2nd Sunday @ 5 is Fort Collins Eyeopeners’ monthly meeting option that focuses on fun, fellowship, and service.
September 11, 2022
2nd Sunday at 5 members welcomed Beth Gillespie as an official Eyeopeners Kiwanis member. Beth’s induction was performed by Larry Howell and Beth was sponsored by Jack Gianola.
July 10, 2022
The July 2nd Sunday at 5:00 pm meeting on July 10 at Sue’s home was a blast. We had a delightful time welcoming our newest member, Beth Gillespi and brainstorming carnival game ideas to support the Salvation Army’s Back to School Carnival and Backpack Distribution event.
Volunteers are still need to help with setup, parking, registration, carnival games and backpack distribution. More information can be found at Salvation Army 2022 Back to School Carnival.
May 15, 2022
Bags upon bags upon bags of gently used clothing were sorted at our “2nd Sunday at 5” meeting. Because of the generosity of Eyeopeners members, family, and friends, we were able to donate four car loads of clothing to Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Loveland, House of Neighborly Service, Homeward Alliance, and Arc Thrift Store.
January 9, 2022
Members of Eyeopeners Kiwanis 2nd Sunday at 5 enjoyed an evening of fun, fellowship, and service as we completed 27 Alphabet Flip Books for the Children’s Speech and Reading Center (https://www.csrckids.org/). We will continue working on the flip books at our February 2nd Sunday meeting.
December 12, 2021
The holiday spirit was in full swing as Eyeopeners members enjoyed an evening of fun, fellowship, and service at our December “2nd Sunday @ 5” meeting. We completed two hands-on service projects – we assembled 10 first aid/survival kits to be distributed by Loveland’s Community Kitchen to people experiencing homelessness and we made 95 Christmas gifts for the fourth graders of Highland Elementary School in Pierce.
November 14, 2021
Eyeopeners 2nd Sunday at 5 assembled 10 “You Are Loved” bags for the Family Housing Network at their November 14 meeting. The bags, which included a fleece blanket, books, a stuff animal, coloring books, crayons, and a personal card will be given to children ages preschool through high school who are experiencing homelessness.
Family Housing Network’s mission is to support families experiencing homelessness to achieve sustainable self-sufficiency in a timely and dignified manner.
Annette Zacharias from the Family Housing Network will join Eyeopeners at our November 18th meeting and share more about her organization.
Also during 2nd Sunday, Key Club Division 16 lieutenant governor, Skyler Mayse held a leadership summit with presidents and vice-presidents from the following high schools: Liberty Commons, Fort Collins, Rocky Mountain, and Colorado Early Colleges.
October 10, 2021
Kiwanis members were blessed to put together 60 emergency period kits for Grace Upon Grace Project. Each kit provides a one-month supply of feminine hygiene products.
The mission of Grace Upon Grace Project is to provide under-served families and infants diapers, wipes, and period products to live and grow with grace and dignity while addressing the roots of social inequities.
Welcome New Eyeopeners Member Paul Beim
Welcome the newest member of Fort Collins Eyeopeners Kiwanis, Paul Beim (center). Jim Packard, left, sponsored Paul’s membership, and Larry Howell performed the induction ceremony.