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Welcome From Russ Jackson
President of
The Kiwanis Club of Columbine!

Our club meets Wednesdays at 7 AM
4G's Mexican Restaurant [Venue Map]
5950 S Platte Canyon Rd
Littleton, CO 80123

Last updated on May 22, 2018

The Kiwanis Club of Columbine is located in Littleton, Colorado, USA, and is an affiliate of Kiwanis International.  Our Club is in the Rocky Mountain District made up of clubs in Colorado, Wyoming, and the panhandle of Nebraska.

Our club was chartered on February 15, 1985, and  has more than 60 members.  The Club 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. Some of the many projects that we are involved in are:  Salvation Army Bell Ringing, Meals On Wheels, Outdoor Lab Foundation, Second Wind Fund, Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County, Bonfils Blood Drives, 9 News Health Fair. Action Center Food Rescue, Ronald McDonald House Charaties, Bessie's Hope, CASA, Columbne Memorial, Ft. Logan Flag Pickup, Arapahoe Philharmonic Ushering, Colfax Marathon Waterstation, Alive at 25, and the Action Center School Supply Drive.

Our Club is involved with our local schools by: Sponsoring Key Clubs at Columbine High School, Heritage High School, and Littleton High Schhol as well as a Builders Club at Ken Caryl Middle School.  We also support the  Columbine Attendance Area Elementary Schools by providing scholarships for the 6th Grade Outdoor Lab Program, as well as supporting various school projects.


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Kiwanis Club of Columbine Slideshow

Service Projects, Fundraising, Donations, and Guest Speakers

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May 20,2018 - Bright and early today 26 Kiwanians assembled to setup our water station on West Colfax; 20 from the Kiwanis Club of Columbine and 6 from the Kiwanis Club of Green Mountain. The weather was cool and overcast which was great for the runners; not too bad for the volunteers. This was the 13th year for the Marathon, and our club has been doing this since the inception.
February 28,2018 - Let us all give a big Kiwanis Club of Columbine welcome to Lori Conway. Lori is our newest member and was inducted at today's weekly meeting. She has already signed up to work at two service projects. Lori is recently retired, and a sailing enthusiast.
 Left to Right: Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Russ Jackson, New Member Lori Conway, Ken Sweet - Membership Co-chair, and Div 9 Lt. Governor Lee Katz
The FINAL numbers are in for the Kiwanis Club of Columbine Bell Ringing season, and it was a good one. We collected $21,048.14 in checks, cash, and coins(including a gold coin) for the Salvation Army. Since our club began ringing the bell in 1978 we have collected $504,630.58. Yes, that is more than HALF A MILLION DOLLARS.
 Left to Right: Ken Sweet -Bell Ringing Chairman, Major Julio Vasquez - Salvation Army, Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Russ Jackson
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February 17, 2018 - The Kiwanis Club of Columbine celebrated our 40th Anniversary with a party that included a social hour, an Italian feast, a review of our club's history, a pictorial review of the last 40 years, and an acknowledgement of our club's Legion of Honor recipients. To be eligible for the Legion of Honor, a Kiwanian must have at least 25 years of club membership.

 Left to Right: Ken Sweet - 37 years, Don Nelson - 25 years, Awards Presenter and Div. 9 Lt Governor Lee Katz, Sally Kingman - 25 years, George Kinzer - 25 years, Larry Foos - 30 years, and Brad Bradbury - 35 years.   Not pictured: Mike Greunke - 25 years.
The Builders Club at Ken Caryl Middle School, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Columbine, has been busy collecting pop tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House Charities . Why were they collecting soda can tabs? The pop tabs are made of different quality aluminum and are more easily recycled than cans, and they are cleaner and easier to handle when receiving large volumes. These pop tabs can make a big impact when collected in numbers. It takes approximately 1,128 pop tabs to equal one pound. They typically receive between $0.40 to $0.50 per pound of pop tabs. Shown are 4 Builders Club members with their collection of pop tabs. Keep up the good work!

January 3, 2018 - Today’s guest speakers at the weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine were Bob O’Connor and Nancy Wiehagen from the Rocky Mountain District Kiwanis Foundation. Bob serves as President and Nancy is the Executive Director. They presented a program that updated our club on where the Foundation is and where it would like to be.

Accepting a check from the Kiwanis Club of Columbine (from left) are: Bob, Nancy, and Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Russ Jackson.
On December 20, 201y7 Santa visited the Kiwanis Club of Columbine leaving gifts for the young men of Shiloh House. Shiloh House offers nurturing, therapeutic and educational services to empower youth and families to overcome the impact of abuse, neglect and trauma. Our Club has been involved with Shiloh House for a number of years and provided Christmas gifts, Christmas stockings, and snacks for the young men of Shiloh House.

Pictured (l to r): Project Chair Ron Zinter, Shiloh House Community Liaison Kathy McShane, Project Lead Dawn McEwen, and Project Lead Karen Hunley
Welcome Bev. On Dec 13,2017, Bev Knotwell was inducted as the newest member of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine.  Shown behind Bev are: Member Sponsor Sally Kingman, Immediate Past President Jim Foley, and Membership co-chair Larry Foos.
November 1, 2017 - At today’s meeting, the Kiwanis Club of Columbine presented checks totaling $5000 to the 5 Columbine Attendance Area Elementary Schools to provide support for scholarships to Jefferson County Schools Outdoor Lab experience. As part of the presentation, the school representatives updated our members on programs and activities at their respective schools and on preparations for attending Outdoor Lab. From left: Ken Caryl Middle School Assistant Principal Sarah Gagnon, Dutch Creek Elementary School Principal Jennifer Pennell, Governors Ranch Elementary School 6th Grade Teacher Michael Varney, Columbine Hills Elementary School Principal Christa Wilson, Leawood Elementary School 1st Grade Teacher Lisa Rombach, Normandy Elementary School Principal Andrea Cosens, and Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Russ Jackson.
October 11, 2017 - Today's guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine was Paige Brophy, Marketing & Administrative Coordinator for the Outdoor Lab Foundation. The Outdoor Lab Foundation is a nonprofit committed to supporting and sustaining the Jefferson County Outdoor Laboratory Schools, Windy Peak and Mount Evans. Our Club is a supporter of the Outdoor Lab Schools and presented the Foundation with $500. Accepting the check from Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Russ Jackson is Paige Brophy.
October 4, 2017 - Congratulations to Kiwanis Club of Columbine member Ken Sweet on receiving the Lusche Fellow award. This award is given by the Rocky Mountain District of Kiwanis Foundation to those who donate $1000 to the Foundation. Ken was nominated by our club for the award for his longtime commitment to the club and community. From left: Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Russ Jackson, award recipient Ken Sweet, and RMD Kiwanis Past Governor George Kinzer.
September 27, 2017 - Please welcome Russ Jackson who was inducted as the 2017-2018 Kiwanis Club of Columbine President
September 20, 2017 - Today's guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine was Chris Weiss who is the Development Director for The Second Wind Fund. The Fund provides life-saving therapy for children and teens at risk of suicide. Our Club presented him with a check for $1000. Shown from the left is Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Jim Foley, Chris Weiss from The Second Wind Fund, and member Jim Roos
Ft. Logan 2017
May 30, 2017 - Today, members of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine along with friends and family gathered at Ft. Logan National Cemetery to pick up flags. Numerous groups volunteer to place a flag on every grave site before Memorial Day. The Kiwanis Club of Columbine has been picking up the flags since 2010 when Riggs Smith organized our club to participate in this very rewarding activity.