:-)   Kiwanis Club of Columbine
  Littleton, CO USA


       Serving The Children of The World


From The Kiwanis Club of Columbine!

Our club meets on Wednesday at 7 am at :

4G's Mexican Restaurant
5950 S Platte Canyon Rd
Littleton, CO 80123

Last updated on August 23, 2016

The Kiwanis Club of Columbine is located in Littleton, Colorado, USA, and was chartered on February 15, 1978. Our club is part of Kiwanis International, and celebrated our 100th Anniversary in 2015. Kiwanis International was founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan, and became an international organization the following year. Today we have nearly 600,000 members in 80 countries, and our members have made a positive impact in millions of lives.

As of August 17, 2016, the Kiwanis Club of Columbine has 69 regular members and 1 Life Member for a total of 70. Our membership is composed of both men and women, committed to serving our community. Our Club is service oriented, and members volunteer their time for more than 80 projects in our community.

Rock 'n Roll Car Show

On August 21, 2016 our Club participated in a fundraiser selling soft drinks and water at the 2016 KBPI Rock 'n Roll Car Show at Bandimere Speedway. The weather was perfect; not hot enough to keep the large crowd away but hot enough to sell a lot of water and soft drinks. The Club gets a percentage of sales plus tips. We had 8 members and one family member who participated in the fundraiser.

Thanks to those who helped raise money for our Foundation: Jim Foley, Bill Duddleson, Katie Zinter-Cubbon, Karen Hunley, Tom McEwen, Mark Jenkins, Dawn McEwen, Abe Baltazar, and Rod Hunley.

Shown: Karen Hunley and Tom McEwen.
Today Carl Shinn from the Arvada Kiwanis Club visited our club and updated us on The Rocky Mountain Partners Aktion Club. Since our normal program speaker couldn't make it, Carl was given as much time as he wanted to talk about the Aktion Club. The Aktion Club is a Kiwanis organization for developmentally disabled adults. Our club annually supports the Aktion Club and today we presented them with a $300 check.

Shown: Carl Shinn and Kiwanis Club of Columbine Vice President Jim Foley
Today our club inducted our newest member, Elwanda Gille. She is our club's 70th member. Welcome Elwanda!

Shown (left to right): Membership co-chair Larry Foos, new member Elwanda Gille, Kiwanis Club of Columbine Vice President Jim Foley, and sponsor Cindy PIckett.

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On July 22-24, 2016 our Club sold softdrinks as a fundraiser at the 2016 MOPAR Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, CO.  Our club gets a percentage of sales from 2 kiosks plus tips. We had 23 members and 5 guests who volunteered their time over the 3 days of the event.

 Shown (l to r): Abe Baltazar, Susan Markley, and Maggie Mainzer working the night of July 22.


On July 20, 2016 our Club inducted our 69th and 70th members. Welcome to Reed and Carol as our newest members.

 Shown (l to r): Reed Acheson, Carol Acheson, Membership Co-chair Larry Foos, and Ron Zinter President of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine.


On July 20, 2016 Scott Storey spoke to our club about The Boys and Girls Club. He updated our club on success stories and awards that some of the members of the Boys and Girls Clubs have received. Our club donated $500 to the Boys and Girls Club.

 Shown (l to r): Scott Storey and Ron Zinter President of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine.


On July 13, 2016 our speaker was Melissa Hellmuth from CASA for Jefferson and Gilpin counties. CASA Jeffco/Gilpin is about giving abused children hope: hope for a better life and hope for a safe, permanent home. Tom Ashe, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine, has been a CASA volunteer for more than 7 years. After Melissa made her presentation, we presented CASA with a $500 check.

 Shown (l to r): KIwanis Club of Columbine member and CASA volunteer Tom Ashe, Melissa Hellmuth from CASA, and Ron Zinter President of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine.


On July 8-10, 2016 the Kiwanis Club of Columbine had the opportunity to work a fundraiser at the 2016 Colorado Irish Festival. We volunteered our time by selling soft drinks and water for the three days of the show. This event was different for us since we didn't have to handle money, but rather deal with paper tickets. 22 Kiwanians and 1 spouse operated our booth through the really hot weather over the weekend. We hope to be able to work this event in future years.


On June 18, 2016 The Kiwanis Club of Columbine volunteered to do a cleanup at the Columbine Memorial. Starting at 8:30 am we got ahead of the hot weather. We picked up trash, weeded the flower beds, trimmed roses, and washed the tablets.

 Shown left to right: Larry Foos, Peg Sweet, Brad Bradbury, Hazel Kinzer, Jim Foley, Rod Hunley. Not pictured: Steve Sandifer


One June 8, 2016 our guest speaker was Joanna Busack from Ronald McDonald House. She told us about the programs at the two Denver Metro Ronald McDonald Houses, and how our club could help out with volunteer activities. There were quite a few questions from the membership, and seems like there are volunteer opportunities for our club. We presented a check for $250 to the Ronald McDonald House organization.

 Shown (left to right): Joanna Busack from Ronald McDonald House and Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Ron Zinter.


At the June 1, 2016 meeting our guest speaker was Barbara Penning from The Action Center. Barbara is Director of Volunteer Programs and In-Kind Donations at The Action Center, and gave us an overview of all of the services provided by The Action Center. The Kiwanis Club of Columbine has been volunteering at The Action Center for a number of years with the Food Rescue Program. At today's meeting, our club gave a gift of $500 to The Action Center. Shown: Ken Sweet(club project lead for Food Rescue), Barbara Penning from The Action Center, and Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Ron Zinter.lumbine President Ron Zinter.


On May 31,2016 the Kiwanis Club of Columbine had the honor of picking up flags at Ft. Logan National Cemetery. Our club has been picking up flags the day after Memorial Day for more than 10 years. Our group of 30 consisted of members, spouses, friends, and grandchildren.

 Ft. Logan was founded in 1887 and contains 122,000 grave sites.

Outdoor Lab Foundation

At the April 20, 2016 meeting, the Kiwanis Club of Columbine made a presentation of $500 to the Outdoor Lab Foundation to support the Jefferson County Schools Outdoor Lab program.

Club President Ron Zinter is shown presenting the check to Stephanie Ferguson from the Outdoor Lab Foundation.