Courier November 18, 2019

The Conroe Noon Kiwanis Club is a strong civic group with roots in the City of Conroe since 1952. This week we would like to spotlight another longtime member of our organization, Mike Riggens. Mike has been a member since 2005 (prior to serving with The Woodlands Kiwanis Club) serving as President, Vice President, Builder’s Club Coordinator, and on the Prayer Breakfast Planning Committee.

Some of Mike’s greatest moments with Kiwanis has been being a part of projects in the community. For example, after Hurricane Harvey, Mike and other Conroe Noon Kiwanis Club members worked to help residents with relief efforts. Shipments of supplies were received from around the country and Conroe was one of many distribution sites. Kiwanis responds and makes a difference.

“Kiwanis is about serving children and youth in the community, creating relationships in the community, and making a positive impact on lives in the community.”

Mike, along with longtime Club member Lynn DeGeorge, were instrumental in initiating The Kiwanis Builder’s Club at Montgomery Intermediate School. Youth can get involved with Kiwanis International at the middle school/junior high level, ages 12-14.  The student led service organization operates under school regulations and draws membership from the student body attending the school. The Builder’s Club empowers the students to become competent, capable, and compassionate leaders by learning how to help others in the community.

“I enjoy collaborating with the City of Conroe to offer Kids Day in the Park in partnership with Kid Fish. It’s very rewarding to see numerous community organizations come together to benefit children. The event has grown tremendously over the years and it never gets old seeing the excitement of a child catching his or her first fish.”

 “The Club also offers a scholarship program for high school seniors that has helped further the education of many in the community. Scholarship applications are usually due in April with additional information available on the Club website”.

  “As a member of the Conroe Noon Kiwanis, I have had the opportunity to serve alongside many giving and talented people and have seen the positive aspects a service club brings to the community. I don’t think many people know the Club has been serving the community since 1952.”

The Conroe Noon Kiwanis Club empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. If you are interested in serving the community and making a positive impact on youth, join the Club for lunch Wednesdays at Noon at Hacienda Mis Padres (5104 W Davis St, Conroe, TX 77304).