Kiwanis Plans Key Club Restart

Kiwanis Club of Natchitoches met at their weekly meeting on Thursday, November 10 at noon. President Craig George opened the meeting and gave reports on club business. The formal announcement for the collection drive service project was made: coats for Natchitoches Parish School Board, non-perishable food for Cane River Food Pantry, and toys for the Natchitoches Area Jaycees. Division 11 Lieutenant Governor Craig Caskey inducted the club’s newest member, Russell Meissner of J&J Exterminating. Meissner brings 19 years of former Kiwanis experience to the club and is looking forward to getting involved.

Caskey introduced the Kiwanis District Key Club Coordinator, Judi Zimmerman. Zimmerman is leading the Key Club district board who are visiting Natchitoches this weekend to plan the Key Club year for the Louisiana, Mississippi, and West Tennessee district. Zimmerman spoke to the club members about the benefits of getting Key Club restarted in Natchitoches. Representatives from both Natchitoches Central High School and Louisiana School for Math, Science, & Arts were also at the meeting. A restart of Key Club is tentatively planned for January 2023; more details will be posted soon.

Parents of high school students, please go to to learn more about the Key Club service organization and how your student(s) can get involved.

Photo left to right: Russell Meissner, Judi Zimmerman, club president Craig George