Kiwanis Club of East Naples
|A global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.|
Our Leaders : Like any organization we do have officers and directors to make the policy decisions.
President: – Sharon Belcher
Past President: – Zenon "Sandy" Santos
Secretary: – Teddy Plaisted
Treasurer: – Ronna Boyer
Our leaders, together with additional elected members of our club make up the “board” or board of directors. We also have many Committees for all the different things we do, so I know we have something for you!
MEMBERSHIP: A difficult task for any club, we make it as easy as possible. There are no attendance requirements, but we want to see you as often as possible !!!
You give of yourself as you can.
The Club will pay for a prospective member’s first meal!
We accept all applications, regardless of occupation, gender or ethnic background. Applications for membership are readily available at each meeting.
New members pay an initiation fee of $75.00. One time only. Then they have annual dues of $120.00 that can be paid once a year or in two semi annual payments of $60.00 . The benefits of joining are priceless.
SPEAKER PROGRAMS : This is a very popular feature. Each year, members sign up to provide individuals or groups to speak to our club. The diversity of our speakers is amazing. When you leave the meetings with amazement from what you just heard, then you know it is worth while.
SPONSORED YOUTH: Kiwanis International provides clubs with products and services to establish educational, social, and leadership opportunities for school children. These are Key Club, Builders Club, K kids, Terrific Kids, BUG and others. We build and assist clubs for kids in our local schools. Our club currently assists Shadowlawn and Parkside Elementary and sponsors Key Clubs in Lely High School and the Lorenzo Walker School of Technology (LWIT).
INTERCLUB: There are 8 Kiwanis Clubs in
SERVICE PROJECTS: Here is where we help our community, not just children. Hands on service and support make a huge difference in people's lives. As varied as the needs and wants of the communities we serve, service projects make a difference in our lives as well. Our projects are varied and FUN, some of our better known projects are:
Halloween Party – We link up and partner with one of our local parks (
Santa Claus Run – In conjunction with the East Naples Civic Association, East Naples Fire Department, and others we bring Santa and Mrs. Claus to many neighborhoods in the
Dictionary Project – Bringing dictionaries to our young students in an effort to heighten their education, by giving them the tools they need.
Apples for Teachers – Teaming with our local students, providing a simple apple for area teachers in a show of support, respect, and appreciation for what they do.
Back to School Sneaker Drive - A sponsor of the East Naples Fire Dept this project gives sneakers and shoes to school children.
Child Car Seat Inspection Station – Checking the condition and installation of children safety seats to help keep children safe.
Some of the other community activities, organizations, and projects we are part of and support: The Woman’s Shelter, Bikes for Tykes, St. Matthews House, Do the Right Thing, The YMCA, Reading is Fundamental, and others.
FUND RAISING: We have 3 Major fundraisers every year: We work the gates at the Collier County Fair (Feb). Our largest and most FUN event is our Dinner Mystery Theatre - we conduct a mystery at a local restaurant. Attendees quess the 'who done it' and the motive and means of the murder - prizes are awarded. Our newest fundraiser is our Annual "Kiwanis Kids Legacy Poker Run." As diverse as our residents and the community we serve, we are always willing to try something new. Sometimes ideas work, sometimes they don't. One thing you can count on: It will be fun!
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P.O. Box 572. Naples, FL 34106-0572