Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Kingston
Serving the Children of the World
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Al Teetsel honored
8/29/2013
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The Kingston Kiwanis Club honored Al Teetsel for over 40 years of service to... more
Greg Riley honored.
6/20/2013
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Kiwanis President Designate, Greg Riley, received the coveted Bud
Jones' "Kiwanian... more
Kingston Classic - Save the Date
12/10/2012
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The next "Kiwanis Kingston Classic" weekend will take place on Saturday and... more

 

Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of  Kingston, NY Website.

 

We are all about serving children and our community.

Our motto is "Serving the Children of the World."

Our defining statement is:
"Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers
dedicated to changing the world
one child and one community at a time."

 

To learn more about the Kingston Kiwanis Club click on the buttons on the left side of the screen.

 

 

Please watch our video by clicking on "It starts with ONE."

 

 

               KIWANIS CONTRIBUTIONS

The Kingston Kiwanis Club is proud to announce that it returned over $40,000.00 to the community last year.  Our members also contributed over 4000 hours of service.


YOUTHS
Boy Scout Food Drive for Food Banks
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
Children’s Home of Kingston
Christmas Party for Brookside School Children
College Scholarships
Creative Building Competition
Dictionary Program
Eagle Scout Projects
Juvenile Diabetes Research
Kingston High School Band
Kingston Parks and Recreation
Saint Joseph School “Plant a Seed”
Reading Programs at Graves and Edson Schools
Summer Camp Sponsorships
Ulster Community Action Backpack/Food Program
Ulster County Community College
Ulster County Family Court Child Care
Various Youth Activities: Babe Ruth League, Biddy League Basketball, Catskill Ballet, Junior Achievement, Little League, Kingston Area Soccer League, and Kingston Comets Basketball
Youth Leadership Programs:  Builders Club, HOBY, K-Kids, Key Club, and Key Leader
WGHQ Christmas Fund

ADULTS
Always There
ARC
Bike for Cancer Care
Caring Hands
Clearwater Revival
Flood Victims Relief
Habitat for Humanity
HITS 5K for United Way
Kingston Classic
Maritime Museum
Salvation Army
Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner
Veterans Emergency Fund


PLEASE HELP US DO EVEN MORE

Make a donation to Kingston in the following amount:
U.S. Dollar


 

 

 

KIWANIS KAPERS IS COMING
 
THURSDAY OCT. 23, 2014
FRIDAY OCT. 24, 2014
SATURDAY OCT. 25, 2014

Kingston Kiwanis has provided over $800,000.00 in scholarships to graduating Coleman and Kingston High School students over the years from the profits generated by this annual musical comedy show.  Please join us for a fun night.  Tickets are available from any Kiwanis Club member or click on the "Contact Us" button on the left of this display and order them. 
  
 
 
     REGISTER TODAY! 

THE KIWANIS KINGSTON CLASSIC PRESENTED BY HITS ENDURANCE WILL BE HELD ON

SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014.
 


 

We have a special website dedicated to the Kiwanis Kingston Classic.  Please click on www.KiwanisKingstonClassic.com or click on www.HitsEndurance.com to get all the details about the "Classic" weekend, volunteer to help, or register for the race.

 

 

SIGN UP NOW!


THE SECOND ANNUAL KIWANIS GOLF TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD ON
 
MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
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Lunch and Registration starting at 11am on the patio from the grill:  hamburgers and veg. burgers, Sabrette hotdogs, grilled  bbq chicken, asst condiments + sliced tomatoes, onions, pickles, sliced cheese,  potato chips, potato salad, coleslaw, pasta salad, sliced fruit and asst. cookies.

After golf:  Cocktail Hour and Heavy Hors d'oeuvers.  Cash Bar available thru cocktail hour & dinner in the Barone Room.
 
Hors d’oeuvres (tabled & passed): Cheese & crackers,     crudite & dip,  mini tacos, sour cream, chili dip and vegetarian spring rolls.

