Each year at this time, the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland (KCK) sponsors a...more
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Happy Valentine's Day Kirkland! We Love Ya!
The Kiwanis Club of Kirkland keeps growing, and every year we are able to provide more and more support for our children and young people. It's all of you who make this possiblet... whether its buying a Christmas Tree, coming to our intertaining 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.
Kirkland... Yep, you really are our Valentine!! So give yourselves a BIG KISS!
We are an all-volunteer organization, so 100% of net proceeds from fundraising efforts and donations go directly to programs designed to assist children in our community. They include: Attain Housing, Key Club leadership conventions, Special Olympics, What’s Next Bowlers, Scouting, Kiwanis Camp Casey, Eastside Baby Corner, Kirkland Easter Egg Hunt, Kirkland Teen Union Building (KTUB), Boys and Girls Club, the Burned Children's Recovery Foundations, and much more.
We also award academic as well as vocational scholarships to selected graduating high school seniors within the Lake Washington School District geographic boundaries.
Chartered in 1947, we are one of the oldest service clubs on the Eastside, and with nearly 100 members, one of the largest.
So what do we do... and what are we all about? We are a diverse group of people who are literally dedicated to Serving the Children of the World. We are part of Kiwanis International, but the vast majority of what we do is focused on local needs. We are funloving... and don't take ourselves too seriously... but we definitely take our mission very seriously.
If you're sincerely interesting in helping children, check out our website, and if you'd like more information, contact our club secretary Matt Gregory at (425) 828-0231. Better yet, come and join us for lunch! (see details below).
Larry Otten joined the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland less than two years ago, but immediately became one of our more involved members… helping at a variety of club activities and functions such as selling Christmas trees, our annual Pancake Breakfast, making hundreds of lunches for Special Olympics, and more.
But like Clark Kent, Kiwanian Larry Otten also has another persona… Dr. Larry C. Otten, OD, retired optometrist, and a dedicated participant in the Northwest chapter of VOSH… Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity.
Larry knows first-hand how challenging it can be to travel and work within a Third World country. Take some well-spent time to read a few excerpts from Larry’s journal on his most recent trip to Cambodia. Learn about how he has personally touched the lives of hundreds of desperately poor people who otherwise might have lived out their lives without the blessing of sight.
You’ll be glad you did, plus you’ll feel even better about our club just knowing that someone like Larry Otten has chosen to be one of us.
To read Larry's account, click HERE
112 Lake Street South
Kirkland, Washington 98033
When: Wednesdays 11:45AM Socialize - Order Food
Meeting Starts 12:05 - Ends 1:15PM)
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Upcoming Community Supper, Kiwanis Club hostings are as follows:
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Holy Spirit Lutheran Church - 10021 NE 124th Str. Kirkland, Wa. 98034
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