New Member Interview: Gipson & Garza
E-Newsletter
November 16, 2017


Serving the Children of Mansfield and the World since 1973
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Kiwans Recognizes Anna Tran and Ethan Arredondo as Students of the Month for November 2017
by Greg Barberee
New Member Interview: Gipson & Garza
Pictured: (L-R) Anna Tran and Jerry Cloud

Pictured: (L-R) Joel Arredondo, Ethan Arredondo and Jerry Cloud

November 2017 Student of the Month: Anna Tran

On Friday, November 10, 2017, the Kiwanis Club of Mansfield was honored to recognize a Student of the Month for Novemer 2017: Anna Tran. Anna is a senior at Mansfield Summit High School and is the Reporting Secretary of her Key Club. She is also active in the Student Council. Her favorite class at Summit High School was Art History. In her spare time, Anna enjoys arts and crafts projects, calligraphy, volunteering and travel.

After graduation, Anna plans to attend the University of Texas at Arlington and pursue a career in nursing. Her long term career goal is to eventually focus on pediatric nursing. Anna is currently ranked 44 in her class of 500.

November 2017 Student of the Month: Ethan Arredondo

The Kiwanis Club of Mansfield was also honored to recognize Ethan Arredondo as Student of the Month for November 2017. Ethan is a senior at Mansfield High School, has an estimated GPA of 101.37 and is currently ranked 25th in his class of 555. He is currently the Key Club Lieutenant Governor for Division 39S and the Student Body President. Ethan is also an active member of the Student Council, National Honor Society, Bell Guard, Real Change Club, Toys for Tots Committee, and the Superintendent's Advisory Council. He has also been recognized as a College Board National Hispanic Scholar. After graduation, Ethan plans to attend college and has applied for admission to the University of Texas, Baylor and TCU. Ethan's long-term plans include attending medical school and becoming a family practioner.

In his free time, Ethan enjoys running, being outdoors, volunteering, riding his bicycle, attending car shows, listening to music and spending time with family and friends. Also in attendance for his receipt of the Student of the Month Award was Ethan's dad, Joel Arredondo.

The Mansfield Kiwanis are extremely proud to recognize these two outstanding students as

Students of the Month. We know each of you will accomplish wonderful things in the future and wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavors. We also hope that you will consider becoming part of the “K Family” after your graduation from high school by joining a Circle K or Kiwanis Club.

#KidsNeedKiwanis

FEATURE ARTICLES FROM MEMBERS
Betsy Whiting - Mansfield Kiwanis Teacher of the Month for November 2017
Betsy Whiting Honored by Kiwanis as November Teacher of the Month
by Greg Barberee

The Kiwanis Club of Mansfield was extremely honored to recognize Betsy Whiting as the Mansfield Kiwanis Teacher of the Month for November 2017.

Ms. Whiting is an English teacher at Mansfield High School and has been an educator with MISD for 16 years. MHS' Academic Associate Principal, Libby Priddy, attended the presentation of the award to Ms. Whiting and described Ms. Whiting not only as wonderful teacher to her students but a teacher that cares and works hard to assist other teachers grow and better serve the needs of students.

Ms. Whiting is a graduate of Baylor University and was hired by MISD to teach at Mansfield High School when it was located on the campus that is presently Wester Middle School. She has also taught at Summit High School and Legacy High School. Ms. Whiting took a break from teaching to raise her children and then returned to teaching at Mansfield High School.

According to Ms. Whiting, MHS is a special campus becuase it is "a campus where everyone's story matters." After receiving the award, she told the story of receiving a letter from a student and the backstory on the significance of the letter and student.

Ms. Whiting said that "being a teacher is tough because we want all of our students to succeed" and reminded the Club that it is necessary for students to be challenged to succeed and sometimes see the results of failing to meet the challenge.

The Mansfield Kiwanis were also moved by Ms. Whiting's reflections on what she hopes to be her legacy as a teacher. She hopes that her legacy is one of a kind teacher that always believed in her students and left her class knowing that she wanted them to be well and do well in all that they pursued.

