Aktion Club of Elmira NY
is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Elmira NY. and
is the first and, so far, only Aktion Club of the
Southern Tier and Chemung County New York.
The mission of an
Aktion Club is:
- To provide adults with
disabilities an opportunity to develop initiative
and leadership skills.
- To serve their community.
- To be integrated into society.
- To demonstrate the dignity and
value of citizens living with disabilities.
Club members strive to return to their communities
the benefits, help, and caring they have received,
as well as develop important skills in the process.
An Aktion Club can benefit its
members in many ways through service and
enable the members to:
See the information from the
Kiwanis Aktion Club International web
for more information about the goals of a
local and/or regional Aktion Club.
- Participate in the active life
of the community.
- Provide an opportunity to
contribute to the community.
- Develop mechanical, creative,
and intellectual abilities.
- Social interaction awareness.
- Improve self-esteem.
- Develop leadership skills.
- Achieve personal and service
Chemung ARC -
at this time
Finger Lakes DDSO -
Elmira Kiwanis Club -
Contact us at:
| Ron Tunison
607-734-6135, ext. 48
| Ron Tunison,
Elmira, NY 14901
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Aktion Club of Elmira NY is a member of the
Sponsored Organizations and Programs at
Kiwanis International. Aktion Club is a
community-service group for adult citizens who
live with a disability. The Aktion Club of
Elmira NY is based in the Chemung District of
Kiwanis International and of the first in this
On April 18 2007, the first meeting of the
Elmira Kiwanis opened to the public to invite
them as potential members to the newly forming
area Aktion Club. During the next few
meetings, we discussed what the idea and
mission of an Aktion Club could do for its
members, and what the members could do for the
organization as well. In June of 2007 we
elected board members and initiated the
process of creating by-laws. Then on our
meeting of July 18 2007, we had everything we
needed to complete our charting process and
The Members' Meeting
is on the 3rd
Wednesday of each month at
6:30 p.m.This is the
General Member's Meetings
and the general public is
meeting is at the Trinity
Episcopal Church on the
Corner of Church and N.
Main Streets(304 North
Main St.) in Elmira, NY.
The parking lot entrance
is on W1st. Street.
The Board Meeting
is on the 4th Wednesday of
each month at 6:30 p.m.
The meeting is held at the
Finger Lakes DDSO
[Building 5, 163 Sullivan
Street, Elmira, NY]
The Chartering Dinner:
On October 11 2007 the Aktion Club of Elmira
was officially chartered. By that date, we had
about 40 charter members. We celebrated the
completion of the charting process with a
dinner at Hill Top Inn, where Mayor John S.
Tonello declared that date to be known as
Aktion Club of Elmira Day. Our celebration
including members from Aktion Club of Elmira,
Elmira Kiwanis, Sponsoring Agencies, plus some
guests. The room was packed and we had a good
On July 3 2007 our first temporary web site
was created by one of our charter members.
He also is our webmaster and hosts the web
site using his account on a major hosting
company. At out July meeting we decided upon
a domain name for our web site and then our
webmaster ordered it from one of the best
domain registry companies. This allowed us
to have our web site up and running as AktionClub-Elmira.Org
during the first week of August 2007 -
before we were officially Chartered. This
site is still being redesigned over the
years, and may/will have errors, including
grammar and spelling mistakes as it evolves.
Our current webmaster has a "condition"
called Dyslexia which makes such errors and
mistakes harder to find.
The Aktion Club of Elmira has participated in
the Memory Walk, now called the "Walk to
Please click on the below link to find out
more about Alzheimer's, and how to help those
suffering with Alzheimer's and their families.
The stats for the number of people who
develop this illness is as follows:
60-69 years old - 30% . . . .
70-79 years old
- 40% . . . .
years old - 50% . . . .
of American that suffer with Alzheimer's.
have raised money to give to the needed
support of those families who has a
member with Alzheimerís.
We have a Charter member with
Alzheimer's - the wife of another Charter
This webmaster has receive
a free aide service to help with the
care of his wife, while she was still at
home. She is now in the "end stage" of
Alzheimer's, requiring her to be in a