Workday Planned for Kiwanis One Day, Saturday, April 2nd

KFH Workday April 2016

The next Kiwanis Family Workday is set for Saturday, April 2nd--Kiwanis One Day!  Join us as we beautify our House, inside and out.  All Kiwanis family members, family, and friends are invited: Kiwanis, Circle K, Key Club, Builder's Club, Aktion Club, and K-Kids.  Check out the flyer for details, and be sure to have your club RSVP by March 29th! Download the flyer:  KFH Workday April 2016. … [Read more...]

Sandra Gantt’s Story

We first met Sandra Gantt during the 2012 holiday season, shortly after she was diagnosed with leukemia.  Sandra was in the last trimester of her pregnancy.  Doctors at UC Davis Medical Center carefully coordinated her cancer and prenatal care.  A healthy daughter, Karissa, was born on December 27, 2012.  The family remained at Kiwanis Family House through the end of January 2013.  After two years in remission, Sandra’s leukemia returned.  Calendar year 2015 has seen her in and out of UC Davis Medical Center for blood transfusions and … [Read more...]

Ankit Bhuta’s Story

Ankit Bhuta came to the U.S. from Mumbai, India to attend flight school.  After passing his courses, he needed hours on his flight log, a quest that took him to Stockton, California.  On September 7, 2015, Ankit was riding on the back of a motorcycle being driven by one of his classmates.  The classmate decided to race a Porsche 911 on a two-lane road.  As their speed increased to 100 miles-per-hour, Ankit felt his helmet slide toward the top of his head.  As he reached up to secure the helmet, he slipped off the back of the motorcycle, landing … [Read more...]

New Board Meeting Schedule Announced

The Kiwanis Family House Board of Directors has announced a new board meeting schedule for the 2015-2016 term. Until further notice, the board shall meet every other month (odd months: January, March, May, July, September, and November) as well as in the month of June following the Kiwanis Family House Annual Meeting. Except for June, all meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Kiwanis Family House, unless otherwise announced. Board committee meeting schedules have been updated as well, as … [Read more...]

Fordham University Kiwanis Becomes 98th Sponsor Club!

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We have exciting news!  In May, the Kiwanis Club of Fordham University, Bronx, New York, became the 98th Sponsor Club of the Kiwanis Family House! This news is exciting for several reasons.  First, we are now only TWO clubs away from hitting the magic number "100" during Kiwanis International's 100th year.  Second, the Fordham University Club is the FIRST Kiwanis Family House sponsor club from outside the California-Nevada-Hawaii District, demonstrating the true international reach of our House. And finally, we are excited because Fordham … [Read more...]

PRESS RELEASE – Kiwanis Family House Participates in BIG Day of Giving

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***For Immediate Release***   SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, April 26, 2015 – For the second year in a row, the Kiwanis Family House will participate in an exciting regional event involving more than 400 local nonprofit organizations, the BIG Day of Giving.  The BIG Day of Giving is an online networking and giving event that provides nonprofit organizations such as the Kiwanis Family House with the opportunity to gain exposure and start relationships with new donors, and for the people in the Sacramento region and beyond to come together to … [Read more...]

Director’s Letter – April 2015

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Partnerships can be wonderful and inspiring.  We are always looking for new partnerships and ways to positively transform existing ones.  On March 10, 2015, we celebrated a new venture that will enhance the quality of our services to families in need.  It was our good fortune that Kiwanis International President John Button and Debbie were in Sacramento to help us embrace two organizational friends - Shriners Hospital for Children-Northern California and the Consulado General de Mexico en Sacramento (Mexican Consul General in … [Read more...]

Director’s Letter – March 2015

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I have met a thousand people who claim to be exclusively responsible for the oft-cited maxim “People support what they help create.”  Truth be known, I have claimed to be the original author of the saying for most of my life.  But at least 999 people out there know I was not the first to think of it.  Regardless, it is quite a gem in the world of management and leadership principles.  Those fascinated by leadership concepts and practices often follow difference makers in corporate settings, like banking, manufacturing, information technology, … [Read more...]

Director’s Letter – February 2015

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We celebrate so many things.  Births and their anniversaries, weddings and their anniversaries, cultural and religious rites, world records, discoveries and inventions, coronations and inaugurations, ribbon cuttings, championships, retirements, and holidays. So what about longevity?  Should we celebrate longevity in and of itself?  What is longevity, anyway?  Many celebrated individuals have proffered, “Hey, all that means is that I have been around forever.” The Kiwanis Family House celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2014.  In 2015, … [Read more...]