Community Service

Our Projects throughout the year include:

Madison County Fishing Rodeo – This is a worthwhile project held at Sharon Johnson Park each spring, sponsored by the Madison County Commissioners, and is a special outing for children ages 5 – 15.  Our club helps in every capacity, including parking, registration, putting worms on hooks, and weighing the fish.  We also try to keep the parents from fishing!

Huntsville City Fishing Rodeo – Another great event for children, sponsored by the City of Huntsville each spring and held at Brahan Spring Park.  Metro members help with the monitoring of the event (only the children get to fish).

Reading Is Fundamental – We visit and read to Head Start classes at two local elementary schools three times a year.  This is a particularly rewarding experience for our Kiwanians.  The Alabama District RIF programs comprise 50% of the RIF programs in Kiwanis International!

Salvation Army:

Bell Ringing – Each year during the Christmas Season Metro members give hours of their time ringing the bell for the Salvation Army.

Angel Tree – Metro members volunteer to help in all phases of this seasonal event: distribution of requests, intake of gifts, packaging of gifts, and distribution of gifts.

We make donations of money and time to various projects in the city of Huntsville.  Those include Big Brothers Big Sisters, CASA, The Older Americans Festival, SafeKids, The Senior Center Kids and Karegivers Program, Christmas Charities, Better Business Bureau Peer Mediation Program, Junior Achievement and others.