Mission: Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. The kiwanis clubof lafayette (established 1944) established the kiwanis club of lafayette foundation to help raise funds to further this mission.
Programs: The healthy living club is the name of the 3-year program that the kiwanis club of lafayette foundation has embarked on as a recipientof a $1m challenge for a healthier louisiana grant funded by the blue cross and blue shield of louisiana foundation. Bcbs grant income - $477,682salaries expense - $71,167fringe benefits - $18,819equipment - $254,670materials & supplies - $12,839travel - $1,298communications - $26,790direct costs - $10,979indirect costs - $7,777
some of the programs that the kiwanis club of lafayette foundation sponsors are: operations magi, spelling bee, and bringing up grades, and wheels of wonder. Bringing up grades awards elementary school students' achievements. Spelling bee program sends a student spelling bee champion to washington dc to represent acadiana in a national spelling bee competition. Bringing up grades - bug (spark) - $1,240spelling bee (spark) - $995
I take great pride in having been an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Lafayette for the past 20 years and am honored to have served in various leadership capacities through the years. The club had a solid reputation for community service and fellowship when I joined and it has built upon that reputation over the years and become even more successful in its endeavors to serve the young people of our community. We are fortunate to have a fundraising event that is a long-standing tradition that the entire community looks forward to each year - for the past 62 years - in the Lafayette Kiwanis Football Jamboree. Those who attend see the Kiwanians at work and see the results of their support of the event throughout the year. We then have the privilege and responsibility to steward that support by investing in the numerous programs that we have assisted through the years.
Kiwanis Club of Lafayette is becoming more effective every year to help children in the community with a variety of help. There are many projects that have helped the poor and children with disabilities but other projects help everyone.
The project to turf Clark Field has made a direct impact on the students of Lafayette as most middle schools in Lafayette use this field for football and soccer. It was a terrible field and facility before and it is now a first class field and facility.