Kiwanis Club of Houghton Lake

Kiwanis Club of Houghton Lake "Serving the Children of the World" is the permanent Kiwanis motto. Our ongoing service programs are aimed at helping children within our community.
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A group of local people striving to better our community one child, and one family at a time!

Mission: Improving the lives of Children and Families, One Child at a Time.

03/23/2020

To All Of Our Kiwanian Friends & Family,

In an effort to be conscious of everyone's health and safety, we are cancelling our Whitetails Unlimited Banquet set for April 18th, 2020.

I have heard from so many of our faithful attendees with your hopes, and concerns. Giving the fact that our banquet would be on the very back door of the current "stay-at-home" order we do not want to take a chance with anyone's well being that we care for.

We will just have to make next years, bigger and better!!

Again, I am sorry. It is a time we all look forward to, to see and visit one another, and have fun for a good cause.

Thank you again for everyone of you who constantly supports our efforts to support children and families in our community.

May all of you, your family, and friends be safe during this time.

God Bless!
Dave D

Thank you Brent Cryderman, C.O.O.R. Educational Center Principal for being our speaker the other day. Always nice to hav...
02/26/2020

Thank you Brent Cryderman, C.O.O.R. Educational Center Principal for being our speaker the other day. Always nice to have previous Kiwanians and fiends visit as well.

We had Matt Rowland from the Salvation Army join us for our meeting yesterday.You just can't get things done without gre...
02/06/2020

We had Matt Rowland from the Salvation Army join us for our meeting yesterday.
You just can't get things done without great volunteers, and leaders. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped this past holiday season with ringing the bells for the Salvation Army.
This also could not be done if not for the help of Gerald Dixon and Ted Straubel, committee chairs, you guys are awesome.
The amount collected and presented to Matt this year was over $18,000.00. And 100% of that stays here in Roscommon County to help those in need!
Thank you again for all of you in our communities that volunteered, your priceless.

An Intro to one of our ongoing projects -Welcome to the Kiwanis of Michigan Foundation!!As the story goes, a grandfather...
10/25/2019
Michigan - Kiwanis International

An Intro to one of our ongoing projects -

Welcome to the Kiwanis of Michigan Foundation!!

As the story goes, a grandfather was visiting his ailing granddaughter at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital (what was then the University of Michigan Hospital). He realized that, although she was receiving excellent medical care, this Kiwanian grandfather wanted more for his granddaughter. He was concerned that her educational needs were not being met. In 1922, the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor established a school and recreation program for the childrens' units in the hospital.

From that hospital visit nearly 100 years ago, the Kiwanis of Michigan Foundation has evolved to what it is today. Through our Kiwanis of Michigan Foundation, we as Michigan Kiwanians contribute over $200,000 each year to help hospitalized children by supporting “non insurance reimbursable” activities promoting children’s recovery.

The support our Foundation provides can take many forms, but it is all designed to ease the anxieties and speed recovery of hospitalized children. And none of this would be possible without the support of Michigan District Kiwanians.

Anne Heier, Child Life Specialist at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital, sums it up best. She says, “When a hospitalized child is able to get about the business of being a child ... playing and learning ... Mom and Dad can relax, allowing the child the calm atmosphere needed to heal.”

Our Hospitals...

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor ... Child Life Specialists provide a variety of services for hospitalized children, from meeting a child in the emergency room to providing play areas for the children, to helping explain medical issues to the child (as well as other family members) at age-approriate levels. Most recently, the Child Life Department has used Foundation donations to "pilot" new strategies for helping children cope with their hospital stay. Here's a sample of a pilot project that has taken on a life of its own... Denver's New Job.

Childrens Hospital of Michigan, Detroit ... The Child Life Specialists focus on reducing fear, anxiety and pain for hospitalized infants and children They do this through medical play and distraction. Child Life Specialists offer art therapy, music therapy and yoga therapy. A large number of children at Children's Hospital must spend long hours in dialysis treatments. Art therapy is one very effective way for these children to feel less overwhelmed during their treatments.

Mary Free Bed Hospital & Rehabilitation Center, Grand Rapids ... As it's name inplies, Mary Free Bed focuses on rehabilitation after catastrophoc injuries. They offer inpatient care with therapy designed for children and teens. Their "adaptive sports" program is widely known as a model for children, teens (and adults, too).

McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey ... It has the only inpatient hospital pediatric unit serving most of the northern portion of the lower peninsula and the upper peninsula of Michigan. The Child Life Department consists of one individual who fills many roles, whether that is meeting a child and their family in the emergency room, or supplying games and art supplies for hospitalized children. The hospital also provides education programs for children with long-term illnesses to help them cope once they leave the hospital.

https://mikiwanis.org/Page/24992

As the story goes, a grandfather was visiting his ailing granddaughter at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital (what was then the University of Michigan Hospital).  He realized that, although she was receiving excellent medical care,  this Kiwanian grandfather wanted more for his granddaughter. H...

Kiwanis Club of Houghton Lake
03/08/2019

Kiwanis Club of Houghton Lake

Only 72 days to go!! Love this event and all the fun us friends have. Join us
01/31/2019

Only 72 days to go!! Love this event and all the fun us friends have. Join us

They have arrived, and are out in the community for you to enjoy! HL Kiwanis Gourmet Nut Fundraiser.
11/01/2018

They have arrived, and are out in the community for you to enjoy! HL Kiwanis Gourmet Nut Fundraiser.

10/18/2018
Gerald

Gerald

Hello Good People,

Kiwanis Club of Houghton Lake will again be handling the schedule for Salvation Army Bell Ringing for this season.

We are expecting to have ringers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hours of operations are expected to be ; 10 am to 6pm.

If you or a friend are interested in sharing your giving spirit and volunteering your time for this special event, please dont hesitate to contact Kiwanis or myself.

*Volunteers will be asked to commit to ringing for two hours at a time. *

More details and locations will be provided in the near future.

Respectfully,

Gerald Dixson, Jr
Kiwanis Volunteer

We were blessed to have all the young ladies visit us at our Kiwanis meeting yesterday Oct. 3, 2018. Such an intelligent...
10/04/2018

We were blessed to have all the young ladies visit us at our Kiwanis meeting yesterday Oct. 3, 2018. Such an intelligent, caring, and beautiful group of contestants.

From left - Sarah Barnes, Kelli Ignat, Alexis Souder, Lexi Blanchard, Justice Aeck, Emily Johnson, Taylor Nutt, Ashley Patti, and Korryn Marshall.

02/26/2018

I wish to Thank everyone who came out to support our 17th Whitetails Unlimited Banquet Saturday. It was a great success!!!
It was also great to see so many familiar smiles and faces. See you next year. Thank you, and God bless.

Less than a month away!!!! Get your tickets now for the best banquet in the north hosted by the HL Kiwanis Club. Show yo...
01/29/2018

Less than a month away!!!! Get your tickets now for the best banquet in the north hosted by the HL Kiwanis Club. Show your support for the Children & Families in our Community.

Early this year!! Kiwanis Sponsored Whitetails Unlimited Banquet - February 24th, 2018.
01/05/2018

Early this year!! Kiwanis Sponsored Whitetails Unlimited Banquet - February 24th, 2018.

12/07/2017

Ever wonder about those Red Kettles & Ringing Bells??

The Salvation Army Red Kettle program has been a major part of the Houghton Lake Kiwanis club every year for countless years. Spear heading this program and committee for several years is our beloved Jeanine Ludwig.

Did you know........ Any volunteer may help ring bells??? Call Jeanine is you wish to help 989.366.8339. WE DO NEED HELP!! We are ringing on Thursday's thru Saturday's for only a couple more weeks. And yes, you can buddy up with someone to make it more fun.

Did you also know...... All the money raised here in Roscommon County, stays and is spent back here in Roscommon County!!
As a matter of fact, we actually get help from other counties because of the need here in this county.

Fact!!! ...... In the last 15 years, YOU the generous and caring people you are have given to the Kettle program over $225,000. You are awesome.

Call Jeanine today to volunteer, ring and or sing!! :) 989.366.8339

11/01/2017

Tomorrow the 2nd of November, our Gourmet Nut fundraiser hits the streets. Keep an eye out at various retailers in Houghton Lake where you buy these fantastic cans of protein! :)

09/06/2017

Update -

Now that school is back in session, our leader for Terrific Kids - Deb Borowy has already gotten things under way. Way to go Deb!!

