Non-profit organization in Oklahoma, Kiwanis Club of Oklahoma City

 

 

 

Kiwanis Club of   

Oklahoma City  

Serving Children Since 1918

 

Meetings

Location

Petroleum Club, 35th Floor                                                                                                                                Chase Building, 100 North Broadway                                                                                                                      Downtown Oklahoma City

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1425
Oklahoma City, OK  73102

Calendar

  • Apr. 24 - Mega Drink Tent #2 - Community Service
    Thu, April 24, 2014

    At the instigation of Noma Gurich, our Kiwanis Club has proudly staffed a drink tent at the Festival of the Arts since 2003. Rachael Weber is our day chair and Noma will be there much of the day. Wearing Kiwanis aprons, we will have a fun time selling beer, water and soft drinks to help fund art education and other art activities in our city. SIGN UP now. Mark your calendars--Thursday, April 24th. 'One of our newer traditions of community service.

  • Apr. 28 - Joint Meeting/CSAS Key Club
    Mon, April 28, 2014
    Tentative joint meeting with our Classen School of Advanced Studies Key Club; learn about the club's activities; present scholarship
  • Jun. 9 - Children's Picnic
    Mon, June 9, 2014

    96th Children's Picnic at Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children - SOUTH CAMPUS.

    The South location is at 164th & South Western.  Take I-35 to SW 19th street in Moore and go west to Western.  Then south on Western a mile to 164th.  The timing of events and needs for prep help and cooks will be the same as normal.  Volunteers starting to arrive about 5 P.M. is appreciated.  The outting will be at Frontier City this year before they come back for the Picnic.

  • Jul. 16-20 - Internat'l Convention
    Mon, June 16, 2014

    Kiwanis International Convention, July 16-20, 2014, Tokyo-Chiba, Japan (Attend and plan extra days of sightseeing.)

     

News

Speaker 4-21-14

Dana McCrory

Executive Director

Oklahoma Zoological Society

speaking about the

OKC Ostrich Egg Breakfast

Dana McCrory, a native of El Reno, Okla., has served as Executive Director of the Oklahoma Zoological Society since 2008. As Executive Director, she is responsible for fundraising for the Oklahoma City Zoo, the ZooFriends membership program, and the fiscal and promotional efforts of the Society. She is a past-president of the Universidad Autanoma del Estado de Puebla Foundation, an organization dedicated to a student exchange program with Mexico and also served as a founding member of the Central Oklahoma Humane Society.

Dana is an Oklahoma City Leadership Class XXIII graduate and has over 15 years of major gift fundraising experience. She spent the majority of her career with the Oklahoma State University Foundation, first as a Development Officer and then as the Associate Vice-President of Development. Dana holds a bachelor of arts degree in oral communications and public relations and is an avid sports enthusiast. She spends fall Saturdays in Stillwater, many winter evenings at Gallagher-Iba Arena and cherishes spending time with her family, which includes her husband Dr. Mac McCrory, her son Ethan, and a menagerie of rescue animals.

Breakfast, May 10, 2014, 8 - 11 a.m.

 The Ostrich Egg Breakfast is the premier family event at the Oklahoma City Zoo. This year we celebrate 28 years of Ostrich Egg Breakfast!  Ostrich Egg Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, bacon, scrambled hens' eggs, waffles and of course, omelets cooked to order by the best chefs and volunteers in Oklahoma City.  

Location: Oklahoma City Zoo

Tickets: Tickets on sale April 1.  

NEW IN 2014 TICKETS WILL BE LIMITED TO 2,000 GUESTS.

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD THE DAY OF THE EVENT.  

Ticket prices are:  

ZooFriends members:
Adults $10
Children (3-11) $7  

Non-Members:
Adults $12
Children (3-11)

http://www.okczoo.com/events/monthly-happenings/

  • JR's Scott Carpenter on Southeast High School Key Club

    Fourth Reading: Seed reaps shining harvest

    By: M. Scott Carter The Journal Record April 10, 2014 0

    The Key Club at Southeast High School has more than 60 members.

    Two years ago, it didn’t exist.

