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 paramjoo@aramjoolawfirm.com or tony.zahn@att.net

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

Our Local Chapter Meetings


The Liberty Kiwanis Club is currently meeting at the Pizza Ranch Restaurant in Liberty, Missouri located at 116 Stewart Ct, Liberty, MO 64068   We meet on the second and fourth Thursday nights each month, and our meetings start at 6 PM. Visitors are not only welcomed but are encouraged to come. 

Events


Happy Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 28th! Our next regular club meeting will be Thursday, December 12th at 6 p.m. at the Pizza Ranch in Liberty.  

What's New


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!!

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Liberty Missouri Kiwanis Club