Kiwanis Club Programs

By on April 23, 2019
(L to R) Marjorie Smith, Executive Director of Aurora House and Heather Henderson, President of Kiwanis Club of Greece.

(L to R) Marjorie Smith, Executive Director of Aurora House and Heather Henderson, President of Kiwanis Club of Greece.

Aurora House Executive Director speaks to Greece Kiwanis

The Kiwanis Club of Greece had the privilege of hearing from the new Executive Director of Aurora House, Marjorie A. Smith. 

Aurora House is a two-bedroom comfort care home for the dying located on South Union Street in Spencerport. Their caregivers, with the support and guidance of nurses, provide loving and compassionate care based on the model of families caring for loved ones at home. 

Volunteers are the heart of their home. Opportunities are available in many areas including: caregiving, cleaning, lawn and garden, maintenance, event planning, providing meals, graphic arts, music, and more. 

To learn more about Aurora House visit www.aurorahousewmc.com

Pictured (L to R) Bill Selke, Kiwanis Guest Speaker Chair; Kathleen Graupman, GCSD Superintendent; Angie Shullek, Blue Star Mothers President; Heather Henderson, President Kiwanis Club of Greece.

Pictured (L to R) Bill Selke, Kiwanis Guest Speaker Chair; Kathleen Graupman, GCSD Superintendent; Angie Shullek, Blue Star Mothers President; Heather Henderson, President Kiwanis Club of Greece.

Kiwanis Hosts President Blue Star Mothers 

Kiwanis Club of Greece learned so much from their guest speaker, Angie Shullek, President of Blue Star Mothers, New York Chapter #8 Rochester.

The Blue Star Mothers of America is a Congressionally-chartered, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization formed for the purpose of supporting America’s military, veterans, and their families, and to foster patriotism. The Rochester New York Blue Star Mothers Chapter #8 was founded on April 16, 2011.

The thoughts of the Blue Star Mothers are with their children every day, no matter where they serve. They join together to give support to each other and to all of those serving in the military. Blue Star Mothers are there when their sons or daughters head overseas to combat. They share fears, tears, joys and hopes while their children are serving, and they are there to rejoice and shower them with love when they return home safely. Blue Star Mothers are a source of support and strength for the tough times, including when a love one returns home injured.

An individual is eligible for membership in the Blue Star Mothers if: 

1. She is a mother specifically defined as “any woman who filled the role of Birthmother, Adoptive Mother, Step-Mother, Foster-Mother, Grandmother, or Legal Guardian of a service member at any time in that service members’ life. The service member must be currently serving in any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States, or have served and been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States. 

2. She is citizen or legal resident alien, living in the United States or Citizen living outside the United States.

For more information, including the exciting upcoming events, please visit their site: http://www.bluestarmomsroc.com/home.html

(L to R) Bill Selke, Guest Speaker Chairman-Kiwanis Club of Greece; Heather Henderson, President-Kiwanis Club of Greece; Brian Wirth, Director of Development-Holy Childhood.

(L to R) Bill Selke, Guest Speaker Chairman-Kiwanis Club of Greece; Heather Henderson, President-Kiwanis Club of Greece; Brian Wirth, Director of Development-Holy Childhood.

Kiwanis Club hosts Holy Childhood Director

The Kiwanis Club of Greece heard from Brian Wirth, Director of Development, Holy Childhood at their meeting.

Holy Childhood, is a non-denominational, non-profit agency, that has enriched the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1946. Their Mission is to prepare children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities for maximum independence and integration in the community through individualized programs and services, in keeping with the philosophy and vision of our founders. They are dedicated to serving our people in an atmosphere of dignity and compassion.

Holy Childhood has many programs including: School Program, Jimmy W. Wilmot Adult Day Training Program, Special Touch Bakery, Woodworking, Partners with Industry, Health and Wellness, Transition & Skills Training, Helen H. Heller Health Center, Work Based Learning, Supported Employment Services, Respite Programs, and Article 16 Clinic.

To learn more about this diverse and wonderful organization, visit  http://www.holychildhood.org/ or call 585.359.3710.

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