James C. Minter, 2017-18 Lt. Governor Division 10-E from the Westerville Kiwanis Club. He is a professional voice actor and owner of Buckeye Media Services (@JamesMinterBMS). James can be reached at; phone 6one4-374-3341 or 6one4-895-0313.

K-Kids Week is Feb 19-23, 2018 -   

We are celebrating by recognizing a KI Children's Fund Leadership Award recipient, Pierce Minter, and the Granville Elemetary K-Kids, winners of the 1st Place Video Contest!

K-Kids Leadership Award - see article in the March 2018 Buckeye Bulletin

Pierce James Alan Minter received the 2016-17 Kiwanis Children’s Fund Leadership Award for his outstanding efforts to charter and to lead the Wilder Elementary K-Kids Club.

Award recipients are recognized for their outstanding leadership abilities and for demonstrating a strong commitment to the Objects of K-Kids: To Provide opportunities for working together in service to school and community; To develop leadership potential; To foster the development of strong moral character; and To encourage loyalty to school, community, and nation.

Pierce had the idea to start the K-Kids club and has been a leader as well as active member in the club. According to Lynn Holland, the club’s Faculty Advisor/Facilitator whom Pierce approached to start the club, “I had my doubts as to what we might accomplish. Because of an eight year old’s love of helping others through service, we have accomplished an amazing amount of community service.”  How did he learn about K-Kids? Likely from his parents and grandparents who were Kiwanians, as well as his older brother who had started a Builders club.

Pierce was presented a certificate, a medallion and $100 award from Kiwanis International at the first Division 10E Council Meeting (photo). Westerville Kiwanis Club sponsors Wilder Elem. K-Kids and hosted the meeting. Pierce’s father James Minter is the Div. 10E Lt. Governor and Kiwanis Advisor for Wilder Elem. K-Kids. At the meeting to help make the presentation were Pierce’s mother Jody Minter and grand-father Alan Penn, a Past-KI President.

K-Kids like Pierce are amazing, just give them a chance to show you. Help give them the recognition they deserve. Do you know an amazing K-Kid or Builders Club member? May 1, 2018 is the next deadline for the 2017-18 Leadership Award Nominations.


Congratulations to our Ohio District K-Kids First Place Contest Winner!

Kiwanis International 2017-18 K-Kids and Builder’s Club Contests were reviewed and voted on at the 2018 SLP Conference in January by the KKids and Builders Club District Administrators. These contest submissions were due December 15, 2017 and included Best Essay, Best Video, Best Speech and Best Poster.

One Ohio District Club was a winner! Congratulations to GRANVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL K-KIDS who won FIRST PLACE for Best Club Promotion Video! The club and Faculty Advisor Jessica Wilson PhD (also a Key Club Alumna and Kiwanian) received a certificate and $100 shopping spree from Kiwanis Warehouse! The video was made in collaboration with the Granville High School Film Club and support from the Granville Community Foundation. The video features a dedicated K-Kids volunteer and Kiwanian Jean Cation. This promotional video focuses on one of the third grade K-Kids’ major projects this year, their work with the Licking County Humane Society. The awards were shared on the K-Kids official Facebook and Twitter pages in February for K-Kids Week February 19-23!

A link to the winning 2017-18 Kiwanis International K-Kids Best Promotional Video:

You can still help us highlight more of our amazing clubs by encouraging your K-Kids or Builders Club to enter the next set of contests due May 1, 2018. The next contests include: Best Scrapbook, Distinguished Club Officers, Kiwanis Children’s Fund Leadership Award, Annual Achievement Report and Distinguished Advisors. For more information, visit or


Division 10E Council Meeting I on November 28, 2017 - Hosted by the Westerville Kiwanis Club and Lt. Governor James Minter (Westerville). The Division 10E Council Mtg 1 was held at the MLC Cafeteria on 760 E. Schrock Rd in Westerville. Meals were purchased directly from the restaurant. The room rental was free. Approximately 27 people including 3 guests, attended the meeting representing 6 of the 8 clubs in the division (missing were Heath Moundbuilders and Northern Columbus Kiwanis Club). From 5:30-6:15 PM President's Council meeting, 6:30-8:00 Division 10E Council Meeting. Congratulations to David Doney (Newark) who was elected our 2017-18 Lt. Governor-elect. He was unable to attend the meeting but had accepted the nomination by the Past LTG Committee. There were no other nominees presented. The Lt. Governor banner was passed from Worthington-Linworth Kiwanis Club (Pres. Beth Riemenschneider) to Westerville Kiwanis Club (Pres. Larry Gwin). Division 10E was proud to witness Pierce James Alan Minter receive the 2016-17 Kiwanis Children's Fund Leadership Award for his outstanding service and leadership as a K-Kid in the Wilder Elementary K-Kid Club (sponsored by Westerville Kiwanis Club). This special award was presented to only four K-Kids in the international organization in 2016-17. The other three recipients were Ivy Yoder (University Elementary K-Kids, Indiana); Grace Hubbard (West Elementary K-Kids, Missouri-Arkansas) and Kayla Vega (Bowling Green Elementary K-Kids, New York) . Congratulations Pierce!  Pierce is the son of Lt. Gov. James Minter and Kiwanian Jody Minter, and grandson of past International President Alan Penn and Kiwanian Jeri Penn, former Ohio District K-Kids Administrator.

The Division 10E Budget was presented, amended and passed. The club Presidents shared upcoming events including the Newark Kiwanis Club's 100th Celebration in Sept 2018 and discussion of starting a new Aktion Club in the Westerville/Lewis Center Area and a Kiwanis Club in the Buckeye Lake and Hebron Area. Please contact Jennifer Lewis (74-485-2040) if you would like more information. The Division congratulated the Polaris Area Kiwanis Club on their First Year of Service!

Congratulations David Doney (Newark), the 2017-18 Division 10-E Lieutenant Governor Elect. 

Division 10E Council Meeting II and Official Governo's Visit on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Governor Dan Litzinger's Official Visit to Division 10E. Host and location tbd (Newark or Granville Kiwanis Club). The First Familiy Project is Feeding Ohio's Children, led by First Lady Barb Litzinger. Bring club donation check for ODKF/First Family Project donation to present to the Governor and First Lady.

April 14, 2018 - Membership canvassing event in Division 10E.

Midyear Education Day on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Nationwide Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio. This year's MidYear Chair is our Immediate Past Lt. Governor, Jim Janosik. The host club will be from our division. The focus is the formula, new club building and growth. Kiwanis International President Jim Rochford and Kiwanis Governor Dan Litzinger are leading the 'Eye of the Tiger" effort to support the Formula to help clubs grow and bring Kiwanis to more communities. Congratulations to our newest Kiwanis clubs in Colerain Township near Cincinnati and Downtown Cleveland, both chartered in November 2017!

Ohio District Kiwanis Convention (DCON), August 2018? in Toledo, Ohio.

Kiwanis International Convention (ICON), June 28-July 1, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ohio District On-to-Convention Chair is past LTG Bob Handelman (Newark). Click here to register and for more info.

9/30/17 - Saturday, The 9th Annual Granville Kiwanis Maple Leaf 5K and 10K by the Granville Kiwanis club. Location: Granville Intermediate School, 2025 Burg St. Granville OH, 43023. Supporting the Wildwood Park Playground Renovation project for 2018. Race starts at 8:30 am. Free children's race.

9/30/17 - Westerville Key Club Hole-in-one-Putt Putt Contest, Westerville 

10/6/17 - Westerville Kiwanis Golf Outing at Raccoon International Golf Course, Granville, OH. 10AM shotgun start. Register by Oct. 6 to James Minter, Westerville Kiwanis Club. $60pp for the Ohio Kiwanis Literacy Project. Bring new children's books for raffle tickets.

Division 10E News

On Sept. 12, 2017, Paxton Smith and Channing Dickson received Amtrykes thanks to donations from the New Albany Kiwanis Club and the Division 10E Ohio DIstrict Kiwanis clubs at the Sept. 12, 2017 Division Council Meeting and Family Picnic at Blendon Woods Metro Park. Over 50 Kiwanians, including the recipients families, the Ohio Kiwanis Governor-designate Dan Litzinger and Barb Litzinger, and David Gangor, a Board member from TAASC who supports locally the amtryke project. Contact any local Kiwanis club or TAASC if you would like more information about the Amtryke project.

