The Bellefontaine Kiwanis heard from licensed acupuncturist Amanda Wellman at their weekly meeting Thursday.
The St. Marys resident provided an overview of the ancient healing technique, which originated in China and dates back some 5,000 years. Acupuncture first became popularized in the United States in the 1970s, when a U.S. journalist visiting China was treated with this procedure and then spread the word about acupuncture’s healing and pain relief qualities.
The Kiwanis also recognized Nancy Harmon and Dan Hess for their recent efforts in raising over $1,300 for the Kiwanis International Eliminate Project, which will provides maternal and neonatal tetanus shots worldwide.
Members also donated $3,813.75 to Bellefontaine Police Chief Brandon Standley for the Guide Program, an anti-drug abuse program aimed a Logan County eighth graders. The money was raised at the 2013 Kiwanis/Rotary Golf Outing. The 2014 outing is scheduled for May 22 and volunteers are needed for the event.
The annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast is scheduled for March 29 at the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center from 6 a.m. until noon. Proceeds from the breakfast benefit a scholarship fund for college-bound students from Logan County.
Seniors of the Month will be recognized at next Thursday’s scheduled meeting and Christine Galvin, Executive Director of Instructional Services for the Bellefontaine City Schools, will be the feature speaker.