Stephen Cummings Receives Award
June 8, 2021
Stephen Cummings receives an award from Key Club LT Governor Shana Xia from American Heritage High School for his philanthropy toward the key clubs in Broward County
Stephen Cummings, has been an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Hallandale Beach since its inception, in 1994. He has served Kiwanis in many capacities and chartered the Hallandale High School Key Club in 2003, watching many young adults blossom through community service. In 2010, an award was established in his name recognizing the most philanthropic Kiwanis member in Broward County who assisted students with service projects, district convention expenses and college scholarships. In 2017, he absorbed the entire cost of chartering eight luxury buses, enabling 400 Key Club members and faculty advisors to travel at his expense to their State Convention, in Orlando. He has frequently purchased pizza, chicken wings and cheese platters for meetings, so the students enjoyed some nourishment and has purchased hundreds of club shirts for Key Club members at Hallandale High School. Cummings has watched many of his Hallandale High School Key Club members flourish, but is most proud of Past Club President, Sabrina Javellana, who, became the youngest Hallandale Beach City Commissioner in 2018, at the ripe old age of twenty and former, standout member, Noemi Lopez, who, has become a filmmaker, she is producing and directing, she has been forming her own company. It has been a great honor for Stephen, to be presented with an award with his namesake for 2020-2021, for his continued financial support of our aspiring youths, in Broward County.
The Kiwanis Name
The name “Kiwanis” means “we trade” or “we share our talents.” It was coined from an American Indian expression, Nunc Kee-wanis. Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service to children and communities. Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged, and care for the sick. They develop youth as leaders, build playgrounds, raise funds for pediatric research, and much more. No problem is too big or too small. Why? Because working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream, and succeed, great things happen!
The Florida District, comprised of the more than 240 clubs and over 7,500 Kiwanians within Florida. Florida is one of the largest and most successful districts in Kiwanis International.
The Hallandale Beach Kiwanis Club has been serving the community since 1994. Meetings are held at Icebox Cafe 219 NE third Street in Hallandale Beach at 12:15pm the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month. For more information about the club or to become a member call (954) 865-5378.