The Aktion Club of Glendale is a community-service group composed of adults with developmental disabilities.
The Glendale Kiwanis Club, composed of leading business and professional people throughout the Glendale community, serves as The Campbell Center Aktion club’s sponsor. Members strive to return to their communities the benefits, help, and caring they have received, while at the same time developing important skills.
Aktion Club Mission
The Mission of the Aktion Club is to provide adults with disabilities the opportunity to:
- Develop initiative and leadership
- Serve their community and be integrated into society
- Exemplify the dignity and value of citizens living with disabilities
Aktion Club Member Benefits
Members of Aktion Club receive many benefits from participating, including:
- Engagement in the active life of the community
- Contributing to the community
- Developing social interaction awareness
- Improving self-esteem
- Developing leadership skills
- Achieving personal and service goals
The History of Aktion Club
The Campbell Center Glendale Aktion Club was chartered on September 8, 2001. Currently the club has nearly 30 members who meet on the third Thursday of each month. The club has been involved in numerous community service projects, including collecting food for the holidays and The Salvation Army, delivering flowers to the elderly on Valentine’s Day at their adopted convalescent home “Windsor Manor” in Glendale, making cash donations to various groups such as our military troops, and much more.
The club members elect their Officers annually for a one-year term through a formal Nomination process. Officer positions are:
- Vice President
Throughout the years, the club has held two to three annual fundraisers such as dances, food drives and the like. Members also hold a monthly educational lecture series with speakers on various topics, including safety, music, art, wildlife, world travel and more. Some of the classes club members have enjoyed throughout the years have included cooking, nutrition, etiquette, personal safety conducted by GPD officers, among others.
Other activities for the members, on a rotating basis, include attending Glendale Kiwanis club’s weekly luncheons, educational trips such as the L.A. Zoo, excursions by train and bus to local destinations such as downtown Los Angeles, Olvera Street, Clifton Cafeteria, to name just a few.
For more information on the Aktion Club, contact Claudia Sandoval, at 818.242.2434 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.