Meeting Location Changes…

IMPORTANT: MEETING LOCATION INFO:  For the next two weeks, Linda Gill will host our meetings at Washington Federal .  572 SW Bluff Drive Suite 100, Bend OR 97702

Click here for a map

Same time:  7:00 am on 1/29/15 and on 2/5/15

AND THEN: We skip our Thursday meeting on 2/12/15 to go to Redmond the next day for the 8:30 a.m. 100 Year Kiwanis Celebration on 2/13/15.  Click here to learn all about it.


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.

Crowther Receives Pacific NW District Outreach Fund Award

David Crowther was presented with this award for all of his support helping  at  District Conventions and all of his support he has given to the Bend Kiwanis Club.  Cindy Crowther presented the award today to husband Dave saying “He is silent but mighty, and I love him so dearly for that!”

Dave is a long time Kiwanian and a past president of the Bend Kiwanis Club. His dedication to the club is an inspiration to members. 

Congratulations Dave!

Dave CrowtherPNW Outreach Award

Update by Admin/EdG 10/23/14
Information presented on this page is considered to be accurate but is not guaranteed.

Meeting 10/10/14 at Jakes At NOON!

Kiwanis Meeting

Friday, October 10, 2014 • Noon to 1 p.m.

Jake’s Diner , 2210 NE Highway 20, Bend, OR 97701

Next meeting is at Jake’s Diner here in Bend. We are taking advantage of the fact that Bend Parks cannot accommodate us to try out a different venue and see how we might be able to use it on a go forward basis.

This is a NOON meeting on a FRIDAY!

Please RSVP.  We are ordering off the menu. They do require we eat or majority of us eat in lieu of a room charge.

See you then!

Wine Raffle – Get your Tickets NOW!


Wine Raffle Ended – Great Success

Montaliani Winery_4


.First & Second Prize

2 bottles of wine of your choice PER MONTH for a full year!
Sponsored by Grocery Outlet

Third Place
$50 gift card & 2 pre-selected bottles of wine
Sponsored by Portello Winecafe

Fourth Place
Wine Tasting for six, plus two pre-selected bottles of wine
Sponsored by Faith, Hope & Charity Winery

Proceeds of the wine raffle will fund projects that support children and our community!

Update by Admin/EdG 11/3/14
Information presented on this page is considered to be accurate but is not guaranteed.



Berry Bonanza Time – YUM!

Time to stock up on Berries, Pies, and Jams via Kiwanis’ Annual BERRY BONANZA Fundraiser.

All proceeds benefit kids

right here in our own community.

HURRY: Order Deadline is July 14.

Picture of Berries with K Logo

NOTE: All orders must be picked up at the Mt. Bachelor Parking Lot, corner of Simpson and Colorado in Bend on July 30, 2014 between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.  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!  

Multiple Ways to Order:

  • Order using PayPal at right column of this site (presently for multiple items you will have to check out for each item as we have no shopping cart set up yet).
  • Contact us to order (this opens an email to us)

Print and return one of the forms below:


 click on picture above for clearer copy or open one of the PDF files above

All orders must be picked up at the Mt. Bachelor Parking Lot, corner of Simpson and Colorado in Bend on July 30, 2014 between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

We are not shipping. Order Closing Date: July 14, 2014 Order Pick-Up Date: July 30, 2014 3:30 to 5:30 at the Mt. Bachelor Parking Lot