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 Pappy’s Pizza, 20265 Meyer Dr., Bend, Oregon, next to Fred Meyer.

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.

Bob Shaw of KTVZ Speaks to Kiwanis on March 6, 2014


Bob Shaw of KTVZ Television, an NBC station here in Bend, spoke to the Bend Kiwanis. Visitors from the Sisters Kiwanis Club attended. Bob spoke about how the station works, how he is up and at work in the wee hours of the morning to prepare for the weather forecast when we are waking up at normal hours. Bob spoke about his personal background and journey that led him to television. You can read more about Bob at this link.

Bob Shaw Comp



Post By EdG

Bend’s Sewer Infrastructure Advisory Committee Speaks at Kiwanis Meeting February 27, 2014

Bend’s Sewer Infrastructure Advisory Committee members from the City of Bend will present a speakers forum at our club meeting on February 27, 2014 at Noon at the Bend Golf & Country Club.  Visitors Welcome!

The Committee Members:

Lynn Putnam is a relative new Bend resident, but long-time Oregonian interested in representing citizen concerns on city infrastructure projects. Trained in environmental science, she was a planner for Metro and Clackamas County on wetlands and watershed projects. She served two years on the board of Tualatin Valley Water District, a municipal water provider in Beaverton, OR.

Casey Roats is a lifelong resident and owner of Roats Water, a privately owned water company in Bend.   He has used his knowledge and technical background in operations and maintenance, and general utilities infrastructure in his service on the Sewer Infrastructure Advisory Group and Infrastructure Advisory Committee for the City of Bend.  He also served on the National FFA Officer nomination committee.

Staffer:  Tom Hickmann is a civil engineer with over 20 years’ experience in wastewater, stormwater, water supply, water rights, system design, distribution design and operations, hydraulic modeling, utility management, and utility master planning.

Mr. Hickmann is the City of Bend Engineering & Infrastructure Planning Department Director focusing on oversight and implementation of all master plans and capital improvement projects.  

He has been credited with bringing innovative ideas to the City, solving challenging   issues.  The City was the first entity to use low cost tank mixing technology.  He introduced hydraulic modeling techniques, and implemented an enhanced modeling analysis which has been used as an example nationally, for assessing future infrastructure needs of growing communities.


Kiwanis Club of Bend Celebrates 90 Years of Service

When:   May  16, 2014

Where: Bend Golf and Country Club, 61045 Country Club Dr., Bend Oregon

What:   Dinner & No Host Bar/Silent Auction 5:30pm

Silent Auction to Benefit Kiwanis Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Hospital

$25.00 per person

Can pay at the door, however need an RSVP by April 25, 2014

Questions/RSVP call 541-617-0003

Visa and Mastercard Accepted

Special Guests:

  • Kiwanis Governor, Pamela Smith
  • Immediate Past Governor, Greg Holland
  • Governor Elect, Robert Munger
  • Past Governor(s), Steve Emhoff & Claudell King
  • Lt Governor, Carl Anderson
  • and possibly District Executive, Cleve Parker.

Come Celebrate 90 year of Bend Kiwanis Club – WATCH FOR MORE DETAILS TO COME.


Do good, feel good…

Are you looking for ways to get to know people in your community? To connect with others—and get involved in projects that change lives? Then you’ve come to the right place. Kiwanis is all about making friends—and making an impact—in your local community.

See how it all comes together (click to view video)

Children from I am Kiwanis Video

Join us – Click here to learn how.

Come to a meeting – no obligation.

Meetings are held most Thursdays at 12:00 PM at the Bend Golf and Country Club. (arrive 10-15 minutes early). Some Thursdays, we visit other Kiwanis clubs for Interclub Meetings, so call 541-617-0003 to make sure we are at our usual location at: Bend Golf and Country Club 61045 Country Club Drive Bend, OR 97702 For More information, visit the Meetings & Visitors Page.

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Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

“Whenever we contribute to the cure of a child
with cancer, Kiwanians are part of it.”

– H. Stacy Nicholson, M.D., Chairman of the OHSU Department of Pediatrics and Physician-in-Chief of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

The Kiwanis Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Program is a partner in furthering these research efforts by supporting the training of the next generation of children’s cancer specialists. Applying the expertise they develop through the Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Fellowship Program, these young physicians will spend the next 40 years caring for children and seeking cures for currently untreatable forms of cancer.

Children from Central Oregon have made hundreds of visits to Doernbecher. Your contributions serve children from YOUR COMMUNITY.

Learn more about the Kiwanis Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Program,
Holiday Ornament Sales and more…

Watch this entertaining and inspiring, often humorous video with
Children and staff singing “Stronger”

“Stronger” – MUST WATCH!

Donate - Doernbecher


Click on the image above or this link to donate.

Click here for a mail-in donation form.


Post by EdG

The Veteran by Ted Lyster

A tribute to Veterans written by Bend Kiwanian and well known Cowboy Poet, Ted Lyster:


“…They raised their hand

        And said “I swear…”

     Regardless of the risk they bear..

    …Each can add “Veteran to their name!!”


Click the image above to enlarge and read the entire poem. Then press the go-back arrow in your browser to return to the Kiwanis site.

Posted by EdG 11/11/13