Loveland Center AKtion Club
"Kiwanis Club" Coordinator: Beverly Miller
Advisors: Regina Cahill, Patti Badolato
Sponsoring Kiwanis Clubs are as follows:
Venice Kiwanis, Early Bird North Port Kiwanis, Englewood/Cape Haze Kiwanis Clubs,
Kiwanis Port Charlotte, Port Charlotte Sunrise, Punta Gorda Kiwanis,North Port Knight Owls, North Port Noon, and The Lovelanders
Kiwanis activities attended by AKtion Club members:
Spring Fun Day event at Gene Whipp Center in Venice, Fish-a-thon each fall at Oscar Sherer State Park, Fun Day at Bay Indies (Golden Eagle Kiwanis Club), and the Starr Program in Charlotte County
Loveland Center’s Aktion Club empowers our students to achieve their own personal goals while encouraging all members to aid each other in doing their best to be responsible and dependable in the service goals they choose to take part in. The club also instills confidence and pride in its members, with their service work in the community and rewards their efforts with the goodwill they create through helping others even less fortunate than themselves.
Community Services performed this year include:
- Ringing bells for the Salvation Army at Christmas.
- Donation to In Stride Therapeutic Riding.
- Keep Sarasota County Beautiful - Adopt a Park clean up monthly at Woodmere Park in Venice.
Services performed in house at Loveland Center include:
- Donations of supplies, equipment, and volunteer hours for the Phase 2 program.
- Donations for rent, groceries, and medical supplies for other Loveland students in need.
- Sponsorships for Golf Tournaments that benefit Loveland Center.
- Donations and assistance for our annual Loveland Center Volunteer Appreciation Day.
Aktion Club members have volunteered at: Sarasota County Courthouse, Heritage Nursing Home, Venice Elementary School, Venice YMCA preschool program, Venice Little Theatre, Children First Head Start Program, and Sarasota County libraries. Publicity for our Aktion Club takes place in our local newspapers and our display board of honor in Loveland Centers Community room. They also participate in Inter Club functions with the Golden Eagles Kiwanis Club in Venice and North Port.