Mayor Welcomes Natomas Kiwanis Club

Mayor Kevin Johnson will welcome the Natomas Kiwanis Club at the charter celebration today at the KVIE Banquet Room.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. The Kiwanis club will further the Kiwanis International mission of responding to global issues while also serving the needs of the Natomas community by performing valuable service projects.

“The needs of the world are great, but together, Kiwanis members in 8,600 clubs and more than 90 countries and geographic areas accomplish remarkable things for the children of the world,” said Don Canaday, president of Kiwanis International. “Kiwanis clubs provide an excellent opportunity to meet other service-minded individuals and network with business professionals while making a direct impact on the community through volunteering.”

The new Natomas Kiwanis club will focus on service projects addressing a variety of community needs. For example, other Kiwanis clubs and Kiwanians participate in activities such as revitalizing neighborhoods, organizing youth-sports programs, planting trees and erecting playgrounds. Charter members include over 35 community and business leaders.

Elected officers are: President Bill Stanglin, President-Elect Sandie Stiles, Vice-President Heidi VanZant, Secretary Linda Price, and Treasurer Janna Toy. Board members are: Pat Carpenter, Brandy Childress, Greg Jourdan, Lorraine Liberty, and Richard Stiles.

“We understand the changing needs of today’s busy volunteers, and encourage members to give time on their own terms while contributing to notable causes and meaningful projects,” said Rae Whitby-Brummer, Kiwanis District Trustee. “We hope that men and women of all ages, races and religions, will join the Natomas club and make a difference for children in our community.”

For details on joining the Natomas Kiwanis club, or for more information about Kiwanis International, please contact Bill Stanglin at 397-3128 or visit

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