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Colonial Capital Kiwanis Learns about Literacy for Life - 03/21/2018
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Joan Peterson, Executive Director of Literacy for Life, recently presented a program to the Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital about the program here in the Williamsburg Community.  The program was started at the College of William and Mary as an effort to improve literacy for entry level employees at the college and has since expanded to the entire community.  The program is currently helping about 900 learners with the assistance of about 300 volunteer tutors and concentrates on improving the lives of those whose low literacy skills hold them back from qualifying for life sustaining jobs.  Pictured from left are club member and program sponsor Maloy Jones, Ms. Peterson, and...


Owens-Illinois Plant Manager Chris Tonk Addresses Kiwanis - 03/14/2018
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Chris Tonk, manager of the Owens-Illinois (O-I) glass plant in Toano, recently spoke to the Kiwanis of Colonial Capital. Chris talked about the plant and its history and described the way in which over 1,000,000 bottles, of varying shapes sizes and colors, are produced on a daily basis. The plant, with two furnaces, produces glass from both recyclables and raw materials and the output is delivered to many users including the Busch brewery in Williamsburg.  Pictured from left are club president-elect Rama Skelton, Mr. Tonk and club member and host Ken Lynch.


Kiwanians Read to Norge Elementary School Students - 03/02/2018
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Shown here are members of the Kiwanis of Colonial Capital who recently spent time reading to children at Norge Elementary School as part of the annual the "Read Across America" project.


Jayme Creamer, YMCA Membership Director, Speaks to Colonial Capital Kiwanis - 02/07/2018
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Jayme Creamer, after extensive work with the YMCA in Alabama and on the Peninsula, is now the Membership Director of the R. F. Wilkinson Family YMCA. Jayme currently leads the Bright Beginnings program and she described to Kiwanians how this program helps needy children by providing school supplies, backpacks and clothing to children as they begin their new school year.  Pictured from left are Jim Simpson, club president, Ms. Creamer, and Marie Allen, club member and event host.


Debbie Whybra, Williamsburg Landings Director of Adult Day Services, Speaks to Colonial Capital Kiwanians - 01/17/2018
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Ms. Whybra, the Director of this "first of a kind" service in Williamsburg and Eileen Dolan, the center's registered nurse spoke recently to the Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital. Debbie and Eileen described the center and its goal of assisting caregivers in the daily tasks of caring for loved ones who cannot care for themselves. The center, which opens soon to the public, will provide a wide range of activities and personal care for participants who may spend either a half or full day at the center from two to five days per week.  Pictured from left are club host Ford Moseley, Ms. Whybra, Ms. Dolan, and club president Jim Simpson.


Amber Richey, York County Head Start Director, Speaks to Colonial Capital Kiwanis - 01/03/2018
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Amber Richey, Director of the York County Head Start Center, was appointed in July, 2017. Prior to this role, Amber has had over 15 years experience in early childhood education and family support services.
In her talk to the Kiwanis Club, Amber described the operation of the center and the services it provides to children from families at or below the federal poverty line, with emphasis on preparing children for school and lifelong learning.  Pictured from left are club Head Start "Reading Is Fun" director Ron Hayden, Ms. Richey, and club president Jim Simpson.


Billsburg Brewery CEO Dave Baum Addresses Colonial Capital Kiwanis - 12/20/2017
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Dave Baum, CEO of Billsburg Brewery, Williamsburg's newest craft brewery, recently spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital. Dave described how a hobby became a business and how Billsburg chose the Jamestown Marina as the place to begin. Billsburg opened this fall and currently produces about 12 to 15 craft beers. The location next to the Jamestown Settlement, together with daily offerings from food trucks, will hopefully provide an attractive venue for tourists and locals alike.  Pictured from left are club member Mitch Farkas, Baum, and club president Jim Simpson.


David Hardin, Chief Sheriff's Deputy, Speaks to Colonial Capital Kiwanis - 12/13/2017
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Captain David Hardin, Chief Sheriff's Deputy, recently spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital. He described the duties of the sheriff's office, which include security at the courthouse, serving papers and jury summons to citizens, issuing firearm carry permits and managing prisoners to and from the jail for appearances in court.
Captain Hardin has had a 27-year career in law enforcement and, in 2012, completed the rigorous 10-week FBI National Academy course for United States law enforcement. For Captain Hardin to be accepted for this course he had to be nominated and approved by all local, state and federal agencies. No small achievement!  Pictured from left are club member...


David Proffitt, Sentara Senior Development Consultant, Speaks to Colonial Capital Kiwanis - 12/06/2017
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David Proffitt, Senior Development Consultant of the Sentara Foundation, described the many ways in which the Foundation helps the local community. A prime example is Camp Lighthouse, which helps children, teens and young adults deal with the loss of loved ones. David came to Virginia from upstate New York and has been with Sentara for over 12 years. His primary role is to support the philanthropic interest of grateful patients and other donors who want to improve the overall healthcare in the Hampton Roads communities.  Pictured from left are club president Jim Simpson, Mr. Proffitt, and club member and event host David Schatten.


Virginia Gazette Editor Peggy Bellows Speaks to Colonial Capital Kiwanis - 11/08/2017
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Peggy Bellows, Editor of the Virginia Gazette, spoke recently to the Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital. Her talk focused on the history of the newspaper (did you know it goes back to 1736?), with emphasis on the content and style of early articles. Peggy also addressed the current situation whereby readers are gravitating more and more to on-line news and less to paper.  Pictured from left are club president Jim Simpson, Editor Bellows, and club member and event host Bob Payne.