Golden-Ks celebrate by giving back to others

2013-11-20T00:00:00Z Golden-Ks celebrate by giving back to othersJennifer Pallay Times Columnist
November 20, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The Lansing Golden-K Kiwanis Club recently celebrated its 34th annual awards banquet at J.J. Kelley's Restaurant, 2455 Bernice Road in Lansing.

The group’s publicity chairman Ray Scahill emailed me to tell me about the event. The 28 guests had an enjoyable time at the banquet, which included a lunch provided by Jo-Ellyn Kelley and her staff, he wrote.

“There was a lot of fun, delicious food and great fellowship by everyone present.”

The club presented a $1,000 check to Ed Schussler, lieutenant governor of our local division of the Kiwanis Club. The check will be used toward The Eliminate Project, which provides immunizations to expectant mothers and newborn babies in developing nations to prevent tetanus.

Our local Golden-Ks have been raising money to benefit The Eliminate Project, a joint effort of Kiwanis International and UNICEF. Visit for more information.

Scahill also reminded me of the time I served as guest speaker at the group’s annual awards banquet. That year it was held at Theo’s Restaurant in Highland and Scahill asked me to talk to the group about my job at The Times. Back then, I used to put together the community news section so I explained the process and showed some samples of how the paper comes together.

The Lansing Golden-K Kiwanis Club participates in a variety of fundraisers and activities, including a weekly Men's Bible Study that meets from 7 to 8:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 8955 Columbia Ave. in Munster. There are 18 men who currently attend and everyone is welcome.

"For the last two months we have discussed the teachings of Our Lord and His many miracles,” Scahill wrote. Attendees take turns preparing a delicious breakfast to share while they chat.

In Hegewisch news, don’t forget about the library program called The Lake Calumet Area Airport Plan, 20-plus years later.

It’s taking place from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Hegewisch branch of the Chicago Public Library, 3048 E. 130th St.

Local historians will talk about the Lake Calumet Plan that would have wiped out Hegewisch, Burnham and parts of the East Side and Calumet City. Audience participation is encouraged.

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