Our most recent Division 10-E Council Meeting & SLP-Family Picnic was Tuesday, September 12 at 6-8:00 PM at Blendon Woods Metro Park, Sycamore Shelter area. Hosted by the New Albany Kiwanis Club, Send thanks to Debbie at

At the meeting/picnic, we honored Lt. Governor Jim Janosik (Worthington-Linworth & Polaris Kiwanis), formally voted in Lt. Governor-Designate James Minter (Westerville Kiwanis Club), voted on proposed changes to bylaws and socialized over dinner and cake. Awards were given to each of the club Presidents and Granville President Don Lewis was awarded Division President of the Year. Granville's club also won the Interclub Award and a wood key.

We also shared in the presentation of two Amtrykes to children in the New Albany area (Channing Dickson and Paxton Smith), thanks to contributions from the New Albany Kiwanis Club and Division 10E!

Division 10E Key Club News


Key Club 2016-17 Lt. Gov. Kendra Asiedu Receives Key Club Lieutenant Governor of the Year at the Ohio Districk Key Club Convention in Dublin, Ohio on March 11, 2017 at the Ohio District Key Club Convention. The award was presented by Ohio District Key Club Gov. Prestin Minter. [photos shown above}.      

Key Club 2016-17 Governor Prestin Minter of Westerville Central High School was awarded the Past International President's award given by the Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation. The award was presented to Prestin by Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation President David Kuhn in Dublin, Ohio on March 12, 2017 at the Ohio District Key Club Convention. Prestin is the grandson of Past International President Alan Penn, shown on the left in one photo. [Photos shown above]

Ohio District, Kiwanis International Division 10E (K2028) - Directory, Calendar and Useful Information

Kiwanis Membership Application (fillable pdf)

Literacy - Ohio District 2016-17 Governor Bill Flinta First Family Project

    Click here for Gov. Bill and Peggy Flinta's 102 Literacy Service Project Ideas, Today's Readers Tomorrow's Leaders.

2016-17 Ohio District Kiwanis Division 10E Officers:

Jim Janosik, Lt. Governor (Worthington-Linworth, Polaris Area)

Sam Kiner, Lt. Governor-elect (Newark, Northern Columbus)

Jennifer Lewis, Immediate Past Lt. Governor (Granville); Ohio District Midyear Education Day Chair

Debbie Moore, Secretary (New Albany)

Wayne Sheppard, Treasurer (Worthington-Linworth)

Sam Malik, Lt. Governor Key Club 2015-16 Ohio District Division 10E (New Albany High School)

Kendra Asiedu, ​Lt. Governor Key Club 2016-17 Ohio District Division 10E (Westerville South High School)

Noah Malik, Lt. Governor Key Club 2017-18 Ohio District Division 10E (New Albany High School)

Preston Minter, Governor Key Club 2016-17 Ohio District (from Division 10E, Westerville North High School)


SLP Committee: Chair Fred Yun

Past Lt Governors' Committee: Chair Jennifer Lewis (Immediate Past Lt Governor)

Past Lieutenant Governors meetings: 

Tues. Dec 15, 2015 at McPeek Lodge, Granville;

Tues, Nov  15, 2016 at Granville Public Library, Granville.

Presidents Council Meetings:

Tues, Nov 15, 2016 in New Albany.


2016-17 Calendar

November 2, Tuesday - Holiday Inn Worthington 6PM, Charter Party for the Kiwanis Club of Polaris Area, and joint 10E Division Council Meeting - 1; hosted by Worthington-Linworth Kiwanis club.

November 15, Tuesday - Presidents Council meeting, New Albany

November 15, Tuesday - Past Lt. Governor's Council Meeting, Granville Public Library, 6:30-8:30PM

December 12, Monday - Licking County Aktion Club Charter event, hosted by Newark Kiwanis, 11:30-1:00PM DoubleTree Hilton Hotel downtown Newark, $12.50 lunch at the door. Click here for invitation

January 17, Tuesday - Governor's Official Visit to Division 10E/W/S (All 10's Joint Council Meeting) - Ashville, Ohio. 5:30 PM Presidents meet with Governor. 6:00 PM progam. $15pp

January 30, Monday - Volunteer at the Reading Recovery Conference at the Convention Center in Downtown Columbus. (Division 10E Jennifer Lewis)


March 4, Saturday - Midyear Education Day conference, 8AM-5PM, at Crowne Plaza Columbus North-Worthington, 6500 Doubletree Ave, Columbus. Lunch provided. Educational sessions and speakers. $50 early bird registration by Feb 7. $35 special rate for first time attendees (limited to first 50) and $35 Aktion Club member rate.  Late registraton and even day $60. Afternoon ice cream social sponsored by the Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation and Kiwanis Foundation. Ohio District Kiwanis Awards will be presented by past Governor Amy Zimmerman. Governor Bill Flinta will introduce the First Family Project "Literacy," and international trustees will highlight the I-Plan. Interactive courses will provide leadership and service tools to take back and implement with your club. All levels of members encouraged to attend! Sign up at

August 8-10, 2017 - Ohio District Convention, Dayton, Ohio.  District Service Project to collect new and used books was a success. Educational Forums included District K-Kids session by Jennifer Lewis and Jessica Wilson and PR Forum by Jim Janosik. Gov. Bill Flinta presented awards at his banquet. Governor-elect Dan Litzinger from Div. 10S and Div 10-E Lt Gov elect James Minter were installed.

Sept. 14, 2017 - Division 10E Council Mtg 4 at Blendon Woods Park, Hosted by New Albany Kiwanis Club. $15 or dinner and SLP free. Two amtrykes were presented to local New Albany children. One was from New Albany club and another from the Division 10E Membership Award from 2015-16. James Minter (Westerville) was officially elected as Division 10E Lt. Gov. Elect. Lt Gov. Jim Janosik (Worthington-Linworth, Polaris) was presented a plaque and cardinal hat. The current Presidents received thank you's and a literacy related rose made by First Lady Peggy Flinta. The Interclub award (wooden key, new) and President of the Year Award went to Don Lewis, President of the Kiwanis Club of Granville.


2015-16 Recognitions - Congratulations Division 10E on a year of accomplishments:

Division 10E won the 2016-17 Ohio District Membership Growth Challenge - 1st place and earned a $500 donation towards an Amtryke via ODKF and Greenebucs.

As a division, we contributed or donated entirely 13 Amtrykes to children and Veterans in Ohio! The latest recipients were Noah (a boy from Westerville donated and presented by Worthington-Linworth club) and Solomon Barth (a boy from Granville donated and presented by Division 10E at our Kiwanis Family Picnic on Sept 19, 2016). The district has presented 77 as of November 2, 2016 and the number is growing.

Newark Kiwanis club completed its Model Club to Eliminate Pledges, under Pres. Chuck Schultz! 

Distinguished Service Awards were presented at the last Division Council meeting in Sept. to 

President Bob Carpenter (Northern Columbus), President Dave Thomas (Granville), Newark High School Key Club Faculty Advisor Scott Koebel, Granville Elementary School KKids Faculty Advisor Jessica Wilson, Key Club Division 10E Lt. Governor Kendra Asiedu and Mike Wesley (Newark) for his service project the Big Show bringing clowns from all over the world to Newark Ohio to train at Camp O'Bannon then give a free show to children and adults with development disabilities in Newark.

Recognition and thank yous were given to outgoing Division Secretary Eric Bush (Westerville), Division Treasurer Jim Snyder (Heath Moundbuilders), and Lt. Governor-designate Jim Janosik.

Jim Janosik, the Ohio District PR Chair (and incoming Lt Governor 10E) won the 2015-16 Distinguished District Chair Award.

Jennifer Lewis, the Ohio Distict Lt Governor Division 10E won the 2015-16 John B. Gillespie Award for her support of service leadership programs.

Scott Lindsey, the Ohio District Lt Governor Division 10W won the 2015-16 Outstanding Lieutenant Governor Award.

