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President Russ Jackson

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 February 21, 2018

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 February 6, 2018, the Kiwanis Club of Columbine has 61 regular members and 1 Life Member for a total of 62. 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.

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Kiwanis Club of Columbine Slideshow

Service Projects, Fundraising, Donations, and Guest Speakers

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SalvationArmy2017
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
40thAnniversarycake 40thAnniversary2
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.
KCBCPopTabs
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!

2018RMDFoundation1
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.
2017ShilohChristmas
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
20172018CASA
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.
20172018CASA
Dec 6, 2017 - At today's meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine, our guest speaker was Leah Varnell, Executive Director of CASA for Jefferson and Gilpin Counties in Colorado. CASA's (Court Appointed Special Advocate) mission is to recruit, train and manage volunteers who serve as independent lay advocates for children who are victims of neglect and physical and/or sexual abuse. Leah gave our Club an update on CASA activities, explained how we could help as an advocate or other volunteer opportunities, and shared with us 3 success stories. Leah was presented a check from Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Russ Jackson.

2017ACTomPowis
The first Saturday of the month, the Kiwanis Club of Columbine volunteers at the Action Center in Lakewood, CO. Our Club sorts, stocks, and cleans the area used by the self-select grocery program administered by the Action Center. Food for the grocery is donated by area grocery stores and merchants. Tom Powis, our newest member, inducted on Nov 22 is checking for broken eggs before they are stocked in the cooler.

2017TurkeyRoundup
Nov 15, 2017 – At the weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine, the club, members, and friends donated a very generous $990 and 19 frozen turkeys to the club’s annual Turkey Roundup. The proceeds were donated to The Action Center to support their Thanksgiving food distribution program. Shown from left: Action Center’s Jeff Lindamen, Action Center’s Monica Wilde, Kiwanis Club of Columbine member Karen Hunley, Action Center’s Hamir Jabola, and Action Center’s Sally Reed.
2017CHSVeteransLunch2
CHS Veterans Lunch – On Nov 10, 2017 the Columbine High School Student Senate sponsored a lunch honoring veterans from the community. The Kiwanis Club of Columbine was represented by: Bill Duddleson, Larry Foos, Jack Gibson, Rod Hunley, Terry McLaughlin, Bill Morrissey, and Don Nelson. CHS Principal Scott Christy, and former CHS Principal Frank DeAngelis spoke to the group, and thanked them for their sacrifice and service. During lunch, students mingled with the veterans and learned about their time in the military. Veterans in turn also learned about the students plans after graduation. Bill Duddleson’s grandson, a student at CHS, stopped by to say Hi to his grandfather(pictured above).
2017KiwanisOneDay
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.
2017KiwanisOneDay
Oct 28, 2017 is Kiwanis One Day, a day to focus on local community service. The Kiwanis Club of Columbine participated in this local day of service by picking up trash on a major road in our community. We had a group of 17 (2 members not pictured) that met early Saturday morning and made quick work of the trash.
2017KenSweetLusche
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.
2017KenSweetLusche
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.
2017FredRussell
October 4, 2017 - Welcome to Fred Russell, the newest member of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine, inducted on October 4, 2017. From left: Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Russ Jackson, Membership Co-chair Larry Foos, Fred Russell, and sponsor Mike Tanner.
2017RussJackson
September 27, 2017 - Please welcome Russ Jackson who was inducted as the 2017-2018 Kiwanis Club of Columbine President
2017SecondWind
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
20170919RonaldMcDonald
September 19, 2017 - Today the Kiwanis Club of Columbine is at the Ronald McDonald House preparing and serving dinner for the residents. This is our 3rd time this year doing this very rewarding service project supporting the Rocky Mountain District's service project. Shown from the left: Karen Hunley, Connie McLaughlin, Dawn McEwen, Eve Trumpore, Abe Baltazar, and not pictured: Rod Hunley
2017ActionCenterSchoolSupply
Aug 30, 2017 -The Kiwanis Club of Columbine made a $1000 gift to The Action Center for their Fall School Supply Program. Pictured from left: Ken Sweet, Sally Reed - Action Center Dir. of Development, Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Jim Foley, Abe Baltazar, Russ Jackson, and Barbara Penning - Action Center Dir. of Volunteer Programs and In-Kind Donations.
2017BoysandGirls
Aug 2, 2017 - At today's meeting, Scott Storey updated our Club on the Jeffco Boys and Girls Club. The Kiwanis Club of Columbine made a gift of $1000 to the Jeffco Boys and Girls Club.
Steve Jennison
Welcome Steve Jennison. Steve is the 67th member of the Kiwanis Club of Columbine, and was inducted on July 12, 2017
Bessie's Hope Donation
June 14, 2017 – Today’s guest speaker was Linda Holloway, one of the co-founders of Bessie’s Hope. Bessie’s Hope enhances the quality of life for nursing home and assisted living elders and brings generations together. Pictured starting on the left: Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Jim Foley, club member Susan Markley, and Bessie’s Hope co-founder Linda Holloway. For more info on Bessie’s Hope go to: https://www.bessieshope.org/
Action Center Donation
May 31, 2017 - Our guest speaker was Herb Ray from The Action Center, and he updated the Club on all aspects of the Food Rescue program.  The Kiwanis Club of Columbine volunteers for this program on the first Saturdayy of each month.  Today the Club made one of our continuing donations in the amount of $500.  Starting on the left is Christian (grandson of a member), Abe Baltazar (coordinates our club's activities at the Food Rescue), Herb Ray from The Action Center, and Kiwanis Club of Columbine President Jim Foley.
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.
Marathon Group
May 21, 2017 - Today was the 11th Annual Colfax Marathon run on the streets of Denver. The Kiwanis Club of Columbine has volunteered to man a water station on West Colfax since the inception of the Marathon. A special thanks to the members of the Kiwanis Club of Green Mountain for helping.
Action Center
May 6, 2017 - Today the Kiwanis Club of Columbine spent the morning volunteering at The Action Center in Lakewood. Ten of us (Jim, Brian, Bill, Susan, Ken, Lee, Janet, Tom F, Mel and his grandson Tanner) volunteered for the morning sorting food and setting up the Food Bank for Monday's opening. In addition to our work, we produced two videos, one of them an interview with Brian and Tanner, and another interviewing our volunteer team leader from the Action Center. You can find these on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ColumbineKiwanis. Please check them out, and share them with your friends so that we can spread the word about the great ways we engage in our community.
X the Text
April 18, 2017 - Kiwanis Club of Columbine member and Allstate Insurance Agency Owner Brian Counterman and the Littleton High School Key Club organized the Allstate Foundations X the Text program at Littleton High School. The Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation provided a Crash Car in which two teens died due to distracted driving. There were between 100 to 150 students who took the pledge to not Text and Drive. Thanks to all of the students, staff, and Key Clubbers at Littleton High School and to Kiwanis Club of Columbine volunteers.