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
The Buggy Bunch
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 in Action
Kiwanis Meetings start
at Noon on Wednesday at
Vero Beach Yacht Club
• COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
• KEY CLUB SERVICE PROJECTS
• 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.
Doug Vitunac, Membership Chair
VITUNAC NAMED KIWANIS PRESIDENT
The Kiwanis Club of Vero Treasure Coast announces that Doug Vitunac has been named Club President for 2021-2022. Doug served as Vice President this past year assisting President Al Sammartino.
Doug is a Vero local, a graduate of Vero Beach High School, the University of Florida, and Florida Coastal School of Law. He is active in the community and has been involved in the Treasure Coast Gator Club, various Christian charities including Habitat for Humanity, and other service organizations. Working full time as a lawyer, Doug still finds time to enjoy the beach and the outdoors, whether it be while boating, surfing, or fishing. Doug is looking forward to leading the Kiwanis club into this
year and will endeavor to grow the club and to
have fun serving the community.
The Kiwanis Club of Vero Treasure Coast is actively involved in serving our community. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to helping children and community. Each year the Kiwanis Club of Vero Treasure Coast provides scholarships to Indian River County high school graduates through the annual golf tournament. Kiwanis also sponsors Kiwanis Youth in Action a program which engages teens in helping individuals with home repairs and painting and other
service projects. And the annual Take a Kid Fishing Tournament is held in May bringing
elementary age children and parents together for a fun morning of fishing.
For more information about Kiwanis and how to join visit www.verokiwanis.com The club meets each Wednesday at noon at the Vero Beach Yacht Club.
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
Al Sammartino being named
Kiwanis Lt. Governor for this region
Sammartino’s goal for the next two years is to unite clubs to work together to build K Kids and Builders Clubs programs for all counties. Club meetings with presidents have been scheduled either online and or in person. Every two months we will host workshops with local clubs to see how we can better serve the children in our counties. Meeting new directors and inter clubs will be a priority . I am very excited about this new position with Kiwanians and looking forward to serving the children in our communities.
Al has been a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club of Vero Treasure Coast. Last year he served as Club President. He is also Co-Chair of Kiwanis Youth in Action.
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