Monthly Meetings

The Genoa Chapter meets twice a month on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Meetings begin at 5:30 pm and will last 30-60 minutes, depending upon the needs of the chapter.  

 

Trinity United Methodist Church, at the corner of Rte 163 and Main Street, plays host to our meetings.  Visitors are welcomed to attend.  Simply contact Robert Krichbaum and tell him you are interested in visiting our chapter.  

Community Events

Following is a listing of our community events:

 

OCTOBER 29, 2018 - HALLOWEEN PARADE 

6:30 pm parade participants meet at Genoa Bank;
7 pm Judging begins promptly in designated age groups near the Gazebo in Downtown Genoa

 

Halloween Parade - Kiwanis has been sponsoring the Halloween Parade in downtown Genoa for over 50 years.  Each year scores of children age 1 to 6th grade, participate in the parade.  First through third place awards are given for Prettiest, Best Cartoon Character, Ugliest/Scariest and Most Creative Costumes.  Once the winners are announced, all participants and their families are welcomed to join us for a homemade donut and apple cider.

 

In case of rain: meet at St. John's UCC gym, 1213 Washington St., Genoa 43430

 

APRIL 20, 2019 - EASTER EGG HUNT

1 pm, at the Large Shelter House in Veteran's Memorial Park

 

Every spring we hold an Easter Egg Hunt and Parade at our park in Downtown Genoa.  You will see hundreds of kids dressed in costumes or sometimes in heavy coats run around the park picking up eggs.  The goal: to pick the one egg that has a prized Easter Basket ticket on the inside.  

 

The day is a fun outing for parents, grandparents, kids age 1-3rd Grade.  Truly this is what small-town life is all about. Not to mention the commitment we all make to Kiwanis.

 

INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH

Every year a collation of Kiwanians from Ridgetown, Ontario, Canada and Genoa Kiwanians meet on either US soil or Canadian soil to foster deeper friendships and networking connections. Every year we do different events. In July 2018, The Canadian collation visited us in Genoa. We took them to the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton.  After a personal tour throughout the museum, we had dinner at one of our member's homes. A delightful day was had by all.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Our Genoa Chapter supports teachers, students, seniors and others in with a number of different grants/scholarships.  Here is a smattering of what we do:

  • 2 College scholarships to GAHS Seniors

  • 21 Teacher Grants presented to all Genoa Schools

  • Sponsored students to attend Buckeye Boys/Girls State, and HOBY (Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership)

 

SUPPORT

We also provide support through help and monetary donations:

  • Valedictorian/Salutatorian Wall

  • Community Birthday Calendars

  • Genoa Area Food Pantry

  • GAHS Key Club

  • Ronald MacDonald House

  • Genoa High School Musical

  • Genoa Local Schools Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

  • Co-Sponsor Celestial Ball Trophy to the winner of the Oak Harbor & Genoa Football Game

 

HOW WE FUNDRAISE - And How You Can Help!

  • We create and sell the Fall and Winter Sports Programs for Genoa High School Athlete, Cheerleaders, and Band

  • Buy French Fries at the Genoa Homecoming! We run the booth during the entire 2-day event.

  • Purchase Kiwanis Peanuts which help support the youth of the Genoa area.

  • Buy a Birthday Calendar from us - only $6.50 (includes one birthday listing; all other listings are $.50 each.)

  • Join our Chapter and help us help the children of our community.

 

Copyright 2018 Innovations Portrait Studio/
Deanna Dunn

Copyright 2018 Innovations Portrait Studio/
Deanna Dunn

Club Key #: K02993

 

Meeting Place: Trinity United Methodist Church

Meeting Days:    

2nd and 4th Mondays

Meeting Time: 5:30 pm

Contact: 

Robert Krichbaum, Club Secretary

419-309-3366

genoaareakiwanis43430@gmail.com