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Paul Colee, Kiwanis of Lakeland President 2022-2023

Our Leadership

Paul Colee, President

Paul Colee is the 2022 -2023 President of the Kiwanis Club of Lakeland. Colee is the Chief Financial Officer for Premier Housing Solutions in Lakeland, FL. He has been a member of the Club for over 10 years and is on a mission to make a difference in the lives of grieving children. 

Club Officers

Immediate Past President

Adam Hartley

President Elect

Mandy Fulton

Vice President

Ricky Reynolds

Treasurer

Karen Houtz

Secretary

Lisa Oliver

Board of Directors

Don Bosko

Susan Hurlburt

Danica Joan-Dockery

Paula Dockery

Colleen Walsh

Stephanie Hoskins

Lana Swartzwelder

Beth Verplanck

Tim Rice, Emeritus Director

Committee Chairs

Awards

Chair — Paul Colee

Actively seeks to recognize club members who exceed in their areas of participation.

Club Involvement / Attendance

Chair — Mandy Fulton, Ricky Reynolds, Paul Colee

Keeps the members involved and active in the organization.

Club Photographers

Chair — Ray Kriegbaum 

Takes photos of events and meetings.

Community Service

Chair — David Ousley & Jarrod Nyland

Focuses upon outreach in the community.

A Terrific Kid

Chair — Matthew Cantrall & Dennis Harrison

A Terrific Kid recognizes those scholars who go above and beyond.

Day without Disabilities

Chair — Julie DeGeorge, Karen Houtz

A day for those with disabilities to enjoy horseback riding and many other activities.

Finance

Chair — Benjamin Fairchild

Oversees the finances of the organization.

Bring Up Grades

Chair — Angela Bowne

Bring Up Grades (BUG) program recognizes young scholars working hard to improve their school grades.

Guest Introductions

Chair — Ricky Reynolds

Coordinates someone to introduce guests at the weekly meeting.

Honors Luncheon

Chair — Billy Townsend III & Jackye Maxey

Organizes the program for our scholarship recipients.

House

Chair — Brandon Silk & Steven Wagner

Coordinates members who welcome and check in members at the weekly meeting.

Builder's Club

Chair — Lana Swartzwelder

Builder’s Club is a middle school initiative to build adolescent servant leaders.

Interclub

Chair — Brian Dockery 

This committee works throughout the year to attend at least one meeting at each Kiwanis club in the district.

K Kids

Chair — Lana Swartzwelder

Our club sponsors K-Kids, a leadership program for elementary students at South McKeel Academy, Blake Academy and Lakeland Montessori. The Kiwanis advisors attend meetings, participate in service projects and are the liaison between the school and Kiwanis.

Key Club

Chair — Adam Hartley

Works with Lakeland High School, McKeel Academy of Technology, & Tenoroc High School Key Club Advisors.

CKI SEU

Chair — Caleb Bloodworth, Paul Colee, Dan Gilbert

CKI is a college age program for servant leadership.

Kiwanis Caribbean Casino Night

Chair — Paul Colee 

The proceeds from this fundraising event are used to support our signature projects.

Membership

Chair — Mandy Fulton

The membership committee is fun and it is about more than recruiting new members. It is also about retaining and engaging our current members. We would love to have you on this committee.

Nominating

Chair — G F Sunny Zimmermann

Recommends members to serve as officers and board members.

Club History

Chair — Jean Bunch, Ileana Kniss, Jackye Maxey

Works to record and retain club history and information.

One Day

Chair — Jared Weggeland

Works with United Way to coordinate time for members to work on service projects.

Orientation

Chair — Shirley Balogh 

Provides information and an orientation for incoming members.

Programs

Chair — Ricky Reynolds

Coordinates and arranges weekly speakers at meetings.

Recognition and Ridicule

Chair — Dan Gilbert & Billy Townsend III

Recognize the worthwhile activities and events in the lives of our members.

Rudolph Round-UP

Chair — Robert (Tri) G. Thornhill

Purchases toys for Heartland for Children at Christmas.

Salvation Army Kettles

Chair — Open

Coordinates the ringing of the bells at holidays.

Social

Chair — Kimberly Jacobs

Coordinates after hour events.

Social Media

Chair — Adam Hartley

Keeps us up to date via facebook and social media.

Spiritual Arms

Chair — Ray Allen

Coordinates weekly members to give invocation at meetings.

Stuff the Bus

Chair — Colleen Walsh & Stephanie Hoskins

Coordinates this signature service project of delivering school supplies to Polk County Schools.

Technology & Website

Chair — Stephanie Hoskins 

Manages the technology and website issues for the club.

VISTE Thanksgiving Meals

Chair — Karen Kovach

Coordinates delivering meals at Volunteers in service to the Elderly.