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Kiwanis Club receives awards for local services

The Kiwanis Club of Bonney Lake received several awards at the 2005 Kiwanis Pacific Northwest District convention in Vernon, British Columbia.

The club earned both the Distinguished Club Award and the Outstanding Club Award for exemplary service and leadership.

Jim Brouchard, president of the Bonney Lake Kiwanis Club was on hand to receive the awards that also included a Round Robin Interclub award, a service award and a Young Children: Priority One award.

More than 2,000 delegates representing 413 clubs within the Pacific Northwest District attended the event Aug. 11 to 14. The Pacific Northwest district includes Kiwanis Clubs in Alaska, Yukon, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, the Idaho Panhandle and parts of California.

Members of the Kiwanis Club of Bonney Lake were honored for their many hours of service to the community. Since the club was founded in 1996, they have been a fixture at local events and town hall meetings flipping pancakes or roasting hot dogs to raise money for community projects.

Each year, the Bonney Lake club organizes a prayer breakfast in March, a car show at Bonney Lake Days. The club hosts the annual Christmas tree lighting and Christmas kick off featuring home baked cookies, school choirs and an opportunity to chat with Santa and Mrs. Claus. They also sponsor the high school Key Club and provide support to the Bonney Lake Food Bank.

This year, the club established a scholarship program for Bonney Lake High School graduates. Money for the program is raised through a golf tournament, the first one was held in June.

Active or retired business and professional men and woman are eligible to become members of the club. The Bonney Lake Club meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at the Bonney Lake Senior Center. Those interested in becoming a member should contact Phil DeLeo at 253-862-9125.

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