The Kiwanis Club of Howard Beach, commonly referred to as the Howard Beach Kiwanis, is a non sectarian community service organization. It consists of members who meet weekly with an underlying purpose of fostering community spirit.
Our club is 54 years old and the membership accounts for well earned and respected community organization. We currently have 50 members, who represent a cross section of the community. We are part of the greater Kiwanis of Queens, New York State, The United States, and Worldwide. Today the International Kiwanis family has more than 600,000 members in more than 13,000 clubs which serve 80 countries around the world.
Our members comprise a snapshot of residence from Howard Beach and surrounding communities. Membership ranges from business people to tradesmen, to professionals, to retirees, and varies in age from 18 to 90.
We all know that you can't pick your family but you can pick your friends, and in our club the members become what your family is touted to be.
The type of men you will meet vary from one end of the spectrum to the other. No one is higher or lower; all come together as friends.
Meetings are held over dinner on Thursday nights at 7pm., but you can arrive as late as 8pm. Topics of interest are discussed and guest speakers are occasionally invited to inform and educate our members.
Recipients of Donations
Our Board of Directors distributes the money we raise back to the community. Here are some examples: Holiday Supermarket Gift Cards to Needy Families, Kamp Kiwanis summer camp, Kiwanis Queens Sports Association, Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center at Northwell Health, Kiwanis Project Eliminate, Kiwanis Pediatric Lyme Foundation, The West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Corp., Boys Scouts Troop 139 and Troop 237, Educational and Sports Programs support for: St. Helen Catholic Academy, Ave Maria Catholic Academy, PS 207, PS 232, PS 146, St. Mary’s High School, St. Mark’s Day School, New York Families for Autistic Children (NYFAC), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Ronald McDonald House, Multiple Sclerosis, Angels on the Bay, Toys for Tots, Silver Shield Foundation, and other charitable organizations.
Are paid quarterly. There is the cost for the Thursday night dinner, 50/50 raffle and Happy Dollar announcements.
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