Kiwanis launches evening meetings

DOWNEY - Councilman Roger Brossmer will be guest speaker when Kiwanis Club of Downey hosts its inaugural evening meeting Jan. 7 at the Rio Hondo Event Center.Brossmer, who is also principal of Downey Adult School, is expected to speak on city issues. Social drinks begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and Brossmer's talk at 6:30. Kiwanis is one of the oldest service organizations in Downey, operating since 1925. It is made up of volunteers dedicated to helping children, and help sponsor the monthly barbecue for patients at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center; the Rancho Los Amigos Carnival for patients and their families; scholarships for Downey high school students; La Casita Rehabilitation Center; Arc; and more. Kiwanis has also funded computer labs for all DUSD schools and, with The Downey Patriot, honors local youth with the Downey Youth Service Award. Downey residents are invited to attend the free event. For more information, contact Fernando Vasquez at (562) 261-7601 or fvasquez562@gmail.com.

********** Published: December 18, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 35