Christine Davis, Timpy Ondrusek, and Frank Richardson were installed as Club Directors. Frank Richardson was voted “Kiwanian of the Year”. Mary Smith as Club Treasurer, Gwen Monahan as Secretary, Maryann Hall President, Sandra Dyer as President Elect, Gary Cole as Past past President. All officers were installed by our newest TX OK Division Lieutenant Governor, Margaret Davis.
This morning Rockwall Kiwanis gave out 26 awards through our “Terrific Kids” program where students were recognized by faculty for outstanding achievements. Congratulations to the TERRIFIC kids at Billie Stevenson Elementary this morning! Thank you Principal Mike Pitcher for allowing us to present the honors to your TERRIFIC students!
Today we had the pleasure of a visit by Love On A Leash’s representative Donna Stottlemyer of Royce City and her friend BreeAnna.
Love On A Leash is a registered non-profit, entirely volunteer organization training dogs of various breeds and their owners for therapy services. Their primary service is to brighten the day of others in nursing homes, hospitals, schools, and libraries providing emotional support.
One surprising specialty is helping children to read! Experience has shown that children who are shy or may normally struggle reading aloud, improve their reading skills due to lessened stress by reading to the dogs.
The Rockwall County Library has hosted this event before and soon other area libraries may follow.
If you would like to learn more about Love On A Leash or how you might even become a volunteer, check out their website at www.loveonaleash.org.
Thank you so much for visiting us today Donna and BreeAnna!