Los Alamos Key Club member Sarah Criscuolo speaks at the March 14 mid-year conference for the Southwestern District of the Kiwanis International at the Courtyard by Marriott in Farmington. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos High School Key Club member Sarah Criscuolo spoke March 14 at the annual mid-year conference for the Southwestern District of Kiwanis International at the Marriott in Farmington.
Carl Mueller also spoke at the event. He is the father of Kayla Mueller, 26, of Prescott, Ariz., who was killed by the Islamic State in Syria last month. She had spoken to the Prescott Kiwanis Club in May 2013 during a vacation from her work in Turkey helping Syrian refugees. Since her death, Mueller’s family has received an outpouring of support from Kiwanis and her father traveled to speak at the mid-year conference to show his appreciation to the group.
The Southwest District Key Club includes divisions in Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. With 18 divisions, the Southwest board lead close to 6,000 members through a year filled with fundraising, bringing awareness to various major emphasis projects, and producing hundreds of community service hours.
Criscuolo is serving on this year’s Southwest District Key Club Board as lieutenant governor for the Sangre de Cristo and Petroglyphs divisions and also is chairing this year’s District Convention March 27-29 at the Embassy Suites in Albuquerque.