"Do you know what the Kiwanis club in Adair County does for Adair County? Do you know that we support local charities that help kids eat on the weekends, have snacks when school is out, and that we help with Angel Trees by donating money? Did you know that the BUGS program in your schools is funded by Kiwanis? The list goes on and on...Did you know that every single cent raised by any event is put back into the community, primarily to the kids of the community? I didn't know all of this until I joined the Kiwanis club. So when you see that the Kiwanis is sponsoring an activity, we are either giving back to the community or raising money for the community. Nothing more. Nothing less. Thank you for supporting the events that we do gt to have, you are supporting your community when you support Kiwanis sponsored activities."
Kiwanis member since 2018.
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 Stilwell. 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. A grand prize of a bicycle is awarded to a girl and boy who draw the lucky tickets.
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:
The 2019-2020 Kiwanis Installation, held September 29, 2019, was kicked off by a potluck dinner enjoyed by all.
These Kiwanis International cookies were made by Megan Davis of Sweet Company. Megan's husband, Tyler, just happens to be our President-Elect!
The Stilwell Kiwanis Club supported almost 50 community and youth projects in Adair County during the 2018-2019 fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2018 - Sept. 30, 2019). To learn more about our many service projects, click on the link below.
Natalie Gaches, a sophomore at Stilwell High School, was selected by the Texas-Oklahoma District of Kiwanis International to recieve the Walter Hurst Sophomore of the Year Award for 2019. Natalie was chosen out of hundreds of applicants in 37 divisions within the Texas-Oklahoma district of Kiwanis. The Stilwell Kiwanis Club is very proud of all she has accomplished and expects that she will become a Kiwanis leader some day!
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
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 $43,000 in funds raised during the annual Strawberry Festival to assist with the youth and community activities and programs listed below: