History

The Bend Kiwanis Club has a long and rich history of serving the Bend Community. At a May 1924 gathering at the former Pilot Butte Inn, the first meeting of the Bend Kiwanis Club was held. Bend Kiwanis Club was the first service club in our community. Our Club’s motto is “Making a Difference”, and has been embraced by our members from our inception.

Some of these projects from the beginning of Bend Kiwanis Club have continued to present day, such as, the support of 4H and FFA programs and the purchasing of land for parks, park development and providing play structures in parks. Other long standing projects have been support of the Boy and Girl Scout programs, college scholarships and providing resources, manpower and equipment to non-profit organizations.

 The Bend Kiwanis Club members have donated services, food and monies to:

 Red Cross – Bend Christmas Parade – Neighborhood Impact

July 4th Pet Parade and Games In The Park – United Way Days of Caring

 Central Oregon’s Got Talent, Ronald McDonald House and many more.

ODOT Road Clean-up – Ronald McDonald House

SMART – Volunteers in Medicine -Grandma’s House –  Scouting Programs
And many, many more…

If you are interested in getting involved please contact us.

For more information about the long term history of the Bend Kiwanis, please visit the Historical & Evolutionary Documents Tab. 

For More Information:

Kiwanis Club of Bend
P.O. Box 102 Bend, OR 97709

541-617-0003
For information via email, click here