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  • 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.

  • 2017 Past Presidents Dinner

    Past Presidents' Dinner - Tradition!

    Past presidents of the Kiwanis Club of Oklahoma City gathered at 3Sixty°Restaurant to offer advice, club lore, and encouragement. Sundy Corbin, the 100th president, will soon be transferring power to Leo Portman, the 101st. This tradition consists of advice, past stories, and camaraderie. Randall Stoner planned the dinner. The club will soon break ground on the Kiwanis Early Education Center (KEEC), formerly known as the Carver Mark Twain Head Start.

    We heard that Randall and Brenda Stoner ate at the restaurant many times to make sure the quality of the food and service was excellent. Randall always quietly goes the extra mile.

    Group photo:

    Holding the Big Stick, the symbol of power which is carved with the names of all club presidents since 1918, are Jim Vogt, 80th; Leo Portman, incoming president; Randall Stoner, 98th; Bev Woodrome, 93rd; Sundy Corbin, 100th serving two terms; and Rachel Weber, 99th.  Behind them are Jon Pennington, 95th; Jay Engelbach, 71st; and Fletcher Williams, 76th. Third row: Mark Hanstein, 81st; Lucien Jones, 79th: Terry Vanlandingham, 77th; John Martin, 92nd; and Bill Warren, 78th; and Kyle McLain, 94th. 

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