Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Putnam County
Serving the Children of the World

Toys for Tots Bike Drive - 11/21/2017
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Donate a kid's bike to Toys for Tots by dropping it off at Walmart in Algood or Cookeville on Saturday, December 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 2: p.m. Kiwanians and other Toys for Tots supporters will be there to receive the bikes. You can also donate funds by writing a check to "Life Church" and put "Toys for Tots" on the memo line of the check.


Kiwanis treats BUG students at Cane Creek Elementary School - 11/01/2017
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Twelve students from Kindergarten through fourth grade were treated to a pizza party by Kiwanians at Cane Creek Elementary School on Halloween. These students were selected by their teachers for improving their Math and Reading scores the most during the last grading term.


Kiwanis installs new officers and directors - 09/29/2017
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The Kiwanis Club of Putnam County recently installed its officers and directors for 2017-2018. Seated are (from left to right): Immediate Past President Charlie Moore, Division 2 Lt. Governor Curtis Shinsky and President Charlie Macke. Standing are Secretary Jim Fleming, Director Jimmy Patterson, Director Renee Mayher, President-elect Mark Melichar, Director Bob Palmer and Treasurer Trevor Dyer. The other directors are Wayne Russell and Jim Westmoreland.


Kiwanis On-line Auction results - 09/27/2017
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The Kiwanis On-line Auction raised $8,590 from winning bids and $2,770.06 in cash donations thanks to the donors, bidders and friends of Kiwanis. The money raised will go to the Kiwanis of Cookeville Foundation in support of its various children-oriented projects that are showcased on this website. Shown in the photo from left to right are James Bray (Tays Realty & Auction), Kiwanis President Charles Moore, Kiwanians Bob Palmer and Larry Vickers, Sam Tays (Tays Realty & Auction) and President-elect Charlie Macke.


School supplies for BUG Program - 08/23/2017
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Kiwanians assembled school supply kits at the recent Kentucky-Tennessee Kiwanis District Convention in Lexington, KY. Bring Up Grades (BUG) Director Charlie Macke (left) received those assembled by local Kiwanians Charlie Moore (right), Curtis Shinsky, Larry Vickers and Jim Westmoreland.


Kiwanis supports Children's Museum in STEM event - 07/30/2017
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Kiwanians like Bob Palmer and Charlie Macke supported the Cookeville Children's Museum in its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) event, 'Invention Convention,' at the Tennessee Tech University Fitness Center. Hundreds of kids enjoyed the exhibits and participated in play activities that aimed to educate and stimulate interest in the various STEM areas.


Welcome back to school from Kiwanis - 07/28/2017
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Kiwanians Charlie Macke, Bob Palmer, Curtis Shinsky and Charlie Moore greeted students and their families at Cane Creek Elementary School's Welcome Back Bash. For the third straight year, Kiwanis will be recognizing CCES students who raise their English and Math scores the most through the Bring Up Grades program. 


Kiwanis scholars are off to Tennessee Tech - 07/05/2017
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Kiwanis awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships to four Putnam County students who are attending Tennessee Tech this fall: Katie Bilbrey and Chelsey Groves (from Monterey High School) and Hunter Coe and Montana Palmer (from Upperman High School) who are shown above. The monies were raised through fund-raisers such as the upcoming Online Auction in September and the recently concluded Pins for Kids Bowling Tournament, and from donors to the Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship Fund.


Happy dollars for the Mustard Seed Ranch - 07/04/2017
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Putnam Kiwanians donate happy dollars from their personal funds at each meeting for each happy thought they want to share with each other. The club has decided to donate the collections from April through June to the Mustard Seed Ranch to help in its mission.


Cookeville Soap Box Derby and Kiwanis - 07/03/2017
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Director Sgt. Anthony Leonard of the Police Athletic League and Assistant Director Wayne Russell of Kiwanis made sure that the 2017 edition of the Cookeville Soap Box Derby was a resounding success last June 17.