Kiwanis News

By on December 6, 2018

Pictured L to R: Melinda Peck, Northwest Family YMCA; Bill Selke, Guest Speaker Chairman; Heather Henderson, President Kiwanis Club of Greece.

Kiwanis Club of Greece had the honor to hear from Melinda Peck, Executive Director of Northwest Family YMCA. They learned so much more about the Y and what they have to offer for every age group at every level of interest you might have including:

-For Youth Development

-For Healthy Living

-For Social Responsibility

For more information, visit them at 730 Long Pond Road or on their website


Pictured L to R: Bill Selke, Greece Kiwanis Guest Speaker Chairman; Alecia Mazzo, Webster Town Board-Councilwoman & Deputy County Attorney for
Monroe County; Nicole Bayly, Wheatland Town Justice; Heather Henderson, Greece Kiwanis President.

Kiwanis Club of Greece had two impressive guest speakers on Tuesday, October 30th; Wheatland Town Justice, Nicole E. Bayly and Webster Town Board-Councilwoman & Deputy County Attorney for Monroe County, Alecia Mazzo.


Pictured L to R: Jenny Brongo, Homesteads for Hope; Heather Henderson, President-Kiwanis Club of Greece; Bill Selke, Guest Speaker Chairman.

Kiwanis Club of Greece had the distinct privilege of hearing from Jenny Brongo, co-founder of Homesteads for Hope.

Homesteads for Hope (H4H) is a 501(c)3 non-profit Community Farm creating effortless inclusion with a distinctive place to learn, work, live and grow for people of all abilities in the Greater Rochester region.

Homesteads for Hope was founded in May of 2013 by a mother and daughter team, Luann and Jennyrae, who were raising a transitioning young adult, Chucky, with autism.

H4H offers a unique Community Farm experience that promotes skills-training, socialization, self-awareness and career exploration on an organically practiced farm; offering effortless inclusion with its many collaborative partnerships within the greater community. As the demand for self-directed and inclusive community services continues to rise, particularly for young adults, Homesteads for Hope will provide high quality services to people of all abilities.

The mission at Homesteads for Hope is to develop sustainable lifestyles, environments, and futures by creating an inclusive community to serve all individuals without distinction.

The vision at Homesteads for Hope is to develop a three-phase intentional agricultural-style community that offers effortless inclusion with a distinctive place to learn, work, live and grow.

Phase I

The Forever Homestead is the renovation of historic barns and estate home to create a sustainable center for community classes, vocational training and respite services.

Phase II

The Farm Expansion will serve more people by creating additional programs & services through the development of a public venue, with the creation of micro enterprises including a general store, cafe and marina.

Phase III

The Homesteads Village is the development of a 30-acre residential housing community offering a continuum of options to accommodate people of all abilities.

For the full story and to learn how you can get involved, please visit

For more information or to visit Kiwanis Club of Greece, please visit or Facebook: @greecekiwanis or contact Heather Henderson,

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