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Do you enjoy the American and Maryland flags that are on display around Crofton Parkway?

 

This program is coordinated by the Crofton Kiwanis Club, and has relied on the generosity of the people of Crofton over the years.

 

The flags have been hung on the parkway since 1990. They were the idea of Ed Dosek, the newly elected President of the Crofton Civic Association (CCA) at that time. He was looking for a patriotic way to celebrate Crofton.

There are 76 BGE light poles along the Crofton Parkway.  Each has two American flags, except for the 8 street entrances into Crofton where there is a Maryland flag along with the American flag.

The flags are hung in May before the Armed Services parade and removed after Veterans Day in November. The CCA managed the program initially until it was turned over to the Crofton Kiwanis Club.

TLC, a local business in Crofton, puts the flags up and takes them down and also stores them at their facility. Also during the year TLC will replace any flag causalities that might occur.

This year we replaced 35 flags and poles that were worn out. With those replacements the flag fund has gone into the red. 

If you would like to help with this project and donate you may send a check made out to the Crofton Kiwanis Foundation and mail to: 

The Crofton Kiwanis Foundation

c/o The Crofton Kiwanis Club

Box 3101

Crofton, MD 21114

Thanks for your support!

Welcome

The Kiwanis Club and Foundation of Crofton, Maryland serves the Greater Crofton area, focusing on the needs of children and families, community involvement and enrichment, and service to the citizens. Examples of our activities include the Annual Crofton Halloween Parade, the Annual 10K and 5K Races, "Rebuilding Together", Salvation Army bell ringing, and blood drives.  Our charitable activities include service to the aged at the Crofton Care and Rehab Center, Sarah's House, the Crofton Christian Caring Council, and assistance to Wounded Veterans.  We also fund other charitable causes on an ad hoc basis.  

Contact Membership Chair Russ Shipley at (410) 721-1195 or russ.shipley@verizon.net to find out more about Kiwanis or to inquire about joining.

 
 

Upcoming Events

Dec. 9 - Regular Meeting via Zoom, 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 10 - Sarah's House meals delivered

Dec. 14 - Sarah's House meals delivered

Recent Activities

 

Crofton Kiwanis Club

A Service Club in Crofton, Maryland

Crofton Kiwanis members and other community residents helped set up

Flags for Heroes for Memorial Day weekend.

From left to right: Ed Reilly, Jackie Tucker, Russ Shipley, Mike Kane, Margaret Kane, John Hill, John Maloney Maloney, Moi (perched on the ladder behind this crew), Al Tucker, Joe and Carol Narcavage, Dennis Clark and Joyce Maloney.

Recent home project sponsored by the

Crofton Kiwanis Club

Adopt-a-Family Project

 

Front: Jerry Esterheld and his grandson
Back: Mike Pierre, Dennis Clark, Kim Kavanaugh, Bill Hand, and Nancy Scaggs
 

The Kiwanis Club of Crofton has four families, inclusive of 16 children, that are part of the Adopt-a-Family program, led by Sharon Shipley. These families were provided with food (turkey and all the fixings) for Thanksgiving. In December, the families will receive an additional food package, plus a gift card to a local grocery store to purchase meat for their holiday meal. The parents also receive $60 gift cards for each child to be used to purchase Christmas gifts. The Kiwanis Club of Crofton has supported this project for over 20 years.

We were in the paper!  And thanks to you all, we raised a bunch of money!!

Crofton Kiwanis Foundation Awards $6,000 in College Scholarships

(Left to right): Senior class recipients of Crofton Kiwanis Foundation $1,000 College Scholarships presented on May 8 are: Lauryn Carlton, Meade H.S.; Madeline Evans, Indian Creek School; Conor McCarty, Spalding H.S., Jair Pearsall, Meade H.S., Irene Souranis, Spalding H.S.,; and Samantha Wiegand, Spalding H.S.

Teen of the Year Jasryia Cunningham of Meade H.S. receives her Crofton Kiwanis Foundation award with a $250 check from Crofton Kiwanis Service Leadership Program Chair Bill Hand on May 8.

Kiwanians help with setting up flags for Flags for Heroes.

Flags will be up by Crofton's Lake Louise for 2 weeks.

Honoring Active Service Members, Veterans and First Responders:

George Beam Sr.,

Robert Callahan,

Curtis Callaway,

Charles Carter,

Chumley and Stevenson men,

Jack Cline,

Lloyd Coleman,

James Cox,

Edwin Dosek,

Bruce Engstrom,

David Espie Jr.,

Thomas Fallon,

Gary Franklin,

John Newport Greene III,

Peter Gross Jr.,

Marvin Haerbig,

Steven Haerbig,

Brian Harvey,

Reynolds Horpel,

Kiwanians,

Frank Kupiec,

John Lang,

Richard Levendoski,

Bernard Markovich,

George Molta,

Arlo "Pete" Pedersen,

Benjamin Pry,

George Rebovich,

Harry Reilly,

Robert Reilly Jr.,

Stephen Reszetar,

Rotarians,

Richard Scaggs,

Paul Schweinsburg,

"Sparky" Sparks,

Joseph Steele,

John Walker, and

Paul Yates.

 

Ongoing Events and Activities

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10K Challenge and 5K Run

For 30 years the Kiwanis Club and Foundation of Crofton, Maryland has sponsored the 10K Challenge race that covers the beautiful tree-lined residential streets of Crofton. The race includes some light hills but is mostly a flat course. Our race is always held on the second Saturday in June. Medals are given for the top 3 runners overall and first place male and female finishers in 19 age/gender categories. Short sleeve technical shirts are given to the first 250 entrants. Food, drink and other giveaways from our sponsors are available at the finish line. Electronic timing is used and results are posted within 8 hours. The 5K Race was added to the 10K in 2018. Both races in this family friendly community event offer something from the beginning runner to those preparing to train for a fall marathon. 

Thanks to everyone who ran in our

2020 Virtual 10K and 5K races

Thanks to our 2020 Sponsors

 

Team Surlis Re/Max

Zancan Press

Blue Dolphin

Chick-fil-A

Wegmans

D'Ana Johnson

Marnie Fallon

424 Wine and Spirits

CamPower For All/Carol Diamond

Belair Engineering

Edward Jones Financial Advisors

Rich Reilly Insurance Agency

Williams Financial Services

Solstice Kitchen & Bath

Ed Reilly, State Senator

Joyce & John Maloney

Al & Jackie Tucker

Carol and Joe Narcavage

Kumon of Crofton

Regan, Grace & Kerley, LLC

Bay Area Chiropractic & Wellness Group, PC

Crofton Country Club

Family Bike Shop

Thomas R. Callahan, Attorney

Michael Malone, Attorney/Delegate

8 Days a Week Business Solutions

Gold's Gym

Nancy & Reggie Haseltine

2019 Results

10K Overall 10K Age Groups

5K Overall 5K Age Groups

Photos

2018 Results

5K and 10K Overall Results

5K Age Group Results

10K Age Group Results

Pictures

2017 Results

Halloween Parade

The Kiwanis Club will be holding its 43nd Annual Halloween Parade on Saturday October 26th, and we invite community organizations to participate in the Parade.

 

Our parade will begin at Crofton Woods Elementary School at the intersection of Urby Drive and Crofton Parkway, where we will assemble between 10:00am and 11:00am with the parade stepping-off promptly at 11:00am.

 

The parade will wind down Crofton Parkway past the Crofton Country Club, with the costumed children and their parents joining the parade at the Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church.   It will continue down Crofton Parkway, ending at the Crofton Elementary School on Duke of Kent Street. The Crofton Community will line the street to join in the festivities which are enjoyed by young and old. The parade lasts approximately one hour. 

 

Registration for the costume contest will be held at the Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church starting at 10:00 AM.

 

At Crofton Elementary School on Duke of Kent St. we will distribute refreshments, and award prizes for the best costumes.

 

If your organization would like be one of the participants in the Parade, please contact Al Tucker at tel. 410-721-2078, or email: tuckeralv@verizon.net

Service Leadership Programs

The Crofton Kiwanis Club is actively involved in mentoring young adults at school meetings and during their service projects, as well as providing funds for attendance at conventions. We also provide up to three college scholarships each year. Currently our club sponsors the Providence Center Aktion Club and Key Clubs at Arundel High School, Archbishop Spalding High School, Meade Senior High School, and Indian Creek School. Our club also makes an annual contribution for a high school sophmore to attend the Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Conference.

(Pictured above is Past President/Service Leadership Chairman Bill Hand (left) with members of the newly chartered Indian Creek School Key Club)

Blood Drives

The Kiwanis Club and Foundation of Crofton, MD is teaming with the Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) Blood Donor Center to have an AAMC Bloodmobile in front of Old Navy in the Waugh Chapel Town Center for blood drives. We plan to hold 2-4 blood drives each year based on anticipated participation from local citizens.

Rebuilding Together

On the last Saturday in April our club participates with other local organizations in a Rebuilding Together home renovation project. Rebuilding Together is a national non-profit organization that provides free home repairs and modifications to neighbors in need. 

Please contact Bob Sharpe at (301) 580-0149 or bsharpe411@comcast.net for more information.

(Pictured above is Rebuilding Together Chairman Bob Sharpe (left) with Dan Scholfield at last year's project)

Club Meetings

Regular monthly Crofton Kiwanis Club meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month currently at 7:00 p.m. at the Crofton Library, Room 1.  Guests are always welcome for our regular meetings and to listen to our program's guest speakers.

The Club Board of Directors and Officers meet the first Wednesday each month at the First Baptist Church of Crofton at 7:00 p.m.

 

On the fourth Wednesday each month there is a club social meeting at Ledos Pizza at 6:30 p.m.

(Pictured left to right at the September 12, 2018 donation ceremony at Blue Dolphin Restaurant are Kiwanis President Patrick Heelen presenting $4,000 donation check to Crofton Christian Caring Council Chairperson Beth Ross, CCCC incoming Chairperson Sharon Shipley, and CCCC Financial Aid Volunteers Marge Wagovich, Judy Battista and Maria Bodnar.)

Charity Auction and Gift Basket

Each November for the past 15 or so years we held a combined silent and live bidding auction to raise funds for our many service projects. Every year we had over 400 items to bid on, including vacation rentals, sporting events, toys, household appliances, and restaurant discounts, which made this the biggest fundraiser of the year. The auction was held at the Bowie Knights of Columbus Hall on Route 3.

For 2018 we tried something new, a Gift Basket containing over $4000 worth of gift cards for fine dining at Crofton and Annapolis area restaurants. Tickets were $20 each. There were 725 tickets sold and the drawing was held at our December 12th Christmas Holiday Party at Ledos Pizza. This new fundraiser was a great success in raising over $18,000, with the proceeds begin split evenly between Sarah's House and the Crofton Christian Caring Council.

Other Club Activities

Crofton Christian Caring Council

Sarah's House Meals

Crofton Convalescent Center Bingo and Birthday Parties

Crofton Flag Project

Salvation Army Bell Ringing and Christmas Angels

Annual Installation Night and Charter Night Club Dinners

Adopt-a-Family Holiday Meals

Teacher of the Year Award

Kiwanis International's Young Children Projects

(Pictured above is a memorial on Crofton Parkway to beloved late club member and WW II veteran Pete Pedersen)

Club Recognition

Our Kiwanis club has achieved Blue-level Today Club status for the 2016–17 Kiwanis year by contributing an average of $10 or more per club member to the Kiwanis Children's Fund.

Board of Directors (Oct. 1, 2020-Sept. 30, 2021)


President: Mike Pierre
President-Elect: Mike Sweeney
Club Vice President: Dan Scholfield

Secretary: Kim Kavanaugh
Foundation Treasurer: Reggie Haseltine
Club Treasurer: Dennis Clark

Immediate Past President: Nancy Scaggs
Board Member: Sue Harvey

Board Member: Bill Hand

Board Member: D'Ana Johnson
Board Member: Clarke Ross
Board Member: Joe Narcavage

Board Member: Bob Sharpe

Board Member: Brian Hackenberg

 

Contact Crofton Kiwanis

 

(410) 451-4682

Crofton, MD, USA

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