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Welcome to Kiwanis de Amigos
We are a service organization serving the children of the greater Tucson community. We meet every Tuesday at the local IHOP
The Kiwanis de Amigos gathered at Dean Sipe's home for our annual Super Bowl Party. In addition to many club members there were several guests and potential new members in attendance enjoying the festivities. We all had a great time and saw a "super" game. Many thanks to Dean and Ilene for their hospitality and congratulations to the New England Patriots!
Carol, Kathy, Jack, and Anita
President Larry checks out the food with Kathy and Anita
Pat, Carol and Anita
You can tell that these guys are excited about Lady Gaga's halftime show!
Stacey, Kathy and Jo Ann
Cherie and Carol discuss the Falcons' secondary
Guess who won!
Feed My Starving Children
Several members of our club went to the Tucson Convention Center on January 21 to help the Feed My Starving Children organization. Feed My Starving Children is a national organization that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. During the packing session that we participated in, there were 214 boxes of meals packed for shipment. That equates to 4,622 meals, enough to feed 126 children for a year. Thanks to everyone who participated!
Plenty of folks manning the food packing stations
New member Barb Herrick, with Kathy and President Larry Ross busy packing food boxes
Kiwanis de Amigos members Anita and Bob Mola are busy preparing labels.
Our major community events and activities include the following:
Kiwanis de Amigos Relays Track Meet for Middle Schools at Drachman Track and Field Stadium, University of Arizona. Every spring since 2001. Free - no cost to schools or athletes. The 15th Annual Kiwanis de Amigos Relays will take place on April 1, 2017. More detailed information is available here.
Kiwanis de Amigos Rattlesnake Run Cross Country Meet for Middle Schools at Columbus Park. Every fall since 2003. Free - no cost to schools or athletes. The 13th Annual Kiwanis de Amigos Rattlesnake Run was run on September 12 and by all accounts it was a big success.
This year we had 23 schools and over 400 student athletes compete.
We would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped out, especially those from Sabino High School Key Club, University High School, and the University of Arizona CKI. Thanks to the Tucson Borderlands Kiwanis Club and the Tucson Kiwanis Club for volunteering and the Track and Field Officials from the U of A for their invaluable assistance.
And last but not least, we would especially like to thank our sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible. A special appreciation to Jim Click Automotive, Tucson Conquistadores, and Family Auto Body who have been helping for all of our 14 years.
You can click here for all race results and more photos.
Other community events and activities include the following: