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

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

FEBRUARY
Feb 24 - Division Meeting, Presidential Banquet Center
Feb 25 - Program Meeting

MARCH
Mar 5 - Mid- Year Education, Columbus
Mar 10 - Program Meeting
Mar 19 - Pancake Breakfast
Mar 21 - Ronald McDonald House Meal Prep
Mar 23 - Bingo at Heartland of Beavercreek
Mar 24 - No Meeting

APRIL
Apr 2 - Kiwanis One Day (Local Volunteering)
Apr 7 - Board of Directors Meeting
Apr 14 - Program Meeting
Apr 18 - Ronald McDonald House Meal Prep
Apr 20 - Bingo at Heartland of Beavercreek
Apr 28 - Program Meeting

MAY
May 5 - Board of Director's Meeting
May 12 - Program Meeting
May 16 - Ronald McDonald House Meal Prep
May 18 - Bingo at Heartland of Beavercreek
May 26 - Program Meeting

JUNE
Jun 6 - 10 Youth Lunch at Trails of Oak Creek

JULY
Jul 4 - Americana Festival Booth & Raffle

Our Heroes!

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.

Detective Mason, Kettering Police Officer of the Year

On September 10th, Detective Vincent J. Mason was honored as the Kettering Police Officer of the Year for 2015. Detective Mason duties include investigating violent crime for the city. He defines his job as “sticking up for people who can’t stick up for themselves”. He also assists other local community police departments, such as West Carrollton, Centerville and Oakwood, as needed.

Gary Gravette Honored for Service

On February 26th, Kettering Centerville Kiwanis Club proudly honored member Gary Gravette with a Kiwanis International Zeller Award. Gary has been an active member of this club since 1977, serving many years as treasurer and leading the club's annual poinsettia sales. When a helping hand is needed, he is there to assist, consistently participating in the club's service projects such as the annual ice cream social at Polen Farm and walking with fellow Kiwanians at the Holiday at Home and Americana parades. He can also be found with fellow members serving summer lunches to Kettering children in need, and building trauma dolls for local emergency rooms as a part of Kettering's "Day of Service". Gary is also an active volunteer with the Air Force museum and his church, Harmony Creek in Kettering. Funds raised to honor Gary will be used to inoculate over 600 women and children for Maternal Neo-Natal Tetanus.

Eat Pancakes / Help Kids >> Donate Shoes

March 19 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Christ United Methodist Church $5 from a Kiwanian / $6 at the door Children 2 & under free Bake Sale, Silent Auction, Restaurant Raffle Bring a new pair of kids gym shoes to donate to "Shoes 4the Shoeless" To Order Tickets: Call Bill Pees at 937-298-0788 or email us

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Thank You for Your Support in 2015

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