Bloomington-Normal Young Professionals Kiwanis Club serving the children of the world

Merlot and a Masterpiece Social

A reminder that our February social, is this coming Monday, Feb 6th from 6-8pm. We will be doing Merlot and a Masterpiece. Please register online at:

The cost is $40.

Feel free to bring foods and drink for during the class. These classes are a lot of fun and no artistic skill is required so come on out and enjoy!… read more

6th Annual BNYP Holiday Party

You’re invited to the 6th Annual BNYP Holiday Party!  Mark your calendars for 6:00pm on Thursday, December 15th. The party will be held at Reality Bites, 414 N Main St, Bloomington, Illinois 61701.

Bring a light hearted white elephant gift for our gift exchange ($10 max) if you’d like to participate.

Spouses, significant others, and friends are more than welcome!… read more

Holiday Party – Potluck Style

You’re invited to the 6th Annual BNYP Holiday Party!  This year we’re doing a potluck! Mark your calendars for 6:00pm on Wednesday, November 9th. The party will be held at 7 Marvin Gdns, Bloomington, IL 61701-1453. RSVP here.

And, as always, feel free to bring a friend!… read more

Social: Miracle League Baseball Game, Sun, Sept 18

On Sunday, September 18th at 12:00 PM, the Aktion Club of Bloomington-Normal will have a social/service event at the Miracle League baseball game. Free ball park food and beverages will be served as we cheer on the players. Come out and enjoy a great time with the group! Those who would like to do so, can sign up and be a Buddy to one of the players during the game. Sign up to volunteer here:

Check out our calendar for other upcoming events!… read more

Volunteering for Light the Night, Thur, Sept 1

140808LightNite-AWhat: Volunteering @ Light the Night

When: Thursday, September 11, 4:45p – 8:00p

Where: North side of Uptown Circle in Normal, IL

Description: Depending on the weather and people’s interest, the event could have anywhere from 250 – 800 people show up. 1,000 sets of lights to ready to be distributed (front and rear), and anything left over will be distributed via other channels. It’s a really nice way to help cyclists ride more safely at night.

About 12-15 volunteers are needed for the first shift (4:45-6) and about 5 for the second shift (5:45-7).  A few folks are also needed to help tear it all down at 8.

The duties available are:

  1. Putting lights on the bikes  (It’s a silicone wrap-around band, so no skill required!)
  2. Putting air into tires  (We have a couple of people rove around the line of people, looking for poor tire inflation.  It REALLY helps out the bike shop people doing the free bike safety checks.)
  3. Managing the head of the line – generally telling people where to go
  4. Helping Connect Transit teach people how to load their bike onto the front of the Connect bus
  5. Managing the line of people waiting for a bike safety check

To volunteer, please contact Mercy Davison if you’d like to volunteer.

Check out our calendar for other upcoming events!… read more

Social: Mackinaw Valley Winery, 7/16

Come hang with your fellow BNYPers at the Mackinaw Valley Winery on Sat, 7/16 from 6:30 – 10 (or however long).

We do this every year and it’s a ton of fun. Bring the family and enjoy great music and all that the winery has to offer!

Playing today’s best music and hits from the 80’s and 90’s too – Come join in on all the fun! or visit them on the web at $5pp band cover, under 12 free. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy lawn seating or call to reserve deck seating for an additional $5 pp fee. You may bring your own foods just no beverages of any kind. Wine tasting and wine, beer, sodas, pizzas, cheese & crackers and chocolates for sale.

See ya soon!… read more