Marion Sunrisers
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SUNRISERS WELCOME TONY IRELAND
02/13/2018
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Tony Ireland from the Marion Parks Department was our guest this morning. ...

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SUNRISERS WELCOME VISITOR FROM THE COMMUNITY HEALTH FREE CLINIC
01/23/2018
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Jamie Henley, Director of Development and Marketing for the CHFC (Community...

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MARION CITY MANAGER VISITS SUNRISERS
12/19/2017
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Lon Pluckhan, Marion’s City Manager, was our guest this morning. ...

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SUNRISERS WELCOME MARION CARES REPRESENTATIVE
12/12/2017
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Laura Campbell, Director of Marion Cares, was our guest speaker this morning. ...

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SUNRISERS WELCOME STATE SENATOR MATHIS
12/05/2017
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Senator Mathis briefly described the challenges that too many Iowans endured...

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Kiwanis of Marion Sunrisers

We are a morning club, meeting at 7:00 a.m. on every Tuesday, EXCEPT holidays and the fifth Tuesday of the month, at the Marion Hy Vee. Please feel welcome to join us for breakfast at one of our Tuesday morning meetings.

Our club was chartered on January 23, 1973 with 21 members. We were sponsored by the evening Kiwanis Club of Marion. In the early years, our Club met at the Suburban restaurant in Marion. The Suburban was on U.S. Highway 151 which was known as the Hiawatha Pioneer Trail. When our club was started, it was known as the Kiwanis Club of Hiawatha Trails. To bring the character of our club into sharper focus, we changed our club name to the Kiwanis of Marion Sunrisers in September 2001. We have always been a Marion club, serving the children of the metro area. 



Charter Members 

 Ron Bailey

Wayne Decious 

 Bill Huntoon

 Don Bean

 George Domer

 Don G. Kensinger Jr. (Chip)

 Jim Blood

 George R. Evans 

 Ron Marek

 Don Boland

 Jim Gard

 John Moller

 Don Canfield

 Bob Gillam

 Will Ogle

 Larry Chamberlain 

 Bill Hatch

 Larry Twachtmann

 John Cracraft

 Mel Holubar

 Jim Ware


Two of our charter members, George Domer and Mel Holubar, are still active in our club.



Community Support

Over the past ten years, October 2007 through September 2017, the Kiwanis Club of Marion Sunrisers has donated nearly $57,000 to our community.
 

 

The following were the local beneficiaries of our donations of dollars and services:

Birthright                                    Marion Arts Festival

Boys & Girls Club                         Marion Boys Baseball

Camp Courageous                        Marion Cares

Children's Miracle Network            Marion Food Pantry

Community Health Free Clinic        Marion Girls Softball

Compu Place                                Marion Granger House

Equipping Youth                           Marion Heritage Center

Four Oaks                                    Marion Library

National Czech Museum                Marion Parks

Grant Wood AEA Bk Project           Marion Times to Nursing Homes

Grounds of Grace                         Miss Linn County Scholarship 

Habitat for Huminity                     Old Creamery Theatre

Helping Hands                              Salvation Army

Henry Davidson Youth Center        Special Olympics

HOBY/Key Leader                         Lininger Park

Indian Creek Nature Center           Tanager Place

Jane Boyd Center                         Univ. of Iowa Chaplain Ministry

Linn County Chaplain                    Waypoint Madge Phillips Center

Linn Mar Key Club                        Wilkins School

                                                  YMCA