News from the Port Townsend Kiwanis Club - Port Townsend Leader

This month marks the Kiwanis’ new year, which means new officers, new ideas and new programs!

David Crozier and his team were installed by the Kiwanis PNW District Governor and regional division Lt. Governor. They have “hit the ground running” with a new service opportunity for Port Townsend students and lots of energy and plans for the new year!

There’s a new high school service club in town that also promotes great leadership and scholarship opportunities. The Port Townsend Key Club is back at PTHS after several years, with new and excited advisors who are looking to provide creative assistance with members’ service ideas. The club will meet twice a month on Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. in the library and all high students are always welcome to check it out. The local Kiwanis Club thanks members Jan Boutilier and Angie Cossell for serving as the adult advisors. We are all excited to again be working with our high school youth!

This month’s service to the community is the club’s annual haunted house, Haunt Town, which will again be held in the basement of the Port Townsend Elks Lodge at 555 Otto St.

The theme this year is “House of Horror” and is designed for adults & youth aged 13+. The attraction will be open from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 and the 31st on Halloween.

Each year, the club makes donations to all of the school ASBs in the county for each student that visits the Haunt. Questions may be directed to Project Chairs Steve & Christy Spencer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 360/774-0879 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 360-774-0882.

Fall also means the startup of the Backpacks for Kids program, which sends food home with qualified students for the weekend. The program is a partnership of several organizations, including Kiwanis, PT Elks Lodge, Olycap and high school student volunteers.

Last year, the program served 60 children in the Grant Street and Blue Heron Schools and we are anticipating more students this year. Interested parents should contact the school counselors for more information.

There are always fun things going on with the Port Townsend Kiwanis Club to keep members busy and having loads of fun together! We’re looking forward to our annual Toys for Tots project and help with the Christmas for Children projects in November and December; more to come on those in the future. Everyone is welcome to join us, there’s always plenty of room for people interested in serving our communities.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. To obtain information about the club, visit the website at www.ptkiwanis.org or send an email to [email protected]. com.

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