Alamosa recognizes Kiwanis 90th

Alamosa Mayor Pro Tem and Alamosa Kiwanis Club President Liz Hensley, left front, presents the City of Alamosa’s proclamation acknowledging the Alamosa club’s 90th birthday to Kathy Lee, right, club secretary, during Wednesday’s city council meeting. The two are joined by Alamosa Kiwanis Club members and Alamosa city councilors./Courier photo by Ruth Heide

ALAMOSA — On February 20th the Alamosa city council recognized the Kiwanis Club of Alamosa with a proclamation in recognition of the club’s 90 years of serving the Alamosa community — since February 27, 1929, just 14 years after Kiwanis International was formed with the first club in Detroit Michigan in 2015. 

Kiwanis is an international organization with a motto of serving the children of the world. Currently Kiwanis International is 550,000 members strong, annually raising $100 million and dedicating 18.5 million volunteer hours to strengthen communities and to help children.

The Kiwanis Club of Alamosa provides service hours to various projects for the Alamosa community such as Salvation Army annual Bell Ringing Campaign; Adopt a Highway litter pickup program; 4th of July community pancake breakfast; Ice Fest costume contest and character meet & greet; Scholastic Book Fair support; Calls from Santa; annual scholarships for high school seniors to attend Adams State University; and sponsorship of student-led community service organizations such as Key Club at Alamosa High School, Builders Club at Ortega Middle School and Circle K at Adams State University.

Alamosa Mayor Ty Coleman and Mayor Pro Tem Liz Hensley are members of Kiwanis. “I am honored to be part of Kiwanis,” Mayor Coleman said.

Kiwanis members are passionate about making a difference and they have fun along the way. To learn more about how you can become involved with Kiwanis- to be a part of a community service organization with an emphasis on helping kids, please email [email protected] 

The Kiwanis Club of Alamosa meets at noon on Thursdays at IHOP Restaurant.

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