Chartered in 1962, the St. AnthonyKiwanis Club consists of business-people, retirees, friends and neighborswith a desire to serve the communityand make it a better place. The cluboffers men and women the chance toserve the community and have fun atthe same time.Club president Tim Mezzenga saysone goal for 2013 is to increase mem- bership. The club currently has 49members - the most in the chapter’shistory - but the group would wel-come new faces.“We want to encourage peopleto get involved in any capacity,”Mezzenga says. “We want to inspire ayounger generation to work with thisgreat organization, even if they canonly commit to a few hours a month.”Kiwanis members are active in allfacets of the community, especiallylocal schools. They enjoy helping chil-dren with reading in classrooms, andoften distribute donations, such asshoes, blankets and other necessitiesto kids in need.The Kiwanis organization supportsvarious youth programs, includingthe K-Kids Club (which has 37 mem- bers), Builders Club (30 members),Key Club (25 members) and AktionClub (18 members). New this year isthe 70-member Circle K Club, whichis designed for college students.“Our young volunteers in theseclubs are taught that there is a lotof need in their community and areshown ways they can help,” says TomMiller, a long-time Kiwanis member.The club also fundraises to supportlocal food shelves, Feed My StarvingChildren, scholarship programs,Camp Courage, Special Olympics,Meals on Wheels and the SalvationArmy’s outreach programs.
Saving lives,building camaraderie
In addition to the St. AnthonyKiwanis Club’s local projects, Kiwanisas a whole has joined UNICEF in aneffort to eliminate maternal and neo-natal tetanus across the globe. Thisdeadly disease is known as MNTand once contracted, the fatality ratecan reach 100 percent in some of thepoorest areas of the world. Withoutadequate healthcare, newborns cansuffer repeated convulsions and arepainfully sensitive to light and even totheir mother’s touch.Although tragic, the disease ispreventable. Together with UNICEF,Kiwanis clubs support funding toget these women vaccinated, whichwill protect babies they deliver inthe future.“In past years we have raisedaround $3,000 each year towardthe global effort in eliminatingtetanus,” says Paul Redlinger, aKiwanis member since 1992.“We have also raised, on aver-age, about $20,000 per year in fund-ing that goes directly to those inneed right here in St. Anthony.”The St. Anthony Kiwanis Clubmeets at noon on the second andfourth Wednesdays of the monthat Culver’s for meals and general-interest topics or special projectspeakers.The club also meets at 7:30 a.m.on the third Wednesday of themonth.For more information about join-ing the St. Anthony Kiwanis Club,or information on volunteering,contact Tim Mezzenga at 612-804-0875 or email@example.com.
Kiwanis Club of St. Anthony Village
A thank you to the businesses and individuals who are
nancial supporters of ourwork serving the youth in our community in the 2010/2011 Kiwanis year.
Berger Transfer Business Data Records Coldwell Banker Burnet – Paul RedlingerTracy Printing
Culver’s Restaurant Fitness Crossroads St. Anthony Eye Clinic – Dr. Todd Hanson
Alliance Mechanical Devices C G Hill & Sons Edina Realty – Eric YoungIntl. Union of Operating Engineers, Local #49 Lighthouse of Columbia HeightsMichael Petersen, DDS, PA St. Anthony Mobil Union Bank and TrustVillage Orthodontist – Dr. Andrew Wahl Washburn McReavy Funeral Chapels
Boker’s Inc Compton Cleaning Service Gilbert Brother’s InsuranceHamann, Mike Koehler and Dramm Inc. MVP Construction – Mark Van PatterNorthland Auto Repair Northstar Inspection Services Ohl, JohnRoyal Alliance Financial Stroom, Paul and Jan Twin City FederalWagner, George and Audrey WSB and Associates
Abrahamson, Dave and June All State Insurance – Ronald Beckstrom Apache Animal HospitalAutumn Woods BC Anderson Electric Beugen, Robert - AttorneyBillman-Hunt Mortuary Bremer Bank Coldwell Banker Burnet –Shawna GibsonColdwell Banker Burnet – Joe Kasel Crestview Nursing Home Dunn, Rick and CarolEdward Jones – Bob Barmore Exemplar – Ted Holsten Greenhaven PrintingGunderson, Dale and Norma Hale, Dale and Sharon Hannay’sHappy’s Potato Chips Higgins Insurance Kemper and AssociatesLowry Barber Lowry Grove Partnership, LLP Marudas Printing ServiceMiller, Tom Murphy Service O’Brien, Thomas and ShirleyRedlinger, Lynn State Farm Insurance – Tam Chan TC Webtech – Barb McIntyreVerizon Wireless Walter R. Hammond Co Woodland Bank – Brian NicklasonZappia LeVahn & Hever