Serving the Children of the World


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."



for another successful
Kiwanis Kapers

How do we begin to thank you for the support you showed the Kingston Kiwanis Club this year?  Thanks to you and other civic-minded businesses and individuals, the 2014 Kiwanis Kapers was a huge success.  Once again, we are happy to report, we will be able to award at least $20,000.00 in scholarships to deserving seniors at Kingston and Coleman High Schools.

In addition, we were so proud to debut our new journal style and format this year.  The appealing, stylish journal received many compliments from attendees and sponsors alike.

It is never too early to start planning for next year.  The Kapers committee is meeting monthly to lay the foundation for an even more successful year to come.  We encourage you to advertise in our journal, and to contact Steve Klein at to reserve your place of distinction in the new book.



Celebrating 25 Years of Women

in Kingston Kiwanis


Kingston Kiwanis held a celebration recognizing the outstanding efforts of women in the organization over the last 25 years. The event was held at Twaalfskill Golf Club in Kingston, N.Y. on Thursday, September 18th.

Kiwanis International, known only for men, voted to allow women to join in the organization in the summer of 1987 at the annual convention. It was a historic vote.

The first female members were inducted to Kingston Kiwanis on July 27, 1989.  Ann Catalano, Carolyn Decker and Rev. Arlene Wilheim were the first female members.  Over the last 25 years, 74 women have joined the club with 25 being current active members.

During the celebration the first women president, Mary Ann Snyder, spoke about her role and what it meant to her. “Kiwanis helps the community with their strong volunteerism, and dedication to giving back,” said Snyder. “I was very proud to serve in the club and especially as the first women president.”

Kingston Kiwanis was formed in 1921 to serve our community with a focus on our children by raising funds for scholarships for our local high school graduates. The clubs largest fundraiser is coming up on October 23-25, 2014. Please visit to learn more.



Kingston Supports Autism Efforts

From left: Jamey Wolff, Spectrum Services Co-Founder and Program Director, Susan Buckler, Spectrum Services Co-Founder and Administrative Director, Greg Riley, Kingston Kiwanis President, Christine Hein, Kingston Kiwanis/event coordinator, Bill Spearman, Kingston Kiwanis.

The Kiwanis Club of Kingston in concert with the Kiwanis District Governor's project on autism awareness is working locally with the Center of Spectrum Services on Kukuk Lane in Kingston to provide both volunteer and financial support.

On Aug. 7 Kiwanis volunteers helped support the Center's Water Fun Day by serving ice cream sundaes to the autistic children. Ice cream was provided by Mickey's Igloo East Chester Street in Kingston.

Additionally, Kingston Kiwanis presented Spectrum Services with a check for $500 to support a Community Build event that will take place in September that will focus on replacing playground equipment to meet the current playground safety requirements as well as equipment designed for autistic children.

The new playground will provide safe, age appropriate outdoor play environments for the students with autism spectrum disorders.



2014 Kiwanian of the Year - Donna Rosenberg


The Kingston Kiwanis Club presented the 2014 Bud Jones Kiwanian of the Year award to Donna Rosenberg on Thursday, June 12, at the Wiltwyck Golf Club 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.

Ms. Rosenberg joined Kiwanis in 2011 and has been a dedicated and active member. She also serves on the board of directors, and is an active member in several committees.

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.

“I am very happy Donna won this award,” said Greg Riley, President, Kingston Kiwanis Club. “Since joining the Club Donna has provided so much of her time and energy in her many volunteer roles with the club.

The Kingston Kiwanis Club celebrates Donna Rosenberg, the 2014 recipient of the 
Bud Jones Kiwanian of the Year along with past winners of this distinguished 
Front Row: Bill Kearny, Robert Deitrick, Donna Rosenberg, Steve Fine, Rich Gillette 
Back Row: Ron Swart, Joe Fay, Gary Mulligan, Matt Hall, Christine Hein, Greg Riley, Ray Radel, Ken Backofen, Robert Carlzon






SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015.

Registration for the Kiwanis Kingston Classic, presented by HITS Endurance is now open. All race information, from course maps to schedules and training opportunities can be found  HERE




Click here to view complete results from the 2014 Kiwanis Kingston Classic.




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.

Click contributions to see a list of the local organizations we supported.

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