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
11:45am, Noon, Salvation Army Mid-Columbia
1219 Thayer Dr., Richland, WA
2016 - 2017 OFFICERS & BOARD MEMBERS
Del Ballard (17), Larry Chapman (17),
Sharon Felton (17), Corky Greenfield (18),
Gary Busselman (18), Randy Johnston (18)
RICHLAND KIWANIS FOUNDATION
Nancy Beitel (Tres)
Kurt Johnson (Pres)
Hollie Kaiser (Sec)
Lonna Malone (VP)
RICHLAND KIWANIS CLUB COMMITTEES 2016 - 2017
House and Reception – Corky Greenfield/Jerry Greenfield
Interclubs –Burt Pierard
Programs – Jim Dyson /Gary Busselman
Jim Thornton/Shasta Meyers
Chief Of Security – Jerry Greenfield, Assistant Dave Lewis
Web Master – Larry Chapman
Membership - Ralph Curran
Membership Growth and Retention
Attendance and Achievement - Leona Hassing
Bulletin - Ralph Curran
Membership Directory - Ralph Curran
Human and Spiritual Values - Paul Vinther, Jim Dyson
Young Children Priority One
Infant Car Seat Program
Dial a Story- Reba Reese
Children’s Developmental Center
Juvenile Justice Center Library – George Evans
River’s Edge Alternative High School – Gail Clark
Top Scholar’s Luncheon – Shirley Mellick
Foreign Exchange Students’ Luncheon – Shirley Mellick
Pen Pals/Lewis and Clark – Gene Dudley, Nancy Johnson
Sponsored Youth - Gerry Ritter
Key Club – Hanford High School – Betty Norton, Ann Ketchum
Key Club – Richland High School – Jerry Greenfield,
Corky Greenfield, Reba Rees
Food Bank –
Salvation Army Bell Ringing – Dave Lewis
Richland Parks contact - Kurt Johnson, Syd Koegler
SIGN Fracture Care International – Ralph Curran
SHAKE – Syd Koegler
Art in the Park Pie and Ice Cream – Syd Koegler
Cool Desert Nights Pancake Breakfast – Burt Pierard
Citrus Fruit – Kae Hopkins
Garage Sale – Corky Greenfield
Kiwanis District/International – Jerry Greenfield
CAMP KIWANIS FOUNDATION BOARD (link here)
Horse Heven Hills:
City of Kennewick:
RICHLAND KIWANIS FACEBOOK PAGE
LUNCH MEETING PROGRAM SCHEDULE
February 1: Dr. Gary Spanner – Manager Economic Development Office of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
February 8: Jason Mercier – Director of Center for Government Reform Washington Policy Center - Need to repeal the State of Washington Death tax
February 15: Scott Keller, Chief Executive of Port of Benton and Diahann Howard, Economic Development & Government Affairs - Future Economic Development Plans at the Port of Benton
February 22: Lisa Godwin – Executive Director Tri-City Partners – Habitat for Humanity
Great Tulip Planting – The first Saturday when we know it will be above 40 degrees – With help from our KEY clubs we will be planting 500 tulips at the entrance of Howard Amon Park.
Division Council Meeting – Feb. 8 Camp Kiwanis – The Div. 54 KEY Clubs are running this one so come out and see how it should be done!
KIWANIS FAMILY LINKS
DATES TO REMEMBER 2016 - 2017
October 1 - New Kiwanis year begins.
Division Council – Kennewick Club
Kiwanis One Day
Division Council meets 2nd Wed. of each month at Camp Kiwanis, Kennewick, unless otherwise noted
November - Kiwanis Family Month
December - No Division Council meeting
January - Division Council – Pasco
February - Division Council – Division 54 Key Clubs
March - Division Council – Richland
March 30 - April 2
April - Division Council – Horse Heaven Hills Club
May - ANNUAL MEETING – Election of Officers/Board
June - No Division Council meeting
July - Division Council – Dayton (in Dayton)
August - No Division Council meeting
September - Division Council – Lt. Governor Bill to host
Octtober 1 - New Kiwanis year begins
CAN YOU HELP?
My big news is that I bought a house and am moving to Sequim, WA in March. Now, I'm scurrying to get ready to sell my house, go to New Zealand in February and return to move in March.
Will someone please consider taking over at River's Edge High School?
The kids at REHS are inspiring. Most come from very difficult home situations. On any given month 20-30 are homeless but they come to school where they find a safe and welcome place to work on their education. Some kids arrive at school without even a pen or paper. I've seen and heard many stories about kids who had their confidence boosted after being selected as student of the month. I've been moved by the look on a kid's face when I handed him the certificate.
Each month the teachers nominate two students of the month and two Firebird awards. I have the certificates on my computer, fill in the current month and names, print the certificates and put them in folders. Then I attend the monthly assembly to award these certificates to the students. At the end of the year, each student of the month get a wooden plaque. I take the list of names to Accent Signs and have the plaques made. They are handed out at the end of the year BBQ at the school. I also attend graduation to present the student of the year award. The student of the month gets a plaque. His/her name is engraved on a plaque that's displayed in the school's lobby.
At the beginning of the year, our club buys school supplies, backpacks and bus tickets for the kids. I even buy little stretchy gloves in the winter. It all makes a big difference.
I will help in every way I can to keep this tradition going. It really matters.
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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 (509) 943-9751 e-mail: email@example.com, or Leona Hassing (509) 942-4111, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
2016 Richland Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship Luncheon
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - The Richland Kiwanis Foundation awarded four scholarships at its annual scholarship luncheon. Students from Richland High School and Liberty Christian High School received the scholarships. Also awarded at the luncheon was a Curran Family scholarship, administered through WSU Tri-Cities.
Annual Top Scholars Luncheon
Field trip to Jubilee Leadership Academy April 8, 2016
Kiwanis One Day
Exchange Student luncheon
On Feb. 10 we had our annual Exchange student luncheon. The event was chaired by Shirley Mellick and the exchange students from all the Richland schools and their host families were invited. We had a great time visiting with these outstanding students that answered questions we had submitted about their native countries.
September 30, 2015, New Board and change of President(s)
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
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)
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
Kiona Winery. Kiwanians and friends had a friendly get together with good wine and food.
June 4, 2014
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
July 26 & 27, 2013
June 22, 2013
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
KIWANIS ONE DAY PROJECT
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
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.
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
May 31, 2012
ANNUAL MEMORIAL LUNCHEON
May 19th, 2012
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 Strange. New York: Picador, 2008. p385.