The Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast is pleased to announce our new club President, Mr. Al Sammartino. Past President Tom Maher recently handed the gavel to Sammartino and praised him on his ongoing efforts and support for the Kiwanis mission and helping children throughout Indian River County.
Sammartino is a familiar face on many community projects here in the county. As leader of Kiwanis Youth in Action, established over 25 years ago, he coordinates engagement with hundreds of youth volunteers assisting community residents in need. Working with the high school Key Clubs, other youth and adult volunteers, as well as club members, Sammartino responds to residents who can’t afford needed home repairs. These may include house painting, building ramps, and other home ‘hammer and nail’ repairs, all at no cost to the residents. Additionally, Kiwanis Youth in Action helps to regularly cleanup Indian River County beaches. Last year they also painted rooms and built benches at the Environmental Learning Center. Maher says “if you want a job done well get Sammartino involved.”
A few years back Sammartino and fellow Kiwanis member Richard Schlitt took youth and adult volunteers to Puerto Rico and rebuilt a pre-school for children. The list of Sammartino’s dedicated efforts to well serve Indian River County is long.
The Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast looks forward to Sammartino’s leadership in 2021 and we welcome those who would like to learn more about Kiwanis to visit our website at www.verokiwanis.com. Join us in helping serve our youth and community.