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Columbine
Littleton, CO USA

 

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The Kiwanis Club of Columbine is now meeting in person. Come to a meeting, see what we are about! FREE breakfast on us!
President Mary Rome

Welcome From Mary Rome
President of
The Kiwanis Club of Columbine!

Our club meets Wednesdays at 7 AM
4G's Mexican Restaurant [Venue Map]
5950 S Platte Canyon Rd
Littleton, CO 80123
Last updated on October 12, 2021

The Kiwanis Club of Columbine is located in Littleton, Colorado, USA, and is an affiliate of Kiwanis International.  Our Club is in the Rocky Mountain District made up of clubs in Colorado, Wyoming, and the panhandle of Nebraska. Our club was chartered on February 15, 1985, and currently have 69 members.  The Club is composed of both men and women, committed to serving our community.

Our Club is service oriented, and members volunteer their time for nearly 70 projects in our community. For the 2019-2020 administrative year, the Club volunteered 4,421 hours working on projects in the community, and the Foundation donated $14,200 to local schools and community organizations. Some of the many projects that our Club donates money to or volunteer hours for are: Salvation Army Bell Ringing, Meals On Wheels, Outdoor Lab Foundation, Second Wind Fund, Vitalant Blood Drives, 9 News Health Fair, Action Center Food Rescue, Feeding Many, Interfaith Community Services Food Distribution, Food Bank of The Rockies, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Bessie's Hope, Columbine Memorial Maintenance, Ft. Logan Flag Pickup, Wreaths Across America, Arapahoe Philharmonic Ushering, Colfax Marathon Water Station, Jiminy Wicket, Colorado State Capitol Tour Guides, COVID-19 Mask Sewing, PEO Scholarships, Severe Weather Shelter, Adopt A Highway Road Cleanup, and the Action Center School Supply Drive.

Our Club sponsors Key Clubs at: Columbine High School, Heritage High School, Littleton High Schhol, Dakota Ridge High School, and Chatfield Senior High as well as a Builders Club at Ken Caryl Middle School.  We also support Ken Caryl Middle School by providing scholarships for the 6th Grade Outdoor Lab Program, as well as supporting the Columbine Attendance Area Elementary Schools various projects.

 

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Kiwanis Club of Columbine Slideshow

Service Projects, Fundraising, Donations, and Guest Speakers

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On September 15, 2021 Today the Kiwanis Club of Columbine inducted the Officers and new Board Members for 2022. Congratulations to Mary Rome who will be the incoming President as well as to the rest of her team From left: Immediate Past President Abe Baltazar, returning Board Member Darla Bartos, new Board Member Ferris Forar, Treasurer Ruthann Moomy, President Elect Tom Powis, President Mary Rome, and Secretary Will Knoblauch.

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On September 13, 2021 the Kiwanis Club of Columbine hosted a Vitalant Blood Drive at the Riverpoint Club House in Littleton. The Drive was well attended with 36 donors and 41 units of blood collected. Thanks to all who donated and volunteered to make this project a success. The next Blood Drive will be in early December, and look for a reminder on the Kiwanis Club of Columbine Facebook page.

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September 11, 2021 - This past Saturday the Kiwanis Club of Columbine held their annual summer picnic hosted by the Clarks. The club provided the main course and drinks, and the members did a potluck for the rest. Close to 60 members and guests enjoyed a very warm late afternoon of food, drink and socializing.

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September 8, 2021 - Dave Devanney became the 74th member of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine.  Dave recently moved back to the area after spending time on the Western Slope. He has served in leadership positions as well as involvement with Key Club, Builders Club, and K-Kids with his previous Kiwanis Club.  Welcome Dave.

Shown(left to right) : Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Abe Baltazar, New Member Dave Devanney, Membership Co-chair Ken Sweet.
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On August 19, the Kiwanis Club of Columbine inducted two new members which brings our club's total to 73. Welcome to Scott Storey(far left) and Brian Dillon(second from right).