Dinner: Pasta table  -    Penne pasta ala vodka, sausage & cocktail meatballs marinara, tossed mixed greens salad and garlic toast.   French bread subs – sliced in place  into 3” lengths set out on trays ( asst meats & cheeses ,) coleslaw, potato & egg salad, pickles, and cherry peppers.      Self serve coffee & sheetcake.


BE A SPONSOR

BE A PLAYER

To print out a golf sponsorship form or a player entry form please click on the golf buttons on the upper left of the display.
 


          BUD JONES' KIWANIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDED
 


 
The Kingston Kiwanis Club presented the 2013 Bud Jones' Kiwanian of the Year award to Greg Riley on Thursday, June 20th at the Skytop Steakhouse in Kingston.

Since 1975, the Club has recognized a Kiwanian member who strives to embody the ideals of the Club, and has lived the motto “we serve” with such constancy and dedication that all members should look to them for reflection on what service means to the community.

Mr. Riley joined Kiwanis in 2007 and has been a dedicated and active member. He also serves on the board of directors, a committee chairperson and is the race director for the Kiwanis Kingston Classic. Mr. Riley also serves as a board member of many other community organizations such as United Way and Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

This annual traditional is named in honor of Bud Jones who brought a fresh source of inspiration to the Club and encouraged a deeper understanding of its merit to members.

 



The Kingston Kiwanis Club Honors Al Teetsel for
 over forty years of dedicated service to the Club and receives the Zeller Fellowship
 
Kingston, N.Y. – August 29, 2013
 
The Kingston Kiwanis Club honored Al Teetsel for over 40 years of service to the Kingston Club on Thursday, August 29 at the Wiltwyck Golf Club. Over one hundred people attended the event including Kiwanis members from clubs throughout the district as well as many civic leaders in our community. The president of the Kiwanis International Foundation attended the event and presented Mr. Teetsel with the prestigious Zeller Fellowship.     The Kiwanis Immediate Past Governor and current Governor attended and spoke.  Congressman Chris Gibson spoke and presented an American flag that had flown over the White House. Mayor Shayne Gallo also read a proclamation.  There were proclamations from Ulster County Executive Michael Hein and NYS Assemblyman Kevin Cahill.   Mr. Teetsel has been a member of Kingston Kiwanis since 1972 and has been the treasurer since 1974. He received the Kiwanian of Year Award in 2009 and has served three terms as Lt. Governor.   “It is amazing how much Al has done for the Kingston Kiwanis Club but also for other clubs in our district and throughout the state” said Ken Backofen, President of the Kingston Kiwanis Club.   The Kingston Kiwanis Club has over one hundred members and serves the people in our community with special emphasis on our youth. Since 1974 Kiwanians have contributed over one million dollars to the community  including $800,000 in scholarships. The club is also the sponsor for the Kingston Classic.

Group photo - Left to Right - Past Lt. Governor and Kingston Secretary Ray Radel, Kingston President Ken Backofen, Mayor Shayne Gallo, President of Kiwanis International Foundation Peter Mancuso, Honoree Lt. Governor and Kingston Treasurer Al Teetsel, NY District Governor Al Norato Jr., Lt. Governor DesignateFrank Gerbes, NY District Immediate Past Governor Bill Risbrook, U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, Past Lt. Governors MJ Sprague and Matt Hall, and Kingston Past Presidents David Rylance and Kevin Quilty.

SENIOR CITIZEN HOLIDAY DINNER




Seniors attended the annual holiday dinner sponsored jointly by the Kingston and Town of Ulster Kiwanis Clubs.  It is held each December at Coleman High School.  The first seating is 11:30 AM and  the second seating is at 1:00 PM.   A great time is had by all.


BROOKSIDE SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PARTY



Santa (Joey Lobianco) and helper (Rachel Johnson) present gift to Brookside School child.  The party takes place at the Skytop Steakhouse each December.

 

CREATIVE BUILDING COMPETITION

 

 

One of the young competitors working hard on her creation at Saint Joseph School.  The competition is held each January. 


Please go to www.kiwanis.org to learn more about our parent organization, Kiwanis International.