Valparaiso Sunrise Kiwanis Club

Valparaiso Sunrise Kiwanis Club Meetings are held every Tuesday at 7:00 AM in the meeting room of the Viking Chili Bowl, US 30 in Valparaiso, IN.

Operating as usual

09/15/2021

Our satellite club will be meeting on Zoom next Monday, September 20. We will be hearing from a featured speaker about innovations in solar power. Contact the Valparaiso Sunrise Kiwanis club on facebook if you need the zoom information.

Our satellite club meets in the evening monthly for people who want to join our kiwanis club but can't make it to the morning meetings. We love hosting guests!

Ann Macker from the Mental Health Association of Porter County visited our morning meeting to tell us about what our loc...
09/14/2021

Ann Macker from the Mental Health Association of Porter County visited our morning meeting to tell us about what our local association does.

Ann Macker from the Mental Health Association of Porter County visited our morning meeting to tell us about what our local association does.

Our Sunrise Kiwanis club collected over four pounds of pop tabs this summer that will be donated to the Ronald McDonald ...
09/01/2021

Our Sunrise Kiwanis club collected over four pounds of pop tabs this summer that will be donated to the Ronald McDonald house attached to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Great job Sunrise!

Our Sunrise Kiwanis club collected over four pounds of pop tabs this summer that will be donated to the Ronald McDonald house attached to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Great job Sunrise!

Thanks to Katie Abel for talking about Valparaiso Events activities for this fall. (www.ValparaisoEvents.Com)
08/31/2021

Thanks to Katie Abel for talking about Valparaiso Events activities for this fall.
(www.ValparaisoEvents.Com)

Thanks to Katie Abel for talking about Valparaiso Events activities for this fall.
(www.ValparaisoEvents.Com)

08/27/2021

Our Sunrise Kiwanis members had a good time working at the YMCA cleaning and sanitizing toys in the kids play rooms. Always happy to support kids in our community!

It’s a simple but powerful leadership principle: When everyone participates, everyone contributes. And that way, everyon...
08/25/2021
Give people their own hammers

It’s a simple but powerful leadership principle: When everyone participates, everyone contributes. And that way, everyone learns together.

I recently had the honor of interviewing Captain “Sully” Sullenberger. Like most people, I learned of Captain Sullenberger in 2009, when he landed a disabled airliner on the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey. But by the time I interviewed him — at Kiwanis International’s Education...

Our speaker this morning was Sarah Fink, from the Family and Youth Services Bureau, talking about the CASA program in Po...
08/24/2021

Our speaker this morning was Sarah Fink, from the Family and Youth Services Bureau, talking about the CASA program in Porter County.

Two of our members working hard on window washing on the "Day of Caring" in Valpo! Thanks to Dr. Gupta and Carol Short a...
08/23/2021

Two of our members working hard on window washing on the "Day of Caring" in Valpo! Thanks to Dr. Gupta and Carol Short and all the Sunrise Kiwanians who worked at several places around town!

Cluster of River Birch trees at the Porter County Library Garden, donation from Valparaiso Sunrise Kiwanis! Permanent br...
08/20/2021

Cluster of River Birch trees at the Porter County Library Garden, donation from Valparaiso Sunrise Kiwanis! Permanent bronze marker will be coming later.

08/17/2021

What's your favorite part about being a Kiwanis member?

Terrific knowledge imparted to Sunrise Kiwanis this morning by Dale Bagnall, from the Porter County Coroner's Office.
08/17/2021

Terrific knowledge imparted to Sunrise Kiwanis this morning by Dale Bagnall, from the Porter County Coroner's Office.

Sunrise Kiwanis proudly donated $1500 to Riley Hospital for Children during the district convention’s parade of checks. ...
08/14/2021

Sunrise Kiwanis proudly donated $1500 to Riley Hospital for Children during the district convention’s parade of checks. The Indiana District of Kiwanis pledged $125,000 this year to support Riley Hospital for Children as well. Fantastic news all around!

Sunrise Kiwanis proudly donated $1500 to Riley Hospital for Children during the district convention’s parade of checks. The Indiana District of Kiwanis pledged $125,000 this year to support Riley Hospital for Children as well. Fantastic news all around!

08/14/2021
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Our morning club (7 AM Tuesday morning at the Viking Chili Bowl) will host Porter County Deputy Coroner Dale Bagnall as our guest speaker.

Our satellite club will meet on Monday evening at 7pm with Amber Miller from Riley Hospital for Children as our guest speaker. Zoom info for the satellite meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89808716778?pwd=c3EzUm5STUVrTnd6dm56T2FKcW9Jdz09


Join us -> Guests are very welcome!

Also, everyone start bringing in the pop can tabs that you have collected over this summer for Ronald McDonald house.

