One of our most important service projects is our Food for Kids Program. On the second Tuesdays of the month, we purchase non-perishable food for 300 meals for qualified children in Rockwall County. At that meeting, Club members package the meals which then are distributed through our partnership with the Rockwall Boys & Girls Club and Helping Hands of Rockwall. Join us for the fun and fulfilling service for the children of Rockwall.
Food For Kids Program
The Kiwanis Club of Rockwall County announces theme of the 2016 Christmas Parade – “Celebrating the Spirit of Rockwall”. Whether it is our community spirit, team spirit, school spirit, giving spirit, volunteering spirit and of course Christmas Spirit it will all be on display on Saturday December 3rd. Join us as we celebrate the Spirit of the Season. The parade kicks off at 9am.
A poster contest is underway now in the elementary schools as students are competing for the title of Grand Marshal of the parade. The winner will be announced soon – check back for the winning drawing.
The registration links are included below. We look forward to providing our annual gift to the community – the 47th annual Kiwanis Christmas Parade.
We were honored to have local artist Betty Jean Hoaglund with the Uptown Downtown Gallery in downtown Rockwall come speak to us Tuesday. She with a team of other local artists opened the gallery in April complimenting the newly renovated downtown area nicely among the fine dining, shopping, and entertainment. These artists’ vision is to make downtown Rockwall a go-to destination for the arts. Betty spoke to the master plan for art in public places which would include not just the square but all of the downtown area. The goal would to make art family friendly and consider displaying old maps, photos with explanations of old buildings, fun sculptures with metal, and perhaps unique benches.
Check out the impressive profiles of the founding artists, hours, and classes. http://www.uptowndowntowngallery.com/. You can also “Like” them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uptowndowntowngallery/
Rockwall Kiwanis would like to thank our guest Margie VerHagen from Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall for sharing with us.
For 37 years, the entity we know today as Meals on Wheels Senior Services has been serving our senior adults all across Rockwall County. This year alone, Meals on Wheels distributed over 45,000 meals. Beyond just delivering meals, 120 volunteers make essential human contact daily and build relationships that are vital to the wellbeing of our senior adults. MoWSS expects the numbers of those served to grow to over 50,000. Due to reductions in federal funding gearing more toward preventive care, now more than ever MoWSS relies upon the generosity of donations and volunteers to maintain and grow these vital services.
Rockwall Kiwanis was pleased to donate to Meals on Wheels Senior Services toward their ongoing mission.
The Rockwall Kiwanis is dedicated to serving the children of Rockwall County through various programs. The Rockwall Kiwanis meet Tuesdays at noon at the Rockwall Wedding Chapel 305 S Fannin Street. All are cordially invited to visit any Tuesday.
We meet every Tuesday at noon at The Rockwall Wedding Chapel for an atmosphere of fun, learning and fellowship. Weekly we host guest speakers to educate us on events, activities and needs in our community.
If you have a heart for service and a love for children, we have a place for you. Join us any Tuesday. Our members are your neighbors, colleagues, friends and business associates, so you will be sure to fit right in. You may contact us at 972 722-6001 for more information.
We are looking for individuals with hearts and hands. A heart to care and hands to do something positive in our community. Don’t hesitate because of time. Remember, “The greatest mistake was by he who did nothing because he could only do a little”. Join us today!!
Some of our community activities were highlighted on the home page. They include:
- The Angel League Baseball Program for Special Needs Children
- The Annual Rockwall Christmas Parade
- The Terrific Kids School Recognition Program
- Educational Scholarships
- Community Needs Grants
- The Annual Tri-Rock Triathlon
- Wheel Chair Ramp Build Program
- Boy Scouts Troop 690
- High School Key Club
The Kiwanis Club of Rockwall County was chartered in 1998 to serve all of Rockwall County. We are one of the 8,600+ clubs in 90 countries with over 300,000 members.