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  • 95th Annual Children's Picnic & Outing

    Boys Ranch & Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children

    Over 100 residents and house parents attended a day at Frontier City and then went to Boys Ranch in Edmond for their annual picnic. 

    Randall Stoner, event chair, hauled in his custom-made grill and fired it up early. Brenda Stoner arrived by 4 p.m. to start setting up everything else. 

    Other Kiwanians arrived from 5:00 p.m. until 5:30.Mr. Meeks, a Boys Ranch administrator and former 20-year house parent, said the boys started asking early when their outing and picnic would be. Word-of-mouth spread fast from the boys who have experienced it. Mr. Meeks also shared some heart-warming stories about the boys for whom he has cared. Many boys come back as men. They do not forget what they received at Boys Ranch--everything from career skills/exploration, self-confidence, discipline, teamwork to much more. 

    For 95 years, the Kiwanis Club of Oklahoma City is proud to host this extra opportunity for these youths and those who parent as well as launch them positively into life.


  • KEEC Groundbreaking

    The groundbreaking for the Kiwanis Early Education Center on March 27th was a joyous and long-awaited celebration. In the background is the current Carver Mark Twain Head Start building, which will be demolished after the new KEEC is constructed. 

    Leo Portman, president, officiates at the groundbreaking. The couple are the two Kiwanians that made this happen, Sundy Corbin and Steve Slawson. 

    Thanks to Kiwanian Lucien Jones for these photos.





  • Ringing Bells for Salvation Army 2018

    In Oklahoma City, ringing bells at the Salvation Army's kettle is a long tradition of performed by civic clubs and community leaders and volunteers. The Kiwanis Club of Oklahoma City is proud to continue participating. 

    We love ringing in front of Byron's at 23rd and Broadway because so many people entering or leaving donate.

    Pictured are a few Kiwanis members and family ringing in December.

    Travis Weedn, Randall Stoner and Noma Gurich

    Steve and Linda Slawson 

    Bev Woodrome and Randall Stoner

    Kraettli and Kay Epperson

    Randall Stoner, Fletcher Williams and Lucien Jones

    Fletcher brings the sound box to rock bell ringing. Lucien, a marketing whiz, brings his special red pans to rattle change and reach out for donations. 

    Thanks to Steve Williams, this year's chairman for bell ringing.

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