Serving the Children of the World
Gordon family thanks Kirkland community for support

We are writing to thank so many people, people we will never meet and let everyone...

KCK Members Conduct Fundraiser For 12 Year Old Mason Gordon
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On the evening of January 16, three KCK members independently pooled their significant...

Kiwanis Club of Kirkland Tree Lot A Huge Success! Thanks Kirkland!
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The Kirkland community and surrounding neighborhoods came through once again...

KCK Member Brenda Kauffman Receives City Award
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Local business leaders gathered last week for the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce’s...

Girl Scouts to Sing at KCK Christmas Tree Lot
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The holiday season is in full swing in Kirkland with decorations and lights...


Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland
             102 Years of Happily Serving Children                  

In Memory of Chuck Fitch

Our club lost a valued member this week with the passing of Chuck Fitch.  A dedicated member since 1981, Chuck played a major role in helping our club become what it is today. Chuck will be dearly missed by his friends and fellow-Kiwanians.  Rest in Peace, old friend.


 February...  A Month of Holidays  

2016 is behind us, and we now find ourselves well on our way into an uncharted 2017.  We have much to celebrate during this month of holidays... 17 holidays according to one account.  Some are light-hearted and fun, such as Valentines Day, Groundhogs Day,  and Mardi Gras. 

But other holidays are profoundly serious, such as National Freedom Day which sadly went by virtually unnoticed this past February 1st.  National Freedom Day celebrates the signing by  Abraham Lincoln of the 13th Amendment to our Constitution which banned slavery in America.  Nearly 600,000 Union soldiers died in helping make this happened, as well as President Lincoln himself, who was assassinated in 1865 .  We also celebrate this extraordinary man's birthday on February 12th, Presidents Day on the 20th.                                             

2017 is starting off well for the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland.  We have a collection of energetic and talented new members, the coffers are full following our successful Christmas Tree sale in December, so we have the resources to serve hundreds of kids in 2017, plus we've moved into fancy new digs at the Market Street Restaurant located on... (drum roll)... Market Street. 

All is good at the ol' KCK. 

For those reading this who might not know, both our club and the Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation are 100% all-volunteer non-profit organizations, so virtually every dollar we raise goes directly to helping local children.  

Recipients include:  Attain Housing (formerly K.I.T.H.), high school Kiwanis Key Club leadership conventions, Special Olympics, What’s Next Bowlers Aktion Club (a service club for impaired young adults), Scouting, Kiwanis Camp Casey (an annual week-long camp for severely physically disabled children, Eastside Baby Corner, Kirkland Easter Egg Hunt, Kirkland Teen Union Building (KTUB), Boys and Girls Club, the Burned Children's Recovery Foundations, the New Bethlehem Project (a day shelter for homeless families), The KTUB/YMCA Summer Youth Institute,  The New Bethlehem Project for homeless families, PantryPacks, and much more. 

We also annually award academic scholarships to selected graduating high school seniors within the Lake Washington School District geographic boundaries, and, through our Bill Petter Memorial Fund we provide vocational scholarships.

In addition, through our Jack Keller Memorial Fund we provide orthodontic care for selected lower income children who are caught in the middle... they neither qualify for state assistance, nor can their parents afford the cost of necessary treatment.

Kiwanis International was chartered more than 100 years ago, and our club was formed nearly 70 years ago.  This makes us one of the oldest service clubs on the Eastside, and with approximately 100 members, we are one of the largest.  We are part of Kiwanis International, whose  mission is Serving the Children of the World, but the overwhelming majority of what we do is focused on local needs. 

We are a diverse group of fun-loving people. We have loads of fun ...and never take ourselves too seriously.... but when it comes to our mission of Serving Children, you can be certain that we take that very seriously.

If you're genuinely interested in helping our community's children in a variety of ways, check out our website.  And if you'd like more information, contact our club secretary Tom Pendergrass at (206) 910 1949.  Better yet, come and join us for a delicious lunch at The Market Street Restaurant (see details below).


Mark Tillman, President 
Kiwanis Club of Kirkland




 Kiwanis Club of Kirkland Weekly Meeting Information

The Market Street Restaurant
1720 Market Street
   Kirkland, Washington

When: Wednesdays 11:45AM Socialize - Order Food
Meeting Starts 12:05PM,  Ends Approx.1:15PM 
See our Brochure - Join us for lunch!

For more information please contact club Secretary Tom Pendergrass
(206) 910 1949,  
or email him at

For written correspondence please contact club Treasurer Ross Dessert

Kiwanis Club of Kirkland
Attn. Ross Dessert
917 First Street
                 Kirkland, WA 98033-5417             


Want to join the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland? Click here for a Membership Application Form

Kirkland Kiwanis Dues Invoice Information          PDF

LWSD Volunteer Form (Required for participation at school functions.)



Our February 22nd Guest Speaker is:

Author Mindy Hardwick will be discussing her new book...
"Kids in Orange - Voices from Detention"

For more information about Mindy Hardwick, please click HERE



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