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A quick visit this morning from Tanya Fredericks of Compass International. Sunrise Kiwanis helped them provide backpacks...
08/10/2021

A quick visit this morning from Tanya Fredericks of Compass International. Sunrise Kiwanis helped them provide backpacks for back to school for their students.

A quick visit this morning from Tanya Fredericks of Compass International. Sunrise Kiwanis helped them provide backpacks for back to school for their students.

A wonderful afternoon.  Thank you to the event sponsors and the golfers for raising funds to help children in our commun...
08/06/2021

A wonderful afternoon. Thank you to the event sponsors and the golfers for raising funds to help children in our community.

There are so many ways the Kiwanis help your community. Here are some of our favorite reasons!
08/05/2021
How Kiwanis Helps Your Community - Valparaiso Sunrise Kiwanis

There are so many ways the Kiwanis help your community. Here are some of our favorite reasons!

Kiwanis is a global organization with the mission to change the world one community at a time. At Valparaiso Sunrise Kiwanis, we love supporting Valparaiso!

New Butterfly Garden at Parkview Elementary School, with thanks to Valpo Master Gardeners, Sunrise Kiwanis, and lots of ...
08/04/2021

New Butterfly Garden at Parkview Elementary School, with thanks to Valpo Master Gardeners, Sunrise Kiwanis, and lots of planning by Kiwanis K-kids. Labor supplied by K-kids, parents, and several Sunrise Kiwanis members.

A look back at when we came together had how it feels good to be back!
08/04/2021
Finally, Back Together - Valparaiso Sunrise Kiwanis

A look back at when we came together had how it feels good to be back!

Finally, together! On June 16th at Butterfly Park, George Vrabel led our first meeting since we shut down in the spring. While things aren’t back to “normal”

This morning we heard from Commissioner John Steinbrecher from the MAC Athletic Conference since 2009. He explained all ...
08/03/2021

This morning we heard from Commissioner John Steinbrecher from the MAC Athletic Conference since 2009. He explained all the issues colleges and student athletes dealt with during our Covid pandemic.

This morning we heard from Commissioner John Steinbrecher from the MAC Athletic Conference since 2009. He explained all the issues colleges and student athletes dealt with during our Covid pandemic.

"Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun!" - MIGNON MCLAUGHLIN, The Atlantic, 1960
07/30/2021

"Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun!" - MIGNON MCLAUGHLIN, The Atlantic, 1960

"Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun!" - MIGNON MCLAUGHLIN, The Atlantic, 1960

It's so hot this summer! How do you stay cool during the crazy hot heat?
07/28/2021

It's so hot this summer! How do you stay cool during the crazy hot heat?

It's so hot this summer! How do you stay cool during the crazy hot heat?

A reminder of why we do what we do. We're doing it for them!
06/10/2021

A reminder of why we do what we do. We're doing it for them!

A reminder of why we do what we do. We're doing it for them!

Service is joy. 😁
06/09/2021

Service is joy. 😁

Service is joy. 😁

John Seibert from Valpo Parks was the speaker this morning. He spoke about the resurgence of golfing during the pandemic...
06/08/2021

John Seibert from Valpo Parks was the speaker this morning. He spoke about the resurgence of golfing during the pandemic and the future plans for Valpo Parks.

John Seibert from Valpo Parks was the speaker this morning. He spoke about the resurgence of golfing during the pandemic and the future plans for Valpo Parks.

Winner of our Sunrise Kiwanis Money Tree at the Noon Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast was a Noon Club member, and a worker at t...
06/06/2021

Winner of our Sunrise Kiwanis Money Tree at the Noon Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast was a Noon Club member, and a worker at the breakfast! Thanks to all for your support of Kiwanis in Valparaiso, both the Sunrise and the Noon Club.

Winner of our Sunrise Kiwanis Money Tree at the Noon Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast was a Noon Club member, and a worker at the breakfast! Thanks to all for your support of Kiwanis in Valparaiso, both the Sunrise and the Noon Club.

We're here today at the Porter County Expo Center for Pancake Day. Come out and enjoy some yummy pancakes the Kiwanis No...
06/06/2021

We're here today at the Porter County Expo Center for Pancake Day. Come out and enjoy some yummy pancakes the Kiwanis Noon Club is serving up and make sure to stop by for our Basket Bonsnza. For $5 you'll get two chances at these amazing baskets. Need not be present to win. We hope to see you there.

We're here today at the Porter County Expo Center for Pancake Day. Come out and enjoy some yummy pancakes the Kiwanis Noon Club is serving up and make sure to stop by for our Basket Bonsnza. For $5 you'll get two chances at these amazing baskets. Need not be present to win. We hope to see you there.

