The Millburn High School Key Club, like all Key Clubs, has always been part of the international community-service organization, Kiwanis International. But recently the local Kiwanis Club that sponsored the Millburn Key Club was disbanded. The students are working to establish a new Kiwanis Club in Millburn that will serve not only as a parent organization for the student club, but also as a strong community service organization to support the needs of Millburn Township.
All community members are invited to an informational meeting at the high school at 7:00 PM on March 18th (Snow date: March 21st). The meeting will outline many of the services that the Key Clubs and Kiwanis Clubs accomplish every year, and representatives from the state and divisional organization will be present to help to begin the process of starting a new Millburn chapter.
Over the years, Kiwanis has guided and aided the club’s efforts in fundraising and volunteering for local projects. As an example of what can be accomplished, the Livingston Kiwanis Club dredged a pond that had gone untended and made it useful for summer picnics and winter skating. In addition, Kiwanis Clubs sponsor local activities for families and youth, and in many communities, they were some of the first to provide support during Hurricane Sandy. Internationally and locally, Kiwanis helps make a positive impact.
The MHS Key Club takes part in many activities and fundraisers every year such as UNICEF, Eliminate, and the Thanksgiving Food drive, for which this year they received an award from the Community Food Bank for collecting 6,800 pounds of food, exceeded only by all of Rutgers University with 9,700.
For more information or questions about the Millburn High School Key Club or Kiwanis please contact the students spearheading this initiative, Sonisha Sanju, and Ashley Rose Lynn, or the club advisor, Neil Cooperman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP so as to have an approximate count for refreshments.