(Community Program) A micro-credit program with the mission of getting Old Kino residents out of cardboard and wood “squatter homes” and into solid, fireproof houses. The organization’s model builds self-esteem and healthy communities. Families receive small non-interest loans which they repay with small monthly payments. As a group, Familias Unidas participants help one another organize fund-raising activities: clothing sales, raffles, bingo, sale of arts and crafts, and Mexican food and refreshments. Contacts: Marisa Martinez at 242-0278 or Francine Bailey at 242-1348.
KINO BAY LADIES CLUB
(Member Initiative) Christmas gifts for Kino's 1,150 elementary school children! “To hold out our hands in welcome to all women of our community.” Luncheon meetings second Tuesday every month, November through March. Take donations for Christmas giving all year round.
(Club Outreach Program) Takes school supplies to the Desayunas, a breakfast program, in the fall and continues to resupply them as long as school is in session thru the spring. Donate backpacks, spiral notebooks, pens, pencils, pencil sharpeners, scissors (the type that can be used by either right or left-handed folks), glue (sticks or bottles), colored pencil pkgs, colored folders, pencil-top or flat erasers, and rulers. Backpacks are the first priority. Also they give small toys for birthdays each month (ages 4-15).
TIANGIUS GRANDE (Yard Sale)
(Member Initiative) Huge one-day flea market is held every January or February in Old Kino. Always looking for donations and volunteers to help sort and sell. Clean out, or bring down when you come, your unwanted, usable household goods, appliances, linens, furniture, sporting equipment, toys, clothing, books… Sales benefit the people of Old Kino who can purchase needed items at very low prices, and all the income goes to important service programs in Old Kino. Contacts: Tom & Jan Vala (“Turbo” & “Portland Rose,”) at 242-0302; Francine Bailey at 242-1348
KINO BAY NEUTER AND SPAY ASSOCIATION
(Member Initiative) This organization provides free sterilization services for the pets that belong to the people in Old Kino. The organization also strives to sterilize the strays that populate the beach in New Kino. Since its inception in 2012, this organization has sterilized over 500 dogs. For donations to this worthy cause, contact Bev and Ray Kolosseus at 242-1388 or Nancy and Bill Berg at 242-0398.
(Member Initiative) Music in the Secondaria. With the goal of teaching music to children in Kino public schools, this worthwhile program will supply electronic keyboards and manuals for students to use in a music class to be taught by Terry and Margaret Roebuck. The proposed budget is $2,000. To donate to this worthwhile program, contact Harvey White at 242-1386.
FUND RAISING AND CHARITABLE GIVING
(Club Outreach Program) Club Deportivo has a primary responsibility, as stated in its charter, for doing service in the community, and annually allocates a percentage of its general fund for those purposes. The Annual Benefit Dinner supports Natural Disaster Relief, Education, Health and Safety, and Nutrition. Club Deportivo has been instrumental in providing and maintaining a medical clinic, a library, and a fire department for Bahía de Kino. It is a regular supporter of the local Red Cross and initiatives of the Port Captain, among others.
KLK (KINO LADIES KLUB) SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
This program began in the fall of 2010 to encourage students to stay in school. The Kino High School students have to pay tuition to attend three years required for graduation. This program is funded completely with good will donations. Also, some families have chosen to financially support a specific student through this program. It costs $120.00 (US), $155.00 Canadian or 1700 pesos to support one student for one semester. Each scholarship pays registration fees, tuition and books. In exchange for this gift of education, each recipient is required to donate 3 hours of their time each week at one on the 2 elementary schools working with younger children or teachers. They must also keep their grades at 75% or better.
Over the past 6 years this amazing program has funded 300 students and allowed 35 students to graduate. We have paid the school $ 38,918 (US) for scholarships. This next school year we will have 33 students. Donations are always welcome and are accepted throughout the year in any amount. If you would like to make a donation, please contact any of the following committee members: Diane Ackerman, Chair; Judy Hazen, Treasurer; Norma Veazey, Maria Evans, Jacqueline Sinnett; Sparkie MacVeigh.
THE GIFT OF AN EDUCATION JUST KEEPS GIVING!!
There are many ways to give. Join one of these efforts, or start your own! Contact the Club Director for Community Outreach, or any board member, with your ideas for community service. Also you can make sure your donation is tax deductible by following the steps outlined in the second column of this web page.
Officers of Club Deportivo 2017-18
President: Anne DeFrance
First Vice President: Tom Vala 242-0302
Second Vice President: Laurel Hakim
Secretary: Maggy Becker
Treasurer: Joan Fairweather 242-0321
Club Deportivo has has a proud history of giving . . .
From 1979 to 1984:
• Imported and donated a school bus for the local school
• Donated 11,000 pesos for an ambulance
• Donated 16,000 pesos to clinic in Old Kino
From 1984 to 1994:
• Purchased VHF radios for Port Captain and local water department
• Donated $2,500.00 to elementary school
• Donated $7,000.00 for school construction
• Donated urinals and lavatories to elementary school; purchased and installed 8 toilets
• Donated second police car
• Donated $300.00 to buy two new pews for Catholic Church
• Purchased and donated VHF radio for Tourism director
• Donated $2,000.00 to scholarship fund to help students study in Hermosillo
• Donated 30 typewriters to local school
• Donated 6,000 pesos to new preparatory school
• Contributed towards 28 scholarships for students from Old Kino
• Donated toilets and lavatories to new secondary school
From 1995 to 1999:
• Donated funds to assist 33 students in the preparatory school
• Donated 8,000 pesos for disadvantaged and handicapped children to attend special school in Hermosillo, plus 12,000 pesos for additional services to disabled
• Donated proceeds of two benefit dinners to help clinic in Old Kino
• Purchased materials and constructed a stage in the Seri Cultural Center
• Donated $300.00 to Los Angelitos and annually provided Club space for benefit dinner and project handling
From 2000 to present:
This is just a partial list of the ways your Club Deportivo contributes to and supports the community. In addition, individual, Club members contribute in countless other ways.
…and the giving continues
CLUB DEPORTIVO’S 501C 3 MAKES TAX DEDUCTIBLE GIVING POSSIBLE
Club Deportivo has a 501c3 Foundation that will make it possible for you to make tax deductible (depending on your person tax situation) contributions, but you may not know exactly how it works. This is for you...
You may make a donation of any amount directly to Club Deportivo. For donations over $500.00 USD, you will be given a receipt showing the foundation's name, the date, and the specific purpose, if any, for which you made the donation. If you do not specify a particular purpose, the funds are available to the Club for any purpose. If you DO specify a particular purpose, the funds will go into a line item sub account to be used for that purpose, and that purpose only.
Club members may ask to have special line item sub accounts established for various purposes, i.e., a community member who is ill and needs assistance, a charitable project such as Familias Unidas or the Clinic in Old Kino, the Ecology Clubs, the Breakfast Kitchen, the Kino Bay Spay and Neuter program, a Capital Fund for the Club, a club project such as kitchen or sports courts renewal, etc.
Once you make a donation for your line item, that money will be available for disbursement for that purpose, and the Club will publicize the issue to the rest of the membership so that others, too, may donate, if they chose. To request the establishment of a line item sub account, visit the Club office and speak with Club management, fill out a form with a description of your cause, and make your initial donation.
Each month, the Charitable Giving Committee at the Club will review the line items and update information about them to be published in the newsletter so members know what is current.