Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers
dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

"You can join Kiwanis if you want to perform good works."
Horwitz, Tony. A Voyage Long and StrangeNew York: Picador, 2008. p385.





Kiwanis Club of Richland, WA
Pacific Northwest District - Div 54
P.O. Box 1622
Richland, WA 99352

Contact us: Richland Kiwanis

Membership meetings: Every Wednesday
11:30am - 1:00pm, Richland Shilo Inn
50 Comstock St., Richland, WA

Board meetings: 1st & 3rd Tuesday
12:00pm, Noon, Salvation Army Mid-Columbia
1219 Thayer Dr., Richland, WA
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2015 - 2016 OFFICERS & BOARD MEMBERS

President(s)
 Gary Busselman
 Ben Johnson 
 Kurt Johnson
 Dave Lewis

Past President
  Lonna Malone

Secretary
  Leona Hassing

Treasurer
  Nancy Beitel

Board Members: 
  Corky Greenfield(16), Betty Norton(16),
  Ninu Kaushal(16), Randy Johnston(16),
  Karen Vasquez(17), 
Larry Chapman(17),
  Sharon Felton(17)

Retiring from the Board are Gerry Ritter, Dawn Gerhard, and  Ben Johnson
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COMMITTEES - 2014 / 2015
(2015 / 2016 Pending)

CLUB ADMINISTRATION
    House and Reception
         Jerry Greenfield
         Corky Greenfield
    Interclubs
         Henry Stevens
         Burt Pierard
    Programs
         Willie Rees
         Gary Busselman
         Jim Dyson
         Jim Thornton

MEMBERSHIP - Ralph Curran
    Membership Growth and Retention
    Membership Education
    Attendance and Achievement
    Web Page Management
          Larry Chapman
    Bulletin
    Public Relations
          Dawn Gerhard
    Membership Directory
    Human and Spiritual Values
          Paul Vinther
          Jim Dyson
YOUNG CHILDREN PRIORITY ONE
    Infant Car Seat Program
    Dial-a-Story
    Children's Developmental Center

YOUTH SERVICES
    Juvenile Justice Center
         George Evans
    River's Edge Alternative High School
         Gail Clark
    Top Scholar's Luncheon
         Shirley Mellick
    Foreign Exchange StudentsLuncheon
         Shirley Mellick
    Pen Pals/Lewis and Clark
         Gene Dudley
    Safe Harbor

SPONSORED YOUTH - Gerry Ritter
    Key Club - Hanford High School
         Betty Norton
         Ann Ketchum
    Key Club - Richland high School
         Jerry Greenfield
         Corky Greenfield
         Reba Rees

COMMUNITY SERVICE - Syd Koegler
    Food Bank
         Jerry Greenfield
         Corky Greenfield
    Salvation Army Bell Ringing
         Dave Lewis
    Challenge Series Races
         Henry Stevens
         Kurt Johnson
         Syd Koegler
    Surgical Implant Generation Network (SIGN)
         Ralph Curran
    SHAKE
        Syd Koegler
    Community Service Task Force
        Syd Koegler
        Gerald Ritter
        Jerry Greenfield
        Corky Greenfield
        Kurt Johnson
        Randy Johnson
        Dawn Gerhard
        Larry Chapman
        Lonna Malone

FUND RAISING
    Pie and Ice Cream @ Art in the Park
         Syd Koegler
    Pancake Breakfast @ Cool Desert Nights
         Burt Pierard
    Citrus Fruit Sale
         Kae Hopkins
    Garage Sale
         Corky Greenfield
    Wine Auction
         Corky Greenfield
    See's Candy Sale
         Nancy Beitel
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RICHLAND KIWANIS FOUNDATION
         Del Ballard
         Nancy Beitel
         Gary Busselman
         Larry Chapman
         Ralph Curran
         Kurt Johnson
         Hollie Kaiser
         Dave Lewis
         Chuck Manry
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KIWANIS DISTRICT/INTERNATIONAL
         Gerry Greenfield
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2014-2015 RICHLAND KIWANIS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


RICHLAND WEATHER













UPCOMING EVENTS
     
LUNCH MEETING PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Feb. 3: Brian Ace, Boys and Girls Club President – Teens and challenges they face today.

Feb. 10: Foreign Students Luncheon – Shirley Mellick, moderator – Be sure and come and meet these great kids!

Feb. 17: Carmen Bowser, Child Education Welfare Mgr. – Catholic Families and Child Services.

Feb. 24: Scott Keller, Exec. Director of the Port of Benton – Port of Benton plans for 2016.

UPCOMING EVENTS / ACTIVITIES

Feb. 13th: Lewis & Clark OMSI trip fund raiser – Richland Applebees from 8 t0 10 am.

