KIWANIS CLUB OF VERO-TREASURE COAST MEETS

WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAYS

VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.

We provide financial and community service support to these and other programs.

 

In the last 33 years, the Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast has provided over $200,000 in college scholarships to students graduating from high schools in Indian River County, Florida. *

Club members and youth from the three local high school Key Clubs volunteer thousands of hours to assist with projects to serve the agencies  listed above.  These community projects have established  The Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast  as a premier provider for children’s needs.

Our club raises money for children’s needs through golf tournaments, special projects, and business and private donations. Special grants are also available through Kiwanis International.

Each year, club members organize social events for

family and guests.  These include events at the holidays, barbeques, special dinners and receptions, and other activities to promote fun and fellowship.

 

Kiwanis Aktion Club of Indian River County is the world's LARGEST Aktion Club!

 

In 1980 Greg Holtan was one of the founding members of what is today the largest Kiwanis Aktion Club in the world.  At that time there were 33 members; today there are nearly 150.  The mission of Kiwanis Aktion Clubs is to provide opportunities for physically or mentally challenged adults to interact with the public and to socialize.  Greg says that its most important goal is "to have fun".

 

Greg has been the Chairman of the Aktion Club for nearly twenty years and described some of their annual activities as follows:

 

    • Annual participation in "Special Olympics"

    • Halloween Dance

    • The Snowflake Ball

    • Bowling Outings

 

For more information about the Aktion Club or other Kiwanis activities, go to our website www.verokiwanis.com. Donations to support Aktion Club activities can be sent to Vero Kiwanis PO Box 6381, Vero Beach, FL 32960.  Indicate "Aktion Club" in the memo area.  For information call Greg Holtan 772-569-7105

Aktion Club

The Buggy Bunch

SunUp ARC

Childcare Resources

The Charter High School Key Club

Vero Beach High School Key Club

St. Edwards Upper School Key Club

Habitat for Humanity

Hibiscus Children’s Center

The Homeless Family Center

The March of Dimes

College Scholarships *

The Substance Abuse Council

Take a Kid Fishing

Youth Guidance

Youth in Action

Victory Kids

Kiwanis Meetings start

at Noon on Wednesday at

Vero Beach Yacht Club

• COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

• KEY CLUB SERVICE PROJECTS

• FUNDRAISERS

•  SOCIALS

•  AKTION CLUB

Kiwanis is all about helping the children

•  BECOME A MEMBER

Membership is by invitation and is open to active

or retired business and professionals that reside, conduct their business, or have other community interests in Indian River County, Florida.

 

You may contact a club member or simply attend a meeting as our guest with no obligation to join.  This provides you the opportunity to meet members and learn more about our club.  If interested in joining, the club provides you a member that serves as your sponsor.

Our membership chair will provide you an application

for board review and approval.  There is a one-time

Kiwanis International membership application fee of $85.

The membership chair will explain quarterly assessments.

CONTACT

 

Doug Vitunac, Membership Chair

at dvitunac@verolaw.com

One of the local organizations Kiwanis Vero -Treasure Coast has supported for several years is the Indian River Golf Foundation.  The IRGF continues to make a positive impact on the community’s youth.  Using the game of golf to instill character traits inherent in the game, such as integrity, sincerity, trust, and courteous behavior, IRGF’s presence in our community has made a huge difference in the lives of numerous Indian River County youths.  For more information visit their website at http://www.irgf.org/

Kiwanis supports Indian River Golf Association Youth Events

Kiwanis Awards and Installation Dinner

The Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast held the annual awards and installation dinner on Wednesday, October 2nd at CJ Cannon’s.  Jim Wolfe was named Kiwanian of the Year for his dedicated efforts in leading the Kiwanis Take a Kid Fishing Tournament and fellow member Greg Holtan was named Kiwanis Key Member.  Holtan coordinates the Kiwanis Aktion Club in Indian River County which involves hundreds of participants.

Kiwanian of the Year Jim Wolfe right

 

Kiwanis Key Member Greg Holtan right

 

Outgoing Kiwanis President Richard Schlitt was recognized for his leadership during the past year.  Club membership has increased and the Club instituted a new strategic plan in 2018-2019.  Schlitt along with fellow Kiwanis member Al Sammartino, has led the highly successful Kiwanis Youth in Action Program which engages high school students in community service projects.  Schlitt has also been involved in organizing donations to residents in the Bahamas.

The Kiwanis Club also installed new board members and officers.  New board members include Kevin Brown, Bob Marshbanks, Carolyn MacEvoy, Richard Schlitt, Tom McCauley, Jeff Meyer, Doug Vitunac, Mara Wicklund, Matt Hamilton, and Tom Maher.  New club officers include Tom Maher, President; Carolyn MacEvoy, President Elect; Doug Vitunac, Vice President; Kevin Brown, Treasurer; Bob Marshbanks, Secretary; and Richard Schlitt, Past President.

During the program Jessica Kelly, Teacher Advisor for Indian River Charter High School Key Club and Stacie Lembcke, Teacher Advisor for Vero Beach High School Key Club were thanked and praised for helping students at the schools participate in community service projects.  This year Kiwanis will also start a Key Club at Sebastian River High School.

The Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast and is part of Kiwanis International serving communities in over 80 countries dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.

 

If you are interested in learning more about The Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast visit our website at www.verokiwanis.com  The Club meets each Wednesday at noon at The Vero Beach Yacht Club.

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