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About Our Club
Edmonds


The Edmonds Washington Kiwanis club was chartered in February 1978 under the Lynnwood Kiwanis Club sponsorship.

The founding principles of Kiwanis International, working to achieve a better life quality, apply here for the residents of South Snohomish County

Rewarding experiences are enjoyed by the members of Edmonds Kiwanis. In various ways we participate in ‘building’ a better community. Participation in these community service projects enhances relationships with Kiwanis in our own club, in neighboring Kiwanis Clubs and we also become better acquainted with people who serve our community of Edmonds.

Numerous opportunities for constructive action are presented. With these come responsibilities as a member of Edmonds Washington Kiwanis Club

MISSION

We are dedicated to serving the children of the world by trying to improve their quality of family life. Each Club member is committed to live up to the six objects of Kiwanis

KIWANIS PUBLICATIONS

Edmonds Washington Kiwanis Club publishes a monthly bulletin, the "Tidal Tales'. It contains information about our projects and fund raising activities in the community, the speakers for our meetings, member's birthdays and anniversaries, and other items of interest to Club members such as events being sponsored by sister clubs in our division.

FUN STUFF

Working together on our various projects, we have companionship and shared experiences. Our picnic in the park each summer, often shared with other Kiwanis Cubs as well as our spouses and friends, is always fun. We install new officers and celebrate the founding of our club in October at a local restaurant. At this somewhat formal event, we also recognize members for their service during the past year, with the pinnacle of recognition being the "Kiwanian of the Year" and the "Captain Smith" awards. This is a fun time enjoyed with spouses and significant others.

Kiwanis provides the companionship, challenges and camaraderie often missed in those who are not members of Kiwanis. Having fun at our meetings and enjoying what we do are key to having a group dedicated to service.

CLUB MEETINGS

Tuesday at noon at the Pancake Haus on 5th Avenue in Edmonds.

NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME

Come to a meeting, visit us, we promise you won't be disappointed. When you have joined our Club, you can be involved in your choice of our projects. We also encourage new members to bring forward their ideas, for service projects or fund raisers, aimed at helping the children of the world and our community. New ideas, new passion, and a willingness to help, are keys to our continued growth and vitality.

ATTENDANCE

Active members are encouraged to attend our Club's regular weekly meetings. A missed meeting may be made up by attending another Kiwanis Club meeting, a Key Club meeting, or participating in another Club project. Members with perfect attendance receive special recognition at our annual Installation and Founder's banquet.


DUES

Annual dues are $120 and are paid by the first of each October. Dues are prorated according to month joined. Note: Payment of dues can be made in quarterly installments, if this better fits a member's financial situation.

FUND-RAISING

Funding these service projects occupies our time, too. Our major fund raising efforts include:

Crab and Spaghetti Feed: Our largest fund raiser with around 300+ guests enjoying a fantastic meal, including a variety of beverages, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, and finishing off the evening with some spirited dancing...all included in the price of admission.

Berry sales: Fresh Skagit Valley strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are sold during the summer months. Club members pickup prepaid orders of berries for distribution to our faithful clientele.

In addition, our members staff positions at community events, to raise additional project funding, such as the 3 day "Taste of Edmonds" and the "Edmonds Waterfront Festival".

Of special note is the much appreciated fund raising assistance provided by the Key Club members from Edmonds - Woodway and Meadowdale high schools.

We are always looking for new and effective fund raising projects....with more funds we can do more good things.