The Sierra Madre Kiwanis is a service club. We are local men and women who want to “give back” to our community. We are non-political, non-denominational, and accept anyone (at least 18 years of age) for membership. Our local club, founded in 1927, is part of Kiwanis International.
The emphasis of our Kiwanis Club is on the local kids and seniors of Sierra Madre. For example, we provided computers for kids’ use at our local library; the purchase of tables and chairs for the Hart Senior Center; supplied funding for local students (scholarships) and schools (science lab equipment, text books, field trips, etc.
Our Kiwanis Club meets each Tuesday at noon in
Sierra Madre. We have lunch, a general meeting, and enjoy each other’s friendship. Members sign-up for fundraising activities each year (e.g., our annual Pancake Breakfast and the 4th of July Kiwanis Pizza Booth), and use the proceeds to fund local projects.
Kiwanis members are expected to attend regular meetings and take part in our fundraising efforts. Usually, there are two or three fundraisers each year and perhaps a few service projects. The time commitment is minimal, just a few hours per month. Besides, flipping pancakes and selling pizza is fun!
We have a tiered dues structure. Our monthly dues are $65 which includes lunch each week. Sustaining members pay $25 a month. Sustaining members pay a fee for lunch when they are able to join us for lunch.
$100 covers the cost of your pin, apron, and enrollment into Kiwanis International.
Arrive at noon, the meeting starts at 12:10. Lunch is mostly catered by various Sierra Madre Restaurants, but sometimes we have a potluck. Usually there is a program. The program might be about a Kiwanis member’s hobby or vacation, planning a Kiwanis fundraiser, some Sierra Madre history, or the latest NASA space probe.