I just recently joined the Golden K Kiwanis of Albany and surely glad I did. My friends, Lee Don and Earl Smith have been after me to do so for some time and all I would say is no, I don’t have time. Well, I finally got smart and listened to them and made the move. If you are a senior, like I am, you should do the same thing. Why, because it is a lot of fun and you can do a lot of good for your community. The club targets children to help but not just them. Friday, of this past week, I participated in our “Meals on Wheels” which is just one of many charitable things we do. It certainly makes a person feel mighty good to be doing things to help others, especially those low income individuals who really need those things that we have to offer.
Doing these charitable things are not the only reasons to become a member. We just have great time. We meet every week at the Baptist Church next door to Station WALB on Third Avenue. The meeting starts at 10:00 A.M. sharp and ends at 11:00 A. M. Each meeting starts with the singing of “America The Beautiful” and the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. Flag, followed by a short prayer and then the meeting continues with a speaker who talks on various interesting topics. It is the duty of each member to find one or more speakers during the year. Every speaker that I have listened to has been very good and I look forward to the next one every week.
The members of this club have “been around”, so to speak, so there are many very interesting things that each of us can talk about. Many have served in the Armed Forces and a couple of them were Prisoners of War. We have retired school teachers, ministers, salesmen and sales managers, etc. Thus, you can see that we have quite a diverse group of people in our group.
Everyone seems to have a story or a joke to tell and of course there is some conversation about our current ailments. We all have them and we realize that we aren’t the only one having to put up with conditions that we would rather not have.
These presentations, that we have every week, were one of the reasons that I was interested in joining the Club and I am sure that you will feel the same way, if you should join.
If this sounds interesting to you, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will arrange for you to attend one of our meetings and I will provide you with a request for membership form, should you decide to join.
Our club is growing and we need new talented members who are willing to give up some of their time to help the children of our community.
Written by Ted Anderson. Insurance agent Ted W. Anderson worked in sales for half a century, has lived in Albany since 1993. He is president of Dover Lane Neighborhood Watch. Send email to him at email@example.com.