Kiwanis of Riverview holds induction ceremony

New Member Debbie Apkarian and family: Brian Apkarian (son), Jennette Masserant, Debbie Apkarian, Gary Apkarian.

The Kiwanis of Riverview recently held a new member induction Ceremony at Atria Kinghaven on King Road in Riverview.  

The Engage Life Director, Karen Roberts at Atria Kinghaven provides the meeting room and formal dinner setting to accommodate the ceremony whenever it is needed. 

The newest member in the growing club is Debbie Apkarian of Riverview. Debbie was born in Delray and moved to Southgate when she was four years old. She remained there until she married her husband Gary in 1975 when they moved to Riverview. 

She was sponsored by Mayor Andrew Swift.  Debbie received a bachelor’s degree in education from Eastern Michigan University. She is retired from the Riverview Community School District where she taught third grade. She volunteers at the Grosse Ile Community Gardens and is a Riverview Goodfellows.

The real backbone of the Riverview Kiwanis Club is the women who support the members and the work they do. They are (from left) Elizabeth Matt, Karen Orosz, Debbie Apkarian, Brenda Tuttle, Sarah Kew, Diane Kinlen, Kelly Dominski. Donna Grachek and Darlene Swift.

The Kiwanis of Riverview are looking to grow their club to help with expanding its presence in the city and schools.  

“We’re looking to expand our presence in the elementary schools to complement our Key Club at the high school and Builders Club at the middle School” said President Diane Kinlen.

The Kiwanis meet every Thursday 6:15 p.m. at Atria Kinghaven, 14800 King Road, in Riverview.

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