The Groton Kiwanis meets every Wednesday at 12 noon in the Groton Community Center. The club's major projects are the snow queen contest, scholarships for Groton Area High School Seniors, and an annual Halloween party for children. The Kiwanis financially supports a high school sophomore by sending one student each year to the Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership seminar. The club supports the 4-H Premium sale, serves supper with the FFA at the James Valley Threshing Show in Andover, SD, and sponsors the Homecoming Tailgate Supper, a Pancake Brunch, the annual Athletic Banquet, a blood drive, and an annual track meet as well as other miscellaneous activities involving children.
To contact the organization, send a note to Chuck Raap, PO BOX 603, Groton, SD 57445.
"Young Children - Priority One," the mission of Kiwanis International, has "Serving Children of the World" as the main purpose of their organization. New members always welcome! There is a weekly speaker during the meeting who provides information on a wide variety of topics. In addition to Chuck Rapp, the following individuals may also be contacted: Roger Rix, Steve Giedt, Dan Dalchow (President Oct 12-Oct 13) or Suzanne K Oliver (Current President-Oct 12).