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.