New opportunity to help kids in Red River Parish

You can make a difference in the lives of children and expand your social network.

A new Kiwanis club in Red River Parish will help kids thrive, prosper and grow.

“There are too many kids in Louisiana who need help learning to read, who need mentors to guide them, and who need help finding their opportunity to shine,” said Bert West, 2022-23 Kiwanis International president. “People who want to help children are invited to join us in forming this new club.”

Kiwanis exists to help children around the world. Some popular projects that help kids include installing reading rooms in schools, packing backpacks with school supplies and programs that teach skills or provide safety lessons. The members of this new Kiwanis club will look at the needs of children in the community and decide the projects that will benefit local kids. Some of those decisions will be made at the organizational meeting. Community members are invited to attend.

Thursday, October 13

6 p.m.

First United Methodist Church

2018 Front Street, Coushatta

“Kiwanis clubs provide a great opportunity to meet new friends who believe in serving their communities, networking with business professionals, and making a significant impact on the community through volunteering,” said West. “Kids need Kiwanis in Red River Parish and in communities around the world so they can grow up in a world where they are happy, healthy, safe, and loved.”

“We understand the changing needs of today’s busy volunteers and encourage members to give a time when they can, whether that’s at a service project or at a meeting,” said West. “We hope that men and women of all ages will join us and help make a difference for children in our community.”

Those interested in membership but unable to attend the meeting can email

About Kiwanis International

Kiwanis International is a global organization of clubs and members dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs, including Circle K International for university students, Key Club for students age 14–18, Builders Club for students age 11–14, K-Kids for students age 6–12 and Aktion Club for adults living with disabilities, annually dedicate more than 18.5 million service hours to strengthen communities and serve children. The Kiwanis International family comprises nearly 558,000 adult and youth members 82 nations and geographic areas.

Contact: Steve Hadt,

Phone: 317.217.6250

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