Serving the Children of the Sierra Mountain Communities

April Newsletter

Posted by on Apr 14, 2020


Sierra-Oakhurst Kiwanis Newsletter April 2020

John Lassos, PRESIDENT

PRESIDENTS CORNER – Well, my fellow Kiwanians this last month certainly has been very unusual, because of the mandates regarding COVID 19. My best wishes for a Happy Easter to all; be safe and healthy has we all battle this current health crisis together.



  • ZOOM meeting took place with 9 members signing in on Tuesday,April 14th. There were a few “hiccups” , so if you missed itthere will be another ZOOM meeting on April 21.
  • A scholarship committee was formed. 27 applications from thethree high schools were reviewed and 5 – $1000.00 scholarships were awarded; 2 to Glacier High School students, 2 to Minarets High School students and 1 to a Yosemite High School student. MHS has already decided to have a Facebook Graduation/Awards Program and the other schools are on a wait and see as to how they will provide their awards.
  • After 23 years the Children’s Museum of the Sierras has sadly announced that they have permanently closed their doors. It had been a difficult last few years for them financially and the mandated Covid 19 closures made them realize they could no longer serve the mountain communities. The “Breakfast with Santa” event still has the support of all the partners and is still scheduled for Dec. 5th.Upcoming Events will be announced when we able to re-schedule.