Creating a Better World, One Community and One Child at a Time

Children are Priority One

Come Join Us!

Kiwanis is a service organization with a focus on youth. We meet twice monthly on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays at Kohler's Catering (see map below). Social at 5:30 pm, Dinner at 6 pm followed by a speaker.

Calendar of Events

SEPTEMBER
Sept 12 – STEM school instillation of new Builder’s
Club at 3:20 pm
Sept. 18 – Ronald McDonald House Meal
Sept 21 – Bingo, Heartland of Beavercreek
Sept. 22 – Officer Inductions
Sept. 29 – Youth Protection Training

OCTOBER
Oct. 6 – Board Meeting
Oct. 13 – Committee Meetings
Oct. 17 – Ronald McDonald Meal
Oct. 19 – Bingo, Heartland of Beavercreek
October 22 – Kiwanis One Day, Kettering Make a
Difference Day.
Oct. 27 - Vick Mickunas – The Book Nook

NOVEMBER
Nov 3 – Board Meeting
Nov 10 – Richard Diaz, Community Coordinator;
Miami Valley Communications Council
Nov. 16 – Bingo, Heartland of Beavercreek
Nov 24 – THANKSGIVING, no meeting

DECEMBER

Dec. 1 – Board Meeting
Dec. 8 – Christmas Party
Dec. 21 – Bingo, Heartland of Beavercreek.
Dec. 25 - MERRY CHIRSTMAS

Patrolman Charles Honored

On September 8th, Kettering Centerville Kiwanis honored Patrolman Benjamin Charles as the Kettering Police Officer of the Year. Mayor Don Patterson praised Charles for his constant demonstration of love for the community. Police Chief Christopher Protsman, who nominated Charles for this honor, commended Charles for his character, passion for law enforcement, and his work ethic. Patrolman Charles has served in Kettering for ten years and was a police officer in Dayton prior to that time. Patrolman Charles is an accident investigator, a member of the area SWAT, and an evidence technician. He also serves as a defense tactics and field trainer. The aim of Kiwanis to to build a better community one child at a time. Likewise, Officer Benjamin Charles' number one priority is building a strong relationship with the community, especially youth.

Richard Risner and Tallye McCall Honored

Kettering Centerville Kiwanis honors two of its members for outstanding service to the club and our community. Richard (Dick) served as club treasurer for several years, devoting many hours of his time to club finances. He oversaw the combining of two clubs and two foundations creating a seamless match between the two. Excellence has always been his goal and he achieved it. Tallye served as project coordinator for our Trauma Dolls program. She oversaw the purchase of materials, assignment of the many different jobs to groups within and outside our organization, and served as liaison with the City of Kettering for several "Make a Difference Day" events. To date, the club has made over 4,000 dolls which are distributed to children at area hospital emergency rooms.

Larry Warner Presented with Centennial Award

Club member Larry Warner was presented with a Kiwanis Centennial Award on February 11th. It represents a donation made through the club foundation to support the Kiwanis objective to eliminate maternal neo-natal tetanus (MNT). This one donation will protect 750 women and children from this terrible and deadly disease. To date, 38 of the 59 targeted countries have been declared MNT free. Larry serves at the Division 4 Lt. Governor and is responsible for oversight of 11 clubs in the Greater Dayton area.

Service Buddies Welcome!

Come join us during Kiwanis One Day / Kettering Make A Difference day on October 22nd. We will be working with the City of Kettering marking storm drains and performing other Fall related community tasks. You don't have to be a member of Kiwanis to be a "Service Buddy". If you would like to help on the 22nd or just want some additional information, contact our Service Coordinator, Pete Melville, at 937-296-0071.

Thank You for Your Support

All profits from our pancake breakfast and Christmas tree lot will support youth programs for 2016-17. We appreciate your support and hope to see you again next year!