The Kiwanis Club of St. John's supports many projects and intiatives both locally and internationally such as:
In October, 2016 the club made its annual donation of $2500 to the St. John's Boys & Girls Club during a lunch meeting at Bally Haly. Kristina Tuck, Program Co-ordinator with the B&G Club, accepted the donation and gave a talk on the club's current activities. One of their exciting projects is preparing for participation in a Cosplay (Costume Play) competition at the 11th annual Sci-Fi on the Rock convention scheduled for April of this year.
In November, we also made our annual donation of $2500 to the City of St. John's R.E.A.L. program. Sherry Mercer accepted the cheque and gave a presentation to the club. This program is now 14 years old and is rated as a leader in the country for addressing the physical activities of disadvantaged children and youth within cities. Over 2000 children in St. John's participate in the program annually. Our club has been a supporter of the program since its beginning.
We have also continued to contribute to The Eliminate Project which is Kiwanis International's flagship project to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus in the world. Our St. John's club achieved Gold Club status in 2016 and, with partial fund matching, has contributed over $40, 000 to the program. This amount is sufficient to vaccinate 20,000 mothers and potential mothers. One of the club members hiked the entire East Coast Trail from Cape St. Francis to Cappahaydan to raise money for the project. Eleven Zeller awards have been made to club members , in recognition of their contributions to the club and Kiwanis, as a result of donations made to the project. And the late Dr. David Peters , who was club president during 2014-15 and a Past District Governor was presented with the Centennial Award in recognition of his personal contribution to the project. Click on The Eliminate Project for details of the overall project.