Clintonville Spotlight

Kiwanis seeks names for volunteer award

The Kiwanis Club of Northern Columbus is accepting nominations for its Community Support Award.

This award, co-sponsored by the Spotlight, honors individuals who recognize the need for and necessity of providing community service. Nominations will be accepted through July 31, with the winners announced on Aug. 19.

To be eligible for the award, nominees must be community volunteers who either live in or serve Clintonville, Beechwold or the city of Worthington. A nominee must have recently served or is currently serving as a community volunteer.

Nominators are asked to complete a 50-word essay, describing the nominee’s impact on the community. A nomination form for the Northern Columbus Kiwanis Community Support Award (see Page 20) can be submitted online by visiting the club web site:

A form also can be obtained by sending an email to the Kiwanis at

“Northern Columbus Kiwanis wants to recognize the volunteers who work so hard to improve the communities we serve,” said Shirley Palumbo, chairwoman of the CSA committee.

“One aim of the award is to shine a spotlight on the people who might not be formal leaders of a volunteer organization but are doing much good in their community.”

“We want to recognize individuals who are not the CEOs but who work hard to serve their neighbors, both adults and children, and neighborhood agencies,” said club member Craig Slack.

“This award is a logical extension of the work of Kiwanis, to serve the children of the world.“

Cliff Wiltshire, editor and publisher of the Spotlight and a club member, added, “I am pleased to sponsor the Community Support Award, which shines a light on the volunteers who are so generous with their time and efforts.

“Even being nominated is an honor which says that someone has noticed a person’s selfless efforts and they are appreciated in our community.”

Recipients of the award will be asked to identify a charity or nonprofit organization which they support. Donations will be made in their name by Northern Columbus Kiwanis and the Spotlight to the organizations designated by the winners.

The Kiwanis Club of Northern Columbus, which has served the community for more than 90 years, is an organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

For more information about the club and how to help serve the community, visit, send an email to or call club member Sam Kiner at 614-356-7436.

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