Feb. 26  28: - PNW Kiwanis mid winter Board meeting – Bellingham

May 14: PNW Region 3 Conference - Spokane

BIRTHDAYS IN FEBRUARY

Mary Ann Parker - February 01

Jack McElroy - February 04 

Sharon Felton - February 06 

** HAPPY BIRTHDAY **

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DATES TO REMEMBER 2015 - 2016
Division Council meets 2nd Wed. of each month at Camp Kiwanis, Kennewick, unless otherwise noted

October 1     New Kiwanis year begins.
                      Division Council – Kennewick Club

November
    Kiwanis Family Month
                      Division Council – Columbia Club

December    No Division Council meeting

January        Division Council – Tri-City Industry

February      Division Council – Horse Heaven Hills

March           Division Council – Richland

April             Division Council – Walla Walla (in Walla Walla)

April 2          Kiwanis One Day
                     67th PNW Key Club Convention - Portland

May              ANNUAL MEETING – Election of Officers/Board
                     Division Council meeting – Service Day/Picnic

June             Division Council – Pasco Club
                     Pancake Breakfast - Cool Desert Nights

June 23–26  101st KI Convention, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

July               Division Council –Dayton (in Dayton)

                      Pie & Ice Cream Booth - Art in the Park (2 days)

July 6-10       Key Club International Convention, Atlanta GA

August
         No Division Council meeting
                      Fair and DCON

August 25-28 99th PNW District Convention -- Portland, OR

September     Division Council – Lt. Governor Barb to host
                        Installation of officers / board members -- 2016-2017

October 1 -   New Kiwanis year begins 

NEW RICHLAND KIWANIS YOUTH PROTECTION PROGRAM
There are more than 300,000
Kiwanis members of all ages involved in Kiwanis youth programs.  Almost all Kiwanis clubs sponsor KEY clubs and do projects with youth.  When we work with and mentor youth during projects and activities their care and welfare are being entrusted to us.  It might be hard to believe that a troubling incident involving a youth or club member could happen in any club or community but there are countless examples, in all places, with all types of youth service organizations.  In order to help ensure the safety of the youth we work with the Richland Kiwanis Club has adopted a Background Check program that is both comprehensive and confidential.  If you have questions about the new program please contact Jerry Greenfield at (509) 308-2908 or (509) 628-2068.  If, after speaking with Jerry, you find that you are subject to the new program please complete the Background Check Authorization Form (click link here) and either send it by U.S. Mail or hand-deliver it to Jerry Greenfield, 2017 Meadows Dr North, Richland, WA 99352.  In order to maintain confidentiality please DO NOT EMAIL.


WANT TO BECOME A MEMBER OF RICHLAND KIWANIS?  Membership is open to anyone over 18 years of age. If you would like more information, or are interested in joining, please contact Ralph Curran at (509) 943-9751  e-mail: r.curran1@frontier.com, or Leona Hassing at  (509) 942-4111  e-mail: lhassing@aol.com.

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
November 2015, Richland Kiwanis member Betty Norton received a coveted Hanford High School Key Club T-shirt .
Sep
tember 30, 2015, New Board and change of President(s)

Scholarship Luncheon

Each year the Richland Kiwanis Club Foundation and the Curran family award selected graduating high school students one-year college scholarships.

April 11, 2015
Kiwanis One Day Project
Richland Kiwanians, Hanford High and Richland High Schools Key Clubs, Advisers, and Friends gathered on April 11th at Goethals Park Nature Playground to spread real rocks (not small pebbles) along the banks of a creek that flows through the park during warm weather.

March 18, 2015
Richland Kiwanis 70th Anniversary 

February 12, 2015
2015 Foreign Student Luncheon
Each year foreign students attending Richland high schools and their host families are recognized by the Richland Kiwanis Club at an annual luncheon. 

2014 See's Candy Sale 
(Nancy Beitel, Chair)


November/December 2014
CITRUS SALE
Fruit arrived Friday, December 5th. There were three days for fruit pickup. Pickup was at Ralph Curran’s home.  A Richland Kiwanis Fun(d) raising project.  (Kae Hopkins, Chair)

June 28th, 2014: Soap Box Challenge – This is a Kiwanis Club of Richland and The Arc of the Tri-Cities event, in cooperation with the City of Richland. The event pairs kids with disabilities as riders with their typically developing peers as special derby drivers. Cars are supplied by Leo Finnegan, Life Enrichments Options, Issaquah.

June 21st, 2014: Cool Desert Nights Pancake Breakfast – Kids, grandkids and friends came to see the cars and have a great breakfast.

