Rocky Mountain Partners Aktion Club Information
The Rocky Mountain Partners Aktion Club was chartered in 2001 with the sponsorship of the Kiwanis Clubs of Alameda West, Arvada, Arvada Jefferson, Columbine, Lakeside and Lakewood. This local Aktion Club usually meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 4:00 - 5:00 PM at the Arc in Jefferson County - 8725 W. 14th Avenue, Room 100, Lakewood, CO (2 buildings East of the Jeffco Action Center). The regular meetings are run like Kiwanis meetings with a program at most meetings.
In addition, there are social get-togethers, typically held each quarter. All are welcome to join at the next meeting - but check the calendar on our web site to make sure the regular meeting isn't replaced by a special event!
The motto of our Aktion Club is "We are Able" - an assertion to all that Aktion Clubbers are ready, willing and excited to be an asset to the community. Service has been the center of the Rocky Mountain Partners since its beginning. Some of the Aktion Club's projects recently completed include:
- Made hand painted and planted flower pots for the local Head Start program;
- Made Easter baskets for the children at Cenikor;
- Made holiday crafts and get well cards for residents at a local nursing home;
- Sent post cards to the rescue workers at Ground Zero after 9/11;
- Participated in the Second Wind Funds annual fundraising benefit walk;
- Took food to the food bank for our needy neighbors;
- Collected reusable items for the Jeffco Action Center, such as bags and bottles, for food distribution;
- Contributed to local organizations like Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW) for bedkits for children in underdeveloped countries.
Contact our Aktion Club Committee Chairperson for further information about the Rocky Mountain Partners Aktion Club chapter.
What is Aktion Club?
Aktion Club is a community service group for adult citizens who live with a disability. The mission of Aktion Club is:
- To provide adults living with disabilities an opportunity to develop initiative and leadership skills;
- To provide its members an opportunity to serve their community;
- To help members be integrated into society;
- To demonstrate the dignity and value of citizens living with disabilities.
Aktion Club members strive to return to their communities the benefits, help and caring they have received as well as to develop inportant skills in the process.
The Benefits of Membership
An Aktion Club can benefit its members in many ways through service and recreational events. By serving and integrating with their communities, members
- Enhance their mechanical, creative and intellectual abilities;
- Develop social interaction awareness;
- Improve self-esteem;
- Develop leadership skills;
- Achieve personal and service goals.
For more information about Aktion Club in general, go to http://www.aktionclub.org/home.aspx.