The Tri-County Kiwanis recently inducted new member Kim Ekle of Sandwich. Ekle is the owner of Investment Planners Inc. of Sandwich. She was sponsored by her husband, Lincoln Ekle. They are pictured with club president Erin Tamms (right). Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers whose goal is to improve the world, one child and one community at a time. The Tri-County Kiwanis serves the Somonauk, Sandwich and Plano communities. Some of their projects have included Fruit of the Room, Christmas in March and an annual coat drive. To get involved, call George Van Dee at 815-786-7183. For information, visit the club's website at tricountykiwanis.com or like the group on Facebook.