This Year . . .
May 24, 2022
New Day Ranch Awarded Donation
We awarded Beth Long, head of New Day Ranch, a donation of $1,600 including $300 Gift Certificates from the Meijer Stores in Florence, KY. This donation came primarily from our Easter Fundraiser on April 9th.
Kiwanis Boone County Hosts BUGs Ice Cream Social
May 16, 2022
Kiwanis Boone County hosted an Ice Cream Social for 35 students from New Haven Elementary BUGs program. The third graders loved it. The group, composed of mostly third graders from Mrs. Hartman's Class each gave a talk about who they were and what they've learned during the year. They got a graduation Cert from BUGs . Thanks to member Sue Kozlowski for heading up the program for Kiwanis.
Ryle Key Club Scholarship Awarded
May 16, 2022
May 9, 2022
GO Pantry Receives Brianza April 23, 2022 Wine Walk Donation
GO Pantry's Laura Dumancic and Beth McIntire receive a Donation of $1500 from Brianza Owner Tony Parnigoni and Kiwanis Boone County President Steve Sturgil. Beth and Laura gave Tony and Kiwanis a tour of GOPantry and explained their business model to us.
April 23, 2022
"Go for GOPantry" Spring Wine Walk
Brianza Gardens and Winery, Verona, KY
Our Wine Walk for Go Pantry was a great success! Thanks Tony and Deb Parnigoni and Brianza Winery...and Beth McIntyre, GOPantry, for sharing the day! Wines, cheeses, and friends taking a 2.5K stroll. We had about 70 folks come out! Great wine tasting.
April 9, 2022
Brunch and The Bunny
New Day Ranch, Verona, KY
The Kiwanis Club of Boone County hosted a truly fun event. We had over 70 folks, adults and children, come to the New Day Ranch for a visit with the Easter Bunny, go on an Easter Egg Hunt, have a yummy breakfast and stop by to say "hello" to the animals in the Petting Zoo and have a chance to go home with some wonderful gift baskets.
We were there from 10:00 am until Noon. Our Egg Hunt took place this year inside the Horse Arena at the New Day Farm. We want to thank the McDonalds Restaurant on Richwood Road for providing our breakfast supplies and the Boone County Business Association for helping out.
Our fundraiser was primarily for both the New Day Ranch and their equine program they offer for troubled children and the Ryle High School Key Club, helping Ryle students learn Leadership Skills.
March 11, 2022
Kiwanis Donates to Mentoring Plus "Seed of Hope" Mission
Mentoring Plus brings guidance and hope to kids in the community. They have devoted "mentors" providing high-risk teens with support in a nurturing environment so together they can overcome challenges. We are helping support their gala fundraiser on April 1, 2022 at the Syndicate in Newport by a $300 donation as well as having eight members attend their function.
February 21, 2022
Key Club and Boone County Kiwanis Go Bowling
The Ryle Key Club joined up with the Kiwanis Club of Boone County on Presidents Day for some good ole Bowling. We had a blast and Kiwanis Boone County presented Ryle High School with a Donation for $300 for their help with the Bunny and Brunch Fundraiser Event. President Sophia accepted from Key Club Kiwanis Advisor Doug Keeling. Good work to the Ryle Key Club and we look forward to working with you at our next event.
January 12, 2022
BUGs Launched at New Haven Elementary
We began our BUGs (Bringing Up Grades) at New Haven Elementary in Union, KY. Mrs. Hartman's third grade class will receive incentives and mentoring from our Boone County Club to achieve grades improvements over the next 5 months. The first grading period is complete and a presentation of gifts went out to the students. The class wanted "Smelley Markers" as their first gifts! Way to go Mrs. Hartman's Class!!!
December 24, 2021
Western Kentucky Relief Donation
Along with the spirit of the season and with the Tornado devastation which occurred in Western Kentucky, the Kiwanis Club of Boone County, through Andy Beshear's Relief Fund and the K-T Foundation Western KY Relief Fund, and members of the Club, contributed together over $1,600 to the Tornado Relief Aid.
December 14, 2021
Kiwanis Presents Donations to GO Pantry and Salvation Army
In the spirit of the Holidays, our Boone County Club met at the Tousey House Restaurant in Burlington for a dinner and invited guests Laura Dumancic, head of GO Pantry and Captain Wanessa Moore, co-leader of the Salvation Army of Covington, KY and N. KY. We gave donations to both GOPantry and Salvation Army.
November 30, 2021
GO Pantry and Kiwanis are a Team
Several of our Kiwanis Club of Boone County members attended a GOPantry "Go Box and Go Bag" sorting event 11/30/21. Not only did we drop off 4 bags of food items, we also helped for several hours sort food groupings for their Christmas drive giveaway. In addition, President Sturgil gave Beth and Laura a Donation from both Kiwanis and Meijer Stores.
October 26, 2021
Mentoring Plus Donation Ceremony
At our evening Club meeting, we awarded a donation of $1,000 to the Mentoring Plus Organization. This Non-profit is headed by Chris Saunders and helps kids in N KY through mentoring children who have special needs by adult volunteers. Brianza Winery was represented by Tony Parnigoni who helped make this special donation a reality.
October 16, 2021
Boots and Bourbon New Day Ranch Fundraiser
Some Kiwanis Club of Boone County members attended a New Day Ranch Fundraiser. Fun time for a great organization. Guest speaker was Triple Crown Winner Steve Cothen. They had silent auction items and a Horse and Farm Animal "meet and greet" Music by Marty Connor Band and a wonderful dinner followed.
