Kiwanis Club of Cleveland Ohio
Serving the community needs of Cleveland
Club Meetings Thursdays, Noon to 1:15 PM
The City Club of Cleveland,
850 Euclid West of East 9th in Downtown Cleveland.
Some Meetings are held at alternate locations. Check SCHEDULE for location changes.
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - NO MEETING [City Club]
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 12:00 Noon, Board of Directors [Cafe Sausalito]
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 12:00 Noon, Foundation Board [Empress Palace]
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 12:00 Noon, Winter Sports Luncheon, Mark Filo, Coach of the John Carroll University Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving teams [City Club]
[There have been a number of changes to the Schedule. Please visit the Schedule page to update your calendar]
Time to re-MEMBER the club.
Learn more about joining the fun people that make up the Kiwanis Club of Cleveland.
Meet our newest members.
Learn the one minute elevator speech to promote joining Kiwanis.
Paul Alandt - November 1
Chris Meyers - November 20
The Cleveland Kiwanis Club, founded in 1915 as the second Club in all of Kiwanis, has founded numerous new Clubs in the Greater Cleveland Area. But the Club made history in 1963 by sponsoring the Vienna Austria Club, the first in Europe. Members of the Cleveland Club traveled to Vienna in 1963 for the founding event.
Fifty years later, a delegation of Cleveland Kiwanians traveled to Vienna for the Anniversary celebrated March 14-15, 2013. For more details go to Vienna Story.
Help Kiwanis continue its good works into the Future: Contribute to the Cleveland Kiwanis Foundation. A great way to honor a member of the Club or other special people in your life.
Visit the new Key Club page. Learn about the three Key Clubs supported by the Kiwanis Club of Cleveland.
Our Club Goal of $23,250 has been raised.
With the 100th Anniversary of the Club's Founding well celebrated and replete with so many special memories, the Club began its second century with the best of events, the induction of a new member.
Robyn Stone is the mother of three and grandmother of one. Ten years ago, she joined the Ohio State Extension as a 4H agent. She has worked closely with Club member Greg Siek since then. This year, with Greg's retirement, Robyn will step into his role at 4H. We are pleased that she chose to also join the Number 2 Club in Kiwanis. Robyn will serve on the Community Services Committee and will assist Greg in finding programs for our weekly meeting.
Welcome Robyn, the first new member of the second century of Kiwanis in Cleveland.
President Bob Goll (presides over the first installation of a new member). Also pictured with Robyn is Installation Leader Luke Isler and Robyns sponsor Greg Siek.
As the Club celebrates the beginning of its future, we also took time to celebrate a special couple of members. Homer Cook has been a member of many years. He was inducted into the Club by his Father. Homer's mother was a leader of the Kiwanis Wives before women were welcomed into the Club. Ruth, married to Homer since their days in College, had to wait until after 1987 to join the Club. A frequent visitor of the Club , she finally joined in the 1990's and served one year as Club President.
Together, Homer and Ruth were an incredible leadership couple. Both led the Club in frequent reading service projects at local libraries and grammar schools. In spite of their advancing ages, Ruth would get Homer out to the warehouse to pick up books for distribution to children who often did not have a single book in their homes.
Bernie Walsh, leader of her own performing troop, wrote a play to memorialize Ruth and Homer's impact on the Club.
Ruth and Homer have been awarded Honorary Status. While health keeps them from weekly meetings, their wonderful spirits will assure we will see them as often as they can make meetings and service projects.