By Noah Alatza
The Kiwanis Club of Fishers will form a club called the Aktion Club, which will be for adults with disabilities.
Don Canaday, a Fishers resident and former longtime Kiwanis International president, said the club in Fishers is co-sponsoring the action club.
“This action club is specifically for adults with disabilities,” he said. “I think it’s important for a lot of these adult with disabilities because they don’t get the exposure with adults with other disabilities, but here they do.”
The club plans to meet once week. The new club will take on projects such as a canned food drive and support for the Hamilton County Humane Society.
“They are going to get a lot of joy putting a smile on a lot of people’s faces,” Canaday said. “They will pick and choose a lot of guidance, elect all their own officers. Kiwanis and agencies that support adults with disabilities guide them and help them, and they will get training and resources.”
Canaday said he hopes to have the Aktion Club chartered by this month or November.
He said the Fishers club has been seeking how best to approach the newly formed club, which formed earlier this year after the Fishers Station Kiwanis Club disbanded in 2016.
Canaday said talks with the Noblesville Kiwanis, who maintain a very active action club, have been ongoing for months.
Members must be 18 years old to join, and will pay $8 in annual dues. Informational meetings about the club will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 3 and Oct. 25 at Christ the Savior Lutheran Church, 10500 E. 126th St.
For more, visit indkiw.org.