Highlights TV Show Features 100 Years of Kiwanis in WV


Highlights fb cover photoHighlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.

The show is a collaboration with Kanawha County Schools, Suddenlink Communications and Jim Strawn & Company.

The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.

The show airing May 27, 2019 –  June 3, 2019 highlights the WV District of Kiwanis.

The WV District of Kiwanis is celebrating 100 years of service in West Virginia. Established in 1919, Kiwanis of WV is a positive influence in communities worldwide…so that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive.

Their Motto: Serving the Children of the World.

We interviewed Dr. Bill McDonald, a 35-year Kiwanis Member from the Kiwanis Club of West Charleston and Sam Payne, Governor of the WV District of Kiwanis.

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Bill discussed what the Kiwanis is all about. Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage nearly 150,000 service projects and raise nearly US $100 million every year for communities, families and projects. Kiwanis clubs focus on changing the world by serving children, one child and one community at a time.

Bill highlighted 5 service projects his Club takes on every year.

Governor Payne talked about the K-family of programs:

Many clubs also sponsor a Kiwanis family club—K-Kids for primary school children; Builders Clubs for adolescents; Key Clubs for teens; Circle K clubs for university students and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities—to reach more people and have a greater service impact on their communities.

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As they celebrate 100 years, Governor Payne has incorporated The Buddy System, a simple seven step program to enhance membership throughout WV.


Learn more at the Facebook Page.

You can also email: WVkiGov@Gmail.com with any questions.

With 41 WV Clubs making up over 1500 adult and youth members, Kiwanis is a critical service organization for the state of West Virginia.

If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.




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