Kiwanis Club of Woodland sponsors and/or partners with other local organizations to co-sponsor many community activities and events.
Kiwanis Club of Woodland Sponsored Projects
Kiwanis Reading Oasis (A Kiwanis Club of Woodland Signature Project) - Kiwanis Club of Woodland has a continuing goal to create new reading rooms in all the elementary schools within Woodland. Kiwanis and Woodland schools officials have dedicated three Kiwanis Oasis Reading Rooms at Whitehead, Plainfield and Tafoya Elementary Schools. As part of this ongoing project, the Kiwanis Club of Woodland is working to engage local businesses and community service organizations to partner in the development of reading rooms for all Woodland elementary schools.
Key Club is a service club at Pioneer High School and Woodland High School that are directly supported by Kiwanis Club of Woodland. Key Club objectives include developing leadership skills and providing services to members of our community
Woodland Aktion Club serves developmentally delayed adults in our community. Kiwanis Aktion Club serves many deserving participants each year. Recent activities include bell ringing for the Salvation Army Holidays donations and participation in the
annual fund raising walk-a-thon to benefit the Yolo County "Meals on Wheels" program.
Kiwanis Club of Woodland Co-Sponsored Projects
Rexpo (Recreational Exposition) Community Programs for Children - is a signature co-sponsorship with Woodland Parks and Recreation Department to showcase community programs. This annual event will be held on March 2, 2018 at Woodland's Community Center. We have sponsored 50 water safety training scholarships for kids whose families wouls otherwise be unable to afford them. If we can drown-proof these children resulting in saving one life, what an accomplishment? Our club will also be cooking hot dogs for this event.
Woodland High School Key Club 'Project Lifeline' CPR Training - is an activity by WHS Key Club students in partnership between Woodland Fire Department and Kiwanis Club of Woodland. Students will receive certification from the American Heart Association and be qualified to act as first responders using the 'PulsePoint' app on their smartphones.
Career Technical Education (CTE) Support of Woodland High Schools - is an initiative to support these programs develop local students efforts to train effectively in this area.
Second Annual Honey Festival - is scheduled for 5 May, 2018. We will cook box lunches for families with net proceeds to support the festival. The initial event drew 20,000 participants last year.
Child Spree - is an annual event benefiting needy grade school and even high school kids to prepare for next school year. Co-sponored with Lions Club of Woodland, and Salvation Army of Woodland the event is held at JC Penny parking lot where kids and family members will be served a pancake breakfast before a shopping trip into Penny for school clothes, eye testing, haicuts, fingerprinting and Woodland Police Department bike safety lectures. Kids are qualified for participation based on need by Salvation Army.
Pioneer High School Baseball Concession Building - we are funding a pre-fabricated building for use at the baseball field.
Handy Helpers - is a Kiwanis Club of Woodland and Senior Center project where we assist senior citizens and those with limited mobility, complete minor repairs around their homes.
Meals on Wheels – Kiwanis Club of Woodland serves senior citizens and shut-ins, by delivering meals prepared daily for the Elderly Nutrition Program in Yolo County, better known as Meals on Wheels, every Friday. Each year we deliver over 600 meals to the homebound.
Yolo County Backpacks for Kids Project - Kiwanis Club of Woodland prepares and serves a lunch to the volunteers who are providing school backpacks filled with school supplies to those children and families who need a hand.
Division 7 - Kiwanis Regional Projects
Kiwanis Family House – The Kiwanis Family House provides low or no-cost temporary housing for families of sick and injured children who are hospitalized at the U.C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. No family members are turned away due to their inability to pay. Woodland Kiwanis Club partners with other Kiwanis Clubs in our region to provide funding and staffing for the Kiwanis Family House.
A global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.
The Objectives of Kiwanis
Kiwanis members are guided by these key principles:
- To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to the material values of life.
- To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
- To promote the adoption and application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
- To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
- To provide, through Kiwanis Clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.
- To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism, which makes possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.
Kiwanis clubs and members undertake nearly 150,000 service projects each year, contributing more than $107 million USD and 6.2 million volunteer service hours. Together, we’re changing the world, one child and one community at a time!