.  Robert and Jan Maxwell, Harold Wolgast, and Rita Adams celebrated with the new club members, Governor Cindy Bender, several past Governors, and many other club representatives.  Governor Bender presented the new club president, Craig Darrow, with the Chartering Certificate, while other clubs presented startup funds and the raffle monies also went to the new club.  The Chartering Ceremony was held at Guiterrez Mexican Restaurant in Salina and had over 40 Kiwanians in attendance.  Many other clubs were represented from as far as Kansas City KS to Colby to Lindsborg,...

President's Day/SHS Key Club/Combat Air Museum - 02/24/2017
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On Monday, February 20, President's Day, our club was honored to have present Seaman Key Club Sponsor, Randy Crome, and members of the Seaman High School Key Club.  We were also privileged to have Dick Troop and Dave Murray of the Combat Air Museum tell us about the children's program offered by the museum.  Additionally, our board decided to recognize each of the club's past presidents as a part of "President's Day".  We are very appreciative of their leadership.

Lincoln and our own Steve Germes - 02/15/2017
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We were fortunate to have Kirk Nystrom, President of the Lincoln Club in Topeka, attend and visit with us about the anniversary of the Lincoln Club held Wednesday, February 15.  Below find the link to the WIBW article on Lincoln's visit to Topeka with our own Steve Germes captured with Abe Lincoln.

Historical figure visits Topeka for celebration

Kiwanis Family Picnic - 02/02/2017


Reynolds Lodge at Lake Shawnee has been reserved for Thursday, May 11, for our annual Kiwanis Family Picnic.  Meat and cold drinks (non-alcoholic) are provided.  Please bring a side dish.  

Kiwanis Family includes all our BUG program participants, Builders Clubs and Key Clubs.  Arrival time is 5:30 with dinner opening at 6pm.  Please plan to bring a guest or two with you.

HPHS Key Club Update - 01/30/2017

Many thanks to the Kiwanians who donated to our bake sale! We raised $130.13 at the 8th grade parent night bake sale last Thursday night and promoted our club to students who will be incoming freshmen next school year. 

Highland Park High School Key Club has been working hard to sign up community members for affordable internet connections in partnership with Cox. The internet sign up event will be held at the Highland Park High School Cafeteria on Tuesday, January 31, between 5:30 and 7:30 PM.  Highland Park High School Key Club members will be hosting crafts and a photo booth for family members attending the event.   There is a door prize giveaway for eligible...

HPHS Key Club in the News w/Cox Communications - 01/13/2017
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Good morning Kiwanis, 

I wanted to share what's going on with HPHS Key Club.  Have a great weekend and stay warm!

HPHS Key Club officers Cassandra Santiago and Jahmir Swopes made their local news debut yesterday promoting a family event in partnership with Cox that will help families in the community sign up for affordable internet service. On January 31, from 5:30-7:30 PM in the HPHS cafeteria, Cox will sign up qualifying families (those that qualify for free and reduced lunch) for low-cost internet plans. Key Club volunteers will staff the family-friendly activities and winter-themed photo booth. There will be door prize giveaways - including 20 Chromebooks!

This is a crucial...