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Aktion Club

AKTION Club of Scranton

Our AKtion Club is a community service group of adults with developmental disabilities. The group is co-sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Scranton. An AKtion Club has four primary goals for its members:

    • To develop initiative and leadership skills
    • To provide experience in living and working together
    • To Serve the community
    • To prepare for useful citizenship.

AKtion Club Winter/Spring Calendar 2020

January 13

Aktion Club meeting / Officers planning meeting

February 10

Aktion Club meeting – make valentines for our friends at the nursing home.

February 14

Deliver Aktion Club made Valentines to the Nursing home.

February 17

Chili orders and payment due date

March 3

T-shirt Sale / Orders due by April 3rd

March 11

Aktion Club Meeting

(Date TBA)

Kiwanis Lunch at Arc ADP
All month long we are collecting for donation for the animal shelters
April 3 T-shirt orders due
April 15 Aktion Club Meeting /Election Day
April 23 (date tentative to PPSA’s) bring your child to work day
May (Date TBA) Lunch at Friendly’s
May 20 Aktion Club Meeting / Make and distribute care bag for Veterans hospital
June 1 Tickets go on sale for Basket Raffle on the 19th
June 19 Basket raffle



The second or third Wednesday of each month


The Arc 115 Meadow Avenue Scranton, PA 18505



Meeting Agenda

  • Call to Order
  • Raising of the Banner
  • Pledge
  • Patriotic Song
  • Roll Call
  • Welcome New Members
  • Guests
  • Birthdays
  • Secretary’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Program
  • Adjournment





What We Do

The AKtion Club performs a variety of services to the
community. It also has fund-raising projects to raise
money for needs in our comunity. Some of our
projects and services during the past year were:

  • Shopped for a delivered laundry products to the Ronald McDonald House
  • Ongoing pet supply donations to the Animal
    Care Association, plus cash donations
  • Made Kitty Tuna Treats for Animal Care Association
  • Assisted Voluntary Action Center in assembling a
    variety of projects to benefit community
  • Organized and conducted a Summer Party play
    day and decorated and filled snack bags for Lil’
    Tykes Pre School and Day Care
  • Continued to assist a rural village family near
    Nairobi, Kenya who have been struggling with
    medical harships and a special needs child
  • Sent donations to Nay Aug Park Fund for park
    restoration and to Voluntary Action Center to
    help with publication of their Emergency Guide
    for Seniors
  • Make centerpieces for Meals on Wheels recipients
    and Arc Families
  • Made holiday favors for area nursing homes
  • Financially helped a special needs family at
    Christmas time

Who Runs the AKtion Club

An AKtion Club is run similar to a Kiwanis Club. An
annual election of officers is held in October.
Officers and duties are as follows:

  • PRESIDENT: conducts the meeting
  • VICE-PRESIDENT: conducts the meeting in the
    absence of the president
  • TREASURER: collects the dues and makes a
    financial report to the club
  • SECRETARY: takes minutes during the meeting and
    reads the minutes of the last meeting
  • SERGEANT-AT-ARMS: leads the group in the
    Pledge of Allegiance
  • BANNER RAISER: raises the banner at the beginning
    of the meeting
  • ROLL CALL PERSON: takes attendance and calls roll
    during the meeting
  • BIRTHDAY GREETER: leads the club in singing
    Happy Birthday to members
  • BADGE PERSON: passes out badges and collects
    them at the end of the meeting

Special Events

  • Luncheon with Kiwanis Club at The Arc to recognize
    our Club’s awards and accomplishments
  • State Convention in Altoona
  • Presented a Christmas musical at The Arc for
    friends, family and the community

Fund Raiser

  • Sold dip mixes and hot drink mixes
  • Bake Sales at The Arc
  • Flea Market at The Arc
  • Cafe Friday - hoagie & pizza sales


The AKtion Club members play as hard as they work. We take time out for fun. We have parties, picnics, and entertainment.

Want to join the fun? Become a member!

For more information, please contact:

Erica Francis
AKtion Club Coordinator
Amy Craig
AKtion Club Coordinator

Maryclaire Kretsch
Arc Executive Director

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