A new service club has been formed, or rather resurrected, in Lake Cowichan.
The Kinette Club is back after a lengthy absence in the community.
“There’s not a lot of new clubs popping up, many of them are actually closing so it’s exciting to have a new club opening especially in such a small community,” said club president Kristal Mayo.
They know it will take a lot of hard work and dedication but Mayo said she and a group of like-minded women are up to the challenge.
“We wanted to get together but we also wanted to do something where we could give back to our community at the same time,” Mayo explained.
“We’ll be doing things like raising money so that we can support our community and help make it stronger.”
Kin Canada’s mandate is essentially to serve your community’s greatest need, Mayo explained.
“We don’t really have anything that we’re specifically focusing on right now but the community will see us out there volunteering and hosting events going forward,” she added.
Thus far the club has 10 members, many of whom were born and raised in the community.
Several of the women recently went for training to learn how to run a successful Kinette Club. They returned to the Lake full of hope and optimism.
“We’re still working on accumulating [funds] but we’re looking forward to being able to give some money too,” Mayo said.
Regular national fundraising initiatives by all Kinsmen and Kinette clubs also support cystic fibrosis and the Kinsmen Foundation which can assist people with special needs.
While the club is still in its infancy, Mayo said she’s glad it’s up and running and she’s already seeing benefits.
“It’s quite rewarding,” she said.
If anyone is interested check out their Facebook Page: Kinette Club of Lake Cowichan to learn what membership entails.