The Kiwanis Club Membership Chair for the State of Florida, Tommy Mills, recently met with several locals to discuss establishing the Kiwanis Club of Havana.
The organizational meeting, hosted by Gocki’s Restaurant and Retail, attracted current and past members.
Mills addressed the needs of the youth in the community.
“The Kiwanis Club provides a great opportunity to meet new friends who believe in serving their communities and networking with businesses, said Mills.”
Howard McKinnon, was a former member of the Kiwanis Club of Havana for about ten years. The retired, native served as the club’s treasurer for five years.
“It would be great to have the club back,” McKinnon said. “Greeting people and serving the community were amongst a few things I enjoyed,” he added.
The club will address the youth’s needs through service projects such as coat drives, school supplies, Toys for Tots and assisting with special needs cases to name a few.
Jennifer Woodcock, volunteered with the Kiwanis Club of Havana, lending a hand preparing and distributing holiday meals to seniors and residents throughout the community.
“It takes at least 15 members to establish a club,” Mills said. “Men and women of all ages are welcome to join.”
More information is available on the Kiwanis Club of Havana, Florida’s Facebook page.
“We train today’s leaders to lead tomorrow,” Mills added.
Kiwanis White – Gadsden County News Service