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.

Just For Busy People

We are forming a satellite group for people who want to serve the community's children as a member of our club, but who otherwise have very limited time! Interested? Contact Marcia Hudson at 937-416-3525

Calendar of Events

FEBRUARY
February 9, 2017, Thursday: Club Membership Meeting
February 15, 2017, Wednesday, Bingo at the Heartland of Beavercreek
February 22, 2017, Thursday: Club Membership Meeting

MARCH
March 2, 2017, Thursday: Support Alter High School Key Club by participating in the packaging of food for families in Africa.
March 7, 2017, National Pancake Day
March 9 and 23, Club Membership Meetings
March 15, 2017, Bingo, Heartland of Beavercreek
March 30, 2017, (Fifth Thursday) Make Easter Baskets

APRIL
April 6, 2017, Board of Directors Meeting
April 8, 2017, Club Pancake Breakfast

MAY
May 10, 2017, Kiwanis Night at the Dayton Dragons

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.

Eat Pancakes, Help Kids!

All profits from our pancake breakfast on April 8 will support youth programs such as a week of summer lunches for youth at the Trails of Kettering, Scholarships at Alter, Centerville, Fairmont and Dayton STEM High Schools. We also sponsor "Youth in Government" days for Kettering and Centerville seniors. Tickets are $6 at the door, $5 in advance Children under 3 eat free. In addition to pancakes, is a bake sale and silent auction. Kettering Centerville Kiwanis sponsors 3 Key Clubs for High School students and a Builder's Club for Middle School students at STEM. To order advance tickets or purchase advertising contact Bill Pees at 937-298-0788.

Service Buddies Welcome!

You don't have to be a member to help out. Visitors and Service "Buddies" are always welcome. In the past, we've supported Kettering "Make a Difference Day" and helped Centerville-Washington Township with Spring cleanup at area parks. Our next project is on March 30th where we will make Easter Baskets for children at St Vincent DePauls at our regular meeting.