:-)   Kiwanis Club of Columbine
  Littleton, CO USA


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From The Kiwanis Club of Columbine!
Last updated on Nov 24, 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, 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 November 3, 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.

 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.

 September 16, 2015 - Rocky Mountain Partners Aktion Club Check Presentation


Carl Shinn, Kiwanis advisor for the Rocky Mountain Partners Aktion Club, spoke at our meeting today to update the membership about Aktion Clubs in the Rocky Mountain District. Aktion Club is part of the Kiwanis International family, and is the only service club for adults with disabilities, with more than 12,000 members worldwide. Aktion Clubs draw members from various organizations that support individuals with disabilities, as well as other community programs. The Rocky Mountain District has 9 Aktion clubs. The Kiwanis Club of Columbine has been a longtime supporter of the Rocky Mountain Partners Aktion Club.


 Shown receiving a check for $300 is Carl Shinn, and Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Dawn McEwen.


 August 26, 2015 - Alive At 25 Check Presentation

At this week's meeting, we were updated on the Alive At 25 program in Colorado. The purpose of Alive At 25 is to manage numerous safe-diving efforts and to promote public awareness of the needless tragedies that plague young drivers and passengers. The Kiwanis Club of Columbine presented a check for $500 to Alive At 25 to support their mission statement.


Shown are John Anderson from Alive At 25 and Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Dawn McEwen.



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

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.

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