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Kiwanis Club Receives Library Recognition

Pictured from left to right are: Mercedes Niess, Oswego Public Library Board of Trustees President, Kiwanis and Library Project Committee Members Chris Nelson, Ron Kilbourn, Lou Iorizzo, Donna Kuhn, Oswego Public Library Board of Trustees Vice President and Kiwanis and Library Project Committee Member Bob Harrington.  Missing from the photo are Kiwanis and Library Project Committee Members: Joe Benzing and Jerry Stanard.  The Oswego Kiwanis meet every Thursday at Bridie Manor at 6:30 pm.
Pictured from left to right are: Mercedes Niess, Oswego Public Library Board of Trustees President, Kiwanis and Library Project Committee Members Chris Nelson, Ron Kilbourn, Lou Iorizzo, Donna Kuhn, Oswego Public Library Board of Trustees Vice President and Kiwanis and Library Project Committee Member Bob Harrington. Missing from the photo are Kiwanis and Library Project Committee Members: Joe Benzing and Jerry Stanard. The Oswego Kiwanis meet every Thursday at Bridie Manor at 6:30 pm.

The Oswego Kiwanis Club recently met with representatives from the Oswego Public Library to unveil their naming recognition plaque acknowledging their 2006 Pledge to the Library “Together with Pride” Capital Campaign.

The Kiwanis first considered a possible contribution beginning in 2005 and shortly there after formed a Library Project Committee to consider the impact of this gift on the project and how the Kiwanis mission to support children could be fulfilled. Members of the committee were Joe Benzing, Jerry Stanard, Lou Iorizzo, Bob Harrington, Chris Nelson and Ron Kilbourn. The Committee and Club worked diligently to raise funds for five years to fulfill their pledge commitment. The gift supported the Media Center in the Library’s Juanita Kersey Children’s Room, which is used everyday by area children. It includes numerous computers and a computer station.

“The involvement of organizations such as the Kiwanis made this historic building possible,” noted Donna Kuhn Library Board of Trustees.