:-)   Kiwanis Club of Columbine
  Littleton, CO USA


       Serving The Children of The World

Visit us    facebook   on Facebook

Happy New Year
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 January 17, 2017

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 January 3, 2017, the Kiwanis Club of Columbine has 68 regular members and 1 Life Member for a total of 69. 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.

BellRinging BellRinging

Action Center Food Rescue - January 7, 2017

The Kiwanis Club of Columbine was the only group working at the Action Center Food Rescue this past Saturday. Kiwanians aBe B, Bill M, Brian C, Janet W, Lee W, Maggie M, Powell W, Rod H, Tom F were joined by veteran volunteer Sharon M and rookie volunteer Cindy D. The shelves were empty but we were able to restock the shelves in a timely manner. Abe (I hate frozen whole chicken) and Rod (more rotten produce?) took care of the heavy lifting while Bill and Tom were again honored with cooler/freezer duties.

1st Picture: Volunteers Cindy, Julie (Action Center) and Sharon restock the canned goods section.

2nd Picture: Brian tries new Internet laundry secret (soaking clothes in citrus juices) to remove stains.


The Kiwanis Club of Columbine completed another highly successful year of bell ringing for the Salvation Army. We rang at 3 King Soopers stores from 11 am to 7 pm between Dec 17-24. We collected $23,633 in bills and checks plus an estimated $1,500 in coins. Thanks to all of the members, family, and friends that volunteered their time.


At the November 30, 2016 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine, the club presented checks totaling $3750 to the 5 Columbine Attendance Area Elementary Schools. These funds will be used at these schools to supplement the cost to attend Outdoor Lab. Each of the 5 schools related the importance of the Outdoor Lab program, and the numerous benefits that the 6th grade students receive from attending Outdoor Lab.

From left: Leawood Elementary 6th Grade Teacher Tim Lupo, Dutch Creek Elementary Principal Jennifer Pennell, Governor’s Ranch Elementary Principal Mary Rose Keyes, Columbine Hills Elementary Principal Christa Wilson, Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Jim Foley, Leawood Elementary 6th Grade Teacher Lynn Story, Normandy Elementary Principal Rebecca Chao. Not shown: Columbine Hills Principal Martha Shehan.

Turkey1 Turkey2

On November 16, 2016 The Kiwanis Club of Columbine held their annual Frozen Turkey Drive in support of The Action Center in Lakewood. Each year our Club asks for donations of frozen turkeys to help replenish the supply of turkeys for the Holidays. This year we delivered 22 turkeys and a checks totaling $860 which included a $250 donation from The Kiwanis Club of Columbine Foundation.

Club Treasurer Don Nelson and Club Member Abe Baltazar(photographer) delivered the donations to The Action Center after our Club meeting.


Kiwanis One Day

This past Saturday, October 22nd, was
Kiwanis One Day Each year, Kiwanis clubs around the world join in a day of service. Kiwanis One Day is a great opportunity to bring together the Kiwanis family of clubs to focus on local community service. It’s an example of our belief that the community needs Kiwanis to provide programs and services no longer available because of municipal budget constraints.

This year the Kiwanis Club of Columbine chose to Adopt a Highway for Kiwanis One Day. Last Saturday eighteen club members picked up the trash along Coal Mine Avenue from Wadsworth to Platte Canyon.


The October 5, 2016 program presenter at the the Kiwanis Club of Columbine meeting was John Anderson from the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation updating the club on Alive at 25. Alive at 25 is a 4½ hour driver's awareness course designed by the National Safety Council for young drivers ages 15-24 which includes: Defensive driving classroom curriculum and Decision-making and responsibility-taking. Our club continued our support of this important program by making a gift of $500 to Alive at 25.

Shown (left to right): Alive at 25’s John Anderson and Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Jim Foley


On October 5, 2016 the Kiwanis Club of Columbine inducted our newest member, Frank Novarski. Frank related to the club that one of the reasons that he joined was the persistence of his sponsor in asking him to come to a weekly meeting. Welcome Frank!

Shown (left to right): Membership Co-chair Larry Foos, President Jim Foley, new member Frank Novarski, and sponsor Mike Greunke


At Oct 5, 2016 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine, Dr. William “Bill” Pfeifer was presented with his Walter Zeller Fellowship award. The award is given by making a one-time gift or two-year consecutive pledge of US$1,250 to The Eliminate Project. All Walter Zeller Fellows receive a special medallion, lapel pin and certificate. Congratulations to Dr. Bill!

Shown (left to right): Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Jim Foley, Walter Zeller Fellow Dr. William “Bill” Pfeifer, and presenter and Immediate Past President Ron Zinter.