2015-16 Ohio District Kiwanis Division 10E

On Tuesday Nov. 12, 2015, Div10E had its first meeting hosted by Granville at the Granville Inn. Lt. Gov. Jennifer Lewis led the meeting of 38 members from Div10E representing 7 of 8 clubs. As a Division service project, we collected books and $63 cash to support Westerville's "Book Bonanza," Reading is Fundamental project. During the meeting, the 2015-16 Div 10E budget was presented and each club shared their upcoming projects. A buffet meal was provided for $20. The next meeting will be the Governor's visit on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 6:30-8:00 in Westerville at the American Legion Hall.

Service from A to Z - Ohio District Kiwanis Service Project motto

Twitter service projects to #ServicefromZtoZ

Follow Governor Amy on Facebook at ALZimmermanoh







"A" is for "Amtrykes"  

Amtrykes or, the Ohio Chapter of the Nationwide-organization for Amtrykes is the official 2015-16 Ohio District Kiwanis Governor's First Family Service Project



Gov. Amy Zimmerman and mother Sandy with sample Amtryke at the District Ohio Kiwanis Convention in Cleveland. Funds are being collected through the Ohio District Foundation for, to provide trykes to children and adults with disabilities throughout Ohio. The Division 10E clubs will pledge $1200 at the January 19, all 10s Division Council meeting with Visiting Governor Amy Zimmerman. (Photo by Jennifer Lewis, Lt Gov 10-E)



Gov. Amy Zimmerman and Westerville Kiwanis Member Eric Bush (dressed as Santa) present an Amtryke to Abby McInturf (age 9) accompanied by her mother Ria Masterson from Zanesville, at the District Council Meeting on 12/5/15 at the Newark campus of Ohio State University.  (Photo by Elwood Palmer, Lt Gov). Santa strolled through the room guiding Abby's tryke as we all sang Christmas carols. The Amtryke was donated through funds collected from Zanesville, Newark and Granville Kiwanis Clubs.






The Newark Advocate reported the 12/5/15 Amtryke donation/presentation in their printed paper on 12/8/15. Shown here being held by Gov. Amy.








Gov. Amy Zimmerman presents Amtryke to Savanna (age 11) at the All-10s Division Council Meeting on 1/19/16 at the American Legion Hall in Westerville during her official visit.  Savanna turned 11 on 1/18/16. What a birthday surprise! (Photo by Jennifer Lewis, Lt Gov 10-E)

Funds are being collected through the Ohio District Foundation for ( is her mother Sandy's local Ambucs club), to provide trykes to children and adults with disabilities throughout Ohio.

The Division 10E clubs donated/pledged $1200 at the January 19, all 10s Division Council meeting with Visiting Governor Amy Zimmerman. 


Photo: Savanna McDade, age 11, recipient of an Amtryke on January 19, 2016. (Photo by James Skidmore, Service Chair Division 10-W)

Savanna Smiles Video clip of Savanna McDade's Amtryke presentation by Gov. Amy on January 19, 2016 at the Div10E/S/W Council Official Governor's Visit

Click here for a must-see video of Savanna receiving her tryke:

Accompanying story written by Gov. Amy with video on her blog: 

"On Tuesday, Savanna, age 11, was all grins when Div 10E, 10W and 10S (Greater Columbus Area) Kiwanians came together for their official Governor’s visit and presentation of her Amtryke (compliments of Div 10W)! And to top it off, her Birthday was the day before! Her mother Tonya McDade can be seen in the video as well.

Special thank you to the TAASC Chapter of National Ambucs members JL Herron for assembling this Amtryke and to Pat Tietz, Physical Therapist.

Let’s continue to grant wishes and put smiles on children’s faces! We are so blessed as an organization."

#ServiceA2Z                       Governor Amy Zimmerman


The Division 10E Key Club also collected $690 (updated after check was presented) for the Amtryke cause and presented Gov. Amy with the "Largest" check ever on 1/19/16 at the Official Governor's Visit to the all-10s Divisions. Shown here with Div10E Lt Gov Sam Malik and members of the Westerville South and New Albany Key Clubs who helped volunteer at the dinner, working hard to setup, serve, clean tables and dishes and even sweep the floors, from 4 PM to 10 PM! A great Kiwanis SLP Family night.  A member of the Circle K Capitol University won $175 in the 50/50. 

Total pledges and donations presented to Gov Amy for the Amtryke project were $4865, which included a donation from Division 10W to ODKF for $925 to cover the costs of Savanna McDade's Amtryke.

Check out the article about Savanna's trike in the Newark Advocate published on Wednesday, January 26, 2016!

Video Clips of Amtryke Presentations By Governor Amy Zimmerman on Jan 5, 2016

#KidsNeedKiwanis: Bike brings smiles and mobility for 4-year-old boy

Mar 29, 2016, posted on the Kiwanis International homepage ( and Video on Vimeo, at   

"Benjamin gets a special bike from Ohio Kiwanians" - For children with special needs, riding a bike means so much more than enjoying summer days outside with friends. It also provides physical, emotional and social perks. Rebecca Graham has seen the benefits firsthand with her 4-year-old son, Benjamen.

Ohio Kiwanians donated two amtrykes at their Midyear Education Day in Columbus, OH on Saturday, March 5. One to four year old Benjamin and a second to an Army Veteran from southern Ohio David Sansom who was injured in the Iraq War. He remarked how thankful he was when we presented the tryke to him with his wife and 2 year old daughter. He loved hiking before his injury. He thanked us for giving him the tryke, helping him to gain mobility and to go back into nature, in his words, "saving his life."

Shown below is the presentation to Benjamin, age 4 with sister in red dress, parents and KI President Sue Petrisin and Ohio Governor Amy Zimmerman.


Save the Date!

Mon, Oct 12, 2015 - 6:30 PM, Worthington-Linworth President's Party and Installation. Holiday Inn Worthington $17.

Mon, Nov 2, 2015 - 6:15 PM, Granville Membership Night and Information mtg. Granville Inn. $12

Tues, Nov 10, 2015 - 6:15 PM, Division 10E Meeting 1 

  • Hosted by Granville at the Granville Inn. $12. Bring a children's book (new or used) for Read Around the World Service Project. Consider Half-Price bookstore and discarded library books Or donate a $1 (price for a book at Goodwill).  Goal is 100% participation in service project and All Clubs to have an interclub. Each club will give a 5-min overview of their club. We will review the budget and current division membership. 

Mon, Nov 16, 2015 - 11:45 AM, Newark President's Party. Buckingham House. $10

Mon, Nov 16, 2015 - 6:15 PM, Granville President's Party. Granville Inn. $25

Tues, Dec 15, 2015 - 6:30 PM, McPeek Lodge, 3447 Raccoon Valley Rd, Granville OH 43023.  All Lieutenant Governors Meeting to discuss membership, club growth and issues related to the Division 10E. 

Past Lt. Governors (who are still active members within 10E): Jerry Miller, Robert Handleman, Steve Helba, Eric Bush, Leonard Hubert, Wayne Sheppard, Sarah Roush, Walt Chaney, Jeanne Peifer, Marc Guthrie, Dave Chute; Bob Billups, Fred Yun

Wed, Jan 6, 2016 - 8PM, Webinar to learn about branding, social media and public relations.  or join by dialing +1 (605) 562-3185 Meeting ID: 148 718 5021  Contact Jim Janosik, PR Chair, c: 954.632.7701.

January 13- March 4, 2016 at the McConnell Arts Center in Worthington, Ohio for the EliminART Exhibit featuring local artists and their interpretations of the Eliminate Project, an effort between Kiwanis and UNICEF to eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus from the world. Learn more and donate online at:

Tues, Jan 19, 2016 - 6:00 to 9:00 PM, Official Visit of Governor Amy Zimmer to Divisions 10-E, 10-S & 10-W, Ohio District of Kiwanis International at the American Legion Young-Budd Post 171, 393 E College Ave, Westerville, OH 43081Hosted by the Kiwanis Clubs of Columbus, Grove City, South Columbus and New Albany.


Click below to download Invitation with all information: 

Governor's Visit to Divison 10E/S/W 

Location: American Legion, 393 East College Avenue, Westerville, OH, 43081;

Cost: $22 per adult/$11 SLP (free if volunteering).

Invite your SLP clubs. 

Contact Lt. Gov. Jennifer and/or Key Club Lt Gov Sam Malik for more information.

We will be making a special Amtryke presentation to a local returning Veteran.



