Kiwanis One Day - March 26, 2016
Kiwanis One Day is a day when all Kiwanis Clubs around the world perform a service project in their own communities, resulting in an international spirit of service. This year, we participated in a beautification project at Mission Trails Regional Park. Kiwanis Clubs from all over Division 21 and young members from Circle K Clubs, Key Clubs and Builders Clubs, and other community volunteers spent the morning of March 26 working together in teams led by Mission Trails Park rangers. We helped remove weeds and added new mulch at many of the campsites in the Kumeyaay Lake campground, grassland area and equestrian areas. We worked hard, but we all enjoyed a great morning of community service and chance to help at the beautiful gem of nature in our community.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Kiwanis One Day 2015 was a great success!! We accomplished our mission to refurbish a rusty security fence in front of
Neva’s Cove, the New Entra Casa transition location. We are proud to support New Entra Casa, a residential facility for ex-offender and offender women. It provides a place for the women to live while they learn basic life skills, problem solving skills, financial management and job searching skills to enable them to successfully re-enter society.
Ten Kiwanians, ten SDSU Circler K members and nine Patrick Henry High School Key Club members spent Saturday morning wire brushing and sanding the rusty fence and then applying a Rustoleum Primer. Amazing how much can be accomplished in three hours with a lot of willing workers sharing the load.
We will be returning sometime soon to finish the job by putting on the finish coat of paint. Most of the younger volunteers had never seen a wire brush before but learned fast and were enthusiastic workers. We are quite proud of our effort...even passersbys were impressed!
We are thankful to all who participated. Good work! We have made a difference in the appearance of the property and the neighborhood. It was a great Community Service project!