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 August & September 23 Newsletters

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Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life.

On Saturday-September 30, 2023 the Kiwanis Club of Fontana will host a free event that is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health and wellness, especially in our young people.  During this event several speakers will be in attendance to share how mental health effects a persons well-being and where to get help.  See flyer for more details.

According to Nami CA (National Alliance on Mental Illness) the U.S. Surgeon General reports that 10 percent of children and adolescents in the United States suffer from serious emotional and mental disorders that cause significant functional impairment in their day-to-day lives at home, in school, and with peers.

The World Health Organization has reported that 4 of the 10 leading causes of disability in the US and other developed countries are mental disorders. Major Depressive illness will be the leading cause of disability in the world for women and children.

1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year. In California, 1,243,000 adults have a serious mental illness.

1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6–17 experience a mental health disorder each year. 396,000 Californians age 12–17 have depression. In California, 1,243,000 adults have a serious mental illness.

5,566,000 adults in California have a mental health condition. That’s more than 6x the population of San Francisco.

More than half of people with a mental health condition in the U.S. did not receive any treatment in the last year. Of the 1,562,000 adults in California who did not receive needed mental health care, 35.3% did not because of cost. 7.8% of people in the state are uninsured.

Californians are over 5x more likely to be forced out-of-network for mental health care than for primary health care — making it more difficult to find care and less affordable due to higher out-of-pocket costs. 9,398,534 people in California live in a community that does not have enough mental health professionals.

Please come and join us.

23-24 Lt. Governor elected

Club member Jason Zara was elected by, Division 36 Kiwanians, as their leader for the upcoming Kiwanis year starting on October 1, 2023.

This position is an important one throughout the world.  Lt. Governor's give guidance and communication with the clubs in their Division.

Division 36 has the following clubs:

  1. Apple Valley

  2. Barstow Crossroads

  3. California Global Friendship

  4. Cooley Ranch

  5. Fontana

  6. Greater San Bernardino

  7. Redlands

  8. Rialto

  9. San Bernardino

  10. Tri-Community; Phelan, Pinon Hills &           Wrightwood

  11. Victorville

  12. Yucaipa Valley

July 7, 2023


Kiwanis fireworks booth a success!

We want to "Thank" club members, volunteers and all the people who purchased their fireworks from us. It was a great showing of support!

As in past years, proceeds from the sale of fireworks will be used for youth scholarships.  Over the years the club has donated thousands of dollars towards their futures.

Thank you again!

See more pictures in July's Newsletter

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2022-2023 Club Officers announced

This year's smile team from left to right is Immediate Past President Richard Granados, President Elect Carol Sams, Secretary Pat Lehman, President Sid Lehman and Ellen Turner Treasurer.

Kiwanis member CeCe Williams honored for her service

The Kiwanis Club of Fontana presented a "Distinguished Service Award" for her outstanding service to the club and her community during the CNH Kiwanis District Governor's -Margo Dutton visit.

During her short time as a member, she has attended multiple events and activities with the club.  For Easter she chaired the clubs project of preparing large boy and girl newborn baskets that were given out to local hospitals for newborns on or about Easter. 

She has also, accepted the position of secretary for the 2022-2023 year which begins on October 1st.

Congratulations CeCe!

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Pictured above, from left to right, are Margo Dutton -  Governor, CeCe Williams and Richard Granados -  President

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