Feed the Kids for Summer Already Going Strong & Needing More Support

By: Greg Barberee

On Wednesday evening, June 14th, my wife and I plus our 3 kids joined the other hundred or so volunteers to pack and prepare bags of food for MISD children at the Mansfield Cares Warehouse located at 150 South 6th Avenue just west of downtown Mansfield.

After a prayer for the group, Phil Stover, a Director for the Feed the Kids Program and fellow Kiwanian, requested my family man the tables to assist the volunteers with packing the cereal, oatmeal, granola bars, peanut butter crackers, and ramen noodles.  This job required us to remind the other volunteers packing the bags how much of each item to pack, ensure that all items remained well stocked, and remove empty boxes from the tables to be broken down for recycling.

Please continue reading at: Mansfield Kiwanis Newsletter 2017-06-15

New Member Interview Series: Michael Crippen

On Friday, June 9, 2017, Todd Simmons continued his series of interviews of the newest members of Mansfield Kiwanis by sitting down with Michael Crippen.

Mike moved to the Mansfield area in January 2015 with his wife, Beth, and grandson, Aiden, from Florida as a result of Beth’s new job.  Please click on the following link to learn more about Michael.  Mansfield Kiwanis Newsletter 2017-06-15

Mansfield Kiwanis Annual Family Social A Huge Success

On Saturday, June 10th members of the Mansfield Kiwanis and their families gathered for a great evening of fun and fellowship on Gary Mill’s back patio.

All who attended were treated to a great evening of getting to know not only our members better but also meeting the families of our members.  Once again, I believe this year proved that we don’t really know our fellow members until we’ve given a member’s spouse and/or child the opportunity to tell us who that member truly is when not attending a Kiwanis function.

The evening was made even more incredible by all the delicious food prepared and brought by our members to share.  Plus, we should all give Steve Hallford a huge thank you for braving the heat of the grill to prepare the burgers and hot dogs.

Every year we say those who miss our family socials really miss out on an opportunity to have a good time and get to know your fellow Club members.

Thank you Gary for letting us use your patio for the event and thanks to all members and their families that attended!

Click on the following link to view our online photo album from the Social: Mansfield Kiwanis Family Social Photo Album.



Key Club International Trustee Tiffany Hang Receives Mansfield Kiwanis Bob Noel Scholarship

On Friday, May 26, 2017, the Kiwanis Club of Mansfield was honored to award Tiffany Hang, a Senior at Mansfield Summit High School with the Bob Noel Scholarship, a $1,500 scholarship she can use to continue her education.  Tiffany was also recognized by the Club as the October 2016 Student of the Month earlier this year.

Tiffany plans to attend TCU next fall and is interested in pursuing a career in epidemiology – the study of diseases.  She is currently unsure whether her future will take her to medical school or the pursuit of a doctoral degree with a research emphasis.

Tiffany was also elected as a Trustee for Key Club International (KCI) in July 2016 at the Key Club International Convention in Atlanta, GA.  As a Trustee, Tiffany sat on the KCI Board with the KCI President, KCI Vice President and 10 other Trustees to guide and direct KCI, the oldest and largest service program for high school students.  Prior to her election as KCI Trustee, Tiffany served two years as the Lt. Governor for Division 39S.

Tiffany has crisscrossed the country representing KCI with visits to the Kiwanis International Headquarters on 5 occasions, Chicago, IL, Harrisburg, PA, and Salt Lake City, Utah over the last year.  Tiffany’s term as Trustee will end at the KCI Convention to be held in San Antonio in July.

Erick Li Awarded Ellis Langston Memorial Service Scholarship

The Kiwanis Club of Mansfield is thrilled to announce that the recipient of the Club’s $1,000 Ellis Langston Memorial Service Scholarship is Mansfield High School Senior Erick Li. During his time at MHS, Erick has been an active member of the MHS Key Club, named a Kiwanis Student of the Month in September 2016, and was the Lt. Governor for Division 39S during 2016 – 2017.

Erick will attend the University of California at Berkley next fall and plans on studying Applied Mathematics and Economics.  He hopes to eventually work as a Business Consultant or Researcher.

Erick was also one of four Mansfield ISD National Merit Scholarship semifinalists this year. A semifinalists is selected based on their scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.  A semifinalist is a student that has scored in the top 0.5% of the 1.5 million students that took the exam.

The Ellis Langston Memorial Service Scholarship was created in in March 2016 to honor the memory of our friend, member and Club leader, Ellis Langston who passed on February 15, 2013.  Ellis was dedicated to the service projects of our Club to better the lives of children in Mansfield and the World.  Ellis’ legacy of service to our Club and Community continues with this scholarship.