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:
The annual Independence Day fireworks show on top of Davis Mountain is a joint project with the City of Stilwel. This spectacular show is visable not only in the city but also in many of the surrounding rural areas.
The Easter Egg hunt at Adair Park is enjoyed by hundreds of area youth. Drawings for numerous prizes add to this annual event.
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.
Since 1924 the six permanent Objects of Kiwanis International have been:
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