"Serving the Children of the
The Kiwanis Club and Foundation of Crofton, Maryland
serves the Greater Crofton area, focusing on the needs of children
and families, community involvement and enrichment, and service to
the citizens. Examples of our activities include the
Annual Crofton Halloween Parade, the Annual 10K Race, "Rebuilding Together,"
Salvation Army bell ringing and quarterly blood drives. Our
charitable activities include
service to the aged at the Crofton Convalescent Center, Sarah's
House, the Crofton Caring Council, and
assistance to Wounded Veterans. We also fund other
charitable causes on an ad hoc basis.
Contact Membership Chair Dan Scholfield at
(410) 721-1729 or
email@example.com to find out more about Kiwanis or to inquire about joining.
Kiwanis Halloween Parade
The Crofton Kiwanis Club Halloween parade will be held
on Saturday, October 29th. Children in costume
should register at 10 a.m. at Prince of Peace Church and
will join the parade a little after 11 a.m. The parade
of bands, horses, cars, etc. forms at
Crofton Woods Elementary school, then leaves at 11 a.m.
and marches to and
picks up the children at the Prince of Peace Church.
The entire parade
then ends at Crofton Elementary School.
Following the parade there will be refreshments and crafts for the children.
Last year Carol the Witch also told spooky stories
Check out our 2015 Halloween Parade
Here's a video of a past parade
Regular Monthly Meetings
Monthly Crofton Kiwanis
Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Dolphin Seafood Bar
and Grill banquet room (lower level, rear entrance). Guests
are always welcome for our regular meetings and to listen to our
program's guest speakers.
For our October meeting our
District Lieutenant Governor. George Purcell, will be discussing
Youth Protection and other important topics.
For our September meeting
Club VP Pat Heelen gave a talk and video presentation on the Mission
of Mercy charity that provides free medical and dental services and
prescriptions to uninsured or underinsured residents in the
Frederick to Harrisburg area in need of healthcare.
For our August meeting
we had Cathy Rosenbaum, Executive Director of Maryland
Therapeutic Riding, speak about their program. We also gave a
substantial contribution to the Crofton Christian Caring Council,
presented a scholarship check and presented a Teen of the Year award
check to two of our outstanding Key Clubbers. We also welcomed
two new members to our club!
For our July meeting we had Michele Corkadel represent County
Executive Steve Schuh's office to discuss county items of interest,
including infrastructure projects and the immense problems with
herion addiction and overdoses in the county. We also
presented two scholarships to our outstanding Key Club
At our June meeting we
stuffed packets for the 28th Annual Crofton Kiwanis 10K. There
was no speaker or formal program.
May meeting was be held in the back room of Ledo's
Pizza instead of the Blue Dolphin and we had our election of next
April meeting we had Jon Marsiglia of Chesapeake
AED Services discuss
CPR and the use of defibrillators.
March meeting we heard from our sponsored Key Clubbers as
they shared their experiences at the recent Key Club Convention.
At our February meeting we
had Chief Dave Ayers of the Arundel
Volunteer Fire Department and Past President Kathleen "Kitty" Gross
speak about the services our local firefighters provide.
Our speaker at our
January 2016 meeting was Ms. Tracy Lynott, Development Director for Bello Macre,
a Glen Burnie-based nonprofit organization that provides residential
and care services in Anne Arundel County and Carroll County for adults
with developmental disabilities.
At our November
2015 meeeting at Walden Country Club
we had a
speaker from the Hospice of the Chesapeake. He discussed the
hospice's new care facility in Pasadena, Maryland and the Honor
Salute program for terminally ill veterans, which was very
appropriate on Veteran's Day. We also had a visit from "Jon"
Rife of Grundy, Virginia who is a candidate for Governor of the
Capital District for 2016-2017.
Our speaker at the
October meeting was with the Maryland State Board of
Elections and discussed new changes for the state's voting
Our 28th Annual 10K Race
Saturday, June 11th was a great success!
Each of the 19 first place finishers
(overall and age groups) received a Chipotle dinner for 10.
2016 Race Results
2016 Race Photos
Here's a video of our spring Rebuilding
The 19th Annual Charity Auction
was a great success! It was held on
Saturday, November 21st beginning at the Bowie Knights of Columbus
Hall. More than 400 auction
items were part of the silent and live auctions. All proceeds
will go to support Crofton Kiwanis Club Foundation’s
charitable and community service projects.
Pictures from the 2015 Auction
2015 Auction Booklet of all Items
2016 Blood Drives - Click
Kiwanis Eliminate Program
Learn about Our Key Leader Program for Grades
Of Community Interest: Crofton Maryland History