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Community service encouraged

In his State of the Union address this past Jan. 29, U.S. President George W. Bush called on all Americans to contribute 4,000 hours over a lifetime to the service of our neighbors and nation. Locally, there are many individuals who are well on their way to fulfilling the president’s wishes.

Members of the Gold Country Kiwanis club, for example, have a well-established history of service to our community. Kiwanians emphasize service to children as their “priority one.” They strive to live by the organization’s six objects, two of which state:

— To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.

— To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.

Recent projects have included Child Safety Day, assistance to the PALS program and the Friendship Club, and fund-raising for the Kiwanis Family House.

The Gold Country Kiwanis club fully supports President Bush’s call to community service and pledge to boost its efforts. We encourage fellow citizens of Nevada County to seek ways to meet their personal service goals. If you are interested in Kiwanis membership, please visit the club any Thursday at noon at the Holbrooke Hotel, or become involved in one of the other local service organizations, places of worship, youth sport leagues, hospitals, or schools.

Discover the rewards of service.

David Jones


Gold Country Kiwanis

Board of Directors

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