Photo: Savanna McDade is all smiles, just having received her amtryke from Governor Amy Zimmerman at the Division 10E/S/W Council Meeting in front of 135 smiling Kiwanians, Key Clubbers, Circle K members, mother Tonya McDade, Gov. Amy's family and mother Sandy, member of Greenebucs, a Chapter of Ambucs, and JL Herron member of TAASC Chapter of National Ambucs who assembled the amtryke locally and Pat Tietz, Savanna's physical therapist. The clubs raised $4865 for Amtrykes including Division 10-W covering the $925 cost of Savanna's tryke, Division 10-E Key Club donating $690 and Division 10-E Kiwanis donating $500 for a future tryke. The joy of Savanna and her smile were contagious. This service project and award was memorable for all who were lucky to participate in it! Thank you Division 10-E for your tremendous support and generosity! 

Photo: John O'Connor, Immediate Past President from Westerville Kiwanis Club (also charter member of New Albany Kiwanis Club) is awarded a Governor's Award by Gov. Amy Zimmerman on 1/19/16 at the All-10s Division Council Meeting/Governor's Visit. John started the Division 10E Facebook page and Book Bonanza project at his club. Photo taken by Alice Lewis, Granville Kiwanis member and mother of Lt. Gov. Jennifer Lewis.





Sam Malik, Division 10E Key Club Lt. Governor received a Governor's Award.

Tom Harvey, Charlene Lossing and Roger Lossing of Granville Kiwanis Club received Centennial Awards for their committment and personal donations to the Eliminate Project. The Centential Award recognizes donations of $1500, which saves/vaccinates 800 mothers and their future babies from tetanus.

Monday, January 25, 2016 from 7-8-15PM, Worthington Linworth "What is Kiwanis?" Prospective member program at the Old Worthington Library. More info on their website and

Saturday, February 13, 2016- 7AM to 2PM, Granville Kiwanis Pancake Day at St. Edwards Catholic Church, 785 Neawrk Granville Rd, Granville OH. Co-sponsored by GHS Key Club and Boy Scout Troop 65. Proceeds to benefit injured GHS student Louis Wood, Bake sale, 50/50 and Kiwanis' own pure maple syrup! $6 adults, $4 children, Under 5 free.

Tues, February 16, 2016 - 6:30 PM, Division 10-E Meeting 3 

  • Hosted by Worthington Linworth Club. Dinner $15 buffet, chicken/pasta/salad/dessert, all homemade by Worthington Linworth members and served from the Salvation Army kitchen. The meeting was held in the gymnasium on tables decorated for Valentine's Day with chocolate and candies including special "Formula" Chocolate Foil Heart candies tagged with labels "Love it, Live it, Share it!" 
  • RSVP by February 12 to Lt. Gov. Jennifer Lewis, or Cell (740) 485-2040.
  • Program: Kiwanis Branding and the I-Plan - Publicity, Marketing and Social Media. Presented by Jim Janosik and Jennifer Lewis on Marketing &  Branding Kiwanis, the I-Plan and practical challenges and benefits of social media, websites and advertising for our clubs. Feel free to submit questions in advance! - Jim gave great tips for effective social media and facebook posts, how to increase their priority and effective press releases. Refer to his recorded Wednesday Webinar series on Marketing from December 2015 on the Ohio District Kiwanis website.
  • Location: Salvation Army Chapel at Worthington Woods, 760 Worthington Woods Blvd, Worthington OH 43085.
  • Service Project: Family Mentor Foundation, providing healthy snacks and easy to make meals for children to take home after school for evening and weekend meals, Chair: Julia Sheppard, Worthington Linworth Club
  • Cold wind and snow did not deter Division 10E from supporting this Council meeting as 25 Kiwanians attended the meeting. The division treasurer Jim Snyder collected the $15 meal dues from 24 people at the door and wrote a check to the Worthington Linworth club for 25 (Lt. Governor is covered by the division). Thank you Worthington Linworth for a great homemade meal! Worthington Linworth hosted a 50/50 ($1/ticket) and a club member pulled the winning ticket. Congratulations to Lt Gov. Jennifer who purchased 5 tickets and won the 50/50! She donated her winnings ($32? cash) to Julia Sheppard for Worthington Linworth's Family Mentor Foundation service project.

Sunday, February 21, 2PM, Kiwanis social/OSU Women's Basketball vs. Illinois, $8 tickets, contact Faith Levine. 

Saturday, February 27, 2PM, Kiwanis social/OSU Men's Hockey vs. Wisconsin, $11 tickets, contact Faith Levine. 

Tues, February 23, 2016 - 9:00 PM, Division 10E Bowling Night at Columbus Square Bowling Palace! Bring a friend and join us for a social Kiwanis event, hosted by Lt. Gov. Jennifer and Westerville Kiwanis President James Minter. $4.50 per game includes shoes. Leagues play each night hence the start, but you can play one game in less than an hour! :) Prizes for the most strikes and most goose eggs! Address: 5707 Forest Hills Blvd., Columbus, OH  43231, Ph. 614-895-1122.  website  

Tues, February 18, 2016 - 5:30 PM, Heath/Moundbuilders club will host Jason Umstot the new Supt. of the the L.C. Board of Developmental Disabilities. He will speak at the Heath/Moundbuilders meeting on 2/18/16. The eat-on-your-own at Stacy's Buffet on 30th St in Heath will begin at 5:30pm with the meeting beginning promptly @ 6:30pm. This meeting will be the beginning of plans to charter an Aktion Club right here in Licking County.

Saturday, February 27, 2016, 7am-2pm, Newark Kiwanis Pancake Day, at Goodwill's The Grove by the River, 840 Hollander St. (formerly the Fiberglas Clubhous) in Newark, Ohio. Tickets $5, ages 5 and under free. Bake sale, 50/50 and live entertainment all day long!

Saturday, March 5, Midyear Education Day in Columbus, Ohio. New this year, a Service Fair and Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation Ice Cream Social in the Pavilion. Art work for Eliminate, booths for Eliminate, the Formula, our SLPs (KKIDS, BUILDERS) and Aktion Clubs, forums on the I-Plan and Guest Speakers including Sue Petrisin, our KI International President, Ohio District Governor Amy Zimmerman, Past International Kiwanis and Key Club Presidents and the presentation of two amtrykes. 300+ attendees including Kiwanians, Guests and SLP members.

March 8th is IHOP National Pancake Day. Patrons that day get a free short stack in exchange for a donation to Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Kiwanians can volunteer to work at IHOP that day from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Register by January 25.

Granville Kiwanis and Heath Moundbuilders helped welcome guests to the IHOP on Route 79 in Heath from 7AM to 7PM. In photograph, Jean and Ken Cation, Craig Washka, Alice and Jennifer Lewis from Granville Kiwanis.

March 11 and 12, Ohio District Key Club Convention (DLC) at Dublin Embassy Suites. Lt. Governor Sam Malik, from Ohio District Key Club Division 10-E (center in green tshirt), was on the DLC Committee. Great work Sam!


Tues, March 15, 2016 - 6:30 PM, Division 10-E Meeting 4, Kiwanis Family Night, non-business meeting 

  • Hosted by Westerville Club. Topic: Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs (SLPs): KKids, Builders Club, Key Club, Circle K, also Aktion Club.  Guest speakers: District Chairs Jeri Penn, Nancy McNeal, Jeff Elbe and Past International President Alan Penn.
  • Location: Everal Barn in Westerville, 60 N. Cleveland Ave, Westerville, OH, 43091.-
  • Cost: $15, dinner catered by Average Joe's
  • Service Project: Socks for a Cause, donating socks to the homeless co-sponsored by Westerville KKids, inspired by local DJ/The Voice, Ted Williams.
  • Elections of Lieutenant Governor and Lt. Governor Elect (postponed until May/June business mtg)
  • Funny Bone tickets won by Jeff Elbe, 50/50 won by Alice Lewis
  • 48 people attended including guests from Division 10E Key Club, Lt Gov Sam Malik and Lt Gov Designate Kendra Asiedu. Award from Lt Gov Sam presented to advisor/New Albany President Fred Yun
  • Guests included two representatives for the Licking County BDD Aktion Club and two prospective charter members of the new Polaris Kiwanis club

Sat. March 19, 2016 - Heath Moundbuilders Kiwanis Club co-sponsored Easter Egg hunt, brunch and 5K at the YMCA. Egg hunt at 10:45 AM, $5 for photo with Pat the Bunny. 5K and crafts are free. Family event.

