It all started about 5 years ago. Kiwanis Club International came up with the mission to eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus in the world.It is a deadly disease that steals the lives of nearly 49,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. Absolutely not an easy task, but not impossible. It could be done if it was possible to raise the money for vaccinations. A woman needs a series of 3 shots and the entire series is $1.83. Well, that might not sound so much but we are talking about 30-35 countries to cover.
The Kiwanis International bonded together with UNICEF and through different local projects around the world the “Eliminate Project” kicked off.
As a local club you could choose to just participate or become a “Model Club”. And, as usual, Terrell wants to be (and is) the best so of course they took on the mission to be just a Model Club. Their goal was then to raise over $38,000. And guess what. They did it! They have now raised over $38,600.Even though the project is not over, they have now helped eliminate Maternal Neonatal Tetanus in 19 out of 30 countries in just 5 years. That is amazing. Everything on top of this is “icing on the cake”. Impressive is the Children’s Club here in Terrell, just themselves has raised over $15,000 to the project. Fundraisers as Blue Jeans Day for teachers, Auctions and package of cards has been going on and will continue going on.
One of the big fundraisers every year is the golf tournament. It will be held at Waterview Golf Club in Rowlett on Monday September 26th. Fees include a hot dog lunch at 11:30, 1:00 pm tee time and fajita dinner following the tournament. There are still several sponsor opportunities available. You can also register a team to play!