From the President

It may still be Spring on the calendar, but this does not mean it is feeling like Spring outside, with the very warm weather we have experienced of late. However, my lawn has certainly enjoyed the wonderful Spring rains and is as green and lush as ever. It’s sort of like our Kiwanis Club; we enjoy the warmth of fellowship as we thrive to hear the lush programs every week. Some of our programs are humorous, some are heartwarming stories of life, some are educational, while yet others are updates to what is happening in Greensboro. I take this moment to give a big THANK YOU to our members who have enlisted the wonderful and interesting speakers who have provided us with such great programs. Your efforts are truly a cornerstone of our club and help our ability to recruit new members. As your President, I have enjoyed being able to share a few moments during each lunch talking with our speakers. It has been an immense pleasure.

The “dog days of Summer” are almost upon us. As usual, our weekly lunch programs will continue throughout the Summer, and there will also be opportunities to socialize at our 5th Thursday event on June 29th. This event will be held at the new Union Square Campus on East Gate City Boulevard in the downtown area. This new school of nursing is a joint collaboration between Cone Health, GTCC, A&T, and UNCG, and our club will have the opportunity to tour the facility and hear about this new addition to our city first-hand.
Our Kiwanis club’s Nature Play Yard, which opened last Fall in the Ole Asheboro neighborhood on Gate City Boulevard, is scheduled to be highlighted by the Kiwanis International Magazine during the second week of June. The City of Greensboro Parks and Recreation is coordinating with the Public Affairs department of Kiwanis International to take pictures and do a story. As details are finalized, you will be informed through our Kiwanis Weekly Happenings so all who wish can come and participate in this big event. (If anybody has access to kids they can bring, that would be great for the pictures for the magazine).
On August 17th and 18th we have our cadre of Kiwanians who enjoy marshalling at Hole #6 for the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club. You will see some amazing golf and golfers up close and personal. If you have not experienced this please join us.
We then finish off August with our final 5th Thursday for this year on August 31st. Stay tuned for more information on this as we get closer to the date. Your job is to enjoy the summer, visit family, go on vacation, cool off in the mountains AND bring a friend to a Kiwanis lunch on Thursday for a great program, and/or a 5th Thursday event and /or to the Wyndham Championship as a Marshall. So much to do, so many potential new members.
Everyone have a great summer!

Preston Allen, President

Kiwanis Club of Greensboro