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
11:45am, Noon, Salvation Army Mid-Columbia
1219 Thayer Dr., Richland, WA
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2016 - 2017 OFFICERS & BOARD MEMBERS

President
    Ninu Kauahal

President-Elect
    Shasta Myers

Past President
    Kurt Johnson

Secretary
    Leona Hassing

Treasurer
    Nancy Beitel

Board Members: 
  Del Ballard (17), Larry Chapman (17),
  Sharon Felton (17), Corky Greenfield (18),
  Gary Busselman (18), Randy Johnston (18)
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RICHLAND KIWANIS FOUNDATION
        Nancy Beitel (Tres)
        Gary Busselman
        Larry Chapman
        Ralph Curran
        Kurt Johnson (Pres)
        Hollie Kaiser (Sec)
        Ann Ketchum
        Dave Lewis
        Lonna Malone (VP)
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KIWANIS DISTRICT/INTERNATIONAL
         Gerry Greenfield
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RICHLAND KIWANIS CLUB COMMITTEES 2016 - 2017

Club Administration
  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
  Membership Education
  Attendance and Achievement - Leona Hassing
  Bulletin - Ralph Curran
  PublicRelations
  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

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 – 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

Community Service
  Food Bank –
  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 – Kae Hopkins
  Garage Sale – Corky Greenfield

Kiwanis District/International – Jerry Greenfield

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CAMP KIWANIS FOUNDATION BOARD (link here)

Horse Heven Hills:
    Alex Burden
    Karen Aanes
Kennewick:
    Wayne Bell
    Dick Peterson
Pasco:
    Barb Keltch
    Jack Slicks
Richland:
    Max Kreiter
    Corky Greenfield
Tri-Ciries Industry:
    Paula Glenn
    Mitch Cunningham
City of Kennewick:
    Greg Duffy
    Gary Deardorff


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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

OTHER ACTIVITIES

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!

NEWSLETTERS
October-November 2016
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DATES TO REMEMBER 2016 - 2017

October 1 -  New Kiwanis year begins.
                    Division Council Kennewick Club 
                    Kiwanis One Day

November - Kiwanis Family Month
                    Division Council – Tri-City Industry

December - No Division Council meeting

January -     Division Council – Pasco

February -    Division Council – Division 54 Key Clubs

March -        Division Council – Richland

March 30 - April 2
69th PNW KEY Club Convention – Portland

April -          Division Council – Horse Heaven Hills Club

May -           ANNUAL MEETING – Election of Officers/Board
                    Division Council - Walla Walla Club (in Walla Walla)

June -          No Division Council meeting
                    Pancake Breakfast - Cool Desert Nights

July -           Division Council – Dayton (in Dayton)
                    Pie & Ice Cream Booth - Art in the Park (2 d
ays)
July 13-16  102nd KI Convention - Paris, France

August -       No Division Council meeting

August 24-27
100th PNW District Convention - Kennewick, WA

September - Division Council – Lt. Governor Bill to host
                     Installation of officers / board members 2017-2018

Octtober 1 -  New Kiwanis year begins 

Division Council meets 2nd Wed. of each month at Camp Kiwanis, Kennewick, unless otherwise noted



CAN YOU HELP?
Greetings,

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.

Thank you,

Gail Clark

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

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


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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