About Us

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Be Involved in your local community

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.

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Freeze Up Canoe Race

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!

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Building projects and so much more!

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.



Kiwanis Club of Fairbanks Officers and Board

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2018-19 Board

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

Past Presidents

2017-2018

Micheal Wenstrup


2016-2017

Dan Foltz


2015

Sarah Swartz


2013-2015 

Lisa Foltz


2012-2013 

Jeff Rogers


2011-12 

Aaron Hines


2011 

Cassie Toth


2010 

Jason Ritchlen


2009-2010 

Cassie Toth


2008-2009 

Arlie Nethken


2007-2008 

Doug Schumann


2006-2007 

Dan Foltz


2005-2006 

Arlie Nethken


2004-2005 

Roger Shofstall 


2003-2004 

Charlie Cannon


2002-2003 

Ray Miller


2001-2002 

Wayne Miller