Kiwanians Celebrate Fifth August Tuesday With A Picnic At Rover Park

The Arrowsmith’s, Reiss’s, Martin’s and Soran’s, the Kiwanis fireworks specialists, enjoy a picnic at Rover Park. Courtesy photo

Key Clubber, Brian Han, admires the banner that describes programs sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Doug Hemphill, incoming Kiwanis President, hangs a banner at Rover Park. Courtesy photo

Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

“This is great!” said Paul Cunningham.  Paul and his wife, Mary, and their granddaughter were at Rover Park in White Rock last Tuesday for a picnic.  The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos normally meets at noon on Tuesdays, unless the Tuesday is the fifth in the month.  Kiwanis has been meeting via Zoom for many months so it was great for the members to see each other in person on Tuesday, August 31.

Many Kiwanians and their spouses attended the event.  Cheryl Pongratz fed them with brats, a green salad and German potato salad.  Cindy Sandoval provided bottled water.  Several Kiwanians provided dessert.  The Kiwanis theme is “Kids need Kiwanis” and also in attendance were representatives of the several Kiwanis sponsored Service Leadership Programs.

Members of K-Kids from Aspen, Barranca Mesa, and Chamisa Elementary Schools and their parents attended as well as Valerie Collins, the Barranca faculty sponsor of K-Kids.  Also present was Akiko Shiina, the faculty sponsor of the Los Alamos Middle School Builders Club. Brian Han and Ming-Yuan Lo represented the Los Alamos High School Key Club.  Brian Han is the Lieutenant Governor for the Sangre de Christo division of the Southwest District of Key Club International.

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos will be shooting their fireworks this Saturday at Overlook Park in White Rock.  A canopy will be set up to collect donations to help Kiwanis continue their service to our community.