Shown(left to right) : New Member Scott Stoey, President Abe Baltazar, Mary Rome (Scott's sponsor), Membership Co-chair Ken Sweet, New Member Brian Dillon, and George Kinzer (Brian's sponsor).
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On August 13, 6 members of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine volunteered to help at the Columbine Hills Elementary Back to School event sponsored by the school's PTA. We assembled and distributed pulled pork sandwiches, and made contacts with the PTA looking for othe r opportunities to help at the school.
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July 16-18, 2021 - Another Mile High National at Bandimere Speedway is in the books.

Thanks to all of the members and friends of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine who helped raise funds for our Foundation.
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July 16, 2021 - Today was the last day of the food distribution for the Jeffco Early Summer Learning (JESL) program at Leawood Elementary. 5 Club members and one spouse handed out the food to the grateful recipients. Thanks to the Food Bank of the Rockies, The Action Center, Integrated Family Community Services (IFCS), and the Kiwanis Club of Columbine for providing the resources, food, and volunteers.
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July 9, 2021 - Five Fridays down, one to go. No eggs to distribute today, it was hot and the chickens were on strike. Today 4 members and one granddaughter of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine are distributing food for the Jeffco Early Summer Learning (JESL) program at Leawood Elementary. This program continues on Fridays thru July 16. Thanks to the Food Bank of the Rockies, The Action Center, Integrated Family Community Services (IFCS), and the Kiwanis Club of Columbine for providing the resources, food, and volunteers.
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July 2, 2021 and we're back. Today 6 members of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine are distributing food for the Jeffco Early Summer Learning (JESL) program at Leawood Elementary. This program continues on Fridays thru July 16. Thanks to the Food Bank of the Rockies, The Action Center, Integrated Family Community Services (IFCS), and the Kiwanis Club of Columbine for providing the resources, food, and volunteers.
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Jeneen Klippel from Nourish Meals on Wheels was the guest speaker at today's Kiwanis Club of Columbine regular meeting. She is relatively new to the organization, but had to quickly adapt during the pandemic. Our Club has a large number of members that deliver meals, and have been delivering meals for close to 8 years. The Club had previously made a monetary gift, and made another today to bring the total for the year to $400. From left: Mike Greunke, Jeneen Klippel, Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Elect Mary Rome, and Cleve McKinney.
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After our regular club meeting on Wednesday morning, four member of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine met at the Feeding Many orchard to continue work on the newest grape vineyard. Weed barriers were installed and then the drip irrigation system was installed next to each of the recently planted grape vines. There is still more work to be done, but the end is in sight.
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At the June 23rd meeting, our guest speaker was Carolyn Alexander who is Senior Director of Business Operations for The Action Center. She provided an update on the impact the pandemic had on their operations, and how they adapted. The Kiwanis Club of Columbine is a financial supporter of The Action Center, and volunteers there the first Wednesday of each month providing a deep cleaning of the fridges and freezers. Carolyn accepted an additional gift from our Club from President Abe Baltazar(l) and Ken Sweet.
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Today is Friday June 25 and members of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine are picking up food for the Jeffco Early Summer Learning (JESL) program at Leawood Elementary. This program continues on Fridays thru July 16. Thanks to the Food Bank of the Rockies, The Action Center, Integrated Family Community Services (IFCS), and the Kiwanis Club of Columbine for providing the resources, food, and volunteers.
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May 15, 2021 - Twelve Kiwanis Club of Columbine members and 2 guests volunteered Saturday morning at the Columbine Memorial planting 5 dozen Columbine plants. Our Club donated 4 dozen and one of the guests, Rick Towsend who is President of the Columbine Memorial Foundation, donated the other dozen. Thanks to Ken Sweet, Peg Sweet, Abe Baltazar, Ferris Forar, Logan MacMillan, Lori Conway, Will Knoblauch, Larry Foos, Tom McEwen, Tom Fair, Brad Bradbury, Rick Towsend, Karen Hunley, and Rod Hunley for helping with this service project. Many of the visitors to the Memorial commented on the beauty of the new Columbines.
