August 20, 2015 – No meeting…

Notice: There is no meeting on August 20. See you August 27, 2015.

Mustang Raffle Benefits Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital

Contact us at Kiwanis at to get your chances to win and more importantly to help the thousands of children who visit Doernbecher Children’s Hospital every year. Over 2000 visits per year from Central Oregon Children alone and thousands more from everywhere else.


It’s the Berries!

Update:  Okay, orders are in. Thanks for your participation. Now don’t forget to pick up your frozen goods on July 31 at Mt. Bachelor Park & Ride on Columbia across from Nosler. Mark your calendars.

It’s time  to order and stock up on Berries, Pies, and Jams via Kiwanis’ Annual BERRY BONANZA Fundraiser.  ORDER BY JULY 13th, 2015.

Use this link to download a PDF file – It is the order form:   Berry. Pie & Jam Order Form – Kiwanis 2015

All proceeds benefit kids right here in our own community.

Picture of Berries with K Logo

Orders are delivered FROZEN.

Bring cooler with ice or get to freezer soon after pickup. Or just thaw and use right away!  These are sooooooo good!

June 11 Interclub with Sisters…

We will be at Sisters Kiwanis for interclub on June 11, 2015. No meeting at Central Oregon Assn. of Realtors for the Bend club this date.

Membership in Kiwanis


Interested in Kiwanis? Come visit!

It’s not a secret society. Just a bunch of great folks who pay it forward with their time and reap great rewards of fun and camaraderie in the process.

Guests should email or call 541-617-0003 to be sure there is a meeting on any given week.

Meetings are usually at Central Oregon Association of Realtors in Bend at 7:00 am on Thursdays. 2112 NE 4th St, Bend, OR 97701.

Meeting December 18: Speaker from Grandma’s House

Grandma’s House is a non-profit home and outreach center that provides safe shelter to homeless and/or abused pregnant, parenting and adopting girls between the ages of 12 and 19. Ms. Woody Mederios, Executive Director will enlighten us further about the services and stories of this wonderful oasis.

Meeting December 11, 2013

December 11 Meeting:

What: Bend Kiwanis Club
Where: Central Oregon Association of Realtors
When: December 11, 2014 – 7am
Why: Because we have fun, friendship and we serve the children of Central Oregon

This week we will have a roundtable presentation by our members on the topic of our own personal reasons why Kiwanis is our preference of service clubs.

Guests are welcome. If you are coming as a guest, we need to hear from you in advance. Please write to or call 541-617-0003 to alert us of your plans to visit. There is no charge to visitors.

See’s Candy 2014


Where to Buy See’s Candy from Kiwanis in 2014


In SISTERS:  Sisters Kiwanis: You can buy See’s Candy in Sisters starting Friday, November 21 through Tuesday, December 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in a trailer in the Ray’s parking lot. Questions? Call Tom Kopec at 541-588-6255.

In REDMOND:  Redmond Kiwanis: Inside the Sears Store between Fifth and Sixth streets at Cascade Avenue.

BEND: It is with regret that the Bend Kiwanis Club will not be selling See’s Candy this year. Why, you ask?  The Bend Kiwanis fundraiser was a huge success year after year for many years until we lost our usual location at Franklin and 3rd. For the past two years we tried a new location but sales were insufficient in order for the club to generate profits to make it a worthwhile endeavor.  The club is saddened by the necessary decision to discontinue and expresses its appreciation to the steadfast supporters who, year in and year out, came to our trailer to buy candy.

November Meetings…& Santa Coming to Town!

Meeting November 20th:  George Chesley will present information on a topic near and dear to Kiwanis and the children of Central Oregon and the region at large:

Kiwanis Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Program

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital serves as Oregon’s and Southwest Washington’s principal referral center for newly diagnosed cancer patients. Each year, children make nearly 200,000 visits to Doernbecher for care they cannot receive elsewhere.

Location: Central Oregon Assn. of Realtors 7am. Guests Please RSVP to 

No meeting on November 27th. Happy Thanksgiving.

Meeting December 4th: The Giving Plate – A presentation.

The Giving Plate was founded with the vision of reaching out to our community, where the need is greater than ever before, by putting good food into the hands of those who need it.

Location: Central Oregon Assn. of Realtors 7am. Guests Please RSVP to 

Christmas Parade: Downtown Bend –  December 6, 2014

Learn More

Meetings are usually at Central Oregon Association of Realtors in Bend at 7:00 am on Thursdays. 2112 NE 4th St, Bend, OR 97701.

Guests are welcome by RSVP only and should contact to be sure there is a meeting on any given week. We will endeavor to put it in our blog as well on our home page.

Members should watch their email for meeting invitations and social events. We welcome visitors.

November 6 Meeting Information

Our meeting on Thursday, November 6 at 7:00 AM will be at Central Oregon Association of Realtors at 2112 NE 4th Street Bend OR 97701. We may make this our new home for meetings. This is a test run. Coffee and donuts will be provided, but you may bring your Egg McMuffin if you want as McDonalds is very close by.

Guests are welcome. If you plan to come, please contact us via email   or call 541-617-0003 so we can reserve a seat for you and save you a donut and coffee. You are also welcome to bring your brown bag breakfast.

Gerald Smith, USMA, ’66, Volunteer Admissions Rep for West Point will present a 15 – 20 minute introduction to West Point, its history, today, and the admissions process. There are many misperceptions of the Academy, cost of going, and the resulting obligations after graduating.