K-Kid officers elected

Pictured above are Rochelle Mayor Chet Olson on left with officers: Ashley Christy, president; Angel Hernandez, vice president; Owen Miller, secretary; Grant Daugherty, treasurer; Amor Lara, Sargent-at-Arms. At right Kiwanis Golden K advisor Dennis Swinton,

ROCHELLE — The 2018-19 K-Kids are signed up for another fun and service-filled year.

Officers were recently elected for the HUB Project service club, which meets monthly at Lincoln School. The club began just last year under the umbrella of the Kiwanis Golden K, joining Rochelle Township High School’s Key Club along with Builder’s Clubs at the elementary level.

“We have about 25 K-Kids this year,” said K-Kids advisor Elisa Rubeck. “We do have returning members and they are excited to step us as leaders this year. It is exciting to have new members too.”

Rubeck said the club plans to focus on similar projects as last year’s including collecting pop tabs for Lurie’s Children’s Hospital, volunteering at the Kitchen Table, singing at Hawthorne Inn (formerly San Gabriel Assisted Living), and posting positive notes of encouragement.

The club also plans to once again volunteer to pack meals with the “Feed My Starving Children” organization. The students joined in with students in Key Club and packed about 84,000 meals, which is enough to feed 277 kids in countries around the world.

Another project in the works is a “Buddy Bench” for the elementary school playgrounds. When a student sits on a Buddy Bench others will know to ask to join in the fun and play together.

“All of the K-Kids are excited and eager to help their schools, the community and our world,” Rubeck added.

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