Posts Tagged ‘LA Arts’
Andrew Harris, director of L/A Arts accepted helpful funds from Jan Dwinal, vice president of the Auburn-Lewiston Kiwanis and real estate agent at Millett Realty Coldwell Banker. The club is fulfilling a pledge to financially help and otherwise support art programs to children in our community. Harris said although it may be easy to cut programs like these from school budgets during rough economic times, kids still need to be exposed to the arts. While many kids learn in traditional classrooms, many need to be stimulated to learn by other means. Adding art to the mix helps insure all kids get the same chance. As proof of this theory, he shared, an activity calendar started with a printing of 500 copies and is now at 18,000. We have rich arts in our community and many do not know it. Our own Franco center has at times beaten out larger venues for internation artists. Over 5000 youths are served each and every year.
For more information about our local Kiwanis, go to www.auburnlewistonmainekiwanis.org. We are always looking for new members that want to help the children of the world, one at a time.
JUNE 27, 2007 SUMMER MEETINGS
We will have a new meeting schedule for the summer. We will meet: July 11, July 25, August 8, August 22. Mark your calendars.
We will meet weekly again, starting September 5th.
We have had some interesting speakers recently. On June 6, Auburn Mayor John Jenkins spoke about our motto We Build, creating an acronym:
Build, Understanding, Inspire others, Listen, Direction.
On June 13, we had Kelsey Jewell, the new Executive Director for the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce. She spoke about her many years of involvement in Seeds of Peace. She pointed out that they are always looking for Maine teens to help host the camp sessions in Otisfield, as well as attend camp sessions. Know anyone interested? Contact Leslie Lewin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Then on June 20, we heard from the Executive Director of LA Arts, Andrew Harris. Now HE’S an energetic speaker!
If you didn’t make these meetings, you missed out on informative and entertaining talks. Don’t miss out again!
SUPPORT A DESERVING CHILD
The Board of Directors received a request from a middle school young lady. Her name is Mallory Morneau. She wishes to attend a People-To-People conference in Washington, DC. This is an excellent opportunity for her to get out in the wide world and meet others her age from different backgrounds, and build understanding.
If you wish to support her, take your returnable bottles to Florian’s Market, Main Street, Auburn, and ask the employees to credit her account.
Thought for today: If you want happiness for a lifetime, help the next generation. Uncle Andy’s Digest.
Newsletter editor and writer: Andy Choate