Rivershore, Kiwanis Club host Aktion Club installation dinnerby jmaloni
Rivershore Inc. and the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston teamed up Monday to host an installation dinner for the Niagara County Aktion Club. The event was held at Lutheran Church of the Messiah.
Amy Sell was inducted as president of the group; Kiwanian Randy Gorzka presented a club banner to Jacob Greene (vice president); and certificates were awarded to Cheryl Zabel (treasurer) and Stephanie Fratello (secretary). Heather Fuller, James Evans, Kathy Cassidy and Mike Wisnowski were elected to the board.
Rivershore sponsors the Niagara County Aktion Club, an offshoot of the Kiwanis Club. Globally, the Aktion Club is the only service club for adults with disabilities, and boasts more than 9,000 members worldwide. Its mission is to provide members an opportunity to develop initiative, leadership skills and to serve their communities.
In 1987, George D. "Jake" Swartout, the 1988 governor of Kiwanis International's Florida District, organized the first Aktion Club for adults living in Putnam County, Fla. Today, the Aktion Club has groups in Canada, Barbados, Malaysia, Jamaica, Bahamas, Philippines, Australia and the U.S.