Kiwanis new officers will be installed |

Kiwanis new officers will be installed

by Ted Conover

The 85-member Gardnerville/ Carson Valley Kiwanis Club is preparing for the annual changing of the guard. On Sept. 20, Nick Barainca will step down and Jack Fleming will become the 2000-2001 president. A dinner will be held at Sharkeys in Gardnerville that evening.

In preparing for the coming year, three members recently attended a district convention in San Diego. Accompanying Fleming were Ann Delahay, vice president, and Gene Zerdt, past president and advisor to the club president.

The group attended seminars to help the Carson Valley club meet its goal of service to the community. Annually, for the past 72 years, the club has helped an average of 25 persons and projects designed to improve the community and has aided individuals to achieve goals.

Accomplishments of Kiwanis International, supported by the Valley club, include the raising of $5 million toward a worldwide effort to eliminate iodine deficiency disorders. These disorders take the lives of thousands of children, mostly in third-world countries.

The national organization takes on such efforts continually to improve things on a global basis. Kiwanians take pride in serving world needs as well as needs in their home communities.