:-)   Kiwanis Club of Columbine
  Littleton, CO USA
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From The Kiwanis Club of Columbine!
Last updated on August 25, 2015

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, who will be celebrating its 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 August 4, 2015, the Kiwanis Club of Columbine has 62 regular members and 1 Life Member for a total of 63. 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, Colorado Feeding Kids, 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, Ken Caryl Middle School Builders Club, and Dutch Creek Elementary School K-Kids.  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.

July 22, 2015 Second Wind Fund Check Presentation

The July 22nd  speaker was Ken Wiig from The Second Wind Fund. Since its inception, The Second Wind Fund program has provided services for over 4,000 children and youth at risk for suicide. Our Club has supported The Second Wind Fund for a number years with volunteer assistance and with funds.

Our Club presented The Second Wind Fund with a check for $1000 at today's meeting. Shown is Ken Wiig and Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Dawn McEwen

July 11,2015 The Action Center Food Rescue

The first Saturday of each month, the Kiwanis Club of Columbine volunteers at The Action Center in Lakewood, CO. We stock the food pantry, and unload and sort the daily donated food from the local grocery stores.

This past Saturday we had 8 members: Ken, Lee, Janet, Rod, Karen, Jim F., and Mike Weaver plus 4 regular volunteers: Carrie, Abe, Peggy, and Sharon. PLUS, 8 boy scouts from troop 459. They helped with the clothes sorting and food sorting.

June 17, 2015 Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County Check Presentation

At today's weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine, Scott Storey updated us on the Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County. Our club has been involved with this organization since its inception in 2010.

Shown are : Scott Storey and Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Dawn McEwen

 

 

June 4, 2015 Lakewood CO Head Start Work Party

The Kiwanis Club of Columbine assisted the Lakewood Head Start program by applying wood preservative to their new Outdoor Education area.  Members who assisted were: Lee Woodhull, Janet Woodhull, Brad Bradbury, Barry Gray, Ken Sweet, and Rod Hunley.

May 27, 2015 Outdoor Lab Foundation Donation

Yesterday at our weekly meeting, our club donated $500 to the Outdoor Lab Foundation. The Foundation supports the Jeffco Schools Outdoor Lab Schools at Windy Peak and Mt. Evans.  Shown left to right : Shannon Hancock from the Outdoor Lab Foundation and Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Dawn McEwen.

May 27, 2015 New Member Induction

May 27, 2015 - Today our club inducted another new member! Welcome, Steve.  Shown left to right: Membership Co-chair Larry, Steve, and President Dawn McEwen

May 17, 2015 Colfax Marathon Waterstation

Today, our club volunteered to run a waterstation for the Denver Colfax Marathon. This is the 10th Anniversary of the Marathon, and our club has been involved since the inception. Our job was to fill the cups, hand out the cups, and pickup the cups. On the menu for today was water and Gatorade. We started bright and early at 6:15 am and finished around 10:30 am.  Pictured left to right are: Tom M, Craig, Doug, Adam, Mike, Rick, Les, Riggs, Jim R, Steve, Ron, Jim F, Tom F, Lee, Janet, Karen, Mark. Not pictured: Sarah, Bill, Tom A, Larry, Rod

April 29, 2015 CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties

The Kiwanis Club of Columbine has been a supporter of CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties for a number of years.  Our club recently made a $500 donation to CASA.  Club Member Tom Ashe has been an advocate for more than 10 years.  Show (left to right): Tiffany Schlag from CASA, Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Dawn McEwen, Melissa Hellmuth from CASA, and Kiwanis member and CASA advocate Tom Ashe.

April 28, 2015 Columbine Memorial Resanding

The resanding of the pave stones at the Columbine Memorial started last August, and was completed this past Tuesday.  Volunteers from The Kiwanis Club of Columbine are shown working to re-sand the paving stones. 6 Members and one family member, along with other volunteers, spent 5 hours on this project.

April 4, 2015 Action Center Food Rescue


 

The first Saturday of each month, the Kiwanis Club of Columbine volunteers at The Action Center in Lakewood, CO. We stock the food pantry, and unload and sort the daily donated food from the local grocery stores.  This Saturday there were 9 large pallets of perishable food that we sorted and stored.

Shown stocking food in the pantry are(left to right): Mike, Susan, and Tom Mc

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