Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Going clubbing: New Canton Kiwanis Club seeks community members

Children enjoy the Back to School event organized
 by members of the new Canton Kiwanis Club, below. 

The new club meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Canton Municipal Building, on the west side of Canton Center Road by the Canton Public Library. Reservations aren't needed as the new club members are eager to recruit people.
A recent Back to School event for families

at Heritage Park got the word out, said Kiwanis member Carly Sayre. She's pleased the club already has some 23 members, both men and women, and is growing.
The group is seeking new members
for the recently-organized club.
“I was surprised there wasn't one,” said Sayre of a Canton Kiwanis, noting she believes a former club was in existence. “We're just reaching out to the community and educating them.”
The Aug. 24 Back to School event drew mostly younger children and their parents, offering games and prizes. Kiwanis International has a high school Key Club as well as a K Club for younger students.
Helping adults with disabilities is part of the work of Kiwanis. Sayre said members are currently raising money and may sponsor a 5K race in the spring.
She's excited about plans locally in her club to address bullying of young people “so the adults can have some educational focus.”
Either the Canton Kiwanis Club on Facebook or Sayre's email,,  can provide more details..
Sayre said she and other members want community feedback to plan projects.
“It's really interesting the group we have,” she said.
Members are from business and local government, including Canton Public Safety.
Sayre, who is in an automotive business, said, “We try to accommodate everyone's needs.”