:-)   Kiwanis Club of Columbine
  Littleton, CO USA


       Serving The Children of The World

From The Kiwanis Club of Columbine!

Starting Wednesday January 6, 2016 our club will meet at 7 am at :
4G's Mexican Restaurant
5950 S Platte Canyon Rd
Littleton, CO 80123

Last updated on February 11, 2016

The Kiwanis Club of Columbine is located in Littleton, Colorado, USA, and was chartered on February 15, 1978. Our club is part of Kiwanis International, and celebrated our 100th Anniversary in 2015.  Kiwanis International was founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan, and became an international organization the following year. Today we have nearly 600,000 members in 80 countries, and our members have made a positive impact in millions of lives. As of February 9, 2016, the Kiwanis Club of Columbine has 63 regular members and 1 Life Member for a total of 64.

Our membership is composed of both men and women, committed to serving our community. Our Club is service oriented, and members volunteer their time for more than 80 projects in our community. Some of the projects include: Salvation Army Bell Ringing at 3 neighborhood King Soopers stores, quarterly Blood Drive, the Action Center Food Rescue Project, The Action Center School Supply project, Meals On Wheels food delivery, the Write Stuff school supply project, U.S. flag pickup at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, and trash pickup along a major street in our neighborhood.

Financial support to local charitable organizations is another core value of our club. Some of the charities that we support are: the Jefferson County Schools Outdoor Lab School through donations to the local elementary schools for scholarships, The Action Center school supply project, The Write Stuff school supply project, The Boys & Girls Club, Second Wind Fund, CASA, Columbine and Heritage HS community service awards.

To support these projects, we do fundraising. Our club sells sodas at the local drag racing track and at the local end of summer celebration, and sells license plate fasteners at the DMV. We also have a silent auction at our annual Christmas Party. The Kiwanis Club of Columbine Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, and receives donations from our members, community members, as well as corporate donations.

Kiwanis International has programs for all age groups where they learn to help others. Through its Service Leadership Programs, Kiwanis enables its youngest leaders to serve their communities. Our club sponsors: Columbine High School Key Club, Heritage High School Key Club, and Ken Caryl Middle School Builders Club. We also make financial commitments to these clubs to insure that they have adequate resources.

Our Club is not all work and no play.  We have a number of formal and informal social gatherings including:  St. Patrick‚Äôs Day Party, Summer Club Picnic, and the Club Christmas Party.

 February 10, 2016 New Member Induction

Welcome Brian Counterman, our club's newest member inducted on February 10, 2016.

Left to Right: Larry Foos - Membership Co-chair, new member Brian Counterman, President Ron Zinter, Ken Sweet - Sponsor and Membership Co-chair

 January 27, 2016 New Member Induction

At today's meeting, the Kiwanis Club of Columbine inducted a new member. Denny was a Key Clubber, and now is our club's newest member. It didn't take long for him to become involved with the club. He is co-chair of our quarterly Bonfils Blood Drive. Welcome Denny!

Shown left to right: Larry Foos - Membership Co-chair, New Member Denny Brehm, Sponsor Rick Blanco, and President Ron Zinter

 December 2015 Salvation Army Bell Ringing

At the January 27, 2016 meeting, our speaker was Major Sumter from the Salvation Army. He updated our club on the Army's involvement with youth and the homeless.

During the 2015 Christmas Bell Ringing campaign, the Kiwanis Club of Columbine rang the bell at 3 King Soopers stores in our neighborhoods. We had 41 members and 12 friends/family who rang for a total of 174 hours. The final tally : $20,376.57.

Shown: Major Sumter and Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Ron Zinter

 December 5, 2015 Action Center Food Rescue

The Kiwanis Club of Columbine volunteered at The Action Center in Lakewood, CO sorting and storing food. Our Club volunteers every first Saturday of the month to insure that food donated by the local grocery stores is available to those in need. There were 12 members and friends of the club that volunteered 4 hours of their time.

 October 28, 2015 - New Member Inductions

Welcome to new members Diane Shriver and Mary Rome as they were inducted at today's meeting.

Shown (Front Row, left to right): Diane Shriver, Mary Rome

           (Back Row, left to right): Membership Co-Chair Larry Foos, Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Ron Zinter, Diane's sponsor Ken Sweet, Mary's co-sponsors George and Hazel Kinzer

 October 21, 2015 - Area Elementary Principal's Outdoor Lab Check Presentation

For today's program, the 5 Columbine Attendance Area Elementary School Principals updated our club on their school's Outdoor Lab activities. At that time we presented $650 checks to each school to be used for Outdoor Lab scholarships, a grand total of $3250. The scholarships are given to students who are not able to pay their share of the cost to attend Outdoor Lab.

Shown left to right: Principal Rebecca Chao, Fifth Grade Science Teacher Peter Lomba, Principal Christa Wilson, Principal Mary Rose Keys, and Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Ron Zinter

Not pictured: Principal Jennifer Pennell and Principal Martha Shehan

 October 7, 2015 - New Member Induction

At today's meeting, Mark Jenkins was inducted as a new member. He is already involved with both Key Clubs.

Shown (left to right):  Sponsor Dawn McEwen, Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Ron Zinter, Membership Co-Chair Larry Foos, New member Mark Jenkins.

 September 30, 2015 - Kiwanis Club of Columbine Officer Induction

At today's meeting, our Club installed the new officers and board members for the 2015-2016 year. A big thanks goes out to our outgoing President Dawn McEwen for leading our Club this past year. Incoming President Ron Zinter will take over the leadership of our Club starting Oct 1.

Maggie Weakley(on the left), Division 9 Lt. Governor, is shown inducting Ron Zinter(right) as President. Outgoing President Dawn McEwen(middle) presided over her last meeting as President.

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