New Officers Announced for Placerville Kiwanis
The officers are: Karl Weiland, president; Charlie Wiglesworth, president elect; Rod Repshlaeger, vice president; Rita Timewell, secretary; Jerry Galloway, treasurer; and Paul Zappettini, immediate past president.
The 2014-15 board members are: Sara Neal, Bob Verzello, Gerry Ulm, Bill Snodgrass, Kathy Forte, Taylor Landaker, Debi Harlow and Mike Pettibone.
Placerville Kiwanis is “Dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.”
Placerville Kiwanis gifts out more than $30,000 per year to various organizations who support our local youth.
Some of the activities supported by the club are: Academic Decathlon, Kiwanis One Day Projects, Easter Egg Hunt in Placerville, Fishing Derby, holiday food baskets, Kiwanis Family House, National Day of Prayer, Placerville Ice Rink, Hangtown Christmas Parade, National Night Out, Duffey Park play structures, Phantom Pasta Feed — Supporting the EDCF Scholarship Fund, Eliminate Project, Boys and Girls Club Reading Project, Math Steeplechase and Service Leadership Programs year-end barbecue.
Service Leadership Programs include: Key Clubs at Union Mine, El Dorado and Ponderosa high schools, Builders’ Club at Edwin Markham School and Aktion Club of El Dorado/MORE.
Community programs promoted by the club are: New Morning and Family Services; Ag in the Classroom; Boys and Girls Club of the Western Slope; Big Brothers and Big Sisters; Toys for Tots; El Dorado Junior Livestock Auction; Placerville Parks and Recreation; Sober Grad Nights at El Dorado, Union Mine and Ponderosa high schools; Imagination Theater; and County Youth League Wrestling.
Scholarships are presented for academics, culinary arts, Service Leadership Program awards — Hope for America, Key Leader Camp Scholarships, Robotics Club and Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp
The club meets weekly on Wednesdays at Noon. Currently the meetings are at the Smith Flat House in Placerville.