Next Month is our Annual Camel Race, a joint fundraiser with the HL Rotary Club. This year the races will be on October 14th. That's a Saturday, get your $10 tickets now!!

In the first week of November, our fundraiser for Gourmet Nuts will arrive!! They go quickly.

The date has changed for our Annual Whitetails Unlimited Banquet - this next year it will land on the last Saturday in Feburary, thats the 24th, 2018. Different from last year (the last Saturday in April).

Also in November, Santa's Workshop.... November 19th.

HL Kiwanis Club sponsored Whitetails Unlimited Fundraising Banquet. April 29th, 2017.
03/27/2017

HL Kiwanis Club sponsored Whitetails Unlimited Fundraising Banquet. April 29th, 2017.

01/30/2017
www.whitetailsunlimited.com

Keep the date, get your tickets early. April 29th

http://www.whitetailsunlimited.com/i/p/events/houghtonlake042917.pdf

http://www.whitetailsunlimited.com/i/p/events/houghtonlake042917.pdf

Coming up quick, the ever popular Camel Race!!! Get your tickets now.
08/18/2016

Coming up quick, the ever popular Camel Race!!! Get your tickets now.

08/05/2016

Update to the last update!! lol....Beginning Wednesday, August 3rd The Kiwanis Club will be meeting at Randy's Family Restaurant at 12 Noon. Meetings are scheduled for the first and third Wednesday of every month there after. Join us for lunch and learn how you can help our community!!! Or just to visit, we're a great cub.

06/01/2016

Update....Beginning Wednesday, June 1st The Kiwanis group will be meeting at The Lakeside Resort & Conference Center at 12 Noon. Meetings are scheduled for the first and third Wednesday of every month there after. Join us for lunch and learn how you can help our community!!! Or just to visit, we're a great cub.

Kiwanis Club of Houghton Lake
03/03/2016

Kiwanis Club of Houghton Lake

Getting to be about that time!!! :) HL Kiwanis Club Whitetails Unlimited Banquet Fundraiser. April 30, 2016!!!

Getting to be about that time!!! :) HL Kiwanis Club Whitetails Unlimited Banquet Fundraiser. April 30, 2016!!!
03/03/2016

Getting to be about that time!!! :) HL Kiwanis Club Whitetails Unlimited Banquet Fundraiser. April 30, 2016!!!

Kiwanis's Newest Fundraiser, Get tickets to this great show for kids, and bid kids alike. Tickets are discounted thru a ...
09/25/2015

Kiwanis's Newest Fundraiser, Get tickets to this great show for kids, and bid kids alike. Tickets are discounted thru a Kiwanis member rather than at the door!!! And Kiwanis will use part of the proceeds to benefit Children and Families in our Community. Tickets on Sale now for Only $16 ea.

"Dashing Through the Snow" a Chaotic Christmas Comedy. by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, James Wooten.

09/17/2015

Update....Beginning Thursday October 1st The Kiwanis group will be meeting at The Comfort Suites Lake Side at 6pm. Meetings are scheduled for the first and third Thursday of every month there after. Join us for dinner and learn how you can help our community!!!

It's almost Camel Racing time!!! The most fun you'll ever have for a joint fundraiser between the HL Rotary and HL Kiwan...
09/07/2015

It's almost Camel Racing time!!! The most fun you'll ever have for a joint fundraiser between the HL Rotary and HL Kiwanis. October 10th, 2015. Get your tickets now.

HL Kiwanis Club Whiltetails Unlimited Banquet.... 10 days and counting! Don't miss out on all the fun, and the chance to...
04/22/2015

HL Kiwanis Club Whiltetails Unlimited Banquet.... 10 days and counting! Don't miss out on all the fun, and the chance to support the family's and children in our community. Did I mention... ONLY 10 DAYS TO GO. :)

12/05/2014

Backpack Program!!?? No this is not a physical run, walk or climb for exercise. This is a food 4 kids backpack program.

This program provides children at risk of hunger with easy access to nutritious, non-perishable food items that meet their weekend nutritional needs. Each weekend a backpack containing two breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks are sent home with children in need.

Houghton Lake Kiwanis is a proud sponsor of this program, and we need your help!! We have a school break coming up that requires the backpacks to be filled with more food than normal, and we are short hands to help pack them!!

