Kiwanis membership offers the opportunity to work with other men and women for the benefit of our community and the world. Kiwanis is an international service club, with members in over 80 countries and 240,000 active members.
Our mission is reflected in our motto, “Serving the Children of the World”. We are a group of volunteers, dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. Anyone who wishes to support the greater Sebastopol community and participate in the Sebastopol Kiwanis Club may apply for membership.
We meet every week, in the Russian Room of the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, 390 Morris St., from 12:15 to 1:30pm. Please email email@example.com for our current schedule and information about becoming a member . Lunches are $10 and are generally ordered one week in advance. Guests and members are welcome to bring their own lunches. Our weekly meetings include interesting guest speakers to provide insight into issues affecting our local and global community.
Members are encouraged to become involved in areas of their individual interests, and to utilize and further develop leadership skills. Many lifetime friendships are formed. An enhanced sense of community and fellowship is inevitable with regular attendance.
Annual membership dues are $135 and are due each October 1st.
The Earth Pledge is recited before each meeting:
“I pledge to live lightly on this precious planet,
so that our children’s children may experience
its joys and wonders.”
SEBASTOPOL KIWANIS COMMUNITY DONATIONS
Each year, our Club makes financial contributions to over 40 community organizations. Most of these organizations serve youth and families in our surrounding area.
SEBASTOPOL KIWANIS COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
Our Club members have a broad range of skills and expertise and leadership experience. We organize and volunteer for numerous projects to benefit our community. Projects we have organized and completed are various structures at the community parks, refurbishment of the Super Playground at Libby Park, building of a bocci call court at Libby Park, rebuilding of the Analy and Brookhaven tennis courts, construction of the kitchen for the Gravenstein After School program, remodel of the Garzot-Duffield building, construction of the volleyball courts in Ragle Park, and participation in the 'Adopt-A-Landscape' program at Sebastopol Plaza.
HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING
Every December, during the Holiday season, our Club members and their families come together to purchase and wrap many different gifts for needy families in our community. Families are chosen with the assistance from Principals and Counselors of our local schools. To maintain respect and confidentiality, the gifts are distributed by the school administrators.
ANALY / EL MOLINO HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS
Consistently our largest single donation to our community, is our scholarship program to graduating seniors from El Molino and Analy High Schools. Eligibility is based on merit, school and community service, and financial need. A volunteer committee from our Club meets each year to choose, typically, two students from each school to receive a Club scholarship.
Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship recipients!
Tyler Bald, Sim Kaur, Maya Campbell-Voss, Quiana Stodder
2015 Scholarship recipients
El Molino - Dylan Mclean And Emma Zeigler
Analy - Mathew Hidy, Jonathan Nozzari, Maya Boone and Alison Bohr