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

 

MATT GREGORY

After the wettest winter and spring in Seattle history, the days are finally getting warmer, and the nights are getting shorter!!  We finished our annual Pancake Breakfast to raise money for Attain Housing, and it was a rousing success.  We had hordes of people... families, couples, and even individuals join us for what has become a tradition over Memorial Day weekend.  And the entertainment!!  It was amazing that there are so many talented young people willing to donate their time and talent to help those less fortunate.  

Our last big event was the Kirkland 4th of July Parade.    We had a float and two Uncle Sams, and a lot of Kiwanis Key Club members, and even the Boy Scouts.

For those reading this who might not know about us, 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).


Sincerely,

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 twpende@gmail.com

For written correspondence please contact club Treasurer Ross Dessert
Kiwanis Club of Kirkland
Attn. Ross Dessert
917 First Street
                 Kirkland, WA 98033-5417             
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Our August 23rd Guest Speaker Will Be...  

  Louis C. Curtis - KCK Member, and Director of Microsoft's international Humanitarian Services & Services Disaster Response (MSDR) program

 

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