Message from the President:
Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Black Diamond/Maple Valley…
We live in an amazing community and the Kiwanis Club of Black Diamond Maple Valley works within our community to help keep it great. Our club is entering its 6th year and is comprised of 23 of the hardest working and most generous individuals within the community.
My name is Johna Thomson and I am proud to serve as President of our club for the 2017/2018 calendar year. I was looking to become more involved in our community and was invited one Tuesday morning to a club meeting by one of our members. At that time our group was small but the message to service and give back was clear.
It is hard to quantify all that we have accomplished since then but the impact in our community is great. As we enter the 2017/2018 year, here is a short list of just some of our programs and planned activities:
- Weekend “Backpack” Meal Program
- Foster Family Dinners
- Make a Difference Day / Kiwanis One Day
- Community Garden Project
- Relay for Life
- Community Thanksgiving Dinner
- Key Club Convention & Leadership Training
- Kiwanis Scholarships
- Disability Awareness (IDEA) Project
- Shop with a Cop
- Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program (KCCP)
- Surgical Implant Generation Network (SIGN) Program
As Club President, my message is one of commitment, communication, and growth. A renewed commitment by our members in support of our many programs and reach within the community. Clear and concise communication between our community partners and members to ensure timely solutions and a balanced distribution of resources. And an emphasis on growth through the invitation of new individuals looking to make a difference and be more involved in our great community; like I was in 2012.
Come check out our club and be a part of something great in the Black Diamond / Maple Valley community.