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Here is all the news for the club.

Kiwanians support/volunteer at PHHS Champions Together-Unified Track Meet - 05/10/2018
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A special, uplifting track meet was held at Patrick Henry High School, and our club provided volunteers as well as bottled water and snacks for the contestants.  The event was the Champions Together - Unified Track Meet, a component/outgrowth of the Special Olympics.  The events included an equal number of high school students with and without intellectual disabilities.  Students with and without these disabilities were teamed together and participated.  Our Kiwanis volunteers included Dan McGraw, John McDaniel, Andy Stiles, Jim Nichols, PJ Edmonds and Ed Hutchinson.  Our members received much more than they were honored to give.


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SLP Recognition & Appreciation Dinner/Program well attended! - 05/07/2018
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We had a packed gathering at Estes Dining Hall as 43 guests joined our Ashland Kiwanians to meet and receive the yearly activity reports of our sponsored Service Leadership Programs clubs.  Officers and faculty advisors/leaders from our sponsored Key Clubs (Glen Allen, Hanover, Lee-Davis & Patrick Henry), R-MC CKI Club and the Ashland Aktion Club attended as well as the principals of our high school key clubs and honored guests from Kiwanis Capital District, Hanover Public Schools administration, the Hanover School Board and the Hanover County Board of Supervisors.  The officers of our sponsored SLP clubs reported on the activities of their clubs, and the clubs faculty...

Last Route 54 Adopt-a-Highway trash pickup held as scheduled - 04/28/2018
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A somewhat damp but sunny and mild morning greeted five of our Kiwanians as they tackled a 1.5 - 2 mile stretch of Route 54 west, beginning at Patrick Henry High School.  In addition to coordinator John Myers, the cleanup crew consisted of Ed Hutchinson, Ranny Robertson, Jim Nichols and Roy Mills.  Fifteen bags of trash were removed from that stretch.

Per John, we will be shifting our quarterly cleanup program in the future to a new road that is less hazardous to volunteers as respects traffic volume and terrain.

Heart of Virginia Region Mid-Winter Conference held in Crozet, VA - 03/24/2018
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Ashland Kiwanians Tom Varner, PJ Edmonds, Gerorge Smith, Ed Hutchinson and John Myers attended and participated in the various programs at the HOV's Saturday Mid-Winter Conference.  Items discussed included "Hands Only CPR," The Formula (approaches for opening a new club, inviting new members and strengthening your club), The I-Plan or Taking a Look at your Club through a Strategic Plan, and leveraging interaction with other clubs for service and fundraising projects.  Avanti Yamamoto was elected by Division 11 clubs to serve as its next Lieutenant Governor (following Donnie Kaloski).


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Club celebrates 95th birthday on Charter Night - 03/19/2018
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Kiwanians and their spouses/guests celebrated the club's 95th anniversary at Charter Night.  Capital District Governor Elect John Morris and Secretary-Treasurer Tom Varner were our honored guests, along with Sondra Bentley and Ruth Smith.  John McDaniel became our newest Hixson Fellow at the event.  Joe Stiles (posthumously), Andy Stiles, Eddie Stiles and Jack Luck received the club's Legacy of Service Award for almost 170 combined years of service to our communities and their children.

Spring "Roots & Shoots" service project completed on time! - 03/08/2018
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Led by Charlie Martin, seven Ashland Kiwanians again worked with area gardening organizations to prepare the raised garden beds in the courtyard of Henry Clay Elementary School for the school children to shortly plant flower and vegetable seeds.  


Fall and spring work sessions have been Kiwanis service projects for many years.  Our club built the raised garden beds and tool sheds in the courtyard.

Dan McGraw - Our newest member! - 02/19/2018
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Sponsor Charlie Martin (l) and President PJ Edmonds (r) inducted our newest member, Daniel McGraw, at the club's February 19 dinner meeting.  Dan teaches Latin at Patrick Henry High School and Liberty Middle School.  Dan and wife, Tennylle, and their children  are residents of Ashland, and Dan is looking forward to serving the community and its children as a Kiwanian.

Recognition for 2016 - 2017 addition of new members - 01/15/2018
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Our 2016 - 2017 club president, Dan DiCandilo, was recognized by Kiwanis International's  Formula Program for the club's addition to new members during that year.  A KI certificate for this accomplishment was presented to Dan by current president PJ Edmonds.  Dan and PJ spearheaded our membership recruiting efforts that year.

Club achieves diamond level status in "Today Club" for Kiwanis Children's Fund - 01/10/2018
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Kiwanis Children's Fund notified us today that the Kiwanis Club of Ashland achieved the Diamond Level in the Today Club for its contributions to the Children's Fund for the 2016 - 2017 year.  Led by our Legacy Donor Tom Varner, our club's contributions exceeded an average amount of more than $100 per club member.

"Social" held on a c-o-l-d January evening! - 01/02/2018
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The thermometer read 14 degrees that evening, but 28 Kiwanians attended the first "social" of the year.  The event was held at the Ashland Coffee & Tea, and club members fortified themselves against the frigid weather with plenty of salad, hot lasagna, and coffee.

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