Builders Club started at Heir Force Community School

LIMA — The Builders Club of Heir Force Academy held their charter meeting at the Impact Center on North Cole Street. The Kiwanis Ohio District Governor Craig Smith spoke to students, faculty, and others in attendance.

Dr. Willie Heggins said, “The school has always been intentional in allowing service leadership to be an integral component of student development. This is who we are.”

There are more than 1,500 Builders Clubs in middle schools around the world. No two are alike. Each club is an independent entity, designed for its members, by its members. They work together to improve their schools and their communities.

Their service also increases visibility and enhances the reputation of both the club and the school. The program is designed to fit member and volunteer interests. A Builders Club is uniquely built on an important principle: Amazing things happen when the students take the lead.

This Builders Club joins other local clubs, which include service leadership clubs for students in Lima City Schools from elementary through high school, for adults with disabilities at the Board of DD and college level students with a Kiwanis Circle K at Ohio State-Lima. Members of Kiwanis are involved in numerous service projects in the community, the state and throughout the world.

Reach Dean Brown at 567-242-0409

Dean Brown joined The Lima News in 2022 as a reporter. Prior to The Lima News, Brown was an English teacher in Allen County for 38 years, with stops at Perry, Shawnee, Spencerville and Heir Force Community School. So they figured he could throw a few sentences together about education and business in the area. An award-winning photographer, Brown likes watching old black and white movies, his dog, his wife and kids, and the four grandkids - not necessarily in that order. Reach him at [email protected] or 567-242-0409.