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Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland
102 Years of Happily Serving Children
The Kiwanis Club of Kirkland Proudly Supports Matt Gregory for PNW Division Governor Elect
Matt’s impressive resume only begins to tell the many ways in which he has worked diligently on behalf of children, not only with the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland and the Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation, but also through the Kiwanis Pacific Northwest Division, and Kiwanis International. He has truly dedicated himself to making our community, our nation, and the world a better place. To see his detailed resume, click HERE.
The Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation announces that its 2017 scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors. Eligibility details and application information can be found in the application. Click Here
March... It's Almost Spring!
It may be windy and wet outside, and snow is still falling in the nearby mountain, but we are starting to see and hear the first signs of spring... flowers beginning to bravely rise out of the ground, returning birds maneuvering for a decent piece of real estate for their new nests, and more. Soon, the smell of pancakes will be in the air. Yes, pancakes! We are now making preparations for our annual Pancake breakfast / musical spectacular, raising money to help ATTAIN HOUSING, a wonderful organization that does so much to help Eastside families in need. It will be held on Saturday over Memorial Day weekend. More on that later.
For those reading this who might not know it, 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
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