Gathering Hope House spoke at the monthly Kiwanis Club meeting today at Avon Lakes Public Library. The director of program services; Stephen Dargaj, shared with the group the vision and mission of the Gathering Hope House. Kiwanis International was founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan, and became an international organization with the creation of the Kiwanis Club of Hamilton, Ontario, the following year. In 2015, Kiwanis celebrates its 100th anniversary, share in the excitement, get ready to participate.
In the early years, members focused on business networking but in 1919, the organization changed its focus to service. In the 1960s, worldwide expansion was approved and within the decade, Kiwanis International-Europe was formed, representing Kiwanians in 11 European nations. In 1987, women officially were allowed into the membership. Want more information about Kiwanis? Check out their website www.kiwanis.org/kiwanis/about-kiwanis
Stephen is the director of Programs for The Gathering Hope House