Thank you to all who came out and all who supported the breakfast, with bake sale donations, raffle prizes, sponsorships, etc. We’d like to give a special thanks to our 2015 Pancake Breakfast Sponsors! Your support helps our club with local projects focused on helping children. Click here for photos, courtesy of Gibbie Buchholtz.


If you didn’t get a chance to register for the Be The Match Registry, you can still do it online! Visit the website at Be The Match and use the code ZBKIWANIS. They’ll send you a swab kit to return via US Mail. The process is fast and PAINLESS! A simple cotton swab is all that is used to gather a cell sample from inside your mouth. It’s as easy as that to find out if you can BE THE MATCH and save someone’s life.


ZBTHS Students have been given the opportunity to create the new ornament to be sold by our club as a fundraiser. Students must create and produce an ornament utilizing Vector-cutting, Vector Engraving, and/or Raster Engraving. Students will present their designs at the regular club meeting on 2/17/15 at El Lago Mexican Restaurant at 7:30 AM. The student with the chosen design will receive an honorarium. Click here for details and a list of resources.


Kiwanis Celebrates Century of Serving the Children of the World

Pancakes, peanuts, and parades are among the service projects Kiwanis club members have offered for 100 years to serve the children of the world. In 2015, Kiwanis members will renew their commitment to children by finding solutions to community needs and by raising the funds to help eliminate a deadly disease from the world.

Each year, Kiwanis members devote 18.5 million volunteer hours toward projects in their communities and raise more than US$100 million, all to help children thrive, prosper and grow. Kiwanis is a service organization with more than 16,000 clubs in 80 nations. Its members participate in nearly 150,000 projects every year.

Click here for more information about Kiwanis 100th Anniversary.

The Kiwanis Club of Zion-Benton was chartered on June 10, 1976. We are in our 38th year and have given over $600,000 back to the Zion and Benton communities.


During the 2015 convention, Kiwanis and its partner UNICEF will celebrate The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis’ global campaign for children to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) from the globe.

“While those of us in industrialized nations have not had to worry about maternal and neonatal tetanus for decades, this disease is still deadly in developing countries,” said Dr. Button, a former family physician in Ridgetown, Ontario, Canada, and Kiwanis’ international president. “We have been working to raise $110 million to eliminate this tragic disease from the world, and to save babies from suffering an excruciating death from tetanus. Our commitment to The Eliminate Project is our 100th anniversary gift to the world.”

To stop this disease, The Eliminate Project aims to immunize more than 61 million women of childbearing age, who will then pass on immunity to their future newborns. “The individual cost is small – US$1.80 will provide the vaccine and related services– but the cumulative effect is exponential in the number of lives protected and saved around the world,” Dr. Button said.

Click here for more information on the Eliminate Project.