We are the Kiwanis Club of Los Altos, a volunteer organization located in the heart of Silicon Valley. When we aren’t busy raising money for our scholarships and grants programs, you can find us giving back to Los Altos through community service. We meet every every Tuesday at noon. Join us!

2006 Pet Parade dog girlLooking for information about our Kiwanis Pet Parade scheduled May 17, 2014? Please read our Pet Parade Rules document, then fill out our online registration form.

Diana and Julie harvest a tree for CSA.

Diana and Julie harvest a tree for CSA.

We had a very fun community service event Friday October 4 where members gathered together at President Charmaine’s house and we picked her apple trees and sorted through them to give to Community Services Agency to benefit local low-income families in need.

Overall we gathered approximately 150 pounds of apples in a little more than an hour on a Friday afternoon and we had a great time doing so! Think of all the local families we helped and the apples are delicious too!

Enjoy some of the photos of Kiwanians pitching in and enjoying the fun!

Sorting through the bounty.

Sorting through the bounty.

Bob peeks out from the depths of an apple tree.

Bob peeks out from the depths of an apple tree.

Martha and Diana smile for the camera.

Martha and Diana take a break to smile for the camera.

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Peter gets way into the depths of the tree to obtain the best of the bounty.

 

Kiwanis 101: Who we are, what we do

Here is a quick crash course in what the Kiwanis Club of Los Altos does on an annual basis. We start off every year in October, after initiating a new president. We just recently initiated Charmaine Turbow as our new Kiwanis President. Throughout the year we host a K-Kids Club at Loyola School. K-Kids is [...]

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Kiwanis Special Games and Los Altos Pet Parade

It’s that busy time of year for our club and this is your gateway to additional information! First up, May 17 is the Kiwanis Special Games and this year we are back at the newly renovated De Anza College Track and Field! Your one stop shop for all things Kiwanis Special games is visiting The [...]

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Bunco is coming and Eliminate is chugging along!

We’ve got great news as we enter into spring at Kiwanis, we are planning our next Bunco event scheduled for March 23. There are all sorts of exciting baskets and door prizes at this event and the food is always delicious! Also, if you sell three tickets to this Bunco event, you get the fourth [...]

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Upcoming Kiwanis meetings

Coming up in the new year we have some very interesting programs at our Tuesday meetings. These meetings are a great chance to spend some social time with your fellow Kiwanians and a wonderful opportunity to introduce someone to our club. Thanks to Howard for booking such great speakers. Upcoming programs include: January 29 – [...]

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Turkey Round Up

The Kiwanis Club of Los Altos donated 118 turkeys last week to The Ecumenical Hunger Program. Kiwanis members and volunteers from California Water Service Company transported more than 2,000 pounds of turkeys Nov. 16 to the non-profit’s facilities in East Palo Alto. The Kiwanis club collected individual donations for the turkeys and received a $1,000 [...]

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Hey everyone, the Los Altos Kiwanis Tree Lot is right around the corner! Kiwanians Karen Smith, Donna Cedervall, Diana Ritter and Charmaine Tu (not pictured) made countless bows last night to sell in conjunction with our beautiful wreaths! The tree lot will be open from Nov. 23 through Dec. 16 this year, open from 9 [...]

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Turkey Round Up

Hey everyone Nov. 16 is our annual Turkey Round Up where we purchase turkeys for Bread of Life. Bread of Life provides Thanksgiving dinners for families in need in East Palo Alto. Turkey prices this week have come down which is great news! Turkeys are about 59 cents a pound so we can purchase one [...]

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Kiwanians get together to fix tables!

We had a great day of service Oct. 20. Ten members met up at Loyola School and got to work sanding and revarnishing the picnic tables at the school, which were in such disrepair that teachers wouldn’t let the students sit on them! There are more than 20 tables left at the school to repair [...]

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Our club honors its stars

Our club held its Installation Dinner at the end of September and while installing our new President Bob Galen, we recognized some of our current Kiwanis members for their service. Julie Filice was name Kiwanian of the Year for 2011-2012. Longtime member Paul Van Buren was honored with the Legion of Honor award 40 years [...]

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