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Lake Norman Aktion Club Receives Top Honor

Front Row (Left to right): Whitney Gaar, Donna Frye, Gwen Butler, Brad Wiles, and Adam Dunaway. Second Row: Kristin Hunter, Shekinah Mackey, Chris McCall, Club President Justin Teague, Stephanie St. Peter, Club Advisor Bill Russell. Third Row:  Joey Gift, Aktion Advisor Peter Rieke, Robby Payne, Aktion Advisor Jack Hatfield, Bill Clingenpeel - District Governor of Kiwanis of Carolinas and Top Row: Steve McIlwain – Mecklenburg County Arc.

Front Row (Left to right): Whitney Gaar, Donna Frye, Gwen Butler, Brad Wiles, and Adam Dunaway. Second Row: Kristin Hunter, Shekinah Mackey, Chris McCall, Club President Justin Teague, Stephanie St. Peter, Club Advisor Bill Russell. Third Row: Joey Gift, Aktion Advisor Peter Rieke, Robby Payne, Aktion Advisor Jack Hatfield, Bill Clingenpeel – District Governor of Kiwanis of Carolinas and Top Row: Steve McIlwain – Mecklenburg County Arc.

The Aktion Club of Lake Norman, sponsored by the Lake Norman Kiwanis, was named the Mecklenburg County Aktion Club of the Year by the Arc of Mecklenburg County, an agency which serves individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities. The award was presented by Peter Rieke, Aktion Club Administrator and Steve McIlwain, Aktion Club Coordinator at the Annual Mecklenburg Arc Awards Dinner held at Park Road Baptist Church in Charlotte.

Aktion Club President Justin Teague was also recognized with the Spotlight Award for his outstanding achievements and contribution to the club.  The Aktion Club of Lake Norman was recognized for their membership activity and service projects which included a coat drive this past winter and a contribution to the Ada Jenkins Center Food Pantry. The club meets on the fourth Friday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce.  It is open to any young person over the age of eighteen (18) with special needs.

Bill Russell, president of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce and an active member of the Kiwanis Club, is the Aktion Club Advisor.  “We have a really outstanding group of young people involved in our group.  Their energy and positive outlook is a constant reminder that our only real limitations are those we place upon ourselves.”

If you have a family member over the age of eighteen with developmental disabilities and wish more information on the Aktion Club of Lake Norman, contact Bill Russell at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce at 704-892-1922.

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June 30, 2014 Posted by | Lake Norman Aktion Club | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment