Brooksville, Florida – The Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge announces that it has donated $533.25 to Brooksville Elementary School. The source of this donation is an accumulation of “Happy Dollars” collected from members over the last 12 months at weekly meetings. The decision to make this donation to Brooksville Elementary School was to honor the memory of Kiwanis honorary member, Ted Rahal, better known as “Mr. Ted.” Mr. Ted was a long time volunteer at Brooksville Elementary School until he passed at the age of 101.
The club was informed that Brooksville Elementary School will use the money to purchase a new American flag and display for the school’s front office. It will include a bronze plaque at the base saying “In Memory of Ted Rahal, Kiwanis Member.” “This is a fitting tribute to someone who was so giving of his time and energy,” said Mary LeDoux, principal of Brooksville Elementary School.
Attached photo: Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge presents its check for $533.25 to Brooksville Elementary School. Standing left to right: Al Johnson, Kiwanis Lt. Governor, Rich Linkul, President of Kiwanis of Brooksville Ridge, Mary LeDoux, principal of Brooksville Elementary School, John Ehlenbeck, past Kiwanis Lt. Governor and Charter President of Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge.
About Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge
Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge meets every Friday morning at 7:15 am at Country Kitchen, 20733 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, Florida 34601. For more information about Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge call Rich Linkul, President, at 352-597-6383 or go to www.KiwanisoftheBrooksvilleRidge.com.
Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge was chartered on July 14, 2008 and is one of five clubs in Hernando County (Brooksville, Brooksville Ridge, Nature Coast, Spring Hill, and Weeki Wachee). The five comprise over 250 men and women dedicated to serving the children of our community. Kiwanis goals locally are to raise funds to help the poor, participating in fellowship, and give back to the community.
The Kiwanis Clubs of Hernando County are among 8,000 clubs and 250,000 members in 70 countries. It is a global organization of members working to change the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis International and its Service Leadership Programs – Circle K, Key Club, Key Leader, Builders Club, K-Kids, Kiwanis Junior, and Aktion Club – dedicate millions of volunteer hours and invest $100 million to strengthen communities and serve children annually.
Kiwanis engaged in its first Worldwide Service Project teaming up with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to virtually eliminate iodine deficiency disorders. These disorders cause various degrees of mental and physical impairment in the fetus and in young children. At this time, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus called Project Eliminate. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating – tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch.