Kiwanis installs new officers

The Carson Valley Kiwanis organization is the second oldest in Nevada, second only to Reno. The club was chartered in 1927 by some of the most prominent farming fathers of Douglas County. Their charter is to serve the community and the children of Douglas County. Kiwanis is also an international organization that serves the children of the world.

Sept. 21, the Carson Valley chapter installed a new group of officers and directors for the 2006-07 year. They are:

Jerry Northway, president; Ted Thran, president elect/treasurer; Mahlon Teter, vice-president and Mike Henningsen, secretary. For the board of directors: Joyce Shrum, Minden; John Shrum, Minden, Sheriff Ron Pierini, Douglas County; Mary Ellen Conway, Gardnerville and Special Advisor is Ted Tiffany from Genoa.

The Carson Valley Kiwanis organization is open to anyone over the age of 18 who would like to support the community. In addition to regular members who attend the meetings, they also have a large group of Kiwanis Key Club members from Douglas High School and members of the Kiwanis Builder's Club from the local middle schools. These groups are provided outstanding support for the community and their schools.

Kiwanis has a prominent speaker from the community to provide information to the members on subjects about the community or special topics of interest at weekly meetings. The meetings take place 6:30 a.m. every Thursday morning at Sharkey's Casino.

The Carson Valley Kiwanis supports the following activities in the community: blood drives, Austin's House/CASA Children's Center, scholastic scholarships to Douglas High School seniors, 4-H scholarships, artistic scholarships through our "Stars of Tomorrow" program; Carson Valley Community Food Closet, Family Support Council against domestic violence, Carson Valley Kids Fishing Derby. Carson Valley Ranch Rodeo, Carson Valley sheriff's car safety seat program, Project Santa Claus through our bike recycle program with the China Spring/Aurora Pines facility, elementary school child identification program with the sheriff's office, Douglas County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program, Douglas County Historical Society, and many other activities, as requested, in support of various community programs.

For more information, e-mail Jerry Northway at or call 783-9646.


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