Kiwanis Ohio Governor visits Northeast Ohio

Saint George’s Fellowship Hall was abuzz with conversation, great food and fellowship as Kiwanians from Division 16 met with Ohio District Kiwanis Governor Tim Cornelius and his wife, First Lady Anne Cornelius. 

The governor met with presidents from 19 area clubs Oct. 16 to discuss issues of importance to the clubs as well as goals for the upcoming year. Following the meeting, a social hour saw Kiwanians mingling with great warmth and enthusiasm. The Governor’s Dinner was sponsored by the Copley-Fairlawn Kiwanis Club. Daryl Warner, immediate past president of Copley-Fairlawn, opened the meeting with the traditional ringing of the Kiwanis Bell, the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of “God Bless America.” Laura Miller, secretary of Copley-Fairlawn gave the invocation. Then, table by table, the lively group was invited to partake in the sumptuous feast prepared by TLC Catering Inc. The meal included grilled chicken Marie, roast beef au jus, pasta primavera, rice, California blend vegetables and a dessert table. Following the meal, the governor inspired the audience with a description of the First Lady’s Project, which is titled “Prevention of Kids Head Trauma.” The initial segment of this project is the distribution of helmets for children who ride bicycles, scooters or skateboards. 

Kiwanis is a world-wide organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time. Some of their projects at the international level include its battle against iodine deficiency and also the elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus. Through these projects, Kiwanians have saved thousands of lives of adults and children. Projects at the community level include support of Key Clubs (high school), Builders Clubs (middle school) and K-Kids Clubs (elementary school). Local projects also include buying winter coats for preschoolers, scholarships for high school seniors, most-improved student awards, highway clean-up, soup-kitchens and support of school sports.

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