President Pete Honiotes called the Dec. 5 meeting to order. Jerry Myers gave the opening prayer.
Bell ringing to help the Salvation Army was Dec. 8. Members should turn in candy and nut orders.
Red Stocking delivery of almost 200 family boxes will be Saturday, Dec. 16. Each box contains a stocking, two gifts for each child, a ham and bag of fruit for the family. Approximately 500 children will receive gifts.
The annual member and spouse Christmas luncheon was Dec. 12. Donald Kuntz was awarded the Kiwanis Legion of Merit pin and certificate for 40 years of membership. A similar award was presented to Dr. Glen Ricca for 35 years of membership.
Guest speaker David Reed, president of the Streatorland Historical Society, which has taken on various events for Streator's 150 anniversary in 2018, discussed anniversary highlights. Some events will include a bicycle tour, cemetery tour and Wall Dogs project from Wednesday, June 27, to Saturday, June 30. Focal point activities include a Plumb Gala, Pluto Fest and Independence Day events.