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Peanut Butter Drive

During the month of July, all Division 9 Kiwanians were asked to collect creamy peanut butter for the PB&J Lady.  If you have not heard about this amazing woman’s many years of daily service, it is an inspiring story. Before … Continue reading

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Flag Project Growth

During the first year, Olathe Sunrise Kiwanis Club promoted our flag project through creation of an Olathe Flag Project Facebook page, publication of an article in the Johnson’s County Gazette, announcements at Olathe Chamber of Commerce coffees and Community Organization … Continue reading

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Mom’s Day Baby Shower Drive

On the Saturday before Mother’s Day, twenty-two Kiwanis Clubs collected baby supplies at Hy-Vee stores throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Olathe Sunrise and Johnson County clubs chose Mother’s Hands as the recipient for items collected in Olathe. Olathe Sunrise members … Continue reading

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“Novel” Tea

Friends of the Olathe Public Library invited us to participate in their second annual tea to fund the Curtis Gilmore Memorial Scholarship.  Sponsoring organizations and businesses were asked to decorate a table based on any novel.  To get our creative … Continue reading

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Introducing our Club Brochure

For the “Novel” tea, the club wanted each place setting at our table to include a brochure. Since we did not have a club brochure, we had to scramble.  Members were asked to provide pictures.  Loretta’s team at AC Printing … Continue reading

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29th Anniversary

On April 19th, Olathe Sunrise Kiwanis Club celebrated our 29th anniversary with coffee cake, a founding member, a new member, and lots of happy dollars.  Olathe Sunrise was recognized as a Distinguished Club for the 2011 – 2012 Kiwanis year under Vicki … Continue reading

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Holiday Activities and Pancakes at Westview Elementary

On Saturday December 1st from 8 am to 11 am, Westview Elementary School had a holiday festival.  Santa Claus visited and posed for pictures.  While waiting for their turn on Santa’s lap, students selected gifts for family members at Santa’s Secret Shop, decorated ornaments with … Continue reading

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Carol Miner with Balloon Garden

At our November 16th meeting, Carol Miner with Balloon Garden described how she shares the joy and beauty of balloons.  She showed us pictures of her larger works of balloon art such as ladies dresses, elegant canopies, spiral arches, and eight … Continue reading

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Refreshments at Special Olympics State Tournament

The Special Olympics State Soccer and Bocce Tournament was held at Lone Elm Park on Sunday September 30th.  The Olathe Parks Department painted the Special Olympics logo on the grass which made the fields look very official.  Approximately twelve teams participated.  During … Continue reading

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Joined Olathe Chamber of Commerce

Olathe Sunrise Kiwanis Club recently joined the Olathe Chamber of Commerce.  Chamber coffees are held every Thursday from 9 am to 11 am at different chamber member businesses.  We attended our first chamber coffee at Merit Bank today and met many friendly … Continue reading

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