Kiwanis to work to prevent tetanusSharon Caine and Katie Ryan-Andersen, Kiwanis members, presented the Eliminate Project that the club will be taking part in.
Sharon Caine and Katie Ryan-Andersen, Kiwanis members, presented the Eliminate Project that the club will be taking part in. It is to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. One baby dies every nine minutes from tetanus. The global campaign is to save and protect the lives of millions of mothers and newborns, working hand in hand with UNICEF. During the club’s first global campaign, the Kiwanis family raised awareness of iodine deficiency disorders and $100 million was raised. Now the club can help the thousands of mothers and newborns who are needlessly dying from maternal and neonatal tetanus. It is a four-year international project and the club’s goal in those four years is to raise $20,000 for the cause.
The club will be having an auction sale out at Camp Rokiwan at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 for the Eliminate Project. All members are asked to bring items to auction off.
Tim Burchill led the meeting attended by 23 members. Don and Sharon Caine led the group singing and Chuck Axtman collected “Happy Dollars” for Camp Rokiwan. Two guests, Martha Liechty and Tamara Wiedenmeyer, were in attendance for Kiwanis spouses’ day.
Jim Lees is the program chairman for the Aug. 13 noon luncheon meeting at the Lantern Room.