Clovis Kiwanis Club
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Projects

The Kiwanis Club of Clovis is involved in MANY community events and partners with several organizations to help maintain the Clovis Way of Life. The following is a list of the regular projects of this club:

Boy Scout Troop 60

The Kiwanis Club of Clovis is the corporate & charter sponsor for Boy Scout Troop 60. The club contributes approximately $1,300 a year to Troop 60, which is used as seed money for additional fund raisers. This year, Troop 60 turned the Kiwanis' original investment into $33,000 (net) which will support the troop for an entire year. It will also pay for all camp fees, and registrations. Troop 60 even has a scholarship program for Boy Scouts who need a little extra financial help. This fund will also fully fund a contingency of Troop 60 scouts to send them to the BSA National Convention. In exchange for this investment, Boy Scout Troop 60 aids the Clovis Kiwanis during three events: Freedom Fest, Senior Center Christmas Dinner and Rodeo Queens Dinner.


Key Clubs

Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership. The Kiwanis Club of Clovis supports Key Clubs based at the campuses of Clovis North High School and Clovis East High School. Through these partnerships, Members of the Clovis Kiwanis help build the next generation of community leaders.

For more information on Key Clubs, click here.



K Kids

K-Kids are a network of young leaders helping others and learning leadership through service.

It's a worldwide network of over 36,000 children taking on the responsibility of running a K-Kids club as they plan and participate in community service projects. They assist the elderly with chores or organize community food drives. They serve their schools, raising funds for sports equipment and extracurricular activities. In big and small ways, they're changing the world around them. But the most significant change happens in the kids themselves.

The Kiwanis Club of Clovis is proud to sponsor K Kids clubs based at the campuses of Cedarwood and Century Elementary Schools.


 

Clovis Boys and Girls Club

The mission of the Boys and Girls Club of Clovis is to help enable all young people, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Kiwanis Club of Clovis is committed to the support of this great organization. Among other support, we have made it our mission to fully stock the Boys and Girls Club Library.
 

Annual Projects and Special Events


September

Installation Dinner

Each September, members of the Kiwanis Club of Clovis gather together for its annual Installation Dinner event to celebrate the start of a new fiscal year. A new president and Board of Directors are sworn-in and the Kiwanian of the Year is recognized.

November

Two Cities Marathon

With an annual attendance of over 4,000 participants, The Two Cities Marathon & Half is a local event where the entire community is invited to participate and have fun. Each year, the Clovis Kiwanis, along with Clovis Key Club members, set-up, stock, and manage multiple water stations for the runners.
Two Cities Marathon Home Page 

Thanksgiving Baskets

Each year, Clovis Kiwanians plan, shop, sort, package and distribute boxes of groceries which make up the ingredients for complete dinners, making it possible for 40 families (who may not otherwise be able) to enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner.

December

Senior Christmas Dinner

The Clovis Kiwanis is proud to plan, prepare and serve a delicious holiday dinner to 500 local seniors.

Time: 12:00 p.m.
Place: Clovis Senior Center, 850 Fourth Street, Clovis, CA 93612
Free Admission – While supplies last
Contact: Clovis Senior Center (559) 324-2750

Foster Children Christmas

Every Christmas, the Kiwanis Club of Clovis partners with a Aspiranet, an agency managing foster child cases, to help make Christmas possible for many children of all ages. The club members shop for, wrap and present the gifts all on their own time and with their own funds.

February

Valentines Day Dinner

Every year, Clovis Kiwanians get together for a very special dinner with their sweethearts.





March



200 Club
March 22, 2018

Held every March, the 200 Club is the premier party of the year. Guests are treated to a steak dinner, raffles, entertainment and hosted bar. In addition, every single attendee will win a prize. But, there are only 200 tickets available. See your local Clovis Kiwanian to get yours.


April

Rodeo Golf Tournament
April 13, 2018

For 28 years, the Kiwanis Club of Clovis has partnered with the Clovis Rodeo Association in producing the Rodeo Golf Tournament. Held at Belmont Country Club, the tournament benefits the Clovis Hospital Guild.

Division 5 Torch of Excellence

The Kiwanis Club of Clovis, along with other District 5 Kiwanis clubs, is proud to support, sponsor, honor, plan, and manage the Torch of Excellence award show and dinner. This very special program recognizes student athletes from Fresno City College and Reedly Community College who have not only excelled in athletics, but maintained a 3.0 grade point average as well.

Watch for event details for 2018.


May

Elementary School Bike Donation

Every year, the Clovis Kiwanis Club purchases, assembles and donates 24 bicycles, enough for two kids from every elementary school in Clovis. A brand new helmet is also provided with each bike.


Scholarship Award Breakfast

Since 1986, the Kiwanis Club of Clovis has provided scholarship support to the students of the Clovis Unified School District. Continuing its service to the students of the district, a two thousand dollar ($2,000) scholarship is awarded at each high school to a graduating senior who is judged to be the most outstanding all-around student of their graduating class. Each application is reviewed by a committee composed of members of the Kiwanis Club of Clovis.

All graduating seniors at Buchanan, Clovis, Clovis East, Clovis North and Clovis West High Schools are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The committee’s decision will be based on its assessment of a combination of the applicant’s, academic achievement; involvement in school activities and community service; character, and maturity.

The scholarship funds are deposited in an account at an educational institution named by the recipient. The college or university draws directly from the fund as needed to pay for tuition, fees, room and board, or books as those expenses are incurred by the recipient. The money awarded may not be used for any other purpose.  All the funds received through this scholarship must be spent during the first year of college.

Each year, after the five recipients have been identified, the club presents the scholarship awards to the recipients at the regular breakfast meeting of the club.

For information, please visit the Scholarship Page.


Clovis Memorial Run
Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018


 On the Saturday preceding Memorial Day, the Kiwanis Club of Clovis is proud to partner with the Clovis Senior Center to plan, prepare, and serve a delicious pancake breakfast to 500 participants of the Clovis Memorial Run. For more information on this event, check out
www.ClovisMemorialRun.com.
June

Miss California Barbeque

Since 2008, the Kiwanis Club of Clovis has provided a delicious, home-cooked barbeque dinner for the Miss California Pageant contestants and their staff. Hosted at the residence of Dr. Don K. Lester, on the San Joaquin River and adjacent to the 17th hole of Fig Garden Golf Club, the participants enjoy Tri-Tip, Marinated Chicken, Pilaf and all the trimmings. It's the only home-cooked meal they get during the week that they are in Fresno competing for the coveted title.

Miracle Mile of Quarters

How many quarters do you need to line up, end-to-end, to make a mile? Each year, the Kiwanis Club of Clovis tries to find the answer by collecting quarters to support Valley Children's Hospital.

July

Special Olympics Fishing Derby

As one of its many division projects, Division 5 (consisting of the Kiwanis Clubs of Fresno and Madera Counties) sponsors a Fishing Derby in mid-July at Wishon Lake. This event has raised over a $100.000 for local Special Olympics activities over the past 16 years.

In addition, individual clubs support various local Special Olympics events by preparing and distributing food for the Special Olympics athletes.

For details on the Annual Fishing Derby click here.

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