The 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.
Aktion 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 recreational events.

These activities enable the members to:
  • 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 goals.

See the information from the Kiwanis Aktion Club International web site:  for more information about the goals of a local and/or regional Aktion Club.

We are a group of
"Differently Able" adults,
NOT Disabled ones.

Board of Directors:     



Anna D.
Vice President

Gary L.

Carol N.

Paul W.

Board Member

Ashley M.
Board Member

Todd S.
Board Member

Robert V.
Board Member

Ed G.

Our Lead Webmaster is a Charter Member, as well as hosting this site for free.

Advisers are:

Chemung ARC    

Britt Woodhouse

711 Sullivan Street.           
Elmira, NY  14901

607-734-6151, ext. 101


Finger Lakes DDSO 

and for

Kiwanis Club 

Ron Tunison

Finger Lakes DDSO
Building 5,
163 Sullivan Street,
Elmira, NY 14901

607-734-6135, ext. 48

This Logo was created by one of our members. We use it on our shirts and sweats tops with a dark blue fabric and white graphic.

We also use this logo, and the font style, on different types of documents we produce.

logo images at 300 pixel wide

Click on this image to see a larger map to our Membership Meeting location.

Below are 2 different
ways to list our
currently scheduled
meetings and events.

  We have been around for some time now.

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 its paperwork.
On October 11 2007 the Aktion Club of Elmira was officially chartered. By that date, we had about 40 charter members.

We are now one of the largest Aktion Club groups in New Your State.

Our Meetings:

The Members' Meeting is on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  Guests are invited to come to this meeting. This meeting's agenda may include Guest Speakers and activities.

This 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 West 1st 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

At our Members' Meetings, we try to have a guest speaker or other activity.

These guest speakers are from our community and help educate our members about various aspect of our community. These speakers range from politicians, and other public officials, to other community service personnel and groups.

At these meetings, The Aktion Club of Elmira helps educate our speakers and other guests to who and what we are and how we can help our community.

Community Service:

Since our Charter in 2007, we have participated in many community service  projects, and "causes", within our local community and elsewhere. We have donated our time, and our money, to these projects. 

This is only a partial list, and is not in any meaningful order.  Also, not all of the items in this list have been participated in every year.

  • Strong Kids Safe Kids - yearly event

  • Downtown Cleanup  - yearly event in Elmira

  • Food Bank of the Southern Tier

  • Salvation Army - Thanksgiving Baskets and their food bank donations

  • Boat Launch Cleanup - Grove Street Boat Launch on the Chemung River Spring through Fall as needed.

  • Buddy Walk - yearly event

  • Alzheimer's Memory Walk / Walk to End Alzheimer's yearly event

  • Eldridge Park Cleanup - once or twice a year as needed

  • Food Pantry donations - donating items directly to the various local Food Pantries in our area

  • ER Kits - providing ER departments with packs of coloring sheets, and crayons, and other activities to help keep the young children occupied while waiting with their parents and other family members to be seen.

  • SPCA

  • Elmira Animal Shelter
  • Singing the National Anthem at a local Pioneers Baseball Game.


This section is dedicated to all of
our members that have helped out
with our community projects.  Without
their help, we could not do what the
Aktion Club of Elmira was created for.

All of Our Thanks.

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