Kickoff Meeting October 12, 2021
"Serve and Socialize" Meet and Greet
We were at the Boone County Public Library Library September 30th and met Northern Kentuckians who wanted to learn about the various organizations in Boone County. These organizations provided information, gifts and socializing for attendees. Groups like Kiwanis , Boone County Arboretum, Big Bone Lick Park, Florence Woman's Club, Cancer Research, Boone County Historical Society, Dinsmore House to name just a few.
September 26. 2021
Going on a Fall Wine Walk for Mentoring Plus
Sunday afternoon at Brianza Winery we held a Wine Walk benefiting Mentoring Plus. We had about 35 folks who walked 2.5 K and heard from winemaker Tony Parnigoni about growing grapes, processing wines, and a history of his Brianza Gardens and Winery. What a blast and supported by Kiwanis Club of Boone County!
Rob's Kids Attends September 28, 2021 Meeting
We had a special guest from Rob's Kids with us at the Boone County Library. Stephanie Potter received a check for $1200 from the Kiwanis Club of Boone County. She heads up Rob's Kids which helps children with PTSD and suicide trauma. Stephanie gave us an overview of Rob's Kids latest activities.
Dinner and Wine Tasting Fundraiser - A Success
Kiwanis Boone County "Packs the Boxes" for Go Pantry
Members from our Club spent over two hours Thursday June 17 helping many other volunteers from around Boone County including Connor High School students pack GO Boxes for families. Chris, Dave, and Steve volunteered to help out. Thanks members for helping GOPantry!
A New Day For The Bunny and Brunch Fundraiser
The New Day Ranch along with students from the Ryle Key Club and our Kiwanis Club of Boone County's engaged members had a beautiful morning and a perfect setting for our Fundraiser Event on March 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM. The New Day Ranch in Verona, KY, is a working Ranch featuring Horses and other Farm Animals offering Mental therapy for children. We had a visit from the Easter Bunny and kids went on an Easter Egg Hunt. Everyone was able to visit a “petting zoo” and also received Brunch. In addition, we held a Silent Auction offering 17 beautiful baskets. All this was primarily for the purpose to assist New Day Ranch and the Ryle High School Key Club. Thanks go out to Meijer's Stores for their assistance too.
Kiwanis Receives Thank You from Kiwanis International and Kentucky Tennessee District
Kiwanis Boone County offers financial support each January through an investment in the Children's Fund at Kiwanis International, Indianapolis, IN. We also provide assistance to the KT District Foundation helping in Scholarship Assistance to kids in the states of Kentucky and Tennessee.
The Past Year Recap - 2020 / 2021 . . .
Review What Our Kiwanis Club Accomplished during 2020/2021
During 2020 . . .
Kiwanis Receives Thank You Cards from Mentoring Plus Children
We received a "Thank You" Letter from Chris Saunders, MP Director and "Thank You" Cards from several of their kids. We helped M+ with a donation thanks to Brianza Winery in October 2020.
Rob's Kids Receives Meijer's / Kiwanis Gift Certificates
Thanks to Meijer, Inc, Florence, we were able to present Rob's Kids two $500 Gift Certificates. Accepting for Rob's Kids was Barbara Keeling, Board Secretary at Rob's Kids. KCBC President-Elect Chris Sturgil presented them on December 22, 2020 on behalf of Phil Parsons, Meijer Store Manager at the Tousey House Restaurant, Burlington, KY. Rob's Kids assists kids with PTSD and suicide prevention issues. These certificates from Meijer will buy toys, gifts and clothing.
"Adopting a Family(s)" for the Salvation Army
We are pleased to say today 12/14/20, we at Kiwanis Boone County made deliveries to the Salvation Army of N Kentucky of a Donation Check and Christmas gifts and supplies of meals for two "Adopt A Families". May our diligence allow two families plus others have a better holiday season. We are so pleased all our members pitched in and provided time, effort and presents and food to help out our Salvation Army which is headed up by Captains Wanessa and Aaron Moore.
Salvation Army's Annual Kettle Program
The Kiwanis Club of Boone County supported the Salvation Army of Northern Kentucky with our annual Bell Ringing December 5th. Several of our Club Members along with students from the Ryle High School Key Club were there to share Christmas and Holiday Spirit to folks coming and going in front of the Kroger's on Rt 18 in Burlington between 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM.
Kiwanis Assists GO Pantry
Thursday morning, 11/12/20 saw four of our Kiwanis members assist GO Pantry pack Go-Boxes and Go-Meals. We went to the GO Pantry Office Warehouse in Florence for over two hours to prepare food distribution for children and students for the Thanksgiving Holidays coming up.
Kiwanis Awards Donation to Mentoring Plus
Chris Saunders, Director with Mentoring Plus who assists disadvantaged kids in NKY received a Donation Check at our October 27th evening Meeting. And a big Kiwanis thanks to Tony Parnigoni at Brianza Winery for making possible the wine walk fundraiser we had.
Celebrating Our Installation of Officers and Board
Our Kiwanis of Boone County had the honor of the Division 10 Lieutenant Governor Wes VanWinkle hosting our meeting and installed the Leadership Team for 2021. We held our Meeting at the Tousey House Restaurant in Burlington.
Wes Awards Service Pin to outgoing President Sue Kozlowski
Lt Governor VanWinkle introduces incoming President Steve Sturgil