Sat. March 26, 2016 - Northern Columbus Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt at Whetstone Park of Roses, Clintonville. $1 for hot chocolate. Sunny day. 6,000+ eggs and Easter Bunny photo op from 9-10AM. Egg hunt starts at 10:00AM. Volunteers from Granville and Worthington Linworth Kiwanis clubs helped. Boy Scouts and Key Club also helped.

Thursday, March 31, 6-8:30PM  Northern Columbus Kiwanis Club Prospective Member Night/social meet and greet at Panera Bread, located at 875 Bethel Rd. Bring or invite prospective members to attend and support our division!

Saturday, April 2, 9AM-1PM  Kiwanis One Day 

Granville Kiwanis club members help the wife of late Kiwanis member Edison Smith, who served the club for many years with his electrician and comedic skills.

Tuesday, April 12, 6PM Westerville Kiwanis Club holds Academic Varsity recognition night at Genoa Middle School for Westerville North, Westerville South and Westerville Central High Schools. Thirty students were honored (10 from each school) by the club with a dinner and awards presentation with the Principals and parents, and an inspirational speech by the President of the Parents' Association. Eric Bush (Westerville Kiwanis, seated in center) was the Master of Ceremonies. Lt. Gov. Jennifer attended and enjoyed the family celebration.

Friday, April 22, 6PM  Northern Columbus Kiwanis Club Fish Fry at the Clintonville Women's Club on High Street in Clintonville. Fundraiser and great fish!

Saturday, April 23, PM New Albany Kiwanis Club Trivia Night fundraiser, New Albany, Ohio.

June 14 Division 10E Meeting Announcement (pdf),  June 14 Tuesday, 6-8pm at Infirmary Mound Park on SR 37 South of Granville. Hosted by the Kiwanis Clubs of Heath Moundbuilders and Newark Kiwanis. Program by Marc Guthrie about Karis' Cause for pediatric cancer and presentation of Amtryke to Louis Wood, 15-year old from Granville. Photos by Alice Lewis, taken at Infirmary Mound Park that evening.

August 11, Cincinnati Kiwanis Club 100th Celebration river boat cruise

August 12-14, Ohio District Kiwanis Convention, Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio

August 11-13, 2016 at the Ohio District Kiwanis Convention in Mason, Ohio at the Great Wolf Lodge, Governor Amy Zimmerman and Ohio Kiwanis presented Katie from Mason, Ohio an Amtryke. Lt Governor Jennifer Lewis and Lt Governor-Designate (Distrcit PR Chair and President of Worthington-Linworth and Polaris Area Kiwanis Clubs) received the David B. Gillespie Award and District Chair Distinguished Service Award, respectively. Scott Lindsey Lt Governor from Division 10W received the Lt Governor of the Year award. All three awards are the highest distinctions the Governor awards each year. We are proud this year that members of Division 10E and 10W received them!


August 12, Friday, the Ohio District Kiwanis Board meeting 4 from 10-12noon at Great Wolf Lodge and Carnival hosted by Ohio District Key Club in the evening

August 13, Saturday Educational sessions including Photography 101 by Div10E Distinguished Past Lt Gov Eric Bush and current Lt Gov Jennifer Lewis. (scored all 5s :); ODKF meeting and election of officers; Ohio District Kiwanis Governor's Banquet and Awards (Lt Gov 10-W Scott Lindsay received the Lt Governor Award; Lt Gov 10E Jennifer Lewis received the David B. Gillespie Award for SLP service; and District PR Chair from 10E Jim Janosik won the District Chair Award). At the Governor's lunch, we gave an amtryke to Katie an 11 year old girl with cerebral palsey. Gov Amy informed us that Ohio District Kiwanis has given 63 amtrykes to date and raised over $35k through ODKF for the Amtryke project. During the General Election, we elected Dan Litzinger from 10-S to be the 2016-17 Governor-Elect. During the Governor's Banquet, Governor Bill Flinta was installed as the 2016-17 Governor and with First Lady Peggy Flinta they assigned the service project to be Literacy. 

August 14, Sunday, during the installation of the 2016-17 District Board and Officers. Jim Janosik was installed as the 2016-17 Lt. Governor of Division 10E, Jennifer Lewis was installed as the District Chair of Midyear Education Day. Governor Bill Flinta entered the room to the music of the OSU fightsong.

Saturday, Aug. 20 at 9a.m. Karis' Cause 5K at Geller Park in Heath. Raising $36k+ for the American Childhood Cancer Organization and Karis' Cause for families and children with pediatric cancer. Thanks to our Kiwanis sponsors including Heath Moundbuilders Kiwanis Club, Newark Kiwanis Club, Granville Kiwanis Club and Ohio Kiwanis Division 10E..

Thurs. Aug. 25 from 6-8p.m.  This FREE clown extravaganza is for kids and kids at heart! "The Big Show" includes 40 professional clowns performing 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Roosevelt Building Gymnasium, 621 Mount Vernon Road. Come at 6 p.m. to meet and greet real-life policemen, firemen, a queen and other local celebrities including Ohio Kiwanis Governor Amy Zimmerman! At 6:30 p.m., clowns will mix and mingle with kids. The show kicks off at 7 p.m. Clowns will perform an opening production number to give kids a chance to sing and dance with them. The event is sponsored by Luikart Heating and Cooling and Newark Kiwanis. FREE entertainment for all ages! Photographs 1 and 2 below are from the Newark Advocate Online after the show, the following photographs taken by J. Lewis.

Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 5-6p.m. at Granville Elementary School gym. The Charter Party for the new Granville Elementary School K-Kids service club, led by faculty advisor Dr. Jessica Wilson, a 2nd grade teacher, Granville Kiwanis member and Key Club Alumna. Honored guests will include Mayor Melissa Hartfield, Granville Fire Chief Casey Curtis and Granville Police Officer S. 49 kids and their parents attended the party with 20 Granville Kiwanians in their blue Kiwanis shirts. Photo taken by Charlene Lossing. Second photo taken by Craig McDonald, Editor of Newark Advocate and Granville Sentinel and published in the Granville Sentinel Online first page and page 4 of the printed version. The KKids pledge which they recited is shown on the screen. They each signed a Pledge to be KKids which will be buried in a time capsule. The KKids first service project is to manage the water stop at the Granville Kiwanis Maple Leaf 5K & 10K at the Granville Intermediate School on October 1, 2016.

Thursday, Sept. 8 from 4:30-8:30p.m. Newark Kiwanis Annual Fish Fry at Camp O'Bannon. $15/pp

Friday, Sept. 16 Worthingon Linworth Kiwanis Club Trivia Challenge. $150/team deadline Sept 1.

Mon. Sept. 19, 2016 at 6:15 PM our Annual Division 10E Council Picnic at Blendon Woods . We will induct new members, award an Amtryke and celebrate the successes of our clubs for 2015-16. RSVP to Lt. Gov. Jennifer Lewis by Sept 15. $10 for dinner (SLP and Aktion Club members free).

September 19 Division 10E Kiwanis Family Picnic (pdf), on Sept 19 Monday, 6-8pm at Blendon Woods Park in the Sycamore Shelter, the Northern Columbus and Polaris Area Kiwanis Clubs hosted the division picnic. The clubs donated the meal with donations from Newark's City Barbecue for pork barbecue, a large cake from Costco in Polaris and support from Ross' Granville Market. Members donated funds to provide an Amtryke ($900 value) to a Granville youth, Solomon Barth who was on the registry wish list. The club was pleased to have 73 participants including Kiwanians from each of the clubs in Division 10-East and Key Club members from Granville, New Albany and Westerville South High Schools.  Recognition was given to incoming Lt Governor-designate Jim Janosik, President Bob Thompson, President Dave Thomas, the Big Show Chair/Newark Kiwanian Mike Wesley, Newark Key Club Advisor Scott Koebel, Lt Governor Division 10-E Kendra Asiedu and outgoing Division 10E Secretary Eric Bush (District Education Chair, past Lt Governor and member of Westerville Kiwanis Club) and Treasurer Jim Snyder (member of Heath Moundbuilders Kiwanis Club).

