Merrillville Kiwanis Builds Membership, Expands Opportunities Print E-mail

Secretary/Treasurer Bruce Woods Inducts Aaron YakovetzMerrillville, IN, June 23, 2008 The Merrillville Noon Kiwanis continues their growth with another new member. Aaron Yakovetz, of Ideas in Motion, was recently inducted into the club. “I’m excited to be a part of Kiwanis,” said Yakovetz. “Their support of our community, and especially of children within the community, is a noble cause which I am proud to support.”

When asked about the recent growth of the Merrillville Club, President Barb Koby responded, “Our message of ‘changing the world one child and one community at a time’ is spreading, and people want to be a part of that. Also, our local business people are realizing that Kiwanis offers unique networking opportunities that is not only good for our members and their businesses, but helps the community as a whole.”

Secretary/Treasurer Bruce Woods Inducts Aaron YakovetzSecretary and Treasurer Bruce Woods adds, “We expect our recent growth to boost our fundraising efforts, as well.” The Merrillville Noon Kiwanis expects more membership to be generated by the upcoming Round Up event in late August. “Members are encouraged to invite friends, family, coworkers and employees and share the ‘Kiwanis Experience’ with them.” Koby said.

The Round Up event occurs at an ideal time, right before the group’s biggest fundraising event. “With another boost in our membership, our annual peanut sales could set new records,” said Woods. “Every extra dollar that we can generate will go to support programs such as the Merrillville High School Kiwanis Scholarship and Merrillville Kiwanis Dictionary Project.” Anyone interested in more information about the peanut sales or wishing to preorder cases of peanuts can call Barb Koby at (219)613-0727.

The Kiwanis Club of Merrillville is involved with projects geared towards advancing the prospects of the community's children. In addition to several local organizations, Kiwanis supports charities such as Riley Ronald McDonald House and Children's Hospital. For more information on the Kiwanis Club of Merrillville, you can contact the organization via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Merrillville Noon Kiwanis meets every Thursday at the Old Country Buffet in Merrillville, 1634 E 80th Avenue, from noon until 1:00 PM. Anyone interested in making a difference in the community and specifically the lives of children or learning more about Kiwanis is invited to attend.

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