There are countless benefits to becoming a Kiwanis member—fellowship, growing leadership skills, and the opportunity to serve children in your community and around the world.
Kiwanis Clubs Internationally are building parks, stocking school libraries, providing scholarships, recognizing elementary school students through Kiwanis’ Terrific Kids and Bring Up Grades programs. And more.
There still are children who need our help. The most effective way to reach these children is through expanding our Kiwanis membership. Will you accept the challenge? Are you the one to make a difference in your community?
Make a difference. Change the world one child and one community at a time.
Kiwanis of Fairbanks started hosting the freeze up canoe race starting in 2012. This was a event originally hosted by the local Lions Club. The event is a race between the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts down the Chena River in canoes the first Saturday in October when temperatures are literally freezing!
Fairbanks Kiwanis does many projects throughout the year in the community from crafts to creating kids lunch packs for the food bank. Whatever needs our local community has we support it the best we can.
Some projects completed is our local club built a cabin in 2007 at Lost Lake Boy Scout camp which we continue to maintain as well as other cabins at the camp. We also built a new lifeguard tower and storage facility at Lost Lake for the Boy Scouts in the summer of 2009. We have built picnic tables and ticket booths for the Tanana Valley Fairgrounds as well as the Kiwanis Agricultural Hall where we currently sell Christmas trees out of each Christmas season since the 1960's.
Fairbanks Kiwanis also does many other projects throughout the year like the one pictured on the left, building owl houses for Creamer's Field.
President: Van Lawrence
Vice President: Joe Hayes
Past President: Micheal Wenstrup
Secretary: Jeff Rogers
Treasurer: Cassie Toth
Board Members: Marci Ward, Aaron Hines, Earl Voorhis