North Suburban Kiwanis Club

From left are North Suburban Kiwanis Club members Bob King, Annette Jones and Ron Zuercher. Not pictured is Todd Levig, who was also awarded the fellowship. (submitted photo)

The North Suburban Kiwanis Club awarded four members with a Walter Zeller Fellowship, which the club purchased for $2,500 each. 

The money goes toward “The Eliminate Project,” an initiative of Kiwanis International and UNICEF that aims to end maternal and neonatal tetanus, a deadly disease that kills some 34,000 babies and women each year. Individual Kiwanis clubs worldwide are working to raise $110 millon to support the project, which along with eliminating the disease should also pave the way for other life-saving things like clean water, nutrition and other vaccines. 

Walter Zeller was a Kiwanian who started the Kiwanis International Foundation with a personal donation of $650 back in 1940. The foundation has grown into a multi-million dollar organization that awards grants to Kiwanis clubs and underwrites life-altering worldwide service projects. 

The North Suburban Kiwanis Club meets regularly at Davanni’s in Roseville, 1905 Perimeter Road, and welcomes new members in order to continue serving the children of the world. The club’s only fundraiser is the Kiwanis Malt Shop at the Minnesota State Fair, which is manned entirely by volunteers. Those interested in learning more about the North Suburban Kiwanis Club should contact Bob King at 651-295-0984.

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