Our club meetings are currently held online via ZOOM, until further notice.***

What Is Kiwanis 

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time
. Kiwanis International was founded in 1915, with 8,400 Kiwanis Clubs in 96 countries. Kiwanis clubs, located in 80 nations, help their communities in countless ways. Each community’s needs are different—so each Kiwanis club is different. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things happen. The national Kiwanis page can be found at http://www.kiwanis.org

Our Local Chapter

Our local Liberty Kiwanis Club was chartered in January 1954. While we are small in numbers, we are big in impact. We are a community service club that strives to improve the lives of children, both locally and internationally. Our Kiwanis club participates in several service projects each year. Recent major projects include: 
  • Mom's Day Baby Shower- Collecting baby items for Liberty's needy babies, partnering with Hy-Vee and Love INC., on the Saturday before Mother's Day each year. 
  • Adopt-A-Family- Helping to fill the needs of homeless and needy families during the holiday season. 
  • Collecting food to stock local food pantries.
  • Raise funds and volunteer hours to help Hillcrest Transitional Housing to continue their fight against homelessness. 
  • Conduct fundraisers to benefit the Liberty Kiwanis Scholarship Fund. Scholarships are awarded to Liberty and Liberty North seniors that have shown a commitment to community service during their high school years. Some of our fundraisers include 'no-bake' sales among our club members, collecting and selling aluminum cans, candy bar sales, and sponsoring a pancake breakfast during the year. 
  • Clean-up of the Liberty Westboro/Canterbury Greenway Trail that the club sponsors. 
  • The Liberty Kiwanis Club sponsors 3 clubs for school-age children: Builders Club at Discovery Middle School and Key Clubs at Liberty and Liberty North High Schools. These clubs encourage community service for over 300 students each year, teaching the younger generation the value of service. 
  • Members actively participate in the Kiwanis International goal to "Eliminate" Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) worldwide. 
We are always looking for new members! For more info, stop by at one of our meetings or you can e-mail questions to Jim Major at libertymoarkkeyclubs@gmail.com or Tony Zahn at tony.zahn@att.net. Our club's direct email address is libertymoarkkiwanis@gmail.com.

Feel free to like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/libertymokiwanis for updates about our club and projects.

Our Local Chapter Meetings

Liberty Kiwanis Club meetings are currently held via ZOOM during the pandemic.   We typically meet on the second and fourth Thursday nights each month, and our meetings start at 6:00 PM. When meeting in person is able to happen again safely, the Liberty IHOP Restaurant will be our meeting location.  Visitors are not only welcomed, but are encouraged to come. Please contact our Secretary Bridget Mendoza at (816) 916-1089.

Meetings and Events

Our next regular club meeting will be held on Thursday, February 11th at 6:00 p.m. via ZOOM.  Contact Secretary Bridget Mendoza at (816) 916-1089 to send you a link to join our meeting.

MO-ARK District Leadership 2020-2021

Governor:  AC Paxton

Immediate Past Governor:  Ron Hill

Governor Elect:  Carla O'Brien

District Secretary:  Mary Vaughan

District Treasurer:  Robin Asher

Region One Trustee:  Bill Dooley

Lt. Governor, Division 3: Greg Atkins


What's Happening...


Liberty Kiwanis Club President Jim Major delivered hats, gloves, scarves, coats, toilet paper and clothing to Micah Ministry collected from our club members and the LNHS Key Club- thank you for your donations to assist the homeless in our North KC community!


The following club members were inducted via ZOOM at our latest club meeting:

     Justin Gifford
     Terri Guillott-Botts
     Edward Mendoza
     Natalie Moyer
     Kimberly Newby-Dorsey
     Patty Underwood
     Cody Walker-Holmes

Welcome to our Club!! We look forward to meeting you in person, and being able to provide more hands for more service within our community and throughout the world!


Our club's Hillcrest Hope Adopt-A-Family this Christmas was a 40-yr. old mom, her 13-yr. old daughter & 15-yr. old son.  Our
Liberty Kiwanis Club members were SO generous!  President Jim picked up the donated items dropped off at Clay County Savings Bank, then delivered them to Hillcrest Hope for our family.

CHIEFS CHAMPIONSHIP Flag Sale - 9/9/2020

Club members are selling $5 CHIEFS flags at McDonald's across from Sutherland's in Liberty on September 9, 2020 from 6-9 AM. Come by and purchase yours and you'll be supporting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of KC - GO CHIEFS!!

Liberty Parks & Rec donation - 8/17/2020

Club members collected swim goggles for donation to the Liberty Community Center's children's swim program in support of the MO-ARK District's Teach Every 3rd Grader to Swim service project.  

291 Highway Cleanup - 6/13/2020

Club members Cindy Ashmore, Deb Jones and Tony Zahn volunteered for highway cleanup this Saturday.  

