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Welcome New Members

Top photo: Marion Noon Kiwanis past President and current District 11 South Lt. Gov. Manoj Sharma welcomes new members Mike Augenstein, director of Workforce Solutions, MTC, and Ron Iarussi, Marion City Schools Superintendent. Bottom photo: Manoj introduced President Gareth Higgins and the other 2022 club officers. Let’s have a great year!!

Member installed as Lt. Gov, Div 11-S

Congratulations to Marion Noon Kiwanis Board member, Manoj Sharma, who was installed as the Lieutenant Governor for the Ohio District Division 11-South at the Oct 7, 2021 meeting hosted by our club at Pine Acres Event Center in Larue, Ohio. It was an evening of celebration and reflection. We are proud of you, Manoj!

Manoj Sharma named to Dynamic Dozen

Congratulations to the Marion Star’s 2021 Dynamic Dozen. We are very proud that Kiwanis board member Manoj Sharma was selected! Check out this article from Marion Star: Marion County's Dynamic Dozen are making a difference in the community https://www.marionstar.com/.../marion-countys.../3725217001/

Join Us! Silent Auction/Fundraiser Thursday Aug. 19

Click here for a list of the SILENT AUCTION ITEMS   Come join the fun, come see what's going on!  Marion Noon Kiwanis' Fundraiser & Silent Auction in partnership with Pure Function Crossfit will be held during Third Thursday in Downtown Marion, August 19, 2021, 4-9pm. Bidding closes at 8pm. It's going to be fantastic

Eric Rossiter wins Quarter of Beef

Congratulations to Eric Rossiter and his family for winning the Kiwanis Quarter of Beef raffle.  Thank you to everyone who participated in our Kiwanis mini-fundraiser to help support area Childrens’ groups. Above, the Rossiter Family is shown with one of their coolers of freezer beef during pickup at the Messenger Farm.  

Win a Quarter of Beef

Help support Marion Noon Kiwanis and their mission to support youth in Marion County AND possibly win a quarter of beef. Tickets are just $10! Following the cancellations of our annual Pancake Day and golf outing, we are working to raise funds through this raffle and other efforts in order to replace the funds lost.

Kiwanis seeks sponsors’ assistance

As you know, this year we unfortunately had to cancel our two largest fundraisers—the Golf Outing and Pancake Day. These events helped to fund numerous community activities/groups that support children. It is our hope that our wonderful sponsors will still provide financial support this year in order to help area children. We are providing opportunities for our

Bill Cones, former Kiwanis president passed away

William G. “Bill” Cones, age 83, of Marion, died peacefully on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at the Marion General Hospital with his loving family by his side following a extended illness. On February 11, 1937, Bill was born in Columbus, Ohio, the older of two sons of the late Robert B. Cones and Katherine (Wilson)

Don Distel, 89, passes away

Donald J. Distel, age 89 of Marion, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Donald was born November 29, 1930 in Tiffin, the son of Charles Jacob and Bertha Gertrude (Kuhm) Distel. He was educated in Tiffin, graduating from Calvert High School and then enrolled into Heidelberg University. In 1951

Long-Time Member Ed Hutchman passes away

Long-time Kiwanis member, Ed Hutchman, has passed away. We will miss his smile, talent and love of community. We send love and prayers to his wife, Carrie, and all of his family.   Edward William Hutchman, age 80, of Marion passed peacefully  at home surrounded by his family from complications of Alzheimer’s disease on July