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  • 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. 

  • 94th Annual Children's Picnic

    94th Children's Picnic

    for Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children

    at Boys' Ranch

    6-13-17

    This year I was able to coordinate with the Children's home director and we have 45 going to Frontier City and attending the picnic. The Boy's Home will have 65 attending, for a total of 110 for the picnic.  With that number we need to move our time to 4:30 - 5:00 for set up and start serving at 5:30.

    Personal communication, June 12, 2017, Randall Stoner, event chair

    The Baptist Children's home day at Frontier City and cookout went very well.  A few of us got to visit with the Camp directors wife as we were wrapping up.  She said her family had been there 26 years.  Raised 3 of their own children there.  She just carried on about how this event is the highlight of the year for the kids each year.  AND, she doesn't have to cook that night!  

    Personal communication, June 15, 2017, Terry Vanlandingham

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