At a recent meeting, the Jewel City Kiwanis honored member Woody Lee with the Kiwanian of the Year award for administering a variety of social and fund raising projects for the club. These included, in part, the creation of the Ray Perkins Memorial Fund that allocated donations to the Full Force Basketball program in La Crescenta. Lee was also recognized for his countless hours of volunteering in fundraising efforts at La Crescenta Elementary School and Rosemont Middle School, to name a few.
Paul Bernard was presented with the Most Motivated Award for his overall commitment to serving the community as a Kiwanian. Bernard has over 34 years of service in Kiwanis and is a past-president and Lt. Governor.
Jerry Salthouse was recognized with the Most Inspirational Award for his positive approach to serving the community and having fun while doing it. Salthouse is an executive chef and has been of immense value to Jewel City Kiwanis in their numerous cooking events in the community throughout the year.
The Jewel City Kiwanis Club may be best known for its presence at charitable and civic events, bringing a mobile kitchen to serve barbecued meals and drinks. The club caters events ranging from the City of Glendale’s Cruise Night where members and volunteers from local high school Key Clubs serve 1,500 meals to Glendale school events where 400 to over 700 guests are served. Other events include the annual City of Glendale Great American Cleanup Day and Relay for Life. All money earned at these events is returned back into the community. Last year the club donated funds to 24 organizations within Glendale.
For more information on the Jewel City Kiwanis, including joining the organization, call (818) 334-4307 or go to their website www.jewelcitykiwanis.org.