The K-Kids Club of the Hudson Area Library was officially chartered on June 19 with 15 members.

Richard "Dick" Hagen, President of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Hudson, officially swore the new members in and then installed the officers. Presiding over the ceremony were Hudson Library Director Tina Norris and Shelley Tougas and Fred Dietze, who are club advisors.

K-Kids is a service leadership program of Kiwanis International with more than 300 clubs in North America. Making a difference within the community is what K-Kids is all about! Club members identify needs within the community and develop a plan of action to meet those needs. Whether it's collecting coats and canned goods for those in need or organizing an appreciation event, K-Kids members have the opportunity to work together with Kiwanis family volunteers to make the community and the world a better place.

K-Kids can provide opportunities for students to discover their hearts to serve. When students discover their hearts to serve, they decide that serving others is a new, exciting way of life. The service club experience at a young age can help students accept their own ability to make a difference, enhance their knowledge of their own passions and convictions, and develop their ability to empathize with those in need in their communities.

K-Kids of the Hudson Area Library meets on the first and third Mondays of the month at the library at 6 p.m. All fourth and fifth grade students (2019-20 school year) are invited to join.

For more information regarding the K-Kids program, contact Fred Dietze at 715-381-0038 or Shelley Tougas, Hudson Area Library Adult and Youth Services Coordinator at 715-386-3101.

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