2020/2021 Club Officer Elections

Please congratulate these members on their election to serve our club during the 2020/2021 Kiwanis year:  President: Jim Major; Immediate Past President: Deb Jones; Vice President Tony Zahn; Secretary: Bridget Mendoza; Treasurer: Cindy Ashmore; Directors: Wendy Sohm, Sandy Swartz and Rochelle Wicklund.

First Club ZOOM meeting - 4/9/2020

Due to COVID-19, our club held its first virtual club meeting at 6:00 pm on 4/9/2020.  

Easter Basket assembly 3/24/2020

Club members Deb Jones and Tony Zahn volunteered at LOVE, INC, assembling Easter bags for children.

BUG Award Presentations 

Bring Up Grade (BUG) Awards were presented by Bridget Mendoza at each Liberty middle school for the first semester.  Each student was chosen by their school administration, and received a plaque and gift card to Sheridan's from our club. Congratulations!

Hillcrest Hope Christmas Adopt-A-Family Program 2019

This year's family includes a 36-year old mom and her 7-year old daughter.  Donations were collected at our December meeting. 

Harvesters Night - 11/12/2019

Club members Cindy Ashmore, Deb Jones, Sandy Swartz and Tony Zahn volunteered with Erin Garvey and the Liberty High School Key Club at Harvesters.

291 Highway Cleanup - 10/26/2019

Club members Cindy Ashmore, Deb Jones and Tony Zahn volunteered for this year's last 291 Highway cleanup on Kiwanis One Day.

MO-ARK Leadership for 2019/2020

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 MO-ARK Governor Ron Hill!

Hillcrest Hope Adopt-a-Family - 12/12/2019 

Club members have adopted a family from Hillcrest Hope this Christmas and will bring items to our next meeting for a mom and her 7-year old daughter to be dropped off on Friday, December 13th. Please bring the child’s gifts UNWRAPPED so the parent can wrap them, wrap the mom’s gifts and place a note that will not fall off stating specifically what is inside.  Hillcrest Hope can also use tape donations and any gift cards to Price Chopper, Hy-Vee or WalMart to help families with the high cost of groceries.

Volunteering at Harvesters - 11/12/2019

Liberty Kiwanis Club members Cindy Ashmore, Deb Jones, Sandy Swartz and Tony Zahn joined over 30 Liberty High School Key club members and their sponsor Erin Garvey at Harvesters in Kansas City sorting supplies.

Liberty North High School Diversity Festival - 11/7/2019 

Liberty Kiwanis Club member Jim Major manned a table at the annual Liberty North High School Diversity Festival held from 6-8 p.m., speaking with students and parents about our service leadership program Key Club and our Kiwanis club and their benefits to our community. Club members Pat and Tony Zahn and Deb Jones also attended the event.

Volunteering at Clay County Public Health Center - 11/6/2019 

Two Liberty Kiwanis club members Deb Jones and Tony Zahn sorted and handed out food items donated by Harvesters at the Health Center this afternoon. No requirements for participation; fresh food items included staples such as fruit, eggs, tomatoes, juice and potatoes for families in need. 

Youth Protection Guidelines Training - 10/24/2019

Liberty Missouri Kiwanis Installation of Officers - 9/26/2019

We are having a joint installation with the Gladstone Kiwanis Club at Pizza Ranch in Liberty at 6:00 p.m.

Kiwanis Helps Families With Hillcrest Hope - 12/10/15

Liberty Kiwanis was excited to help when asked to donate items for families this Christmas.

No Meeting - 10/29/15 

No Meeting Tonight! Kiwanis will be participating in a program helping families and will not be holding a meeting.

Award Given To An Amazing Member - 10/22/15

Rochelle Wicklund presented Deb Jones with a Certificate of Appreciation from Kiwanis International for her personal donations to The Eliminate Project.  She is now a Diamond-level Walter Zeller Fellow, having made contributions to the campaign that will save or protect the lives of over 1,380 moms and their babies from the threat of tetanus. Way to go!!

Installment Of New Members - 10/1/15

On October first the Liberty Kiwanis Club had the joyous opportunity to install new members. Below are a few pictures of the evening. 



Love Inc. Baby Items Collection - 5/11/15

The results are in for our May 9 drive to collect baby items at HyVee for LOVE INC!

We collected $3,240.16 of baby items, $658.39, and one $5 HyVee Gift card. The total raised for LOVE INC is $3,903.55. The cash register receipt if over 5 feet long.

Thanks to members of the Liberty Kiwanis Club, Key Club, Builders Club and parents, and to LOVE INC volunteers that helped in making this event so successful.

Playground Dedication in Troy, Missouri - 4/11/15

International Trustee from Mo-Ark District Barb Thompson cutting the ribbon dedicating a new playground.



Club Growth - 1/10/15

Please join the Liberty Kiwanis Club in welcoming Paemon Aramjoo as its newest member effective February 1, 2015!! He is a local attorney with Aramjoo Law Firm in Liberty, MO. We look forward to having him in our club to serve the children of our community and the world in our 100th anniversary celebration year!!


Liberty Missouri Kiwanis Club