September 29, 2016 Thursday, Worthington-Linworth Kiwanis Club donated an amtryke to Noah, a young boy in Westerville. Funds for this amtryke were raised at their trivia night fundraiser in August. This was the 13th Amtryke that a club in division 10E had contributed to. As of now there have been 67 amtrykes donated within Ohio thanks to Governor Amy's first family project initiative!

Maple Leaf 5K & 10K on Sat. October 1 at 8:30AM at Granville Intermediate School. Register online at or download entry form on left tab (or click here).

October 10, Monday - Division 10E Golf Outing hosted by Westerville Kiwanis Club at Raccoon Valley International Golf Course in Granville, OH. Contact James Minter 2015-16 for more info. Proceeds benefit their Amtryke project.

November 1, Tuesday - Polaris Area Kiwanis Club charter party at the Holiday Inn of Worthington. Hosted and club sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Worthington-Linworth. The club was organized and chartered on July 6, 2016. The event was the official charter party and hosted also the Division 10E Council Meeting 1, with guests including Gov Bill Flinta, Imm Past Gov Amy Zimmerman, Gov-Elect from West Virginia and a proclamation was presented by a Township official. Lt Gov Jim Janosik emceed the event. He was the Charter President for the club and Jennifer Lewis was the Lt Governor when the club was formed. Past Gov Diana Keplinger was the club opener and Bill Snellgrove and Kathleen Moylan were the Formula Chairs. The current President is Phil Caito. Dinner was provided for $25 and James Milner won the 50/50.  Welcome to our newest Division 10E Kiwanis members!  

December 12, Monday - the Aktion Club of Licking County held its charter celebration from 11:30-1:30 at the Double Tree by Hilton in Newark, hosted by the Newark Kiwanis Club and emceed by President Abbey Border. Lunch buffet was provided for $12.50 with Aktion Club members free.

The Aktion Club of Licking County Charter Celebration

Welcome to our new Aktion Club of Licking County. The Licking County AKTION Club is now officially chartered, as of the big Charter Event yesterday. The event was attended by 121 people, and $145 was donated to the Club. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to put this together. Below are a few pictures from the celebration.

The Aktion Club of Licking County is the 36th Aktion club in Ohio. It was organized on July 27, 2016 and chartered on Sept. 1, 2016. A charter celebration event was held on sponsored by the Newark Kiwanis Club and held on Monday December 12, 2016 from 11:30-1:30 PM at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel in downtown Newark. Newark Kiwanis President Abbey Border emceed the event with entertainment provided by the Newark High School Swing Choir. Attendees enjoyed a lunch buffet of grilled chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli and a special Aktion Club Charter cake. Doubletree by Hilton donated cookies for each place setting.

Many volunteers contributed to the formation of this new Aktion Club, which is sponsored by the Kiwanis Clubs of Heath Moundbuilders, Granville and Newark in partnership with the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities. 

Highlights of the celebration included addresses by the Superintendent of the LCBDD Jason Umstot, Mayor Melissa Hartfield of Granville and Mayor Mark Johns of Heath who also presented proclamations declaring Sept 1, 2016 (official Charter date) and/or the charter celebration day, December 12, 2016, the official Kiwanis Aktion Club of Licking County Day. The County Commissioners of Licking County and Mayor Jeff Hall of Newark also prepared proclamations. The charter and gavel were presented by Imm Past Lt Gov Jennifer Lewis to the Aktion Club President Ray Shaw and the Superintendent of the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities Jason Umstot. The club banner was presented by the sponsoring club Presidents to the Aktion Club President. The Lt. Governor Division 10E Jim Janosik and Imm Past Lt Governor and Aktion Club advisor Jennifer Lewis installed the club officers who were elected on July 27, 2016 and the inducted each of the 16 charter members. The organizational committee included Imm Past LTG Jennifer Lewis, past LTG Bob Handleman, Past Presidents Dave Doney and Gary Wimer and LCBDD coordinator David McManus.

Guests included Aktion club members and advisors from Knox County, Cambridge andDelaware County.

The next meeting of the Licking County AKTION Club will be Tuesday, January 10th, 5:45pm at E.S. Weiant Center, 116 N. 22nd St, Newark OH 43055.

For more information about the Aktion Club or joining the club, please contact: 

David McManus, Performance Development Coordinator, Licking County Board of D.D., (740) 349-6588, LCBDD website:

Photo 1: Imm Past Lt Gov Jennifer Lewis, Aktion Club President Ray Shaw and LCBDD Superintendent Jason Umstot. Photo 2:  The Aktion Club Officers. Photo 3: The Aktion Club charter members.

Midyear Education Day (flyer, pdf) - March 4, Crowne Plaza Columbus North, Columbus, OH

Congratulations to our Division 10E with the Official Host Clubs of Ohio District Kiwanis Midyear Education Day - March 4, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North, Columbus, OH.  Event info at

On March 4, 2017, the Granville Kiwanis Club and the Aktion Club of Licking County were the official host clubs of the 2017 Ohio District Kiwanis MidYear at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North hotel.  

Mid-Year 2017 highlighted Literacy and our SLPs:

A district-wide service project in literacy was completed. Over 140 children’s books used as the table centerpieces were prepared for donation. Thanks to the initiative led by Governor Bill and First Lady Peggy Flinta, the books were labeled with the Ohio District Kiwanis First Family Project labels (available for purchase from the Ohio District Kiwanis office), then signed by clubs sitting at the tables and collected for distribution by the host clubs (Granville Kiwanis and the Aktion Club of Licking County). Everyone who attended Mid-Year (over 330 people!), participated in this project. Thanks to John O’Connor from Westerville Kiwanis Club for collecting and preparing the books.

Ohio District Circle K and Key Club members brought character (literally) to Mid-Year this year! They led some of the craft and SLP workshops and donated their time and service in support of the First Family’s Service Project “Today’s Readers – Tomorrow’s Leaders” by dressing up as children’s book characters. You may remember seeing The Cat in the Hat (Key Club Governor Prestin Minter) and an array of fuzzy costumed characters including Curious George and Mama and Papa Berenstain Bear. Your children and grandchildren will be jealous when you tell them you saw Martha Speaks (the dog that ate alphabet soup and could speak) or SkippyJon Jones.  These costumes and others are available for any service project or school event. Contact based in Columbus, Ohio. Thanks to our costumier Circle K members Bethany Sara of Bowling Green State Univ, Jessica Holland of the Univ of Toledo, Molly Baumann of The Ohio State University, Abby Tyson, of Case Western Reserve University, Brynn Schaadt of Virginia Tech and Gov. Allyson Beechy of The Ohio State University! 

Aktion Club Members participated in workshops, exhibited and hosted the opening session. Various clubs hosted an exhibit table and actively participated in the workshops and opening session. The Aktion Club of Licking County (chartered on Sept. 1, 2016) attended their first MidYear and were honored to be the official host club of the Opening Session. Congratulations to Thomas Olsen who rang the opening bell and Carl Gruber who led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Any qualifying club can claim an interclub with both the Aktion Club of Licking County and the Kiwanis Club of Granville. Granville Kiwanis was the official host of the lunch session. Thanks to Don Lewis, Sally Schaadt and Dave Thomas who rang the SHINY bell, led the pledge and gave the invocation.

New, hands-on Craft Workshops were a big hit! Thanks to Key Clubbers Prestin Minter, Kendra Asiedu, and Bethany Waleri, Circle K members Bryn Schaadt and Ally Beechy, and Kiwanians Sally Schaadt and Beth Riemenshneider who led these sessions. Aktion Club members and Kiwanians learned about projects they can complete with their clubs and SLPs for children and seniors. They also shared information about other projects, branding and tips to make your own marketing material and trifolds. The format encouraged fellowship while learning new crafts. A variety of crafts were completed. If you were unable to attend, then check out for craft kits for children in hospitals and Touching Little Lives for crafts to complete with seniors including quilting squares and patterns for clothes for babies.

Key Note Speaker Shary Williamson and the surprise Character Lunch were fun! Shary’s books bring to life her Woodland Elves. If you were too busy getting character selfies, you can learn more at her website  Shary’s amazing level of energy and contagious joy to educate and entertain children drove people to her exhibit table where her illustrated books were a big hit!

