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Malta Kiwanis celebrate 80th Anniversary

 

January 29, 2020

Malta Kiwanis Club members celebrated their 80th Anniversary last week in Malta. Members pictured are, back row, from the left: Rosemary S. Veseth, Chase Slade, Sean Estill, Dr. Michael Veseth, Dana Rogers, and Ron Lundman. Front row: Sheila O'Brien, David Veseth, Elaine Stannebein, Rhonda McLaughlin, Larry Bauer. Not pictured Lt. Gov. Mardy Demarais.

Kiwanis International turned 105 on January 21, 2020. It was formed by several businessmen in Detroit, Mich., and now boasts 200,000 Kiwanis members.

550,000 members are included in the Kiwanis realm of Kiwanis, Key Club, K Kids, etc, and is located in 80 countries worldwide. There are 5,001 clubs in North America, with 142,000 members, and have logged 150,000 service projects worldwide.

Kiwanis became a co-ed service organization on July 7, 1987. Today, Kiwanians share the challenge of community and world improvement and give their time to make their communities and the world better places in which to live and work.

The Malta Kiwanis Club formed January 24, 1940. The Malta Kiwanis Club celebrated its 80th Anniversary with cake, party hats, and balloons at their regular meeting on Tuesday, January 21st.

Clubs around the state are planning their 100-year celebrations in the coming decade. The Malta Kiwanis Club meets twice a month on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Westside Restaurant and sponsors a high school Key Club and junior high Builder's Club. Some of our yearly projects include highway cleanup, Shots forr Tots, supporting Girls and Boys State, HOBY, the Missoula Children's Theatre, and assisting with concessions.

For more information, contact Mike Veseth at 654-2533 to learn more about this worthy organization.

 

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