Thursday, April 7, 2011

Woodhaven Richmond Hill Kiwanis Club Hopes for More Members by Lisa Fraser - Leader-Observer

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Joan DeCamp, president of the Richmond Hill-Woodhaven Kiwanis club and David Quintana, a RHW Kiwanis member, pose for a picture with Project Woodhaven blogger, Ed Wendell

The Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Kiwanis Club held their first meeting of the spring on Wednesday, March 9, in an effort to recruit more community members and to have their voice heard more in the area.

Held at Avenue Diner at 91-06 Jamaica Avenue, local community businesses and members discussed the history and goals of their organization.

Joan DeCamp, the president of the club, spoke about the various community outreach services that the club performs, such as the Key Club at Richmond Hill High School, food drives at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and the scholarship program, which offers two $2,500 scholarships to residents of Richmond Hill, Woodhaven, Kew Gardens or Forest Hills who demonstrate academic excellence, and three $600 scholarships awarded within the Kiwanis family.

The Richmond Hill-Woodhaven Kiwanis club is one of 18 clubs in the Kiwanis Queens west area.