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Tryke number five goes to Ryan!

Kalamazoo Valley AMBUCS gave away Tryke number four to Ryan tonight. Nothing like making a child smile AND helping them grow and develop too!

Kalamazoo County Fair 2014

Headed for the fair this year? Plan on stopping by our exhibit and check out the Trykes and see how you can help AMBUCS help others. Don't forget the cotton candy too!

Ernest gets Tryke number four!

Kalamazoo Valley AMBUCS is at it again - giving away our fourth Tryke this year Ernest, and getting a great thank you in response!

Another fun and successful KalTour!

We had a great time and a great turnout at the KalTour lunch stop. Fred had several Trykes for cyclist to ask about, and got some great exposure (and a donation) for AMBUCS as well!

Third Tryke giveaway this year!

Lilyana was the third child Kalamazoo Valley AMBUCS has given a Tryke to this year, and her smile showed how much it was appreciated!

KBC KalTour 2014

Be sure to get signed up for the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club's KalTour event for 2014. Not sure you want to ride your bike that far? Come help us treat the riders to a great lunch and share the AMBUCS mission with them instead!

Merged clubs elect new board members!

New board members were elected tonight to lead the Kalamazoo Valley AMBUCS organization. Check out our officers page to find out who will be leading this club forward.

Another Tryke giveaway - to Giselle!

Kalamazoo Valley AMBUCS gave away it's second Tryke (of four planned) to another enthusiastic recipient tonight. Enjoy it, Giselle!

Texas Hold'em Night is coming!

We're betting you're ready for some fun! The annual Texas Hold'em Fundraiser will take place March 12-15 at Wayside West. Come join us for fun and to help a good cause. Contact Stanley Carra if you'd like to help.

Cameron gets a new Tryke!

Kalamazoo Valley AMBUCS gave Cameron a tryke tonight through donations and fundraising activities - well done!

It's Raffle Time!

Tickets are being handed out for the annual Dinner and a Movie Raffle! Contact any member of KVAMBUCS to purchase a ticket, or to help sell them. Chances of winning are 1 in 200 - see the Fundraisers link for details!

Jack Bellware sworn in as AMBUCS President

Check out the article in the Fall 2013 AMBUCS Magazine about the installment of Jack Bellware as AMBUCS National President. One of our very own - way to go, Jack!

Two new scholarship recipients

Kalamazoo Valley AMBUCS is pleased to recognize the newest recipients of our AMBUCS Scholarship - Sarah Rogers and Kassandra Magee. Both are OT students at Western Michigan University.

Midwest Regional Convention

Several local AMBUCS members participated in the convention in Grand Rapids over the weekend. Lots of fun, awards, motivation and Tryke giveaways (12)!

KV AMBUCS Amazes Paw Paw

Kazoo Valley stole the show at the Grape and Harvest Festival in Paw Paw, Michigan this fall. The AmTrykes out-shined the Shiners! Check out the article in the AMBUCS Fall 2013 Magazine for more information (articles section).

New domain name, same great information!

With the chapter merger and name change, the website has been updated and relocated to reflect the changes. Alive After 5 is now Kazoo Valley AMBUCS, and can be found at it's new location,

KalTour was a success!

We pulled off another great showing at KalTour this year, and our efforts were rewarded - a donation of over $1000 was given to KV AMBUCS for it's efforts at making the lunch stop the best yet!

Membership Winners!

KV AMBUCS did it again - we recruited the most new members of all the District chapters during Spring Round Up. Join us for a little fun in the sun to Celebrate! Well done!

Joanne is now in charge!

Joanne Lucas has been elected as the new President of the Kalamazoo Valley AMBUCS, along with other new officers. Please attend our next meeting and give her your support!

Texas Hold'em Tournament and Fundraiser

Between June 19-22, come join us at Wayside West for some casino-style fun. We'll be dealing winning hands and raising money for AmTrykes and AmBikes. Just playing will make you a winner!
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