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Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland     

Hi... I'm Mark Shinstrom, and I'm a proud second-generation Kawanian.  My father, Dick Shinstrom, joined Kiwanis in 1949, and he's still very active in the club.  In fact, he's maintained a perfect attendance record for 65 years!  He's pretty amazing, as are many of our members.

Compared to Dad I'm a relative newbie since I've only been a member for 30 years. I was born and raised in Kirkland, attended LWHS, and graduated from the UW (Go Dawgs!).  I help manage a local business here in Kirkland.  Kiwanis has been important to our family for as long as I can remember. 

The club was just two years old when Dad joined, and boy, has it changed.  For many years since it's inception in 1915, Kiwanis was an all-mens organization.  Thankfully that changed a few decades ago, and now we have a wonderful mixture of men and women, young and old, and from all walks of life.  But there is one thing we all share... A passion for serving the children of our community.

We raise money to support a variety of local causes, and being an all-volunteer organization, every penny we raise goes directly to help the children, either through our club, or the Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation which we administer.

We do wonderful things for the community, but we also make sure we have a lot of fun in the process.

With nearly 100 members, the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland is one of the largest service clubs on the Eastside.  Established in 1947, the KCK is part of a global organization known as Kiwanis International which was founded in 1915.  Please take a moment to tour our website so you can better understand the sorts of things we do to help make a difference in our community.

If you also have a desire to help the kids in the community --- and think you might want to join us in our effort to make Kirkland a better place --- please come and join us for lunch at Hector's.  We meet every Wednesday at 11:45.  We have a fun, lively club meeting followed by various guest speakers talking on a wide range of interesting topics.

Remember our future leaders are the kids of today, so why not join us to help create a better tomorrow.

Mark Shinstrom                 


Want to join the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland, click here for a Membership Application Form

Kirkland Kiwanis Dues Invoice Information          PDF


Our October 29th Guest Speaker Will Be: Lisa O’Toole. She has been a lawyer in our community for 27 years and has had a civil litigation practice in a large private firm in Seattle. She's been a King County Prosecuting Attorney in the criminal division and is presently a Pro Tem Judge in King County District Court and several municipal Courts where she presides over civil and criminal cases.

Meeting Information

Hector's Restaurant
112 Lake Street South
   Kirkland, Washington 98033

When: Wednesdays (11:45 - 1:15PM)

Links to Help:     (Map)(Menu)(Parking)

See our Brochure - Join us for lunch!


For more information about the Burned Children Recovery Foundation, Click on the picture!





Our Newest Kirkland Kiwanis Members:


Larry Haakenstad                      Carol Truex 


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