Tuscola Kiwanis Club and Foundation
Serving the Children of the World



9/4/09 - The schedule for the upcoming Peanut Days is now online.  Please check your schedule.  If you see an error our would like your name added please contact Judy or Ken Landeck.  

Please CLICK HERE for the current volunteer schedule.

8/3/09 - Key Club faculty advisor Darcey Helmick attended the Monday meeting with four new Key Club officers for the 2009-2010 school year.  Left to right, Darcey, Cassie Grimm (President), Amy Wilson (Vice President), Katie Haake (Secretary) and Chase Kauffman (Editor/Webmaster).  The position of Treasurer has not yet been filled.





5/14/09 - The Tuscola Kiwanis Club was proud to award four $750 scholarships during the Tuscola Community High School's Honors Night Program.  This years winners were Mariah Brookins, Courtney Day, Michael Ovca and Kelsey Phipps.  The scholarships were presented by our president, Janet Butler.  Click Here for a history of our club's scholarships and prior recipients.



Mariah Brookings

Courtney Day

Michael Ovca

Kelsey Phipps


Photos Courtesy of Douglas Cottle - ©2009 Douglas Cottle




4/22/09 - IEA/NEA (Illinois Education Association/ National Education Association) Region 8 presented a plaque and certificate to the Tuscola Kiwanis Club in recognition of the club's dedication to pubic education in the Tuscola Community Unit District #301.  Janet Butler, Club President, and Jeannine Fortney accepted the plaque and certificate on behalf of the club.





4/6/09 - Welcome new members Casey Higgins and Diana Phillips-Gray.  Casey and Diana were inducted at our April 6th meeting.  Sponsored by Kim Higgins and Janet Butler.


Left to Right:  Kim, Casey, Diana and Janet


3/5/09 - Our very own Club President, Janet Butler was honored as a Distinguished Member by Kiwanis International.  Congratulations Janet!

2/28/09 - A Division 27 meeting was held on Saturday, February 28th (just as our annual pancake breakfast was winding down) to elect new Division officers for the 2009-2010 club year (starting October 1, 2009).  Our very own Club President, Janet Butler, was elected Lt. Governor-Elect.  Congratulations Janet!

Website Update - As you may have noticed, there has been a major re-design of our website.  Please let me know if you find any typos, inaccuracies, or links that don't work.  Thanks,  Dave

Key Club Charter Presentation - Mark your calendars.  The Tuscola Kiwanis Key Club Charter Presentation will be held at the Tuscola Community Building at 2pm on Sunday, January 25, 2009.  Please attend and show your support for the charter members of the Tuscola Kiwanis Key Club. 

A Kiwanis Toast - Our own Poet Laureate, Dave Dobson has done it again.  Dave premiered a new song and toast at our January 5th meeting.  It was a hit with everyone.  Thanks Dave. 

(to the tune of “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”)

1st Verse


We are members of Kiwanis,

Oh so proud to be.

A club where kids depend upon us,

In a country brave and free.

Our joy is found in helping others,

To be the best they can.

So work together member brothers,

Opportunity’s at hand.


2nd Verse


We flip the pancakes and sell peanuts,

Have lots of fish to fry.

Our scholarships we gladly offer,

Encourage them to try.

Key Clubbers are our future leaders,

The K-Kids are the most.

So raise your glasses you Kiwanians,

And let’s propose a toast.


                     “To Kiwanis!”


(You can download a printable copy HERE.)