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The Kiwanis Club of Columbine presented a check to Linda Holloway from Bessie’s Hope. Many people in nursing homes have no visitors, and Bessie’s Hope coordinates visits to nursing homes. Some of our Key Clubs have been working with Bessie’s Hope. One of our members, Susan Markley, is on the board of Bessie’s Hope. - From Club Newsletter by Ken Sweet
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Derick Manley, Past RMD Governor, attended our Zoom meeting and presented the Kiwanis Club of Columbine the Distinguished Club award. Our Club was one of 5 clubs in the district to receive this honor and the only club to meet all the benchmarks. A big thank you to Bill Pfeifer and his team for leading us through a difficult year. - From Club Newsletter by Ken Sweet
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April 24, 2021 – This past Thursday and Friday, the Kiwanis Club of Columbine completed the apiary at the Feeding Many, Inc. Orchard and Gardens. For the total project, we installed about 50 posts, 90 rails, 370 ft of fence, and 2 gates. Members that volunteered this past Thursday and Friday were Abe, Steve, Ferris, Doug, Marvin, Ken, Karen, and Rod. Other Kiwanians volunteered for other parts of the project that started in early February. The bees were moved in this morning and it will take a while for them to settle in. Thanks to everyone that participated in this great service project.
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Feeding Many Orchard and Community Gardens Update - On April 2and 3, four members the Kiwanis Club of Columbine were at the Orchard to continue the build out of the honeybee apiary. On Friday we augured post holes and set the post on the west side. Saturday we attached the rails to the posts as well as setting up the foundations for 10 beehives at the north end of the apiary. Next up will be installing the fence pickets on the west side to complete the apiary. Thanks to Abe Baltazar, Ferris Forar, Steve Jennison, and Rod Hunley for volunteering both days.
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Marvin Kaulembe became the 70th member of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine on March 31. Marvin owns a photography business in Malawi, Africa. He is here in the USA with his wife Rachel who is working on a PhD degree at the University of Denver. Welcome Marvin!
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March 8, 2021 - The Kiwanis Club of Columbine hosted a Vitalant Blood Drive at Riverwalk in Littleton. There were 28 registered donors, and 24 units were collected(18 whole blood, 5 double red, 1 plasma), and 2 new donors. Thanks to the Riverwalk staff, the Vitalant staff, and Columbine Kiwanis volunteers for hosting a successful blood drive.
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Congratulations to Kiwanis Club of Columbine member Tom McEwen on receiving the Lusche Fellow award. This award is given by the Rocky Mountain District of Kiwanis Foundation to those who donate $1000 to the Foundation. Tom was nominated by our club for the award for his longtime commitment to the club and community.
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Sheridan Food Pantry January 2021 – St. Phillip Lutheran Church sponsors this food pantry to help families in the Sheridan School district. In 2020, they served between 120 and 170 families each week. The volunteer work involves set up work and distribution. The Kiwanis Club of Columbine has been sending 4-5 volunteers for set up each week and fills in when needed in distribution.
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Jan 20, 2021 - At today's weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine, 3 new members were inducted. Our membership is now at 69 members. All three new members have interesting backgrounds and all are looking forward to working on projects that help our community. WELCOME to Valerie, Tom, and Dayle.
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On Jan 18, 2021 The Kiwanis Club of Columbine presented a ceremonial check to the Salvation Army for our 2020 Christmas Bell Ringing. Left to right, Janet (counted the money), Major Halverson, Abe (Columbine Kiwanis president), Dawn, Ken, and Tom scheduled the bell ringing and picked up the money. In 8 days we collected 18,975.65. We provided a turnkey operation from scheduling to delivering the money to the Salvation Army.
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Columbine Kiwanian Lori made a bunch of client distribution bags out of tee shirts for the Action Center! These bags are used by clients who walk or ride the bus to carry food and/or clothes. A couple of months ago, Lori utilized shirts donated from the Arapahoe Philharmonic. Recently, Old Chicago Lakewood donated about 40 mini-tour shirts (see photo). Muchas thanks to Arapahoe Philharmonic, Old Chicago Lakewood, and of course to Lori for making the bags.