June 1st, 2014
Spring Social
Kiona Winery. Kiwanians and friends had a friendly get together with good wine and food. 

June 4, 2014
Scholarship Awards
KCRW Foundation introduced this years scholarship winners. 

April 30, 2014
Annual Top Scholars program
KCRW honored the top scholars from all Richland High Schools

April 22, 2014
Pen-Pal Picnic - Pizza lunch with the kids in Howard Amon Park

April 5, 2014 
KIWANIS "ONE" DAY

February 12, 2014

FOREIGN STUDENT LUNCHEON
For many years, foreign students attending Richland high schools and their host families have been recognized by the Richland Kiwanis Club at an annual luncheon. Students attending Hanford, Liberty Christian, and Richland high schools, were invited as guests, together with their host families.


July 26 & 27, 2013
PIE & ICE CREAM IN THE PARK
A part of the 63rd annual Art in the Park
A Richland Kiwanis Fun(d) raising project.

June 22, 2013
PANCAKE BREAKFAST
A part of the 20th annual Cool Desert Nights
A Richland Kiwanis Fun(d) raising project.









June 15, 2013
CHALLENGE SERIES RACE
Formerly the Soap Box Challenge, this year's Challenge Series Race was held on June 15, 2013. This is a Kiwanis Club of Richland and The Arc of the Tri-Cities event, in cooperation with the City of Richland. The event paired kids with disabilities as riders with their typically developing peers as special derby drivers. Each team received a commemorative T-shirt and a framed picture of their car. Cars were supplied by Leo Finnegan, Life Enrichments Options, Issaquah.

May 29, 2013
KIWANIS FOUNDATION AND 
CURRAN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS

May 24, 2013
WINE AND CHEESE PARTY
"Sometimes everything is almost perfect." Laurel
Members, prospective members, and parents of our exchange students, top scholars, and scholarship recipients attended a wine and hors d'oeuvres party Friday May 24th at the Kiona winery.  


May 18, 2013
ANNUAL RICHLAND KIWANIS GARAGE SALE
Corky and Gerry Greenfield's home.

May 15, 2013
KIWANIS KEY CLUBS ANNUAL REPORT
Key Club officers and members from the Hanford and Richland High Schools presented a program about their activities during the 2012-2013 school year.

May 4, 2013
2013
 
KIWANIS ONE DAY PROJECT
Painting the Howard Amon Park wading pool.


May 1, 2013
Top Scholars Recognition
Top students from Richland area High Schools and their families were recognized by the Richland Kiwanis Club at its annual Top Scholars luncheon.

April 23, 2013
PEN PAL PICNIC
Each year Richland Kiwanis Club members exchange letters with local students. The finalie is a picnic with all the kids and participating Kiwanis members at the pavilion behind the Community Center in Howard Amon Park.

February 20, 2013

FOREIGN STUDENT LUNCHEON
For many years, foreign students attending Richland high schools and their host families have been recognized by the Richland Kiwanis Club at an annual luncheon. This year 23 students from 15 different countries, attending Hanford, Liberty Christian, and Richland high schools, were invited as guests, together with their host families.


November/December 2012

SEE’S CANDY SALE

All proceeds from selling See’s Candies go to the Richland Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship Fund. We were at the West Richland Yoke’s Market on Dec. 7, Malley’s Compounding Pharmacy and Gifts on Dec. 8, and Gary Busselman’s RV in the Richland Uptown parking lot Dec. 14 and 15.
A Richland Kiwanis Fun(d) raising project.


November/December 2012
CITRUS SALE
Fruit arrived December 3rd. There were three days for fruit pickup. Pickup was at Ralph Curran’s home. 
A Richland Kiwanis Fun(d) raising project.

August 18, 2012
SOAP BOX CHALLENGE
This free, non-competitive, event is an opportunity for community interaction with members of our challenged community.

July 27 & 28, 2012
PIE & ICE CREAM IN THE PARK
A part of the 62nd annual Art in the Park
A Richland Kiwanis Fun(d) raising project.

June 23, 2012
PANCAKE BREAKFAST
A part of the 19th annual Cool Desert Nights. 
A Richland Kiwanis Fun(d) raising project.

May 31, 2012
ANNUAL MEMORIAL LUNCHEON
75 former members of Richland Kiwanis were remembered at our general meeting. Honored guests present were Jan Chamberlain and daughter, Ann Roseberg, Mary Lee Hall, Dixie Hutson, Laurel Piippo and Janis Kittle. Our illustrious speaker was member Wilbur Reese.

May 23
2012/13 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS


May 19th, 2012
GARAGE SALE
Sale was at Corky and Jerry Greenfield's home.
A Richland Kiwanis Fun(d) raising project
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