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Adrian in Lenawee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

History of the Adrian Kiwanis Club

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, April 8, 2017
1. History of the Adrian Kiwanis Club Marker
Inscription. The Adrian Kiwanis Club was begun in 1940, some 35 years after Kiwanis was founded in Detroit. The Adrian club was chartered by the Hillsdale Kiwanis Club and Charter Night was September 25, 1940 with an initial membership of 34.

The purpose of the club reamins the altruistic support of the needs of the Adrian community, in particular the children and the elderly. The purposes and ideals of this club revolve around the Kiwanis motto of "We Build". Club Projects to raise money to support this Club's history of helping others make up a large portion of its legend.

There have been hundreds of significant projects initiated and/or supported with major contributions by the Adrian Kiwanis Club. Some of them include: The single largest project was the Kiwanis Riverview Terrace, visable from this location across Maumee Street. The building was dedicated in 1973 and remains perhaps the most notable reminder of the involvement and commitment of the Adrian Kiwanis Club to the Adrian area and its citizens. The eventual sale of the KRT funded the Adrian Kiwanis Foundation which has provided financial support for many organizations and projects in the community.

Ted Durst was a long time member of the Adrian Kiwanis Club. He led the Kiwanis Community Pride Committee that was dedicated to public beautification. Ted donated this park property to the City of Adrian on behalf of Kiwanis. The City named the park in Ted's honor only weeks before Ted's death in 2014.

Now at over 100 members, the Adrian Kiwanis Club remains a vibrant promoter of improvements in the greater Adrian community.
 
Erected 2015.
 
Location. 41° 53.983′ N, 84° 2.489′ W. Marker is in Adrian, Michigan, in Lenawee County. Marker is at the intersection of West Maumee Street (Business U.S. 223) and West Church Street (Business U.S. 223), on the right
History of the Adrian Kiwanis Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 8, 2017
3. History of the Adrian Kiwanis Club Marker
This marker is the nearest one (on the left).
when traveling west on West Maumee Street. Touch for map. Marker is in Ted Durst Kiwanis Gateway Park. Marker is in this post office area: Adrian MI 49221, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. History of Kiwanis Trail and Trestle Park (a few steps from this marker); Spirit of Cooperation (a few steps from this marker); The First House Built in Adrian (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Adrian's Prominent Leaders (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cooley Law Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frank Navin & The Detroit Tigers (approx. mile away); Professional Baseball in Adrian (approx. mile away); The Antislavery - Underground Railroad Movement (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Adrian.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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