Thank you Ms. Whiting for your dedication and incredible efforts to improve the lives of the children in Mansfield. You are truly an example of the many gifted and unselfish educators serving in Mansfield ISD. Our children, parents and community in general are blessed by your professionalism and passion as an educator. Congratulations on being the Mansfield Kiwans Teacher of the Month for November 2017!

Mansfield High School Tigers


Learning to Serve
by Claude Cunningham

We are taught to share from our earliest days. Parents insist that children share their toys, that the children not be “stingy”, that they not keep everything to themselves. As we grow into adults, we continue to share, but sharing is not serving. Kiwanis focuses our efforts on the children on the world, through our institutional mottos and the ladder of organizations created to help us help others learn to serve. Serving is the selfless giving of one’s time, talents and treasure to meet the needs of others.

Last Friday, the Key Club at Mansfield High School invited the Builders’ Club members from Mary Orr Intermediate to a social and to work with them on a service project. The social included a couple of games, pizza and the opportunity for students from grades 5 and 6 to interact with students grades 9 – 12 and for all to get to know one another. Kids just naturally bond over pizza; well, at least they try to share the same space in front of the pizza boxes. Learning each other’s names through a game was fun for all and really did allow them to learn something about each other.

The service aspect of the evening was interesting. The Key Club had some extra club tee shirts. They wanted to make “Super Hero Capes” for the patients at Children’s Hospital. Personally, I found the process exciting as it gave me an idea of what to do with my old tee shirts. I can explain the process to you if you want to do the same. The younger kids got the idea, give something to those without and do it with your own hands.

The Builders’ Club members have begun two service projects of their own. First, they sponsor the campus Angel Tree for needy students at Mary Orr. They will be assembling the tree and decorating it on November 15, wrapping the gifts in early December for distribution before the holidays. Their other project was to adopt a teacher on the Texas Gulf Coast whose building and teaching supplies were destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. They have made contact and begun to collect the supplies the teacher needs for her students.

Christmas will come soon and I believe that there is a large number of Builders’ Club and Key Club members who will have a much better idea of service than they had last year. This is one of the great goals of Kiwanis, to Serve the Children of the World. Surely these members of our Student Leadership Programs are learning how to serve.

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No Cost Giving

by Michael Crippen

Do you use Amazon? Amazon has roughly 70% of all internet commerce so odds are good that most of you buy something from Amazon. I know my household buys a lot from them regularly.

I discovered recently that by going through a very short ‘opt in’ process, that Amazon will automatically make contributions to your favorite charity. I jumped on it.

The program is called Amazon Smile. Program information is here along with a link to register.

Why is this no cost giving? Because Amazon doesn’t charge you any more for your purchases, but commits to sending a fraction of a percentage to your favorite charity. (Hint Hint). And yes, our Kiwanis Club of Mansfield Foundation is there as one of the options. To make the Kiwanis Club of Mansfield your charity for Amazon Smile, click on this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-4823742

What does it mean to you? Once you’ve signed up, instead of typing in the normal Amazon website you use Smile.Amazon.com instead of the normal website. When you log in, near the search bar there will be a line that says “Supporting:” and the charity you’ve chosen. Place your mouse over the charity you’ve chosen and it will tell you how much you’ve contributed to your charity and how much Amazon has across all charities.

Greg Barberee reports that we recently received approximately $20.00 from Amazon. Not huge, but every little bit helps. A few of those a year is a welcome addition.

And then shop through Amazon like you normally would. Every one of those Thanksgiving decorations, Christmas presents or New Years resolution purchases will generate something for the club. Happy holidays!
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Bob Noel Committee Report

The Bob Noel Tennis Classic is this weekend!

All Members are requested to help this weekend with the Bob Noel Tennis Classic. Please be prepared to sign-up at the meeting on Friday to assist with the tournament. If you can't be at the meeting on Friday then please contact Danny Boyer or Katie Watson to let them know you are available to help.

More information will be provided at Friday's meeting.
5K Committee Report

Please join us at the next committee meeting on Friday, 11/17/17 at 12:45 pm at Buffalo Wild Wings!!!

