Kiwanis Club's donations this past year announced

Bill Watts, the 2010-2011 president of Kiwanis Club of La Cañada, announced at his last meeting at the helm of the organization that it had donated more than $23,000 to various charities and organizations during his tenure. Watts also recognized the club’s many chairpersons and thanked them for their service.

The club’s donations include $2,250 to the Christmas Fund; $2300 for the Hope-4-Kids; $3,000 to the Literacy Program; $900 for Youth services; $1,000 to LCF Tournament of Roses; $4,000 to Descanso Gardens; $470 to Kiwanis International Foundation; $1,500 to the Eliminate Project; $1,000 to the LCF Community Center; $1,000 to the YMCA Prayer Breakfast; and $1,000 to the Young Leaders Scholarships. Additional donations included $2,000 to the school district for the S.T.A.R. Program; $1,000 to Aid Africa; $5000 to the Glendale Handicap Association for the Retarded; and $1,500 in miscellaneous other donations throughout the LCF community for a total of $21,460.00.

Mary Gant was installed as Watts’ successor as president at a gala dinner event held Wednesday night at Oakmont Country Club. The club meets weekly at Van de Kamp Hall of Descanso Gardens for lunch and new members and guests are welcome. Information about Kiwanis can be obtained from Mary Gant at (818) 248-7664.

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