By Natalie Covher
Kiwanis club members met in the back yard of Lee and Ginny Waskom’s home for their annual summer social Thursday, June 9. Kiwanians opened the social to members of the Natchitoches Young Professionals, giving them a chance to learn more about what Kiwanis does and its members. Guests fixed their BBQ plates and sat down to break bread. After dinner attendees introduced themselves, talked about what they do and said if they are a Kiwanian. It was apparent that it didn’t matter what one does for work, if you care about children then you will fit in at Kiwanis. The evening progressed with boat rides on Cane River and games of ladder ball. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Right now this local chapter is working to eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus. It does a lot for the local community including the Coats for Kids drive, recognizing community members at their annual awards banquet, Terrific Kids and the Shoe Collection Drive to name a few. Newcomers and visitors are welcome to attend their weekly meeting Thursdays at noon at the NSU Recreation Complex for lunch.