If you are willing and able to donate an hour or so of your time to help, please be at Collins Elementary December 16th, 2014 at 10am. Thank you in advance!!

12/04/2014

Did you know??? Salvation Army funds collected here in Roscommon Co. stays here locally to assist those who need it!! The Kiwanis Club of Houghton Lake, with the help from so many friends, the Houghton Lake Lions Club, United Methodist Church, Paul Bunyan Realty, and others for over 12 years have raised more than $161,000. WOW!!

Our current ringing locations are HL Walmart, HL Family Fare, and Roscommon Family Fare. Over twelve years of every weather imaginable....... the next time you see a Salvation Army volunteer, make sure to thank them for their service! Just Say'n. :)

12/03/2014

We are happy to say that at Santa's Workshop, we had 287 Kids join our table for Christmas projects. Thank you to all those Kiwanians who volunteered their time for this project, the kids had alot of fun.

Kiwanis Club of Houghton Lake's cover photo
11/06/2014

Kiwanis Club of Houghton Lake's cover photo

11/06/2014

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Kiwanis Club of Houghton Lake
11/06/2014

Kiwanis Club of Houghton Lake

Address

677 E Houghton Lake Dr
Prudenville, MI
48651

General information

Kiwanis Meetings are held at Randy's Family Restaurant, 677 E. Houghton Lake Dr. Prudenville, MI 48651. Wednesday's at Noon. Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday's of the Month. Come Join Us!!

Opening Hours

Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00

Telephone

(989) 429-0822

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We need volunteers for 11/29/2019 and 11/30/2019
Hello Good People, Kiwanis Club of Houghton Lake will again be handling the schedule for Salvation Army Bell Ringing for this season. We are expecting to have ringers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hours of operations are expected to be : 10 am to 6pm. If you or a friend are interested in sharing your giving spirit and volunteering your time for this special event, please dont hesitate to contact Kiwanis or myself. *Volunteers will be asked to commit to ringing for two hours at a time. * More details and locations will be provided in the near future. Respectfully, Gerald Dixson, Jr Kiwanis Volunteer
Nuts are in!!! Contact your local Kiwanis member or stop in at Edward Jones or Chemical Bank of HL.
This Club is looking for people who care about todays youth. If you would like to help in their quest. Please attend the club meeting. They are held at Randy's Family Resaurant 677 E. Houghton Lake Dr., Prudenville, 1st & 3rd Wed., Noon.
Dedicated volunteers!!! If you happen to see ED & Rose West the next two hours at Family Fare be sure to wish them a Happy 28th Anniversary!!! What a blessing...
***BELL RINGING UPDATE *** We are off to a great start and have experienced an overwhelming amount of support as volunteers have graciously filled our vacancies. We even have a number of businesses whom have scheduled times so their employees can ring while on the clock. This is just a small example of our community and its charity. We still need volunteers and welcome those with a warm smile and ringing spirit. Please feel free to contact your local Kiwanis member to secure a vacant spot this year. Respectfully, Gerald E Dixson Jr Volunteer COL 3:14 (kjv)
We are still looking for Volunteers for this year's Bell Ringing campaign. Our time slots are available at Walmart and Family Fare...
Bell Ringing Schedule Family Fare Roscommon To print click:http://www.dist26aa.org/Family_Fare_Schedule.pdf
Hello Good People!!! This year Bell Ringers are needed at both ends of Walmart and Family Fare in Houghton Lake. Times: Black Friday thru Christmas Eve on Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10-6pm. (Two hour slots) Please call or message me at 989-366-6712 to volunteer your time and fill our open schedule and slots. Ted Straubel will be coordinating various locations and times in Roscommon. Please feel free to contact him at (989) 429-8100 or by message to volunteer your time. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! Respectfully, Gerald E Dixson Jr Kiwanis Volunteer
Hello Good People, Kiwanis Club of Houghton Lake will again be handling the schedule for Salvation Army Bell Ringing for this season. We are expecting to have ringers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hours of operations are expected to be ; 10 am to 6pm. If you or a friend are interested in sharing your giving spirit and volunteering your time for this special event, please dont hesitate to contact Kiwanis or myself. *Volunteers will be asked to commit to ringing for two hours at a time. * More details and locations will be provided in the near future. Respectfully, Gerald Dixson, Jr Kiwanis Volunteer