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Here is all the news for the club.

Van Buren Likes the Books - 07/20/2017
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Van Buren Elementary received books from our book drive last winter.  Jeff Mark brought in the thank you "notes" he had received.   

WINNERS! - 04/01/2017
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Cub Scout Pack 300 held their Pinewood Derby today.  (L to R) Our top three finishers get to compete next week at the district race, our open winner (relaxed rules and open to everyone), and our best car design all received trophy for their efforts.  Marion Metro Kiwanis is this pack's sponsoring organization and we are very proud of our scouts.  GOOD LUCK next week.

SPRING! Batter Up! - 03/24/2017
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Marion Metro Kiwanis is supporting a girls softball team again this summer.  Good luck girls.  Have a fun filled season!


Distinguished Club - 03/22/2017
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Marion Metro Kiwanis was named a Distinguished club for 2016-17 by Governor Jody Melchert.  We did a lot of great stuff last year including sponsoring a new club in North Liberty.

Big leap forward for the Pediatric Trauma Kit Project - 01/27/2017
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The Scott County Kiwanis clubs (Davenport, North Scott, and Bettendorf) are buying 11 kits to cover EVERY squad in Scott county.  After February 23rd the kids in Scott county are going to be safer than they've ever been.  This is what Kiwanis is about!

New Officers Installed for 2016-17 - 10/05/2016
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Marion Metro has new officers for the 2016-17 year.  Pictured are (L to R) Cathy Baruth (new president), Jay Murphy (outgoing president), Nick Martin (president elect), Frank Murphy (Lt. Governor), and Byron Tabor (Secretary/Treasurer).  Frank Murphy presided over the retirement of our outgoing officers and installation of our new officers.  We all thanked Jay for leading us to a very productive and successful year and we look forward to another great year of serving the children under Cathy's leadership.

Kits Delivered! - 04/28/2016
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Xavier Key Club gave us $1000 to buy Pediatric Trauma Kits for 5 squads in northwest Iowa. Byron Tabor drove them up to Sibley yesterday and presented them to the squads. We have a new trainer. Jeff Eastman is the newest member of the team. Katrina Altenhofen was our trainer for all these years and we would like to give her a big thank you for the thousands of miles she traveled for us around Iowa over the past 15 years. The kids in Osceola county are now a little safer thanks to Xavier. GREAT JOB KEY CLUB!

Xavier Key Club Rocks! - 03/02/2016
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Xavier Key Club donated $1000 to our Pediatric Trauma Kit Program on Wednesday.  Byron Tabor went to their meeting to tell them about the program.  They have donated in the past so Byron thought the chances were good that we would get a donation sometime down the line.  He was very surprise when their President, Katherine Neumeyer, handed him a $1000 check to buy 5 kits.  Xavier will visit our website here and choose which squads are the lucky ones that will get a pediatric trauma kit.

Too Cold for Softball? - 01/06/2016
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It may be cold and snowy outside but our Marion Girls Softball team is getting ready for next summer.  We will be continuing our support this year.

The Hunt is On! - 03/31/2015
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On Saturday morning the sun was out and even though it was still a little chilly we had a GREAT turnout for our annual Easter Egg Hunt.  The first age group was a very large group.  We hold the hunt at the baseball fields of Lowe Park near Oakridge school.  We line the kids up along the outfield fence and let them run through the outfield.  Normally the fence down the first base side is full and maybe a few line up along the outfield fence in right field.  This year the crowd lined the entire fence from first base to third base around the outfield!  We ran three hunts.  The first was 2-4 year olds.  The second was 5-7 year olds.  And the third was...