The next ice cream social should include a contest for the biggest Build-your-own-sundae! There were some pretty hefty bowls and equally large smiles this year! Thanks to the ODKF and KIF for sponsoring this fun event. The Circle K raised money for their K.I.C.K. fund and 36 door prizes were announced!

24 Exhibitors included Half Price Books, the Reading Recovery Council at OSU, the Children’s Dyslexia Center, The Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation, The Children’s Reading Foundation of Licking County, CASA of Franklin County; Shary Williamson The Woodland Elves, Stories by Nana (Diane Preston, Granville Kiwanis), Little Reading Libraries (Debbie Moore, New Albany Kiwanis), Book Bonanza (John O’Connor, Westerville Kiwanis), Emoji-Decorative Book Collection Bins (Alice Lewis, Granville Kiwanis), Aktion Club, Builder’s Club, Circle K International, K-Kids, Ohio Key Leader, Young Children Priority One,  Eliminate-MNT Fulfillment, Ohio District Formula Team, Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation, Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation Golf Outing, On to International Convention (July, Paris) and District Convention (Aug, Dayton), and KI Corporate Partnerships. Thanks to our Partner DollarDays/the Kiwanis Warehouse for donating the blue folders. They contained more Information from these exhibitors, as well as a useful new member application, an SLP booklet, a notepad from Governor Bill, and a pen from ODKF.


Thank you for making this Mid-Year a fun-filled, furry success!

 Jennifer Lewis PhD, Chair Mid-Year Education Day 2017

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Amtryke Project

District Secretary Dave Whiteman, Newark Kiwanis, 614-848-5000,

District Administrative Secretary Sarah Roush, 614-848-5000,

Kiwanis International, 1-800-KIWANIS,

Photo: On left: 2015-16 International Kiwanis President Sue Petrisin, the first female to lead our (and ANY) international service organization. On right: 2015-16 Ohio District Governor Amy Zimmerman's license plate. Funds raised through the purchase of these plates support the Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation projects for the prevention and treatment of pediatric trauma.

Recent Events

2015-16 Division 10E Presidents  Jim Janosik, Bob Thompson, Chuck Schultz, Gary Wimer, James Minter, Fred Yun, Dave Thomas. Representing clubs in Worthington-Linworth, Northern Columbus, Newark, Heath Moundbuilders, Westerville, New Albany and Granville. [Not included, Beth Reimenschneider of Columbus Northland.] The President-Elects met on 9-22-15 in New Albany for a Meet and Greet with Lt. Governor Jennifer Lewis. 



September 22, Tues - Meeting of Incoming Presidents, 6PM @ Fred Yun's in New Albany

October 3, Saturday - District Council Mtg, 9AM-noon, 1-4pm service project, Delaware Methodist Church

October 5, Monday - Granville Kiwanis, Installation of Officers, 6PM @ Granville Inn, Granville

October 7, Wednesday - Westerville Kiwanis, Installation of Officers, 6:30PM @ Westerville Library

October 7, Thursday - Northern Kiwanis, Installation of Officers and Membership discussion, 6PM @ Panera, Bethel Rd.

October 12, Monday - Newark Kiwanis, Installation of Officers, 11:45AM @ Buckingham House, Newark

October 12, Monday - Worthington-Linworth, Installation of Officers and President's Party, 6:30PM Holiday Inn, Rt23

October 22, Thursday - New Albany Kiwanis, Installation of Officers, 6PM (Dinner), 6:30PM Mtg @ Marriott Hotel

TENTATIVE - Nov 10, Tuesday - Division 10E Council Mtg. 1 @ Granville Inn, 5:30PM social, 6:15PM meeting

November 12, Thursday - Heath Moundbuilders Kiwanis, Installation of Officers, 6PM at Stacey's Buffet

January 19, Tuesday - Governor's Visit to Division 10E, 10S and 10W in Westerville, at the American Legion, 6-9pm.

March 5, Saturday, 2016 - Midyear Education Day, Crowne Plaza Columbus North

May 7, Saturdway 2016 - Columbus Kiwanis 100 year Celebration, The Ohio State House 5:30pm.

August 11, Thursday, 2016 - Cincinnati Kiwanis 100 year Celebration, Cincinnati

August 12, Friday, 2016 - District Board Meeting, Great Wolf Lodge prior to DCON. 10am

August 12-14, 2016 - 99th Annnual Ohio District Kiwanis Convention, Great Wolf Lodge, 2501 Great Wolf Drive, Mason OH 45040.



October 3, Saturday - Granville Kiwanis Maple Leaf 5K & 10K (MNT fundraiser), 8:30AM at Granville Intermediate School

October 2-3, Fri-Sat - New Albany October fest (parking)

October 3, Saturday - Northern Columbus Pancake Breakfast at Clintonville Women's Club

October 12, Monday - Westerville Golf Outing/InterDivision 10E, 8:00AM @ Raccoon Valley Int'l Golf Course, Granville

October 31, Saturday - Newark/Heath/Granville Kiwanis Bell Ringer 5K, 7AM registration, 9AM race start @ Rotary Pavilion Park/OSU-Newark, Sharon Valley Rd., Newark, for Kiwanis MNT and Salvation Army

November 7, Saturday - Licking County Veteran's Memorial and Education Center Annual Car Show, downtown Newark, 9-2PM, Heath Moundbuilders Club

November 7, Saturday - State Cross Country Meet at National Trails, Heath Moundbuilders assisting

November 9, Monday - Veteran's History and Appreciation Program at Granville Inn, Kevin Bennett speaker, Syrup to club veterans and veteran guests, 6:15PM (45 attended), hosted by Granville 

November 12, Tuesday - Donate used and new book collection for Westerville's Book Bonanza, brought to Div10E mtg

November 14, Thursday - Dedication and planting of maple trees at Granville Elementary School, Granville

January 13- March 4, 2016 at the McConnell Arts Center in Worthington, Ohio for the EliminART Exhibit featuring local artists and their interpretations of the Eliminate Project, an effort between Kiwanis and UNICEF to eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus from the world. Learn more and donate online at:

Monday, January 25, 2016 from 7-8-15PM, Worthington Linworth "What is Kiwanis?" Prospective member program at the Old Worthington Library. More info on their website and


Div10E Online Event Calendar setup by Jim Janosik, Worthington-Linworth,, 954.632.7701

  • Tool and resource to advertise events and encourage interclubs within the Division. Any member can see what other clubs have planned. Requires club or Division add the event to the calendar. Share meetings, events (club/SLP/District), projects and fundraisers.  
  • Does not require usernames or password to use, just the link to do various activities.
  • To Add an Entry or Modify: A modifier link above under "Quick Links" is for the club representative to go in and make notations under your meetings as far as programs, or to add events such as fundraisers or projects.
  • To View or Read-only: A modifier link above under "Quick Links" is for any club member to access the calendar for a list of activities.  They would not be able to edit any information.

Div10E Facebook page managed by John O’Connor, 627 College Crest Road, Westerville 43081 614-397-5897

Div10E Website account underconstruction by Lt. Governor Jennifer Lewis., 740-485-2040

Div10E Key Club Facebook managed by Lt. Gov. Sam Malik. 41 likes as of 1/6/16.


Division 10 E Directory 2015-16

Division 10 E (8 Clubs) K2028  


Lt. Governor: Jennifer Lewis PhD, Granville, 2284 Burg Street, Granville 43023, 740-485-2040,

Lt. Governor Elect: Jim Janosik, Worthington-Linworth, 760 Tussuck Court, Worthington 43085

Secretary: Eric Bush, Westerville, 1169 Stroud Cy, Westerville OH 43081, 614-332-8252,

Treasurer: Jim Snyder, Heath Moundbuilders, 805 Emily Pl., Heath OH 43056, 740-366-5670,


Committee Chairs:

Interclub - John O'Connor

Key Club - Fred Yun

K Kids - Kim Janosik

Public Relations - Jim Janosik (District Chair PR)

Service Chair - Julia Sheppard (tbc)

Past President Support - Julia Sheppard, 5055 Riverside Drive, Delaware 43015 740-881-5784

Membership Chair and New Club Building - Past Lieutenants Governors and Formula team

Past Lt. Governors (active): Eric Bush, Wayne Sheppard, Walt Chaney, Steve Helba, Jerry Miller, Bob Handleman, Leonard Hubert

Lieutenant Governor, Ohio Division 10E Key Club

Sam Malik,, (614) 307-1201, New Albany High School Key Club. Co-Chair of DLC.

