Kiwanis 'Fly Dine' raffle to benefit youth programs - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Kiwanis 'Fly Dine' raffle to benefit youth programs - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

The $10 “Fly & Dine” raffle tickets members of Walla Walla Kiwanis Club are selling will give the winner the opportunity to travel, said member Michelle Monda.

The new fundraiser will provide the winner round trip airfare for two, a one-night stay in up to a four-star hotel — and dinner for two anywhere in Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Utah and parts of Colorado. The idea came from member Nonda Gibbard

The drawing will take place when all 1,000 tickets are sold, Michelle said. The tickets can be sold across state lines and flight arrangements would be made to leave from the closest airport to the winner. All travel arrangements are being made through Paul Schneidmiller, owner of World Wide Travel Service Inc. Winners can extend their trip at their own expense, she added.

Tickets are available by calling 509-386-5639. All proceeds from the raffle stay in Walla Walla for use with local charities, youth programs and scholarships Kiwanis supports year round.

Officers are currently Rose Kinney, president; Nonda, president elect and co-chairwoman with Michelle of public relations and the fundraising committee; Robin Bond, vice president; Sharon Gerbino, secretary; Tom Nollette, treasurer; Jay Gerbino and Pam Bond, project treasurers; Don Gibbard, president of Camp Kiwanis Foundation; and Daylan Gibbard, Key Club area administrator.

Kiwanians meet at noon on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Courtyard by Marriott, 550 W. Rose St. and at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month for a dinner meeting at a different site each time. December’s evening meeting will be at La Chiquillas, 428 Ash St. See the online Kiwanis calendar at for locations. The club’s informal meetings usually last an hour with a 20- to 30-minute program following a meal and brief reports. Attendees pay for their own meals and guests are welcome. 

“Kiwanis” means “we trade” or “we share our talents.” It was coined from an American Indian expression, Nunc Kee-wanis, according to a post from a club in Hays, Kan. 

Founded on Jan. 21, 1915, the international service club promotes leadership for young people, health and education and serves community needs of its young people.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or afternoons at 526-8313. 

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