Rebecca Olness is a charter member of the Kiwanis Club of Black Diamond-Maple Valley. She started and continues to chair the Weekend Backpack Program that her club sponsors, sending bags of food home on the weekends with approximately 40 students at Black Diamond Elementary. She has also served as captain of the club’s Relay for Life team and was instrumental in starting the Kiwanis Community Garden.
A former educator for over thirty years, Rebecca’s love for children and their well-being made Kiwanis a perfect fit for her. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Black Diamond Community Center and is an Ambassador for Vine Maple Place which offers safety, stability and self-sufficiency to single mothers and their children.
She is proud to serve as your Lt. Governor for the 2017-18 year.
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The Six Objects of Kiwanis
- To give Primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to the material values of life.
- To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
- To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business and professional standards.
- To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship.
- To provide Kiwanis Clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service and to build better communities.
- To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and good will.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.