The Committee still needs help from Club members for the following:
(1) Sponsors, sponsors and sponsors;
(2) Participants;
(3) Share event info links on social media;
(4) Golf cart for day of 5K;
(5) Request banners from sponsors;
(6) Fence posts to tie banners too;
(7) Test credit card payments system;
(8) Copies of "run flyer" ready for distribution at 2 local 5K's;
(9) A chair for Santa at the 5K;
(10) a "jolly" special volunteer for the 5K;
(11) Volunteers to distribute flyers at Merideth Hatch Run on morning of 11/18; and,
(12) Volunteers to distribute flyers at Turkey Trot on morning of 11/23.

FUNDRAISING
New Member Interview: Gipson & Garza
Photo of Mayor David Cook @ 2016 Mansfield Kiwanis Fa La La La 5K
Registration is now open for the Mansfield
Kiwanis Fa La La La 5K to be held on
Saturday, December 2, 2017. The run will
once again start and finish at Katherine
Rose Memorial Park and utilize the Walnut
Creek Linear Trail.
Register now for the early registration fee
of only $25 and to guarantee one of our
long sleeve, performance t-shirts. (The
best 5K shirt in town!) Early registration
ends at 11:59 PM on November 18th! After November 19th registration cost increases to $30 and we cannot guarantee a shirt.
For more information about the run, please
visit our website at www.falalala5k.com.

MEMBER NEWS
New Member Interview: Gipson & Garza
11/8: Phil Stover; 11/13: Greg Barberee;
11/16: Jo Waldrop; and,
11/25: Danny Boyer
New Member Interview: Gipson & Garza
11/22: Jerry and Cindy Gray
New Member Interview: Gipson & Garza
Membership Anniversary:
11/1: Darryl Haynes (19 years); 11/6: Jerry Cloud (19 years); 11/15: Jerry Gray (20 years)
CALENDAR OF CLUB EVENTS

Thu Nov 16, 2017
3pm Mansfield Key Club Meeting
Where: Mansfield High School, 3001 E Broad St, Mansfield, TX 76063, USA

Fri Nov 17, 2017
All day Bob Noel Tennis Classic
Where: Southern Oaks Golf Club, 13765 Southern Oaks Dr, Burleson, TX 76028,
6:45am Weekly Club Meeting
Where: Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, 2700 East Broad Street, Mansfield,
TX 76063, United States
12pm FaLaLaLa 5K Committee Meeting
Where: Buffalo Wild Wings, HWY 287 N Frontage RD, Mansfield, TX 76063

Sat Nov 18, 2017

All day Bob Noel Tennis Classic
Where: Southern Oaks Golf Club, 13765 Southern Oaks Dr, Burleson, TX 76028

Sun Nov 19, 2017
All day Bob Noel Tennis Classic
Where: Southern Oaks Golf Club, 13765 Southern Oaks Dr, Burleson, TX 76028

Tue Nov 21, 2017
3pm Legacy Key Club Meeting
Where: Legacy High School, 1263 N Main St, Mansfield, TX 76063

Wed Nov 22, 2017
7am Summit Key Club Meeting
Where: Summit High School, 1071 Turner Warnell Rd, Arlington, TX 76001
7:45am Builders Club Meeting: Orr Intermediate
Where: Mary Orr Intermediate School, 2900 East Broad Street, Mansfield, TX
76063
3pm Summit Key Club Meeting
Where: Summit High School, 1071 Turner Warnell Rd, Arlington, TX 76001
4:30pm Feed the Kids Volunteer Opportunity: Backpack Program
Where: Mansfield Cares Warehouse, Northside; 150 South 6th Avenue, Mansfield, TX 76063

Thu Nov 23, 2017
Thanksgiving Day

Fri Nov 24, 2017
6:45am Weekly Club Meeting
Where: Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, 2700 East Broad Street, Mansfield,
TX 76063, United States

Tue Nov 28, 2017
3pm Legacy Key Club Meeting
Where: Legacy High School, 1263 N Main St, Mansfield, TX 76063, USA

Wed Nov 29, 2017
7am Summit Key Club Meeting
Where: Summit High School, 1071 Turner Warnell Rd, Arlington, TX 76001, USA
3pm Summit Key Club Meeting
Where: Summit High School, 1071 Turner Warnell Rd, Arlington, TX 76001, USA
4:30pm Feed the Kids Volunteer Opportunity: Backpack Program
Where: Mansfield Cares Warehouse, Northside; 150 South 6th Avenue, Mansfield, TX 76063

Fri Dec 1, 2017
6:45am Weekly Club Meeting
Where: Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, 2700 East Broad Street, Mansfield,
TX 76063, United States

Sat Dec 2, 2017
8:30am Fa La La La 5K
Where: Katherine Rose Memorial Park, 303 N Walnut Creek Dr, Mansfield, TX
76063, USA

Tue Dec 5, 2017
3pm Legacy Key Club Meeting
Where: Legacy High School, 1263 N Main St, Mansfield, TX 76063, USA

Wed Dec 6, 2017
7am Summit Key Club Meeting
Where: Summit High School, 1071 Turner Warnell Rd, Arlington, TX 76001, USA
3pm Summit Key Club Meeting
Where: Summit High School, 1071 Turner Warnell Rd, Arlington, TX 76001, USA
4:30pm Feed the Kids Volunteer Opportunity: Backpack Program
Where: Mansfield Cares Warehouse, Northside; 150 South 6th Avenue, Mansfield, TX 76063

Thu Dec 7, 2017
3pm Mansfield Key Club Meeting
Where: Mansfield High School, 3001 E Broad St, Mansfield, TX 76063, USA

Fri Dec 8, 2017
6:45am Weekly Club Meeting
Where: Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, 2700 East Broad Street, Mansfield,
TX 76063, United States

THIS WEEK IN THE TWITTER-VERSE...
CLUB MEETING INFORMATION
New Member Interview: Gipson & Garza

The Kiwanis Club of Mansfield meets every Friday morning at 6:45 AM at the Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, 2700 E. Broad ST, Mansfield, TX 76063.

Guests are always invited to join us for breakfast!

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Why Join Mansfield Kiwanis?

Our Passion: Serving Children
Our service to the children of the world starts in our hometown!

Service Leadership Programs

The Kiwanis Club of Mansfield sponsors the following service leadership programs:

  • Mansfield H. S Key Club
  • Summit H.S. Key Club
  • Frontier H.S. Key Club
  • Lake Ridge H.S. Key Club
  • Timberview H.S. Key Club
  • Legacy H.S. Key Club
  • Venus H.S. Key Club
  • Mary Orr Intermediate School Builders Club
Through its Service Leadership Programs, Kiwanis teaches young leaders new ways to change the world by serving one child and one community at a time. Service Leadership is the next step beyond service learning. Once a young person fully understands the concept of learning by helping others, he or she begins to grow personally as a leader.


Feed the Kids for Summer Program

In 2006 Common Ground created a way to help feed children during the summer that relied on the Federal free or reduced lunch program during the school year by creating the Feed the Kids Program.

Money for this program was in very short supply until The Kiwanis Club of Mansfield heard about the efforts of Common Ground and joined forces to meet the needs of these children. The following year the Mansfield Kiwanis provided substantial financial resources, volunteers and bags to support the Feed the Kids Program.

The number of children served has increased more than four fold since its inception. The Mansfield Kiwanis continue to support the Feed the Kids for Summer Program. Club Member Phil Stover is a Co-Chair of this program.

Additional Service to the Commuity by the Kiwanis Club of Mansfield

•Annually award multiple scholarships to MISD Seniors.

•Monthly recognition of a MISD Teacher of the Month.

•Monthly recognition of MISD Students of the Month.

•Nursing Home Bingo: Each month we, along with members of our Key Clubs, provide a night of “Bingo” at the Mansfield Care Center on East Broad.

•Beautification Days: Our members historically assist with Citywide Cleanup Days.

•Habit for Humanity: We help with volunteers and fund raising for Habitat projects in Mansfield.

•Financial Support to North Central Texas Alzheimer’s Association

Contact Information:

The Kiwanis Club of
Mansfield/Kiwanis Club of
Mansfield Foundation e-Newsletter
Attn: Editor
PO Box 25
Mansfield, TX 76063

Club President: Sharon Baker
Newsletter Editor: Greg Barberee
( greg@imsi-usa.com)

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