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, Atomic Bowl
624 Wellsian Way, Richland, WA

Board meetings: 1st & 3rd Tuesday
4:30pm, Salvation Army Mid-Columbia
1219 Thayer Dr., Richland, WA, or 
Richland Public Library 
955 Northgate, Richland, WA
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2017 - 2018 OFFICERS & BOARD MEMBERS
President
    Shasta Meyers

President-Elect
    Gerry Greenfield

Past President
    Ninu Kaushal

Secretary
    Gary Busselman

Treasurer
    Nancy Beitel

Board Members: 
Directors: Del Ballard, Larry Chapman, Corky Greenfield, Gerry Greenfield, Lonna Malone, Shirley Mellick, Jim Watkins
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RICHLAND KIWANIS FOUNDATION
(Tax-Exempt 501(c)(3); EIN 31-1589558) 
        Nancy Beitel (Tres)
        Gary Busselman
        Larry Chapman
        Ralph Curran
        Kurt Johnson (Pres)
        Ann Ketchum
        Dave Lewis
        Lonna Malone (VP)
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KIWANIS DISTRICT/INTERNATIONAL
         Gerry Greenfield
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RICHLAND KIWANIS CLUB COMMITTEES 2017 - 2018

Club Administration
  House and Reception – Corky Greenfield/Jerry Greenfield
  Interclubs –Burt Pierard
  Programs – Jim Dyson /Gary Busselman
                     Jim Thornton/Shasta Meyers
  Chief Of Security – Gerry Greenfield, Assistant Dave Lewis
  Web Master – Larry Chapman

Membership - Ralph Curran
  Membership Growth and Retention
  Membership Education
  Attendance and Achievement - Leona Hassing
  Bulletin - Ralph Curran
  PublicRelations
  Membership Directory - Ralph Curran
  Human and Spiritual Values - Nancy Johnson, Jim Dyson


Young Children Priority One  - Nancy Johnson
  Infant Car Seat Program
  Dial a Story- Reba Reese
  Children’s Developmental Center

Youth Services
  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 – Nancy Johnson

Sponsored Youth - Gerry Ritter
 
Key Club – Hanford High School Betty Norton, Ann Ketchum
 
Key Club – Richland High School – Gerry and Corky Greenfield, 
 Reba Rees 

Community Service
  Food Bank – Open
  Salvation Army Bell Ringing – Dave Lewis
  Richland Parks contact 
 Kurt Johnson, Syd Koegler
  SIGN Fracture Care International – Ralph Curran
  SHAKE – Syd Koegler

Fund Raising
  Art in the Park Pie and Ice Cream – Syd Koegler
  Cool Desert Nights Pancake Breakfast – Burt Pierard
  Citrus Fruit – Del Ballard, Kae Hopkins
  Garage Sale – Corky Greenfield

Kiwanis District/International – Gerry Greenfield

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CAMP KIWANIS FOUNDATION BOARD (link here)


RICHLAND KIWANIS ACTIVITIES CALENDAR
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RICHLAND KIWANIS FACEBOOK PAGE








LUNCH MEETING PROGRAM SCHEDULE
December 6: Maricella Garza – WSU scholarship program and the Cougar Cupboard initiative 

December 13: Stephen Reisenweber with Spring of Hope

December 20: Bill Kitchen – Director of the Tri-Cities Food Bank 

December 27: Round Table at the Round Table Pizza

OTHER ACTIVITIES
December 2 – Fruit delivered to 79 Willis in Richland – come unload and sort fruit 

December 16- Barnes and Noble book fair - Saturday at the Columbia Center Mall in Kennewick from 10 am to 6pm. We will host a booth along with a couple of activities for children . Our club will receive 10% of all sales when our name is mentioned at check-out. We are also working hard to solicit new members during this time. 

Saturdays – Salvation Army Bell ringing at Fred Meyer 

December 25 - Merry Christmas to all !!!!!!!!!!!

NEWSLETTERS

KIWANIS FAMILY LINKS
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DATES TO REMEMBER 2017 - 2018

October 1 New Kiwanis year begins.

October 28 Kiwanis One Day

February 16-18 CKI District Convention

February 23-25 Winter Board Meeting – Yakima WA

March 16 - 18 70th PNW KEY Club Convention – Seattle WA

June 1 -3 Lt. Governor Training –Dumas Bay Centre, WA

June 23 Pancake Breakfast - Cool Desert Nights

June 28 – July 1 103nd KI Convention – Las Vegas, NV

July 27-28 Pie & Ice Cream Booth - Art in the Park (2 days)

Aug 6-19 101th PNW, Montana, Western Canada District Convention, Spokane, WA

October 1 New Kiwanis year begins

October 1 Citrus Fruit sale

November 1 Fruit sale orders in

December ~1 Fruit arrives and is down loaded


NEWS YOU CAN USE
New Social Security scam going around (link here)
How to protect your cards (link here)
Beware - new "Can you hear me now?" scam (link here)
How to defend against phishing scams (link here)
Internet crime victim profile; particularly the elderly (link here)

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  Email: r.curran1@frontier.com, or 
Leona Hassing  (509) 942-4111, Email: lhassing@aol.com.

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
October 28, 2017 - Kiwanis one day event - Our club teamed up with Richland High and Hanford High Key Clubs and planted tulips by the archway of Howard Amon Park in Richland. The plot was not prepped as we expected but we got her done.

October 17, 2017
USS Triton Sail Park Tour - Some of our club members toured the Port of Benton’s Sail Park. An interesting step into history! Captain Kurt fired (make believe) torpedo's at local Rotary boats!

June 24,2017 - 
Cool Desert Nights Pancake Breakfast
On June 24th we held our annual 
pancake breakfast in conjunction with the Cool Desert Nights car show. The weather 
was perfect and we had a big turn out. Again we owe a big thanks to the Hanford and 
Richland KEY Clubs!

May 24, 2017

May 17, 2017

March 22, 2017 - Over 20 foreign exchange students who are attending Richland area high schools were honored at the annual KCRW Foreign Exchange Student Luncheon.

March 8, 2017 - Mary Ann Parker with Richland Kiwanis presented a check to the Tri-Cities Child Development Center

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


Jubilee Outing
Field trip to Jubilee Leadership Academy April 8, 2016

Kiwanis One Day

Each year, Kiwanis clubs around the world join in a day of service. This year our club worked to improve the grounds at Camp Kiwanis.










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.

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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