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December 18, 2020 - The Kiwanis Club of Columbine and Santa visited the Yarrow House leaving gifts for the young men residing there. Yarrow House offers nurturing, therapeutic and educational services to empower youth and families to overcome the impact of abuse, neglect and trauma. Our Club has been involved with Shiloh House for a number of years and provided Christmas gifts, Christmas stockings, snacks, and Christmas Dinner. Pictured (l to r): Project Chair Ron Zinter, Project Lead Dawn McEwen, Project Lead Karen Hunley, and Shiloh House Community Liaison Kathy McShane.
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Nov 17, 2020 – Today’s guest speaker was Ken Wigg from The Second Wind Fund. Their organization focuses on improving access and delivery of suicide care. Their unique program provides an avenue for families to obtain actual treatment services for children and youth at risk for suicide by breaking down financial and transportation barriers. The Kiwanis Club of Columbine is a financial supporter of their organization, and made a donation supporting their cause.
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On November 16, 2020, the Kiwanis Club of Columbine delivered 11 meals for two shifts to the Littleton Adventist Hospital lab workers. Our club wanted to show how much we appreciate their hard work during this pandemic, and they were very thankful. Meals were supplied by 4Gs Restaurant at 5950 S Platte Canyon Rd. Thanks to Lori Conway and Mary Rome for organizing the project and delivering the meals.
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On Sept 19, 2020, 9 members and 2 spouses of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine continued their work on the vineyard. Our goal was to set 20 additional posts and to install 66 rails on posts set back in August. With good weather and a great work crew, we were able to wrap up in 4 hours. There are still more opportunities to help at the orchard which may happen this fall or early next spring. Thank you: Peggy and Ken Sweet, Robin and George Street, Tom McEwen, Ferris Forar, Brad Bradbury, Abe Baltazar, Jim Foley, and Karen and Rod Hunley. Job well done. -Rod Hunley, photos by Robin Street
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Aug 22, 2020 - Feeding Many Service Project -This past Saturday, five Kiwanis Club of Columbine members and one spouse volunteered at the orchard that is part of the Feeding Many project near Kendallvue Elementary School. Our task for the day was to set 4x4x8 posts that would complete the fence around one of the grape vineyards. We set 22 posts using 30 bags of 60 lb cement. The temperature was a little on the warm side, but we completed in a little more than 3 hours. There are a lot of other projects that our club can work on at the orchard once the temperatures drop back to something resembling normal.
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July 31, 2020 - Today the Kiwanis Club of Columbine had a group of 12 volunteers show up bright and early at the Columbine Memorial to do some much needed work on a flower garden that had been overtaken by grass. We took out the grass, and added some needed border edging. Also, the edging at the area next to the donation box was replaced. Weeding, mowing, and other normal gardening tasks were completed throughout the Memorial.Welcome to Craig Brown, the Kiwanis Club of Columbine’s 74th member and the 2nd member of our club to be inducted during a virtual Club Zoom meeting. Craig was inducted a few weeks back but due to logistics, a picture wasn't available at that time. We look forward to meet you face-to-face, and to join us at regular meetings and service projects.
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Welcome to Craig Brown, the Kiwanis Club of Columbine’s 74th member and the 2nd member of our club to be inducted during a virtual Club Zoom meeting. Craig was inducted a few weeks back but due to logistics, a picture wasn't available at that time. We look forward to meet you face-to-face, and to join us at regular meetings and service projects.
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March 4, 2020 - Congratulations to Kiwanis Club of Columbine member Don Nelson on receiving the Lusche Fellow award. Our Club makes donations to the Rocky Mountain District Kiwanis Foundation and this allows us to give this award to a deserving member. Don was nominated by our Club for the award for his longtime service to our Club as Treasurer for more than 20 years and his commitment to the club and community. From left: Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Bill Pfeifer, award recipient Don Nelson, and Bob O’Connor representing the Rocky Mountain District Kiwanis Foundation.
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Dec 14, 2019 - Today the Kiwanis Club of Columbine participated in Wreaths Across America at Fort Logan National Cemetery. We were there to honor not only everyone that served their country but to honor our members and/or member spouses that served by placing a Wreath at their headstone. From l to r: Riggs Smith, Abe Baltazar, Lori Conway, Rod Hunley, Ruthann Moomy, Ferris Forar, not shown Will Knoblauch