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Spirit Works Foundation Briefs Colonial Capital Kiwanis - 05/16/2018
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Rev. Jan M. Brown, Executive Director of Spirit Works Foundation, recently presented a program to the Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital about the mission of the Foundation.  They were founded by Rev Brewer in 2005 and they are a Recovery Community Organization and are pioneers in a growing field of peer led addiction recovery and wellness.   Pictured from left are Club President Jim Simpson, Rev. Brewer, and Club member and program sponsor Bill Libby. 

Monroe Capital Partners Supports Colonial Capital Kiwanis Charity Golf Tournament - 05/16/2018
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Mark Monroe, Managing Director of Monroe Capital Partners, recently donated $1,400 to the Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital as a sponsor of their annual charity golf tournament. This annual event is a major fundraiser for the club and supports their many activities of helping the children of the local community.  Monroe Capital Partners has been a generous sponsor for at least the last five years. Pictured above is club member Bill Deaner receiving the check from Mr. Monroe.

Daily Press Reporter Speaks to Kiwanis about Women in the NASA Workforce at Langley - 05/09/2018
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Jane Hammond, education reporter for the Daily Press, recently presented a program to the Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital about the women mathematicians, scientists, and engineers who have helped NASA in their work on aeronautics and space research at Langley Air Force Base.  The book “Hidden Figures” highlights the work done by several African American women who worked there in the early work on space flight.  The current work force at NASA Langley now has 28% women who continue this activity.  Pictured rom left are Jane Hammond and Club member and program sponsor Mitch Farkas.

NASA Scientist Informs Colonial Capital Kiwanis about Mission to Mars - 05/02/2018
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Dr. Joel S. Levine, a retired NASA scientist, recently presented a program to the Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital about the NASA program of Exploration and Colonization of Mars by Humans.  Dr. Levine is now a Research Professor in the Department of Applied Science at William and Mary. He discussed the planet's history and explained that Mars may have sustained some form of life based on discoveries from multiple soft landings on the surface and photographs, but also may have had a cataclysmic change that destroyed the atmosphere and most of the life that existed.  The manned mission is currently being planned but will take several years to complete.  Pictured from left are...

Kiwanians Hear about Rise Against Hunger - 04/18/2018
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Sally Bull, coordinator of multi-site and large events for RISE Against Hunger, recently spoke to the Kiwanis of Colonial Capital. Sally, born in Richmond, described the efforts of her organization to eradicate hunger across the globe. Driving this activity are the many domestic volunteers who assemble food packages at a cost of approximately 30 cents per meal for distribution to countries where one meal per day can save a child from starvation.  Pictured left to right are club president Jim Simpson, Ms. Bull, and club member and host Jerry Howell.

Men Cook to Raise Funds to Help Children - 04/14/2018
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The Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital held its first food event on Saturday, April 14 at the Williamsburg/James City Community Services Center. Called "Men Who Cook", this food-fest featured local celebrities and dignitaries who gave their time and effort to produce and serve tasty dishes. The chefs prepared dishes that varied from chili to chicken and from mac and cheese to cheesecake.

Sincere thanks go to the following participating chefs: 
Ryan Ashe, James City Fire Chief
Jerry Bates, Lieutenant General US Army (Ret)
Carl Beffa, BCD Clinical Social Worker
Sean Dunn, Chief of Police Williamsburg
Sam Edwards, Edwards Virginia Smokehouse
Frank Faykes, Major General...

Colonial Capital Kiwanis Learns about Latisha's House - 04/04/2018
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Elizabeth Ameling, Founder and Executive Director of Latisha's House, recently spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital. Elizabeth described how the house works as a safe haven for young women who have been victims of sex trafficking. Unfortunately, the Hampton Roads area bears the distinction of being the #2 area in Virginia for this criminal activity. Latisha's House guides, educates and counsels such victims and leads them to a better, independent life.  Shown left to right are club president Jim Simpson, Ms. Ameling, and club member and host Al Albright.

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.