:-)   Kiwanis Club of Columbine
  Littleton, CO USA
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From The Kiwanis Club of Columbine!
Last updated on May 28, 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 May 5, 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.

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 inceptionon. 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

2015 New Member Inductions

 

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

 March 9, 2015 Bonfils Blood Drive

This past Monday, March 9, The Bonfils Blood Center, assisted by the Kiwanis Club of Columbine conducted their quarterly community blood drive. The great news is that there were 75 units collected with 21 of those being walk-in donors. There were 4 first time donors and only 5 no shows. The Kiwanis Club of Columbine would like to give a big thanks to the Columbine community for supporting the Bonfils Blood Center.

 

December 2014 Salvation Army Bell Ringing

The final numbers are in. The Kiwanis Club of Columbine collected $22,075.97 bell ringing for the Salvation Army. Our club volunteered 288 hours of our time, and filled 76 two hour time slots for bell ringing at 3 King Soopers stores. Since our club began ringing the bells in 1978, we have collected $416,267.10. Today January 28, 2015 Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Dawn McEwen presented a check to Major Hendrick Sumter of the Salvation Army

October 8, 2014 Outdoor Lab Scholarship Donation

At our club's last meeting, the 5 area elementary school principals told us how they use our Outdoor Lab donation. It was surprising to learn that some of the schools have close to 40% of students on free or reduced lunches which is usually a good indicator of their ability to pay their Outdoor Lab School fees. Our club donated $2250 to these schools to help defray the cost that the schools would have otherwise had to absorb.

Pictured are (left to right): Governor's Ranch Principal Mary Rose Keys, Leawood 6th Grade Teacher Tim Lupo, Columbine Hills Principal Christa Wilson, Dutch Creek Principal Jennifer Pennel, Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Dawn McEwen, Rod Hunley, Normandy Principal Rebecca Chao, and Normandy's Accountability Committee Chairman Arist Athanasopoulos.

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