Kiwanis to continue supporting scouts

News editor

Marion Kiwanis Club voted Tuesday that it was likely to remain the charter organization for local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts regardless of whether the Boy Scouts of America organization votes to begin allowing gay members and leaders.

The Quivira Council of Boy Scouts sent a survey to every charter organization in its area, asking whether the organization was likely, not likely, or neutral about continuing to support local groups if the Boy Scouts end a ban on gay members and leaders.

Kiwanis voted to respond that it would likely continue as a charter organization but with a comment that the response was not an endorsement of any proposed change in policy. The club’s focus is on the local scout groups, not the national scouting organization.

Auxiliary gave $47,205

Feebie Holdeman spoke about St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary’s efforts. The auxiliary donated $47,205 to the hospital in 2012 after paying for rent, utilities, and insurance.

There are 144 members of the auxiliary, which has a meeting at 9:30 a.m. the first Thursday of each month for coffee and a program. The auxiliary shop opened in December 2005 and is open noon to 5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Any donated clothes that aren’t sold at the end of a season are given to Caring Hands in Wichita to be donated to destitute people. Clothes that aren’t fit to be sold are recycled into carpet and other products.

 

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