(Tempe, Arizona) – Craig Coffman, an experienced piano instructor, professional pianist and music director, will visit the Kiwanis Club of Tempe as their featured luncheon speaker on Thursday, December 29th. He has over 20 years experience teaching piano privately. His piano seminars, offered through Community Colleges and Community Education Programs, have been attended by more than 12,000 students throughout Minnesota and the United States during the past 11 years. He has a degree in sociology from Illinois Wesleyan University in Illinois where he also studied piano, and a Master of Divinity degree from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.
For over sixty years, KCOT has met on Thursday afternoon to receive the joy of fellowship, and plan community service projects and fundraisers. Through determination and effort, Kiwanians have raised over $2.5 million for children and the community.
As a Kiwanis International affiliate, KCOT was chartered on February 20, 1952, with Kiwanis Club of Valley of The Sun Phoenix as the sponsor.
Today, the Club is the 25th oldest, continuous Kiwanis club in the Southwest District, made up of Arizona, New Mexico and metro El Paso, Texas. It is the 10th oldest Club in Arizona and the fourth oldest in Maricopa County after the Kiwanis of Phoenix (1917), Litchfield (1940) and Valley of the Sun Phoenix (1947).
KCOT is an outstanding service club, rife with rich traditions and history. It looks to new members who have a desire to contribute to the betterment of the community, and carry forward the legacy of compassionate giving. KCOT is a non-profit charity organization.
Traditionally, KCOT meets weekly at Shalimar Country Club, for lunch on Thursday at noon, and adjourns at 1:15 PM. During the lunch meeting there is socialization; some Club business, including committee announcements; sharing of events in members’ lives; a 50/50 cash drawing; and an invited guest speaker. U.S. senators, Arizona governors, college presidents and coaches, professional athletes, authors, activists, business leaders, judges and media personalities are some of the people who have given Kiwanians a 20-minute dose of education and entertainment. This bread-breaking time allows for conversation, friendly banter, laughter, fellowship, and a sense of community togetherness.
Lunch is buffet style; it includes dessert, and your choice of beverage. The price is $14 per person.
More information: www.kcot.org