One of the goals of Kiwanis is to enhance the community and the best way to do that is to enhance the children. When you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream, and succeed, great things will happen. The needs of children are the number one priority at Kiwanis.
Kiwanis was founded in 1915 and today has over 600,000 members and 15,000 clubs that serve in 90 countries around the world. Community projects include: pancake breakfasts, athletic scholarships, citizenship/attendance incentives for local elementary school students, Tarantula Festival, fundraising for all local schools, Kids Day Distribution, Children’s Hospital Miracle Mile of Quarters, Relay for Life, Scouting programs and much more. Over the years, Kiwanis members have donated generously to the Children’s Museum, Manna House, and Special Olympics. A typical Kiwanis club is a snapshot of its community, with members from all walks of life and at every step of the career ladder. They are unified in their belief that children and their communities benefit from the efforts of a proficient group of caring and involved volunteers.
Be part of the Kiwanis Team – make a difference to the kids in our community, reach out to those in need, volunteer when you are able. The Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis club meets every Tuesday at the Yosemite Gateway in Oakhurst. Come and meet the members (see member page for meeting times). We have a guest speaker at every meeting, except the Second meeting of each month.