Making sure members have a fantastic experience should always be the top priority for all Kiwanis organizations. Here is...
06/04/2021
5 ways to improve the member experience

Making sure members have a fantastic experience should always be the top priority for all Kiwanis organizations. Here is what you can do to make sure members are happy and willing to help out those in need!

Recruiting new members has a huge impact on the community, the division, the district, Kiwanis International — and the entire world! For every person we bring into Kiwanis (whether into existing clubs or while opening new ones) we extend our service to another 206 children around the world. And wh...

Here's how to encourage children to stay happy and stay healthy this summer!
06/03/2021
5 ways to encourage exercise

Here's how to encourage children to stay happy and stay healthy this summer!

It’s tempting for kids to pick up a “device” when they’re bored. And it’s tempting for adults to let them. Instead, get kids in motion — physically and mentally — with these activities.

Wishing a safe and happy Memorial Day to all of our Kiwanis members!
05/31/2021

Wishing a safe and happy Memorial Day to all of our Kiwanis members!

Wishing a safe and happy Memorial Day to all of our Kiwanis members!

05/29/2021

We will see you on Tuesday morning at 7 am at the Viking Chili Bowl. We are excited to be able to present a check to Hilltop house at our June 1st meeting.

A reminder to be decent this weekend!
05/28/2021

A reminder to be decent this weekend!

A reminder to be decent this weekend!

It only takes a little bit to make a big difference!
05/26/2021

It only takes a little bit to make a big difference!

It only takes a little bit to make a big difference!

Chancellor Aco Sikoski from Ivy Tech spoke at our meeting this morning. Tuesday, June 1, we resume breakfast meetings at...
05/25/2021

Chancellor Aco Sikoski from Ivy Tech spoke at our meeting this morning. Tuesday, June 1, we resume breakfast meetings at Chili Bowl Restaurant at 7 am. Guests are welcome.

Chancellor Aco Sikoski from Ivy Tech spoke at our meeting this morning. Tuesday, June 1, we resume breakfast meetings at Chili Bowl Restaurant at 7 am. Guests are welcome.

Service to those in need is the best gift you could ever give. Happy Friday!
05/21/2021

Service to those in need is the best gift you could ever give. Happy Friday!

Service to those in need is the best gift you could ever give. Happy Friday!

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Fantastic day for our charity golf outing at Valpo CountryClub! Thank you to all the sponsors! Great Job everyone!
4 bypasses for our girl Stephany...so far...soo good!!!
Great news: the Valparaiso Sunrise Kiwanis club will meet on WebEx weekly in February and March. We will have our normal meeting cadence, with an informational meeting the first week and speakers for the subsequent weeks.
For our Tuesday Kiwanis meeting: Let us dedicate our Pledge of Allegiance to ALL Veterans and Active Duty Military with our continued thanks. Let us PRAY for cool and calm and consideration. Let our song be LIFT UP YOUR CROSS.
HAPPY TUESDAY! our PLEDGE is dedicated today to Our POLICE force as they serve and protect. Our prayer is for the healing of our world, the cleansing of our earth and the sanctity of our homes. Our song is SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW.
Let us dedicate our PLEDGE to the Pastors, Priests, Ministers, Rabbis, and all who try to keep our Faith Life on track. Let us PRAY for those who have no Faith. Let us SING ABIDE WITH ME.
It's Tuesday! dedicate our PLEDGE in memory of Mr Floyd Our Prayer for the suffering: with Covis,with isolation, with financial hardships...with sadness,despair and hatred. Our song...LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH
Let us dedicate our PLEDGE to America and all who serve her. Let us PRAY for a vaccine, empathy, fortitude and each other. Let us sing GOD BLESS AMERICA, land that I love.
For 5/19 Sunrise Kiwanians Let us dedicate our PLEDGE to the re-opening of commerce. Our PRAYER...Hear us, Guide us ,Protect us and keep us safe in Your Eternal Light. and Our SONG today...L'Chaim from FIDDLER... TO LIFE!
For Tuesday 5/12 Dedicate our PLEDGE in honor of the home schoolers and their students. Our Prayer..."We live by hope." Helping Other People Exist and our song: YOU"LL NEVER WALK ALONE
For this Tuesday 5/5: Dedicate our PLEDGE to the researchers and scientists who seek cures and vaccines and great discoveries... Our PRAYER ..."Be joyful in hope, be patient in affliction, be faithful in prayers." Our SONG today....YESTERDAY by the Beatles when all our troubles seemed so far away. Carry on Kiwanians!
For our Tuesday Kiwanis Meeting: Dedicate our Pledge to all in need. (consider making a contribution to your favorite charity or PCCF for scholarship fund) Pray..."protect us from all anxiety as we wait in joyful hope..." Our Song...LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH (and good health) Be safe and well Kiwanians!