The Arc of Riverside County has started its very own Aktion Club. An Aktion Club is an official Kiwanis Sponsored Service Leadership program oriented to adults with disabilities who are interested in providing service to their community. Aktion Club is sponsored by Kiwanis International. Click here to learn more about Kiwanis International.
Aktion Club members meet regularly where they learn about issues of interest, plan service and fundraising projects, and enjoy Kiwanis Aktion Club fellowship. Aktion Club members perform a variety of community services such as environmental projects, park beautification, helping at homeless shelters, nursing home visitations, and assisting the local Kiwanis Club with their projects.
Aktion Clubs also take time out for fun! Aktion Club members visit local attractions, go to sporting events, conventions, host dances and enjoy bowling among other activities.
The mission of Aktion Club is to:
Provide members an opportunity to develop initiative and leadership skills;
Help members serve their community;
Assist members to become more integrated into their community; and
Demonstrate the dignity and value of citizens living with disabilities.
The Aktion Club of The Arc of Riverside County believes that we should celebrate the inherent value of every individual, regardless of their disability. This is why our Aktion Club has adopted The Value of One as their theme, promoting dignity and respect for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Click here to learn more about The Value of One.
Officers of the Aktion Club of The Arc of Riverside County
President- Tiffany Sombrito
Vice President- David Vallejo
Vice President- Paul Pendell
Treasurer- Carlos Milan
Secretary- Kimberly Crawford
Board Members- Bobby Warren, Shane McClendon, Lindsay Jordan
Upcoming Events & Community Service Opportunities
We are collecting toys for the Fire Department’s Spark of Love toy drive. We are selling hot chocolate and danishes as an on-going fundraiser for our club. We also are having a dance on January 17th and it’s theme is “A New Year Celebration!”
Check back regularly for an updated schedule of events.
If you would like more information on any of the above events, please contact our Aktion Club Facilitator, Amy Ashley, at (951) 688-5143 ext. 225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.