Why Join Kiwanis?

Cheque Presentation

During the AGM of the Chatham-Kent Community Foundation the Kiwanis Club was presented with the cheque for the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

KFC Matching Scholarships 2022

Dennis Myers (right), member of the Kiwanis Club of Chatham-Kent Scholarship Committee, presents $1000 Kiwanis Foundation of Canada Matching Scholarships to Audrey Kagan (left) and Molly Hamilton (middle). Both are graduating students of Chatham-Kent Secondary School in Chatham. Audrey and Molly have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement throughout high school.

Audrey has been extensively involved in the music program at her high school, including various choirs, bands and ensembles who have competed in the Chatham Kiwanis Music Festival. She plays piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music Grade 10 level. Audrey has been accepted at Western University, London, Ontario, to do a double major in Music and Mathematics.

Molly has focused her volunteering on activities to help others. She has been a student in the French Immersion program. Molly participated in the Chatham Kiwanis Music Festival as a cellist and also participates in competitive dance. She is interested in becoming a midwife and has been accepted in the Bachelor of Science of Nursing program at the University of Windsor.

First results Provincials

The first results of the 2022 Provincial Virtual Competition are in. Congratulations to the participants that represented the Chatham Kiwanis Music Festival.

  • Open Musical Theatre: Jessica Chalmers 2nd
  • Advanced Musical Theatre: Jessica Chalmers 3rd
  • Senior Musical Theatre: Matthew Holdaway Honorable Mention
  • Elementary Musical Theatre: Rosie Rankin 3rd

More Books for More Kids!

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library provides free books to children from birth until their fifth birthday.

With thanks to the Chatham-Kent Community Foundation and the South Kent Wind Community Fund we’re able to increase the number of children participating in the Imagination Library in Chatham-Kent!

Registration brochures are available from the EarlyOn centres across our community and a PDF registration form is available from our Kiwanis web site.

Bingo slots added on calendar

Please note that the bingo slots for the upcoming two months have been added to the calendar, only visible when you are logged in.

If you can volunteer (and have completed your bingo training) please contact Austin to see if he still needs help.

Trees for Naahii Ridge PS

More trees were planted by our members, this time at the Naahii Ridge Public School in Ridgetown!

Kiwanis Matching Scholarships 2022

This is the fifteenth year that our Kiwanis Club has participated in the Kiwanis Foundation of Canada Matching Scholarship Program. For the past few years two $1000 scholarships have been presented to students who are Chatham-Kent residents pursuing post-secondary or graduate studies at a recognized institution the following year.

Criteria include demonstration of academic achievement, participation in school/student activities, community service and volunteering, good character, financial need and other community activities.

This year’s Scholarship Committee consisting of Mary Alice Marchand (Chair), Dennis Myers, Dave Richie and Derek Robertson worked diligently at assessing applications from 13 Chatham-Kent students. This was no easy task as so many applicants met the criteria to receive a scholarship.

They selected Molly Hamilton and Audrey Kagan as the 2022 recipients. Both are students at Chatham-Kent Secondary School. Each will receive a $1000 scholarship.