Kiwanis Club installs new officers
Paul Salas of Mukilteo was installed as president of the Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo during the club’s annual Installation Banquet on Oct. 9 at Travis Industries. This is his second term as president.
Also installed were President-Elect Rex Caldwell, Vice President Daphne Gellhaus, Treasurer Ron Johnson, Secretary Cheryl Wynn and Assistant Secretary Darlene Conklé.
In addition, the following members will serve on the club’s board of directors: Rod Amburgy, Lynette Gardiner, Tom Nielsen, Howard Phillips, Tim Taylor and Gary Webster.
The immediate past president is Anne Johnson. She will continue to serve on the club board for the next year.
Paul Salas will be serving as club president on the worldwide Kiwanis leadership team with Kiwanis International President Gunter Gasser, of Austria.
“This year,” Gasser said of 2013–14, “we are building bridges for children to the future. ‘We’ means it will take teamwork. ‘Build’ stands for result-oriented projects.
“‘Bridges’ normally provide a safe path over a difficult crossing. ‘Children,’ of course, are our target group. And the ‘future’ means we’re creating projects with concrete solutions and great sustainability.”
Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo community service has included such projects as Cocoon House, Mukilteo Community Garden, Speedway Clean-up, National Night Out, Camp Killoqua, Chief for a Day, distribution of school dictionaries, sponsoring Builders and Key Clubs and Christmas House.
Fundraisers to support the Mukilteo Kiwanis scholarship fund and youth programs include a Pancake Breakfast, Aviation Day barbecue, Vintage Aircraft Week-end, Waterfront Art Fest barbecue and a Salmon Bake.
Kiwanis International is a global organization of members dedicated to serving the children of the world.
Kiwanis and its family of clubs – nearly 600,000 members strong – annually raise more than $100 million and dedicate more than 18 million volunteer hours to strengthen communities and serve children.
Members of every age attend regular meetings, experience fellowship, raise funds for various causes and participate in service projects that help their communities.
-Edited by Beacon staff