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.
In 2007, we completed a cabin 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 does many projects throughout the year in the community from crafts to creating kids lunch packs for the food bank.
We also maintain our sponsored Kiwanis Park. In 2019 we installed a new swing set to include a parent/toddler swing which replaced the older one we built years ago.
Pictured above are owl houses built for Creamers Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.
We help provide food for a variety of events and causes in the community. Pictured above is the Rabies Clinic in which local vets provide rabies vaccinations for animals at a reduced cost. We provided donuts, hot dogs, coffee and hot coco.
Whatever needs our local community has we support it the best we can.
Kiwanis of Fairbanks started hosting the freeze up canoe race in 2012. This was a event originally hosted by the local Lions Club. The Lions Club still provided the chilli at the end of the race. The Freeze Up is a canoe race between the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts down the Chena River held the first Saturday in October when temperatures are literally freezing.
Occasionally Santa Clause makes an appearance at our annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser. He sometimes makes it to other events we support.
Our club helps support local nonprofits with their needs as well. We helped the Red Cross by building stairs and a wall for their upstairs area so they can better serve with classes and storage in their facility.
President: Van Lawrence
Vice President: Wayne Miller
Past President: Doug Schumann
Secretary: Marci Ward
Treasurer: Collin Cogley
Board Members: Joe Hayes, Earl Voorhis, Daniel Miller