The Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast recently participated in the Centennial Chili Cookout held on Saturday, October 27th  at Riverside Park in Vero Beach.  Special thanks to everyone that helped prepare the delicious chili and support the event.  Pictured at the Kiwanis tent are L-R Elke Fetterolf, Al Sammartino, Richard Schlitt and Kevin Brown.

Kiwanis Puerto Rico Team

Recently several members of the Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast along with members of the local high school Key Clubs traveled to Puerto Rico .  They worked on a pre-school that serves 150 students. The building was rebuilt by our team using about 80% of the old roofing material and nails. Key Club members participating on the trip included Richard Schlitt, Al Sammartino and Jack Leahy.  This is another example of the service work of the Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast and the Key Clubs in Indian River County, Florida.



On Saturday, May 5th Kiwanis members along with Key Club and youth volunteers participated in an island clean-up along the Indian River in Vero Beach.  This represents another example of Kiwanis helping to engage youth in meaningful volunteer opportunities throughout the year.  The Kiwanis Youth in Action Project is lead by Richard Schlitt and Al Sammartino, both longtime Kiwanis members.  Pictured below are Kiwanis members and teens involved in the clean-up.  Special thanks to all.

On June 13th Kiwanis presented the Indian River Golf Foundation a check in the amount of $500.  Pictured are


Left- Roger Van Dyke, CEO of Indian River Golf Foundation along with Kiwanis President Kevin Brown and Kiwanis Golf Chair Matt Hamilton.  Indian River Golf Foundation introduces youth to the benefits of golf and lifelong learning skills.

Special Recognition to Al Sammartino for organizing the recent Pancake Breakfast

to raise funds for the Haiti trip.

Kiwanis Key Club Christmas Parade Float Creation

Under the creative direction of Jessica Kelly, Math Teacher and Faculty Advisor for Key Club at Vero Beach Charter High School, girls and boys (Santa’s Helpers) from the Charter High School and from Vero Beach and Sebastian High Schools painted and decorated the Kiwanis/Key Club float for the Vero Beach Christmas Parade. About 20 Santa’s Helpers helped with the project. Helping Santa’s Helpers were Kiwanians Richard Schlitt, construction supervisor, Staffan Lundberg, Kevin Brown, Al Sammartino, and Tom McCauley.


Robi Robinson, Kiwanis President, Katie Toperzer, Sebastian HS Key Club President, Katelyn Wahl, Key Club Vice President, and Abigail Geyette, Key Club Editor.


New to Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast is the Key Club at Sebastian River High School.   The Key Club started several months ago and has already helped with a beach clean-up project and Take a Kid Fishing.  At the Kiwanis meeting on June 14, 2017 the offices presented the club several bags of hats that are donated for children cancer victims when treated with chemotherapy.


Pictured are Kiwanis Scholarship committee Chair Al Sammartino and scholarship recipient Gabrielle McFall.  Vero Kiwanis meets every Wednesday at noon at Vero Beach Yacht Club

The Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast recently awarded eleven scholarships.  As their proud family members looked on scholarships were awarded to the following students:  Nikki Boildin, Alden Findlay, Malila Johnson, Gabrielle McFall, Zachary Rich, Chloe Schlitt, Ashley Scott, Mackenzie Slade and Anna Threewitts.  Not present for the ceremony were two scholarship recipients from the Hibiscus Children’s Center.

On June 1st and 8th The Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast awarded 14 college scholarships to Indian River High School graduates.  Pictured above are the students receiving scholarships on June 8th.  Each year the Kiwanis Club awards over $20,000 in scholarships from proceeds of the Annual  Kiwanis Golf Tournament.


Top left to right First Row- Delaney Knight, Mykhanh Nguyen-Tran, and Rebecca Vollmann


Second Row – Scholarship Chair Al Sammartino, Kimberley Toperzer, Alyssa Motta, Katie Kolb, Andrea Rosero, and Eric Bush


Jennifer Sewback (college graduate student).

In June, 2015 the Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast presented scholarships to these graduating seniors.  Chair of the Kiwanis Scholarship Committee Al Sammartino addressed the scholars and their parents and praised their community service during the high school years. Recipients include Cheyenne Lee Dong, Marissas Rollins, Harissa Augstin, Richard Brown, Rebecca Ann Spikes, Jeffrey Krasnow, Juan Fuentes,Sophia North, and Jennifer Sewback. Over  $20,000 in scholarships were distributed from the proceeds of the  Kiwanis Golf Tournament in January, 2015.

In June, 2014 the Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast presented scholarships to these graduating seniors.  Chair of the Kiwanis Scholarship Committee Al Sammartino addressed the scholars and their parents and praised their community service during the high school years.


Top left to right Al Sammartino, Logan Smith, Claudia Conger, Savannah Womak, Genna DeFalco, and Jacob Hultman.

Bottom left to right Ashley Falvey, Lara Conger, and Courtney Gormeley

Scholarship recipients returning for their second award of

$1000 are L-F Rebecca Spikes, Marissa Rollins, Sophia North, and Cheyenne Dong. Not pictured is Richard Brown.

Al Sammartino is Chair of the Kiwanis Scholarship Committee.

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