Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.
Maintained by PSDLG John W. Stephenson of the Kiwanis Club of Kern, Bakersfield, CA (USA).
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The Kiwanis Club of Taft was chartered on January 7, 1925. Currently, the club has no Charter Members.
Weekly luncheon meetings are held on Thursday from 12:00-1:30 PM at OT's Cookhouse, 205 N. 10th St.
On September 15th, 2016-17 Taft Club President Gary Holton & FL Joan with "THE POWER OF WE" Team were installed at OT's Cookhouse. (Left)
On April 21, 2016, Taft was honored as "2014-15 Distinguished Club", and Lt. Gov. Greg Mudge thanked Pres. Rodney Wikoff for their GREAT EFFORTS and ACCOMPLISHMENTS. (Middle)
On April 21, 2016, Michael Chiaramonte was presented the 2015-16 Distinguished Service Award by CNH Dist. Cherice Gilliam and Lt. Gov. Greg Mudge. (Right)
In the past to provide funds for Community Service Account, Little League Pancake Breakfast, IDD Rummage Sale, Spaghetti Feed, Sales Dewar's Christmas Candy and Pancake Breakfast.
Some Community Service Projects include: Tree planting & maintenance, Highway clean up, Student of the month for 14 schools in Taft, Taft residential care Christmas party, Smoke detector program, Sponsor of Boy Scout Troop, Little League sponsorship and Christmas gifts for the under privileged.
The Taft High Key Club is part of the Service Leadership Program (SLP).
As of 8/31/16 in the WSP2/MNT program, the Taft Club has given $9,585.35 or helped provide 3 shots to ELIMINATE 5,325 maternal/neonatal tetanus cases.
As of 9/30/10 in the WSP1/IDD program, the Taft Club has given $5,164.00 or helped 103,280 kids from IDD. We rank 8th in Div. 33.
In the Div. 33 Bloodmobile Project (5/13/04), Div. 33 has raised $100,515.30 (or 100.11%) of the $101,400 cost to purchase a 3-bed unit for Houchin Blood Service. We have donated $3,900.00 (or 3.84%) and rank 10th place. Our Thousand Dollar Club members and order are as follows: PDLG Marvin Fuller, Sr. (11) and Taft Kiwanis Club (29).