    Created with the assistance of Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Noma Gurich, Southeast’s Key Club has become a thriving, student-oriented service organization. Student members are active, engaged in the community and spend a great deal of time volunteering to help make their corner of Oklahoma City a little better.

    It is, in many ways, a typical student-run organization. Unlike other groups at Southeast, however, the club and its supporters had to fight to get there.

    Two years ago, a Kiwanis Club group led by Gurich sought to establish a student club at Southeast. Many in the Kiwanis Club of Oklahoma City supported the effort. Others weren’t so excited. The club, some thought, might have to deal with gangs at the school or, worse yet, one of its members might hold up a pharmacy.

    That didn’t happen.

    The organization and the Kiwanis Club held a joint lunch meeting Tuesday. The meeting went smoothly, awards were given and lunch was served.

    The most impressive thing, however, wasn’t the unending supply of pizza or the joint meeting of the clubs. The most impressive fact of the day was the students, themselves. Jason Sell, Key Club president, earned a Kiwanis scholarship. Sell told the group he was going to college. Three of the club’s other officers, Wendy Ramirez, Catalina Cardenas and Evelyn Lopez, told me they, too, would be attending college after graduation.

    Two years ago, Southeast’s critics tried to convince people the school was a haven for gangs and criminals.

    Today, those critics were shown, once again, to be wrong. About 700 students strong, Southeast earned new life after reopening in 1994 as a magnet school with a focus on technology. Working hand in hand with the state Department of Career and Technology Education, Southeast developed new classes from graphic design to digital video production.

    In 2012, the school earned a B ranking from the state Department of Education.

    The students there are as smart as they come.

    Funny, articulate but, at the same time, serious about their future, the members of Southeast’s Key Club have worked hard and have plans for their future. They told me about their service projects, what types of careers they wanted and just how they planned to get there.

    Two years ago, only a handful of people believed in them. Today, Key Club members at Southeast High School would make any teacher or school administrator beam with pride.

    They shine like gems in a state where all too often, public schools are vilified, financially strangled and held up as examples of bad public policy. At Southeast, they push back hard against the ongoing myths that Oklahoma’s schools are failing and that students – especially those from urban, inner city schools – are nothing more than future criminals or gang alumni.

    When she first pitched the idea of a Key Club at Southeast, Gurich encountered opposition from those who believed in the myths. Yet Gurich isn’t easily moved off course. She pushed, lobbied and twisted arms until the Key Club was born.

    Today that same club thrives.

    Gurich planted the seed, but it took sponsor Mary Cloos and a group of smart and immensely talented students at Southeast High School to make that seed bloom. It’s a great lesson for all those who previously bought into the myths.

     

    Ret. 4-12-14

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98th President:  Randall Stoner

A special thanks to the Southeast Key Club members who worked so hard on cleaning up our Carver Mark Twain property on 3-29-14. They are:

Jason Sell, Key Club President; Jake Robbins, Key Club VP; Ryann Cole, Secretary; Evelyn Lopez, Reporter; Sergio Estrada, and Eileen Casanova. Rachel Cloos and Tyler Markey, from Classen SAS and not Key Club members, also helped. Rachel Cloos is the daughter of Mary Cloos, the SEHS Key Club faculty sponsor.

Thanks to all Kiwanians along with Leetta Vanlandingham, Brian Vanlandingham, and Jon Pennington's dad and daughter. More will be posted, but as Fletcher Williams said, "...using a $55,000 truck to pull out a piece of trash--the Kiwanian way!"

This was a huge job with chain link fencing--mesh and poles--to be removed, trees to be cut up, trash picked up, limbs and trees cut, and moving heavy objects. The last few slides show what we accomplished as a team--Key Clubbers, Kiwanians and Kiwanis family. WE ROCK!

If labor had been billed for what each volunteer is paid or earns, this was indeed an expensive project. The benefit beyond improving our club's property in the neighborhood consisted of fun, cooperation, bonding, brainstorming, and pride. We really get to know each other not at parties or lunch but by working together on a project.

Sign up for the drink tent at the Arts Festival, April 24th.