The KEG group has put together a fundraiser for Kiwanis that we are excited...more
Congrats to February
Students of the Month
Left to right, Kambrie Smith – Palisade HS, Aubrey Banks – Central HS, Jose Ceballos – Grand Junction HS and Jose Ceballos – Fruita Monument HS. James Uptain from R-5 HS is not pictured.
2018 Kiwanis Citizen of the Year
Sergeant Derek Rosales has been awarded the 2018 Kiwanis Citizen of the Year. He was recognized for his tireless efforts to teach and influence the children of our city in a positive manner. Derek has been a dedicated coach and mentor with the Mesa County Junior Football Association for over 15 years. Coaching the Super Junior Gators, he emphasizes life lessons, including high education standards, the importance of community, integrity, and hard work. In 2017, he coached the team to the Super Bowl Championship. Derek is also a 20 year police veteran for the Grand Junction Police Department and actively participating in children’s events such as Shop With A Cop.
Photo by:Christopher Tomlinson
Orville & Frances Boge Scholarship
Pictured left to right: Brian Rooks – CMU Co-Athletic Director, Rick Tuma – Kiwanis Foundation Chairman and Russ Martin – CMU Head Football Coach.
Rick presented the Orville and Frances Boge Scholarship of $5,500 to Coach Martin and Brian to be used by the Colorado Mesa University Athletic Department. Orville was President of our club in 1974 and a member for over 40 years. He was also our club secretary for over 30 years. Orville’s “day job” was teaching Chemistry at CMU.
Santa "Cause" 5K Run
Left of banner, left to right: Joni Beckner, HopeWest Kids; Barb Keesand John English, CASA.
Right of banner, front row, l to r: Diane Barger, RSVP;
Dr. Kate Hart and Martha Graf, Marillac; Jennifer Clark
and Kathy Capps, Suicide Prevention Foundation;
back row, Melissa Lytle, Western Slope Center for Children; Mary Beth Luedtke, Kids Aid.
Not pictured, Jill Derreuix, Mesa County Partners.
Photo by Nathan Rhodes
Are you interested in learning more about how YOU can make a difference in your community and the lives of children? Join us for lunch and learn more!
Meetings are held every Thursday at Noon
Two Rivers Convention Center, 2nd & Main, Grand Junction, CO
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving
the world one child and one community at a time.
Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction
P.O. Box 1377
Grand Junction, CO 81502
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