Noon Winfield Kiwanis Club receives
Community Cornerstone Award
CornerBank has announced that the Noon Winfield Kiwanis Club is the Cornerstone Award recipient for the month of April. In recognition of the Club’s accomplishments, CornerBank will contribute $100 to the Club. A reception honoring the Kiwanis Club will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 27, in the CornerBank lobby, 900 Main. The public is invited to attend the reception.
The Noon Winfield Kiwanis Club will celebrate its 72nd birthday July 30, 2012. It was chartered on that date in 1940 by the Arkansas City Kiwanis Club and had 25 charter members. This Club has, in turn, sponsored other new clubs: The Winfield Sunrisers Club; San Antonio, Tex. Club; and Pratt, Kans. Club. Additionally, one of the Club’s projects for the 1976 Bicentennial Anniversary was the chartering of a Kiwanis Club in Seoul, Korea, under the leadership of James Hu, president of the local club.
The Club has a strong history of community service and continues the traditions of their founders, focusing on dedication and hard work. They have sponsored the Builders’ Club at the middle school and the Key Club at the high school. The Club raised $5,000 to sponsor a Habitat for Humanity House and they sponsor a yearly history conference. Other sponsorships include Boy and Girl Scout projects, Eagle’s Nest donations, yearly scholarships to high school seniors, food pantry fundraisers and equipment for the fire department. The Club prepares pork chop dinners as fundraisers for high school band, orchestra and choral groups, as well as yearly pancake and sausage and biscuit and gravy dinners to raise funds for scholarships. The Club also has been known for helping students who need assistance with eye and dental care, with several Club members providing free care for those in need.
The activities of the Club are broad and too numerous to list here, but their contributions to the Winfield community are evident in many areas. While the Club is smaller today than it has been in the past, it is very active and still inspired by the fact that Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.
The Noon Winfield Kiwanis Club was selected for the award by the Community Cornerstone Award selection committee, which includes Cindy Goertz, Ralph Hanna, Rose Hanna, Mary Jarvis, Roger Lungren and Mildred Sherrard. All are previous recipients of the Cornerstone Award. Volunteers are the cornerstones of healthy communities. The Community Cornerstone Award recognizes the time and effort of volunteers dedicated to serving people and enhancing the quality of life in Cowley County. To make a nomination contact Ev Bowman at 221-1650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.