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.





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, Shilo Inn, Richland, WA

Board meetings: 1st Monday
1:30 PM, Salvation Army Mid-Columbia
1219 Thayer Dr., Richland, WA
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2017 - 2018 OFFICERS & BOARD MEMBERS
President
    Shasta Meyers

President-Elect
    Gerry Greenfield

Past President
    Ninu Kaushal

Secretary
    Open

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 31-158955
        Kurt Johnson (Pres)
        Lonna Malone (VP)
        Dick Green (Sec)
        Nancy Beitel (Tres)
        Gary Busselman
        Larry Chapman
        Ralph Curran
        Ann Ketchum
        Dave Lewis   
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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 - Jim Watkins
  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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RICHLAND KIWANIS FACEBOOK PAGE CLICK HERE

LUNCH MEETING PROGRAM SCHEDULE

June 6: Diahann Howard - Port of Benton

June 13: Paul Krupin - Hiking & walking opportunities for seniors

June 20: Lt Tom Croskey - Richland Police “Kiwanis Outstanding performance Award”

June 27: Shasta Meyers Richland Club Activities 

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS

June 13: Division Council meeting at Camp Kiwanis 
 
June  22: Pancake breakfast & Cool Desert Nights Car Show

June 28 July 1: Kiwanis International Convention, Las Vegas Nevada

July 27 28 : Pie & Ice Cream plus root beer floats at the Art in the Park show

August 16 19: Tri-District Convention, Spokane WA. Pacific Northwest, Montana & Western Canada Districts 


NEWSLETTERS


KIWANIS FAMILY LINKS
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What We Do

    Youth Programs
Scholarship Awards through Richland Kiwanis Foundation
Honor Foreign Student at Luncheon 
Pen Pal Elementary School Program 
Sponsor Richland High School Key Club 
Sponsor Hanford High School Key Club 
Kiwanis Children's Cancer Program 
Maintain Juvenile Justice Center Library 
Honor Top Scholars at Luncheon 
Dial-a-Story Program 
Safe Harbor Contributions 

    Community Programs
Improvement Events
Planting Flowers
Support SIGN
Salvation Army Support
Contribute to other Non-Profit Groups
Monetary Support for Kiwanis International
Food Bank Contributions

    Fund Raisers
Citrus Sales
Pancake Breakfast during Cool Desert Nights
Pie & Ice Cream in the Park 
Estate Sale
Weekly Lunch Contributions

    Social Events
Weekly Luncheons
Inviting Interesting Speakers
Social Gatherings
"Making New Friends" Social
Other Ancillary Social Events




Join us in Las Vegas

JUNE 28 TO JULY 1, 2018


6007 Columbia Park Trail 
Rental information - CLICK HERE

NEWS YOU CAN USE
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
May 23 Annual Scholarship Luncheon supported by The Richland Kiwanis Foundation. WSU's Chancellor, Sandra D. Haynes, was the keynote speaker and emphasized the importance of education, as it has had a profound impact on her life as a first generation college graduate. She encouraged the recipients to take full advantage of these scholarships and use them to expand their minds, their skillsets, career paths, and lives in general. Dr. Haynes cited several sources that demonstrate that a college education lessens depression, increases engagement in communities, develops lifelong relationships and mentors, increases the level of professionalism and personal security, and allows students access to valuable preparedness learning through challenges, consequences when they fail, and obstacles in life.

In addition, five scholarships were presented to students already enrolled at Washington State University, Tri-Cities by Richland Kiwanians, Ralph and Miriam Curran and Del and Virginia Ballard. Exxon Mobile triples Ralph and Miriam’s contributions as Ralph is a retiree. 



Rivers Edge high School Awards Club President, Shasta Meyers, and Club Secretary, Toni Ball, handed out Student of the Month and Firebird Awards to four outstanding Rivers Edge students at April's Firebird Assembly. We received many warm thank you’s for our clubs support at Rivers Edge.  We provide these recognition awards to uplift and support the hard working students at Rivers Edge.  In addition, our club provides school supplies, mittens, and winter hats as needed.


Tulips – Then and Now!
Last October the club with the support of the Hanford and Richland High KEY Clubs planted tulips at the entrance of Howard Amon Park. This week they are in bloom! We put in 500 last year perhaps we should add another 1000 this year.

April 10, 2018 - Our Pen Pal Program Picnic
What a fun program for all. Our club adopted Mrs. Rucker’s 5th grade class. For the past few months, we have been writing to our pen pals. It’s wonderful for us, as Kiwanis members, to keep in touch with the young students who share their ideas and thoughts with us. It’s been great for the students to have another adult in their lives to discuss their issues with. It’s a win/win for all involved.

February 14, 2018 - Foreign Exchange Student Lunch - Each year Richland Kiwanis honor the foreign exchange students studying in area high schools.  This year students from Hanford, Richland, and Kiona-Benton high schools honored.

December 2, 2017 - Kiwanis Fruit Sale - The fruit arrived at 79 Willis in North Richland, and with the help of members, friends and the Hanford & Richland KEY Clubs it was unloaded and 100% sorted in record time. The quality was the best we can remember with no more than 20 bad fruit out of ~500 boxes. All our customers were pleased and the club made $5,501. A big thank you to Del Ballard for chairing this important event and for Kae Hopkins and Burt Pierard for all there support; not to forget the rest of our strong backs and weak minds!
 
 
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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