About Us

The Stilwell Kiwanis Club meets at noon every Tuesday at East Park Diner on Highway 51 East of Stilwell.  (Contact us)   

The club sponsors the annual Strawberry Festival, which provides several days of activites and fun for thousands of residents of all ages.   

Club Calendar

What does Kiwanis do?

The objective of Kiwanis International is to change the world, one child and one community at a time  Therefore the primary purpose of the Stilwell Kiwanis Club is to sponsor programs and partnerships that benefit the youth of Adair County.  During the last fiscal year, The Stilwell Kiwanis Club contributed over $31,000 in funds raised during the annual Strawberry Festival to assist with the youth and and community activities and programs listed below:

Kiwanis Youth and Community Projects Oct. 2017 - Sept. 2018


Ag Related

Adair County 4-H

Adair County Fair Board

Christmas Programs

Adair County Angel Tree

Caroling and Gifts at Stilwell Nursing Home

ICTC Christmas - Foster Children

Shop with a Cop


Green Country Dairy Goat Club

Jeremiah 29 Foundation

Kiwanis Childrens Fund

Make a Wish Oklahoma

Festival Marching Band Stipends

Miscellaneous Contributions

Queen Pageant Scholarships

Stilwell Public Library

Westville Little League

Food Programs

Snack Pack Program

Food Pantry

New Life Church Back Packs

Public Schools - ICTC

Boys State Sponsorship

Girls State Sponsorship

ICTC Service Program

ICTC Foundation

Sophomore of the Year

Stilwell Activity Show Choir

Stilwell Key Club

Stilwell Public School Foundation

Special Projects

Adair County Boys and Girls Club

B.U.G. Program (see section below)

Relay for Life

Read to Succeed, a Kiwanis Literacy Program that donates books during Trunkoween and the Easter Egg hunt

DHS-Foster Day Camp

Easter Egg Hunt

Fire Angel Program

Independence Day Fireworks

McIntosh Home Foundation

Adair County Foster Children Birthday Party

Lighting and benches for Kiwanis Stage

Kiwanis BUG Program

The Kiwanis-sponsored BUG (Bringing Up Grades) program is currently running in seven Adair County schools: Stilwell Grade School, Maryetta, Zion, Bell, Rocky Mountain, Dahlonegah and Westville.  We partner with Wal-Mart and Sonic.  We recognize students with all A's and students who bring up at least one of their grades but do not let any grades drop.  The program is for students in grades 4th, 5th, and 6th except for Stilwell where it includes 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. 

BUGS Award Recipients 2019





Maryetta 4th Grade


BUGS and Super BUGS

Maryetta 5th Grade


BUGS and Super BUGS

Maryetta 6th Grade


BUGS and Super BUGS

Strawberry Festival


The Strawberry Festival is the Stilwell Kiwanis Club's primary fundraising project and provides the resources for many service projects during the year, including the following:

Fourth of July Fireworks


The annual Independence Day fireworks show on top of Davis Mountain is a joint project with the City of Stilwell.  This spectacular show is visable not only in the city but also  in many of the surrounding rural areas.

Easter Egg Hunt


The Easter Egg hunt at Adair Park is enjoyed by hundreds of area youth.  Drawings for numerous prizes  add to this annual event.  A grand prize of a bicycle is awarded to a girl and boy who draw the lucky tickets.

2019 Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt

A cold, windy day with heavy rain in the forecast didn't stop Adair County youth from enjoying the 2019 Kiwanis Easter Egg hunt.  In addition to drawings for many prizes including two bicycles, 500 books were distributed.

Kiwanis Club Projects

2019 Sophomore of the Year


Natalie Gaches, Stilwell Kiwanis Club's 2019 Sophomore of the Year, receives her award of $250 and a certificate from District 31 Lt. Governor and club secretary Dan Collins.

Strawberry Queen Pageant


The annual Strawberry Festival queen pageant is the first official event for the festival.  The 2019 queen and her court are Audra Gregory, 1st runner-up, Sidney Ritter, 2019 queen, and Sydneigh Fourkiller, 2nd runner-up.

Kiwanis Stage


In 2018 the Kiwanis Stage was constructed to replace an aging bandstand.  All the funds for the project were donated by the public and the county commissioners provided labor and equipment for the groundwork.

Shop with a Cop


Kiwanis helps sponsor the Stilwell Shop with a Cop program where a law enforcement representative helps a child purchase $100 worth of Christmas presents.

What is Kiwanis?


Kiwanis  is a global organization of member-volunteers who are dedicated to  changing the world, one child and one community at a time. As with  Kiwanis International, the primary purpose of the Stilwell Kiwanis Club  is to sponsor programs that benefit children in the community. The club  also offers opportunities for members to be involved in civic activities  that benefit the community while networking with other community  leaders.​

Kiwanis Objects

Since 1924 the six permanent Objects of Kiwanis International have been:

  1. To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
  2.  To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
  3. To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
  4. To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
  5. To  provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring  friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better  communities.
  6. To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound  public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of  righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill. .


Miss Cobie Bunch, 2018 Division 31 Sophomore of the Year

Miss Cobie Bunch, representing Stilwell High School, received the 2018 Division 31 Sophomore of the Year award at this year's Texas-Oklahoma District Kiwanis convention in Abilene, Texas.  This is the first time that a student from Adair County has won this award.  In addition to a plaque and certificate from the Texas-Oklahoma District, she will receive a $600 scholarship when she enrolls in an institution of higher learning after her graduation.  Congratulations, Cobie!


In order to work with youth (which is the focus of Kiwanis) all members must pass a background check.

The Kiwanis year begins on October 1 and ends on September 30.  Dues for 2018-2019:

Including noon meals - $400 a year  

Without the meals included - $250 a year

 Retirees over 65 without meals - $185 a year 

Dues are reduced:

25% when joining after January 1

50% when joining after March 1

75% when joining after June 1

Application for Kiwanis Grant