New Kiwanis members, from left, Aleene Jenkins and Barbara Stoddard. Courtesy photo
The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos has inducted two new members this spring—Barbara Stoddard, sponsored by Kiwanis members Paul Cunningham and Charmian Schaller, and Aleene Jenkins, sponsored by Kiwanis President Steve Boerigter.
Both new members are retired employees of Los Alamos National Laboratory who have grown children.
Stoddard, widow of long-time Kiwanian Steve Stoddard, is returning to the club after a two-year absence, and she says it feels like she has returned home. She is also an active member of Trinity-on-the-Hill Episcopal Church (TOTH). Jenkins is active in the White Rock Baptist Church. Both of them hit the ground running. Jenkins made it known that she wants to be involved in the Kiwanis Scholarship Committee, and Stoddard helped to arrange for the shifting of some 200 books donated to TOTH to the Kiwanis Spring Pancake Breakfast collection.
The Kiwanis breakfast is free this year, but the club is urging those who attend to donate books for a special public service project. The TOTH books and the books collected at the breakfast will be given to the Rio Arriba Independent Libraries.
The breakfast is scheduled 7-11 a.m. Saturday, May 2 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Kiwanis has purchased enough food to feed 400 people.