The Northwest Austin Kiwanis Club was presented with the RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award during the club’s regularly-scheduled weekly meeting on April 21st. Kiwanis International is a global community of volunteers that dedicate themselves to changing the world one child and one community at a time. The Austin chapter was founded in 1970, recently celebrating their 45th anniversary of service to our community. Northwest Austin Kiwanis supports nonprofits like BookSpring, Any Baby Can, and their own K-Santa program (among many others) which provides gift boxes to families with children who otherwise might not have a Christmas. Club members also volunteer with the Texas Ramp Project, building ramps for the mobility impaired, and tutor with Austin Partners in Education among other volunteer efforts. Matt Ache, president of iRex Group, Ltd. presented chapter president Don Reaves with an award plaque, along with a donation to PET-Austin in the club’s name. RecognizeGood has also donated a PET (Personal Energy Transportation) vehicle in the club’s name. This recognition was well deserved, representing a giant THANK YOU from the entire Austin community for the decades of selfless support.
The RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award recognizes the selfless community efforts and philanthropy of Austin-area service clubs through length, magnitude or impact of service – by highlighting “special” organizations and telling their stories, we believe that others will be inspired to make our community a better place. Award nominees may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, and are voted on by a selection committee according to the following criteria:
- Length of Service
- Magnitude of Service
- Special One-Time Event
This was the fifth RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award presented to an Austin-area service organization. Previous award winners include Sertoma of Round Rock, Rotary Club of Lakeway / Lake Travis. Austin Downtown Founders Lions Club and Town & Country Optimists Club.