:-)   Kiwanis Club of Columbine
  Littleton, CO USA


       Serving The Children of The World


From The Kiwanis Club of Columbine!

Our club meets on Wednesday at 7 am at :

4G's Mexican Restaurant
5950 S Platte Canyon Rd
Littleton, CO 80123

Last updated on October 17, 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 September 6, 2016, the Kiwanis Club of Columbine has 68 regular members and 1 Life Member for a total of 69. 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.

September 21, 2016 - 2016-2017 Officer Induction

Jim Foley
2016-2017 President Jim Foley

Russ Jackson
2016-2017 President Elect Russ Jackson

Doug Blackler
2016-2017 Secretary Doug Blackler

Don Nelson
2016-2017 Treasurer Don Nelson


The October 5, 2016 program presenter at the the Kiwanis Club of Columbine meeting was John Anderson from the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation updating the club on Alive at 25. Alive at 25 is a 4½ hour driver's awareness course designed by the National Safety Council for young drivers ages 15-24 which includes: Defensive driving classroom curriculum and Decision-making and responsibility-taking. Our club continued our support of this important program by making a gift of $500 to Alive at 25.

Shown (left to right): Alive at 25’s John Anderson and Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Jim Foley


On October 5, 2016 the Kiwanis Club of Columbine inducted our newest member, Frank Novarski. Frank related to the club that one of the reasons that he joined was the persistence of his sponsor in asking him to come to a weekly meeting. Welcome Frank!

Shown (left to right): Membership Co-chair Larry Foos, President Jim Foley, new member Frank Novarski, and sponsor Mike Greunke


At Oct 5, 2016 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine, Dr. William “Bill” Pfeifer was presented with his Walter Zeller Fellowship award. The award is given by making a one-time gift or two-year consecutive pledge of US$1,250 to The Eliminate Project. All Walter Zeller Fellows receive a special medallion, lapel pin and certificate. Congratulations to Dr. Bill!

Shown (left to right): Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Jim Foley, Walter Zeller Fellow Dr. William “Bill” Pfeifer, and presenter and Immediate Past President Ron Zinter.

20160928 Second Wind Fund

At the September 28, 2016 meeting, Christine Ruggeri and Kevin Wiig from the Second Wind Fund updated our Club on their mission. The Second Wind Fund believes that every child and youth at risk of suicide should have access to the mental health treatment they need. They match children and youth at risk for suicide with licensed therapists in their communities. Our club continued our commitment to their program by making a $1000 donation.

Shown: Second Wind Fund’s Kevin Wiig, Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Jim Foley, Second Wind Fund’s Christine Ruggeri

2016 Summerset1

2016 Summerset2

September 17-18, 2016 Summerset Festival Recap - Sunny skies and warm weather made for a great 2016 Summerset Festival. Thanks to all who volunteered their time to help. There was a great volunteer turnout by our Key Clubbers from Columbine High School and Heritage High School. We had 27 members, one spouse, and 32 Key Clubbers who helped; no, 32 is not a typo. A special thanks to the Foothills Foundation for giving our club the opportunity to earn funds for our Foundation.

Rock 'n Roll Car Show

On August 21, 2016 our Club participated in a fundraiser selling soft drinks and water at the 2016 KBPI Rock 'n Roll Car Show at Bandimere Speedway. The weather was perfect; not hot enough to keep the large crowd away but hot enough to sell a lot of water and soft drinks. The Club gets a percentage of sales plus tips. We had 8 members and one family member who participated in the fundraiser.

Thanks to those who helped raise money for our Foundation: Jim Foley, Bill Duddleson, Katie Zinter-Cubbon, Karen Hunley, Tom McEwen, Mark Jenkins, Dawn McEwen, Abe Baltazar, and Rod Hunley.

Shown: Karen Hunley and Tom McEwen.
Today Carl Shinn from the Arvada Kiwanis Club visited our club and updated us on The Rocky Mountain Partners Aktion Club. Since our normal program speaker couldn't make it, Carl was given as much time as he wanted to talk about the Aktion Club. The Aktion Club is a Kiwanis organization for developmentally disabled adults. Our club annually supports the Aktion Club and today we presented them with a $300 check.

Shown: Carl Shinn and Kiwanis Club of Columbine Vice President Jim Foley
Today our club inducted our newest member, Elwanda Gille. She is our club's 70th member. Welcome Elwanda!

Shown (left to right): Membership co-chair Larry Foos, new member Elwanda Gille, Kiwanis Club of Columbine Vice President Jim Foley, and sponsor Cindy PIckett.


On July 20, 2016 our Club inducted our 69th and 70th members. Welcome to Reed and Carol as our newest members.

 Shown (l to r): Reed Acheson, Carol Acheson, Membership Co-chair Larry Foos, and Ron Zinter President of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine.