Redmond Kiwanis Club, Washington

Kids are curious, lovable and hilarious. They are also wild, impatient and vulnerable. Kiwanis is looking out for kids in every corner of the globe with over 600,000 volunteers who serve their communities through local clubs. We are generous with our time. We are creative with our ideas. We are passionate about making a difference. And we have fun along the way.

The Redmond Kiwanis Club, WA, is a part of Kiwanis International, a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. The Redmond Kiwanis Club serves the Redmond community with an emphasis on youth-oriented projects. Looking for a way to be an active participant in serving the needs of our community? Explore this site to learn about the Redmond Kiwanis Club. You can also download the Club Brochure to obtain information about the Redmond Kiwanis Club, and the Kiwanis Information Brochure to obtain general information about Kiwanis.

A slide show of photos during the club’s participation in the Concerts by the River at the Redmond Senior Center is shown below.

At the International level Kiwanis sponsors The Eliminate Project, and has joined forces with UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 49,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating — tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. To eliminate MNT from the Earth, more than 100 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more. It will take US$110 million — and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family. This project will reach the poorest, most neglected mothers and babies with additional lifesaving health care, and means the beginning of better health for many families

Friday, October 5 – An informal potluck dinner will be held to celebrate the last year of RKC activities, to thank the outgoing Board Members, and to induct the incoming Board into service. The event will be held at the Redmond Hopelink Building at 8990 154th Avenue NE in Redmond and will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. If you wish to sign up of the event, go the club’s SignUp Genius.

Friday, October 12 – A regular meeting will be held from 7:00 am to 8:00 am at the Family Pancake house in Redmond. The program will be provided Gerald Kroon of the Eastside Assistance League, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action. The league’s community-based, philanthropic programs make a positive difference in the lives of children and adults touched by hardship or violence.

Friday, October 19 – A regular meeting will be held from 7:00 am to 8:00 am at the Family Pancake house in Redmond. The program will be provided by Kiwanis member Tommy Smith and will provide information about the Redmond “first responder” which means provision of initial assessment and basic first-aid intervention, including cardiac pulmonary resuscitation and automatic external defibrillator capability.

Saturday, October 20 – The “Adopt a Road Clean-Up” of the Redmond Connector. Cleanup volunteers will gather at 8:30 am at the Redmond Central Connector (RCC), 9541 Leary Way. The cleanup will include a one mile segment located Downtown, extending from the Bear Creek Trail by SR 202 and Redmond Way to the Sammamish River Trail. The clean up will also include 1.3 miles of regional trail along the former Burlington Northern Railroad corridor from just east of the Sammamish River to the south side of the intersection of Willows Road and the 9900 Block, near DigiPen and Overlake Christian Church. Coffee, donuts, and juice along with a healthy snack will be provided. We should be able to “clean-up” in 1-1.5 hours depending on the volume of litter and number of volunteers.