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


Yikes!  Christmas is fast approaching and our largest fund raiser of the year has started.   Christmas Tree sales began Friday November 24th, 2017.  So come see our selection of trees.  We are located in the parking lot at Juanita Beach Park in north Kirkland. 

Hours: Monday – Friday:             11:00am to 8:00pm

             Saturday, Sunday            10:00am to 7:00pm

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(To sign up to volunteer for tree lot duty via SignUpGenius. click HERE  )

We were fortunate to increase the amount of money we raised at our 2016 Christmas Tree lot, as well as increased grants and individual donations throughout 2017.  This enabled us to provide more than ever for the children and young people of Greater Kirkland.  We also held our 8th annual Pancake Breakfast to End Homelessness, wherin 100% of the proceeds were donated to Attain Housing, the largest provider of transitional housing for the homeless on the Eastside.

In July, we had several dozen members and friends march with us in Kirkland's annual 4th of July parade, and twice this fiscal year, we provided over a thousand free lunches for Special Olympics participants.  Once again, in early August a group of our members traveled to Whidbey Island to help the North Central Seattle Kiwanis Club with their amazing free week-long summer camp for severely physically impaired children.  Kiwanis Camp Casey.  These dedicated folks have been doing this every year for 82 years and they are amazing!!

For those of you reading this, and  who might not know about us, both our club and our Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation are 100% all-volunteer non-profit organizations, so every dollar we raise goes directly to helping children and our community.  

In addition to those listed above, recipients include:  3 High School Kiwanis Key Clubs,  1 Middle School Builders Club,  1 Aktion Club (a service club for impaired young adults), Scouting, Eastside Baby Corner, Kirkland Easter Egg Hunt, Kirkland Teen Union Building (KTUB)run by the 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,  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.

If that isn't enough, 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 102 years ago, and our club was formed in October 1947, so we've been here for 70 years, providing service to our community!  This makes us one of the oldest service clubs on the Eastside, and with approximately 90 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, never taking 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).

And if you care to donate to our club or our foundation, just click the DONATE button on the menu to the right of this homepage.  Your money... 100% of it... will go to a number of excellent local causes.


Sincerely,

Dale Sahr, 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             
         

Social Events for the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland Click Here!

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 13th Guest Speaker will be   

    Kim Arent... Club Member, and Former Peace
Corps Volunteer

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