Organized by the Foley Lions Club and the Foley Kiwanis Club, the Baldwin Bicycle Fest is an annual event held on the first Saturday in October every year. Proceeds from this event benefit the Foley Lions Club and the Foley Kiwanis Club. Read on to learn more about these two civic organizations…
The Foley Lions Club was chartered on August 10, 1990, and is one of the area’s oldest civic organizations. Proceeds from the Baldwin Bicycle Fest assist the Lions Club in continuing their projects and programs in Foley and other south Baldwin communities.
The Foley Lions Club’s projects include purchasing glasses for children and adults that are financially unable to purchase them and sponsoring children to attend Camp Seale Harris to learn about living with diabetes, proper foods to eat, and proper ways to administer insulin. In addition, we sponsor high school students to attend leadership camps, award scholarships to graduating students, and provide funds for continuing education. We also sponsor other organizations such as the Ecumenical Ministries, Mary’s Shelter, the Snook Youth Club, and the Southeastern Guide Dogs.
If you’re interesting in learning more about the Foley Lions Club or about volunteering, we’d love for you to join us for our bi-monthly meetings – every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at noon – at Wolf Bay Lodge restaurant in Foley. For more information, please contact Rick Blackwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or (251) 213-7003.
For over 60 years, the Foley Kiwanis Club has actively led the planning and execution of numerous fundraising and charity events for the benefit of the local community and its youth.
Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis and its youth-oriented Service Leadership Programs serve communities in more than 80 countries and geographic areas.
Our main objectives include: to give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than the material values of life; to encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships; to promote the adoption and application of higher social, business, and professional standards; to develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship; to provide a practical means to form enduring friendships through a club; to render altruistic service; to build better communities; to cooperate in creating and maintaining sound public opinion and high idealism, which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, good will, and friendship.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Foley Kiwanis Club and our activities, we encourage you to join our meetings. We meet every Tuesday at noon at Vallarta Mexican restaurant in Foley. We’re always looking for motivated and civic-minded people who are interested in serving the objectives of Kiwanis and improving the overall quality of our communities. For more information, visit our website at www.FoleyKiwanisClub.com. Or, you can contact Russ Morrison at 859-771-6091.