Eastside Baby Corner collection chairperson Sue Miller receiving a Kiwanis service appreciation award from club president Carol Mahoney.

Eastside Baby Corner collection chairperson Sue Miller receiving a Kiwanis service appreciation award from club president Carol Mahoney.

Island Kiwanis Club honors community and members

Annual awards dinner held on Oct. 19.

  • Sunday, November 3, 2019 1:30am
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Kiwanis club of Mercer Island celebrated 59 years of service including fundraising.

The club raised funds mainly for local services, but also for regional nonprofits groups (including Monroe’s Matthew House) and international groups (including the Children’s Fund) with an awards/installation dinner at Riviera Maya on Oct. 19.

Nearly all Kiwanians in attendance received an award for their service, especially for Inge Lettini with her tireless and successful efforts heading up the club’s participation in the Island’s annual legal fireworks sales. Also of special note was Sue Miller’s leadership annually in collecting for Eastside Baby Corner.

Lisa Pepple was inducted into club membership. Lisa is the newest faculty adviser for Lakeridge Elementary’s K-Kids who have made local news every year.

Club officers are all repeating. They are president Carol Mahoney, vice president Rick Sessions, past president Mike Tye and secretary/treasurer Harry Dingwall. Eleanor “Bunny” Rogers repeats as a board director. She is joined by new directors Danielle Hawley representing Mercer Island Boys and Girls Club and Craig Degginger of the Mercer Island School District.

Lisa Pepple, the faculty adviser of the Lakeridge K-kids, is inducted into Kiwanis by club president Carol Mahoney.

Lisa Pepple, the faculty adviser of the Lakeridge K-kids, is inducted into Kiwanis by club president Carol Mahoney.

Assistant club secretary Eleanor Rogers after receiving a Kiwanis service appreciation award from club president Carol Mahoney.

Assistant club secretary Eleanor Rogers after receiving a Kiwanis service appreciation award from club president Carol Mahoney.

Mercer Island Kiwanis Club board member Mike Tye receiving a Kiwanis service appreciation award from club president Carol Mahoney.

Mercer Island Kiwanis Club board member Mike Tye receiving a Kiwanis service appreciation award from club president Carol Mahoney.

Carol Mahoney, Mercer Island Kiwanis Club president, poses with Harry Dingwall, club secretary/treasurer, after he received a Kiwanis service appreciation certificate and club newsletter editor award on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Carol Mahoney, Mercer Island Kiwanis Club president, poses with Harry Dingwall, club secretary/treasurer, after he received a Kiwanis service appreciation certificate and club newsletter editor award on Saturday, Oct. 19.

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