Lt. Governor-Elect, Ohio Division 10E Key Club - Kendra Adiedu, New Albany High School Key Club

Photo: Lt. Gov. Div10E Key Club, Sam Malik of New Albany, and Lt. Gov. Ohio District Kiwanis Div10E, Jennifer Lewis, on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2015 at the Granville Inn at the first Division Council meeting. 


Current Clubs in Division 10 East

Aktion Club of Licking County (9-1-16): sponsored by the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities and the Kiwanis Clubs of Granville, Heath Moundbuilders and Newark.  Meet twice a month. First Tuesday evening from 5:45-7PM at E.S. Weiant on 22nd St. Newark and the Third Tuesday from 11:30-1PM at a different dayhap in Licking County. The charter event, induction of charter members and installation of officers occured on Monday, Dec 12, 2016 from 11:30-1PM at the Doubletree Hilton in Downtown Newark at a meeting hosted by the Newark Kiwanis. Membership is open to all area adults with disabilities in Licking County. Contact David McManus at the LCBDD for more information.

Columbus Northland (9-25-28; disbanded in August 2016, 5 remaining members joined Worthington-Linworth Kiwanis Club in Division10E and continue many of their service projects) K01790 2 & 4 M.,6:15 PM.,Friendship Village, 5800 Forest Hills Blvd.
Pres: Beth Riemenschneider, 5590 Karl Road, Columbus 43229 614-444-6774
Sec: Bob Carpenter, 205 Clinton Heights Avenue, Columbus 43202 614-263-8210




Granville (11-19-62) K05681 M., 6:15 PM, Granville Inn, 314 E. Broadway St., Granville OH 43023
Granville Kiwanis Club, PO Box 133, Granville 43023

Pres: David Thomas, 140 Wildwood Drive, Granville 43023 740-973-1740
Sec: Charlene Lossing, 54 Pinehurst Drive, Granville 43023 740-587-7473


Facebook: facebook/granvillekiwanis   384 likes as of 1/6/16

Event Website:

Sponsor of Granville High School Key Club, Watkins Memorial High School Key Club, Granville Builders Club, Boy Scout Troop 65 and Cub Scout Pack 3, Aktion Club of Licking County


Heath Moundbuilders (Heath 11-19-64; Moundbuilders 11/19/58) K05050  1st TH, 6:00PM, Donato's Pizza, 527 Hebron Rd., Heath, 3rd TH 6:00 PM Stacey's Buffett, 833 S. 30th Street, Heath, 4th TH, Salvation Army Service Project, 250 E. Main St., Newark                      

Pres: Gary Wimer, 722 Radian Drive, Heath 43056 740-522-1415
Sec: Ed Ware, 744 Hampton Rd., S., Newark 43055 740-877-2052



Sponsor of the Aktion Club of Licking County


New Albany (9-26-13) K18499  2nd & 4th TH 7:00 PM Clubhouse at the Villas of Rocky Fork, 5400 Rose Hedge Dr., Westerville

Pres: Frederick Yun, 6523 Flanders Field Drive, Westerville 43081 614-656-7001
Sec: Deborah Moore, 627 College Crest Rd., Westerville 43081 614-477-6791

Website:  [to be updated]


Sponsor New Albany Key Club and Builders Club (soon)


Newark (9-14-18) K00080 M., 11:45 AM., Buckingham House, 6 N. Sixth St., Newark OH 43055
Pres: Chuck Schultz, Park National Bank, 21 S 1st St., Newark 43055740-322-6826
Sec: Robert Evans, 568 Hudson Ave., Newark 43055 740-349-2280


Facebook:   85 likes on 1/6/16

Facebook:  473 likes on 1/6/16, 387 visits

Sponsor Newark High School Key Club, Newark Catholic Key Club, Aktion Club of Licking County


Northern Columbus (11-15-28) K01804 2nd, 3rd, 4th TH. 6:00 PM, Panera Bread, 875 Bethel Road, Olentangy Plaza, Columbus; 1st Th Bob Evans on Olentangy Rd. for dinner

Pres: Robert Thompson, 285 Piedmont Road, Columbus 43214 614-267-8790
Sec: John McMillen, 4288 Kenmont Pl., Columbus 43220 Res: 614-451-1802


Facebook:   24 likes on 1/6/16

Sponsor Thomas Worthington High School Key Club and Whetstone High School Key Club (soon)


Polaris Area (Ju;y 6. 2016) Charter party November 1, 2016 Tuesday at the Worthington Holiday Inn hosted by the Worthington Linworth Kiwanis Club.  Meetings 1st & 3rd Wednesday 12:00 Noon, Taranto's Pizzeria, 1282 E. Powell Rd., Lewis Center.

Website: [to purchase kidsneedkiwanis blue wristbands for $2-$3]

Facebook:   [72 likes as of 9/28/16]


2016-17 President Phil Caito, 614-205-9267

Westerville (10-25-61) K05494 W., 6:30 PM, Westerville Public Library, 126 South State St., Westerville                                             

Pres: James Minter, 4216 Valley Quail Blvd, Westerville 43081, 614-895-0313,           Sec: Don Barlow, 268 Highmeadows Village Drive, Powell 43065 614-882-7277 x2140



Sponsor of Westerville South Key Club, Westerville North Key Club, KKids


Worthington Linworth (10-9-69) K06578 1st & 3rd. M.,6:30 PM, Holiday Inn Worthington, 7007 N. High Street

Pres: Jim Janosik, 760 Tussuck Court, Worthington 43085, 614-433-7024,
Sec: Wayne Sheppard, 5055 Riverside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015 740-881-5784


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Past Lt. Governors (Cardinals) and Officers Division 10E:

2014-15 Jerry Miller, Granville

2013-14 Bob Handleman, Newark

2013-14 Steve Helba, Westerville

2013-14 Eric Bush, Westerville

Leonard Hubert, Granville

Wayne Sheppard, Worthington-Linworth

Walt Chaney, Granville

Dave Chute, Newark

Marc Guthrie, currently in Newark Kiwanis Club

Sarah Roush, Northern Columbus Kiwanis Club

Jeanne, the first female Div10E  Lt Governor from Northern Columbus Kiwanis Club

Immediate Past Division Secretary: Dave Chute, Heath Moundbuilders, 465 Jackson Blvd., Newark 43055 740-404-9977

Immediate Past Treasurer: Jim Snyder, Heath Moundbuilders


Interclub Record:

October 3, Sat - New Albany

October 3, Sat - Northern Columbus Pancake Breakfast at Clintonville Women's Club

October 12, Mon - Westerville Golf Outing (host)

October 12, Mon - Worthington-Linworth (host) Installation and President's Party, New Albany (2), Granville (2 incl Lt Gov)


Brief History of Division 10E:

In 1998-99 Divisions 10E and 10W split, when there were 15 divisions.

The six permanent Objects of Kiwanis International were approved by Kiwanis club delegates at the 1924 Convention in Denver, Colorado. Through the succeeding decades, they have remained unchanged.

  • Object 1. To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than the material values of life.
  • Object 2. To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
  • Object 3. To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
  • Object 4. To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
  • Object 5. To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.
  • Object 6. To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.

Downloads from Div10E Lt. Gov. and Ohio District:

Service from A to Z ( to Zeller Awards) Blank Form

Service Ideas - October 2015

Service Ideas - November 2015

Service Ideas - December 2015

District Directory 2015-16, as of Nov 1, 2015

District Directory 2015-16 Spring

District Directory 2016-17 Fall

Amtryke Project (PDF, 1 page), summary for donation requests

Interclub Requirement 2014-15

K-Kids News - October 2015

Membership Retention Ideas from Key Club

Club Survey 1 - Nov 10, 2015

Trivia Night signup sheet, April 30

Mother's Day Flower Sale order form

2016 Key Club Convention Schedule

2016 Kiwanis International Conference registration - Deadline April 14