Serving the Children of the World
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...

Kiwanis Club of Kirkland Christmas Tree Lot Opens November 25
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 With Christmas...

KCK, other Clubs Partner to Help Kids with Needed School Supplies

The days are getting shorter and the evenings cooler. Kids and parents are settling...

Kiwanis Club of Kirkland Installs New President and Raises Money for Local Kids

The first Friday of September is the set date for the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland's...

Kirkland Views Editor Honors Dick Shinstrom: 1927-2016
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Rob Bucher of Kirkland Views honors Dick Shinstrom, who recently passed away. ...

Beginning next week (November 30th), our weekly lunch meetings will be held at "The Market Street" restaurant located at 1720 Market Street in Kirkland 


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



OMG!  It's the Holiday Season Already!  

As we enter the busy holiday season, a lot of thoughts and emotions cross our minds.  It can be as tiring as it is exhilarating. The season begins with Thanksgiving... a time to join with family and give thanks for how fortunate we are to live in America.  It's also a time to reflect on those in our community who are less fortunate. 

And then in what seems more like a matter of days rather than weeks, we again join family and friends at Christmas  to celebrate the more spiritual aspect of our lives.  It's also a time to reflect on those loved-ones who are no longer with us.

The Christmas season is especially important to the members of the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland since it is the time when we hold our primary fundraising event of the year... our annual Christmas Tree Sale.  It's very hard work, but this event enables us to do wonderful things for the children and young people of Greater Kirkland throughout the year.  Click on the news article on the right side of this homepage to gain a sense as to how your tree purchases, donations, and grants are put to good use.   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.

The Kiwanis Club of Kirkland keeps growing, and every year we are able to provide even more support to our community's children and young people.  It's all of you who make this possible... whether its buying one of our Christmas Trees, coming to our very upscale, entertaining Pancake Breakfast, or simply making a tax deductible donation or grant to our Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation, it all serves to provide the resources we need to continue doing good things for Greater Kirkland kids.

As I  mentioned above, we are an all-volunteer organization, so 100% of net proceeds from fundraising efforts and donations goes directly to programs designed to assist children in our community.  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 fun-loving group of very diverse people... and never take ourselves too seriously. But when it comes to our mission, we take that very seriously.

If you're sincerely interested in helping children in a variety of ways, and wish to be a contributing member to your community, check out our website further, and if you'd like more information, contact our club secretary Tom Pendergrass at (206) 920 1949.  Better yet, come and join us for lunch! (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
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 December 7th Guest Speakers are:

Mr. Allen & Ms. Knapp with PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) will be our featured speakers

An international non-profit, PATH... is a leader in global health innovationt endeavoring to save lives and improve health especially among women and children in the areas of vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices and system and service innovations”




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