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Greater South Cobb Kiwanis – Gift of Play

To celebrate the centennial of Kiwanis International, the Georgia District has committed to giving the “gift of play” to the Matthews Boys and Girls Club here in Mableton. This project is budgeted at $75,000 and local Kiwanis Clubs are working hard to raise the last $10,000 needed.

MIC members and friends have supported the Boys & Girls Club for many years with our Secret Santa program. We are asking all MIC members and friends to consider supporting this Kiwanis Playground effort as well. You can purchase personalized bricks to pave the way for the new playground or sponsor the project with a tax-deductible contribution. Contact Kiwanis with any questions about the project. Consider getting involved with the Greater South Cobb Kiwanis Club, too.

The groundbreaking is set for February 21st at the Club, located at the corner of Floyd and Fontaine Roads. Playground construction will be completed in April. The Boys & Girls Club has provided after-school and summer programming for Mableton children for decades. This playground will give kids more options for healthy, outdoor activity at a time when too many of us, regardless of age, are far too sedentary. Let’s work together to make fun, outdoor play a part of growing up for everyone.

Greater South Cobb Kiwanis Committees


The Committee on Club Administration (Meetings) is responsible for providing the most effective club meeting possible. Areas of focus include the club meeting program, physical, reception, fellowship, and inter-club relations, as well as other areas that the committee may deem pertinent.

Chair: Henry Lust


The Committee on Membership Growth and Retention strives to increase membership according to the standards provided in the bylaws. The committee considers all membership information forms and submits its recommendations to the board of directors. The committee also develops an effective orientation and induction ceremony for new members and promotes regular attendance by all members at club meetings.

Chairs: Ray Tiyamiyu and Herschel E. Chalk III


The Committee on Community Service implements projects on citizenship, civic improvement, community beautification, conservation, health, literacy, public affairs, safety, or help for senior citizens and disabled persons.

Chair: Lt. Gov. Ron Davis


The Committee on Finance & Fundraising is responsible for preparing a budget of estimated income and expenses for submission to the board of directors. In addition to coordinating the fund-raising functions of the club by developing and devising innovative fund raising projects.

Chairs: Bob Poe, Ray Tiyamiyu and Rhonda Jones


The Committee on Human and Spiritual Values should implement projects that support spiritual development, provide human companionship and comfort, or offer counseling and guidance. Projects can encourage interfaith and interdenominational religious activity.

Chairs: Ray Tiyamiyu and Pastor Korede Akindel


The Inter-Club Committee is responsible for scheduling inter-club meetings to other clubs both in and outside of the Division.

Chairs: Celeste Houston and Ray Tiyamiyu


The Committee on Youth Services is responsible for projects that address the school-aged youth. Projects can address character education, club activities, leadership development, literacy and mentoring.

Chairs: Ron Davis and Delphine Lagroon


The Committee for Speakers arranges thought provoking and engaging speakers to address and inform club members and guests on current issues and areas of interest.

Chairs: Rev. Coakley Pendergrass and Ray Tiyamiyu


The Committee for Media and Marketing is responsible for promoting awareness of Greater South Cobb Kiwanis and assist other committees with communications and public relations techniques to include effective marketing, branding, outreach, recruitment, communication methods and media.

Chairs: Herschel E. Chalk III, Landis Casterlow and Ray Tiyamiyu


The Project Eliminate Committee is responsible for providing awareness and generating funds to support Kiwanis International cause to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus across the world.

Chairs: Rev. Coakley Pendergrass and Ray Tiyamiyu