More Playground Improvements at Mary Bailey Head Start Center

Since 2020,  our club has worked with the Mary Bailey Head Start Center in Georgetown on a couple of occasions to improve the grounds. Read More

Senior Safety Kits

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, members of our club participated in a safe, socially-distant activity to continue to serve the community. Funds from the club’s service account were used to purchase tote bags, hand sanitizer, masks, and sterile gloves in bulk and distributed to members for assembly as safety kits. Completed kits were given to Williamson & Burnet County Opportunities to Work Meals on Wheels Program for distribution to seniors throughout the community.

Playground Improvements for Mary Bailey Head Start Center

Over the course of two weekends, members of the club gathered to construct and install new sensory boards for the Mary Bailey Head Start Center in Georgetown. 

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New Member Profile: Adrian Thompson

Adrian Thompson was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where he began his K-Family involvement as a member of the Patterson High School Key Club which was sponsored by the Highlandtown Kiwanis Club in East Baltimore.  With service in his heart, Adrian was quickly elected to service as the Patterson High School Key Club President, then elected to the post of Lt. Governor for Division 6-12 which covered Baltimore City and Baltimore County.  After servicing as Lt. Governor Adrian was encouraged by his fellow Key Clubbers to run for Governor of Capital District so he did and after an exciting election, he was elected Governor of Capital District Key Club.

In his professional career, Adrian has been an HR Generalist, Staffing Manager, Training Manager, and currently is a Homeowners Association Manager.

Adrian is excited to come back to the Kiwanis Family and is looking forward to broadening his Kiwanis career by serving as a Kiwanis Advisor for a local Key Club and becoming an active member of the Texas-Oklahoma Kiwanis District.

New Member Profile: Nia Delmast

Just one month into our new Kiwanis year and we’re excited to welcome Nia Delmast as the newest member of the club! Nia first reached out to us by finding our club online. She is a recent graduate of St. Edward’s University where  she served as a member and vice president of the Circle K Chapter. My service interests include education and environmental sustainability. In her free time she enjoys yoga and swing dancing. 

New Member Profile: Nelly Estrada

Nelly Estrada is a UTB-TSC (now UTRGV) and UT-Austin CKI alumna. She was raised in Brownsville, Texas and moved to Austin to attend The University of Texas at Austin. She obtained a Bachelor’s in Biology in 2014, and became a Teach for America Corps Member in Arkansas thereafter. She is currently a Cardiology Services Tech and a Research Volunteer at St. David’s Medical Center. 

Her journey in the Kiwanis-family began in 2008 and she has enjoyed it ever since! She was Vice-President, Secretary, and Committee Member. She received scholarships for two consecutive years and was named the Outstanding Chapter Secretary of the Texas-Oklahoma District of CKI in 2013. She is thrilled to be a Kiwanian and to serve her community. 

New Member Profile: Alan Barnette

Alan is businessman here in Austin since moving here twenty-four years ago from Boulder, Colorado where he owned an art gallery for twelve years. He currently runs a retail store on South Congress and a small metal fabrication shop up in Jollyville. He’s also worked as a professional musician for the last forty years and originally moved to Austin to work together with a group of musicians with whom he still performs.

Alan was raised to believe that it is one’s duty to help those unable to help themselves. He’s volunteered for a variety of benevolence organizations for the last thirty years, including the Big Brothers Big Sisters and Boulder County AIDS Project in Colorado; and AIDS Services of Austin, Project Transitions, and the Octopus Club here in Austin. Through his membership in University Baptist Church, he’s helped feed and shelter the homeless youth that live on the streets around the university.

We love Alan’s diverse background of service and volunteerism, and we’re looking forward to the great things he’ll contribute to our community as a Kiwanian!

New Member Profile: Giovanna Alanis-Vega

Giovanna Alanis-Vega, best known as Gio, is our newest member of our Kiwanis Club. Gio was born and raised in Matamoros, Mexico-Brownsville, Texas. Gio moved to Austin in 2010 to attend The University of Texas at Austin, where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training. Currently, Gio is pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration from Concordia University- Texas. She also works at UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.

While enrolled at UT Austin, Gio was a member of Texas CKI from 2010-14. She also serviced as Chapter Treasurer from 2012-2013, Texas-Oklahoma District Treasurer in 2013-2014 and was part of the CKI Large Scale Service Project  Fellowship Committee in 2013-14.

We’re thrilled to welcome her into our club!

New Member Profile: Marcelo Urieta-Bravo

Marcelo Urieta-Bravo is an alumnus of our sponsored service leadership program CKI at Austin Community College. While enrolled at ACC, he served as chapter president from 2012-13, distinguished lieutenant governor in 2013-14 for the Texas-Oklahoma District, and distinguished governor for the Texas-Oklahoma District in 2014-15. He graduated from St. Edward’s University in 2016 and helped to re-establish the CKI chapter on campus. Throughout his time in CKI, Marcelo held numerous roles on Circle K International committees.

Marcelo now serves as an assistant district administrator to the Texas-Oklahoma District of CKI, and he specializes in advising the district’s nine lieutenant governors. He’s looking forward to giving back to CKI as Kiwanian and giving developing young leaders the same opportunities he had as a member of CKI.

Annual Meeting Results

The club’s annual meeting was held on Thursday, May 17 at the weekly luncheon and the slate of officers presented by the Nominating Committee was adopted by acclamation:

  • President – Bill Gordon: 10/1/2018-9/30/2020
  • President-Elect – Raymond Miller: 10/1/2018-9/30/2020
  • Immediate Past President – John Cano: 10/1/2018-9/30/2020
  • Secretary-Treasurer – Ron Kingsbury: 10/1/2018-9/30/2020
  • Director (Club Satellite Liaison) –  Maria Harper: 10/1/2018-9/30/2020
  • Director –  Kirby Cossey: 10/1/2018-9/30/2020

Ruth Ann Cossey and William Assamoi will continue the second of their two-year terms as directors.