Saturday 15 June, 2019

Kiwanis Division 23 East hosts exciting rally for kids

The 245 Builders Clubbites and K-Kids in attendance participated in dancing, poetry, instruments and singing competitions.

The 245 Builders Clubbites and K-Kids in attendance participated in dancing, poetry, instruments and singing competitions.

Division 23 East recently hosted a rally for children in their Kiwanis Kids (K-Kids) and Builders Clubs at the Mico Counseling Centre.  

The 245 Builders Clubbites and K-Kids in attendance participated in dancing, poetry, instruments and singing competitions, under the guidance of by 130 adults (Kiwanians, parents, and faculty advisors).

The masters of ceremonies, Kiwanians Alanzo Small and Alanzo Hamilton, kept the children awake and alert by interacting with them on current happenings in entertainment such as the latest songs and dance to gain their interest and reduce distraction. 

The children were supervised by 130 adults (Kiwanians, parents, and faculty advisors).

Glynis Salmon, Communications Consultant, was the motivational speaker, capturing the attention of the Kiwanis children with uplifting thoughts and reflections of yesteryear to allow them to understand history and how their lives have evolved into a more technologically-driven era. 

Guest speaker was Reverend Andre Adman who continued where Salmon’s presentation ended, with his usual inspirational talk and engagement of all present.  He was witty, practical, affable, and had the children’s rapt attention.  

One of the volunteers at the rally.

Kiwanis’ Distinguished Lieutenant Governor of Excellence (DLGE) Lloyd Distant Sr., was recognized during the rally by Divisions 23 East and 23 West for introducing Builders Club to Jamaica in 1976.

The movement has developed since into a formidable force, as Kiwanians in Jamaica and internationally, work towards the leadership and character development of Builders Clubbites, inculcating within them a sense of inclusiveness and compassion as they relate to their peers and their communities. 

Builders Clubs, through the instrumentality of Kiwanians, have contributed to nation building in Jamaica and we salute DLGE Lloyd Distant for his foresight.

Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs are leadership and character-building programs hosted in a school or community agency and sponsored by a Kiwanis club. 

Kiwanis Kids (K-Kids) members are elementary students aged six to 12 years.

Millions of students have been inspired to lead lives of service and significance through programs for all ages, consisting of Circle K International for college and university students; Key Club for teenage students 14-18 years; Builders Club for adolescent students 11-14 years, Kiwanis Kids (K-Kids) for elementary students six to 12 years, and Aktion Club for adults living with disabilities. 

All Builders and K-Kids Clubs from these schools received trophies to be kept for one year, while each student received medals for their respective placements in the competition.

At the end of the Rally the winning Builders and K-Kids clubs in each of the four categories were:

  1. Dancing:
  • 1st place- St Francis Primary
  • 2nd place- Citizens Advisory Basic School
  • 3rd place- South Borough Primary School
  1. Musical Instruments:
    • Winner- New Day Primary & Junior High (only entrant)
  2. Poetry/Speech:
    • 1st place-St Martin de Pores Primary School
    • 2nd place- Grove Primary School
    • 3rd place- Citizens Advisory Basic School
  3. Song:
    • 1st place- Half Way Tree Primary School
    • 2nd place- Duhaney Park Primary School
    • 3rd place- Alpha Primary School

 

 

 

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