Club News

Here is all the news for the club.

Patriots Day - 11/08/2017
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What a great day! Fifty-four club members hosted one hundred forty-six guests (the majority of whom were veterans) for a total of 200 participants gathered together to celebrate and thank those whose service and devotion to country have protected the freedoms that all of our citizens currently enjoy. A huge 'Thank you!' to all who were able to be present on Tuesday, November 7th, for our club's Patriots Day luncheon.

President-Elect Brett Pollock opened the meeting and Vice-President Bill Edwards provided the invocation. Following a brief introduction by emcee Jerry Koontz, the U.S. Navy Sea Cadets (advised by Dawn Pomaybo) presented the colors. Past president Janene Amick led...


2017-2018 Executive Officers - 10/19/2017
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Please welcome the 2017-2018 executive officers for our club: Heather Doye (President), Brett Pollock (President-Elect), Bill Edwards (Vice President), Dave Grantham (Treasurer), and Mac Aldrich (Secretary).

Pictured (left to right): Mac Aldrich, Bill Edwards, Heather Doyle, Brett Pollock, and Dave Grantham


Angela Edwards and Tompie Vita Receive George F. Hixson Fellowships - 10/03/2017
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During it’s regularly scheduled luncheon on Tuesday, September 26th, Mrs. Angela Edwards and Mrs. Tompie Vita were recognized by the Bradenton Kiwanis Club with the prestigious George F. Hixson Fellowship. The award is named for the first Kiwanis International President and is a way of recognizing people who have contributed significantly to Kiwanis' history of generosity. Both ladies are strong advocates of children and community service and have given much of their time in these pursuits. Over the years, they have put others before themselves and have made sacrifices in many ways.

Angie Edwards, has over 43 years’ experience Internationally in the Real Estate industry, receiving...


2017 Florida District Convention - 08/29/2017
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What does the 100th Florida District Convention look like? Several hundred of the most giving individuals in the state is what first comes to mind. From 26 districts they converged on the Naples Grande Beach Resort August 24-27 for training and to share how Kiwanians are making a difference in the lives of children at home and abroad. Those who are preparing to assume the roles of leadership within their individual clubs were present to learn how to best perform those functions. Many were present to gain tips on how to increase membership and to share the message of Kiwanis to others within their communities. And delegates met to discuss business of importance to all clubs and to elect...


2017 Christmas in August - 08/13/2017
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Bradenton FL: August 5, 2017:  The Bradenton Kiwanis Club hosted its seventh annual Christmas in August at LECOM Park.  The event was by invitation only for 500 homeless children enrolled in Project Heart in the Manatee School District.  All the activities provided helped children get ready to go back to school on August 10 and to be successful learners.

Activities for the children included:  backpacks and school supplies, gift cards for clothes and shoes, haircuts, medical, vision and dental exams, food and fun for the children and families.  There were also activities for parents, like budgeting, finding a job, getting a reliable and affordable car, going back to school...


Bill Edwards a Great Ambassador - 06/23/2017
Submitted by: Roland Emerton
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Bradenton Kiwanis Club member Bill Edwards warmly greeted the members of the Kiwanis Club of Tampa at the Tampa Club's 98th anniversary luncheon held on June 21st. Bill spoke about the Tampa Club chartering the Bradenton Kiwanis Club in 1922. He also updated the Tampa members on Bradenton projects and programs impacting the community. Bill presented the Tampa Club President, Amanda Malinowski,with several gifts including a Christmas in August tee shirt. Also attending were Bradenton Kiwanis Club members Diana Davis, Angie Edwards, Roland Emerton and Brenda Rogers. 

 

Photo Courtesy of Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation. Bradenton Kiwanis Club Board member Bill Edwards addresses...


NextGen Family Magazine highlights K-Kids and Kiwanians - 05/23/2017
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Read all about the K-Kid programs in Manatee Schools, smile with Dr. Steve Tinsworth, and see what Dr. Diana Greene has learned from her first couple of years as Superintendent in the June/July issue of NextGen Family Magazine. Just click here to view the digital version. Physical copies may be requested from the Early Learning Coalition, 600 8th Ave. W. in Palmetto.


2017 Bert South Award Recipient: Rae Dowling - 05/20/2017
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Photo: Left to Right – Dr. Steve Tinsworth, Rae Dowling, Janene Amick, Cliff Walters, Heather Doyle, Bob Turner.

Rae Dowling, one of the area’s most electric community leaders, has been recognized with the first Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation Bert South Philanthropic Award by the Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation. The award was presented at Bradenton Kiwanis luncheon on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Kiwanis Hall at the Manatee Performing Arts Center.

The Kiwanis Foundation established the Bert South Philanthropic Award to recognize and to honor an individual, family or group who best reflects the Foundation’s philanthropic values. Bert South was a forty-year Bradenton Kiwanis Club...


National Salvation Army Week - 05/16/2017
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The Kiwanis Club is a proud supporter and partner of The Salvation Army. Each year, we partner with them on projects, participate in the Angel Tree and volunteer as holiday bell ringers to support their efforts of providing basic human needs.  #NationalSalvationArmyWeek 


Jason Bartz Selected for Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation Board - 05/16/2017
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Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation has appointed Mr. Jason Bartz to the Foundation Board of Directors. Jason will complete the board term his father, Robert Bartz, was serving.

"I am pleased to have the honor of completing my father's term on the Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation board. It is truly a privilege to be a part of such a well-respected organization with a rich history and tradition of helping the wellbeing of Manatee County and its residents." - Jason Bartz

Mr. Bartz has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Florida and an MBA from Florida State University and is employed by NDC Construction Company. He is a life-long resident of Manatee County and has...