Activities

January

  • HUGS Drive: collection of hats, underwear, gloves and socks for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank

February

  • Package emergency kits for the homeless (protein bar, water, socks, etc.).

March

  • Boots, Barrels & Brews fundraiser, benefiting scholarships for youth activity programs. This is the biggest annual fundraiser for Kiwanis Club of Issaquah.

April

  • Kiwanis One Day, a day of community service for members
  • Sponsorship and volunteer at Keep Issaquah Beautiful community litter clean-up.

May

  • Support Key Club teams at the Issaquah Relay for Life, benefiting cancer research.
  • Present the Spiritual Values Award and Volunteer of the Year Award at the Issaquah Community Awards Luncheon.
  • Present the Linda Ruehle Scholarship Award.
  • Enter our club “horse” in the annual Diaper Derby by collecting diapers for Eastside Baby Corner.

June

  • International Kiwanis Convention
  • International Key Club Convention
  • Represent Kiwanis at the Hobby and Volunteer Expo at Pickering Barn

July

  • At Concerts on the Green, we manage the food concessions every Tuesday 6-8:30 pm.
  • Tools for Schools. Founded by Kiwanis, this program provides backpacks and school supplies for students in need

August

  • Concerts on the Green concessions – grilled hamburger and hot dogs – every Tuesday 6-8:30 pm.
  • Pacific Northwest District Kiwanis Convention.

September

  • Kiwanis Installation Dinner. We welcome our new president and board members while recognizing leadership of the prior year.
  • Deliver “welcome baskets” to YWCA’s Passage Point new residents.

October

  • Grill salmon at the annual Salmon Days festival, the first weekend in October. Kiwanis barbeques fresh salmon over an alder fire to serve to festival goers. This is a major fundraiser for the club, to benefit programs supporting children and families of Issaquah.

November

  • Coat Drive — new and used—  to support client needs at the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.

December

  • Volunteer at the Holiday Gift Barn, in support of Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.
  • Kiwanis Christmas Party.

Frequent Activities:
After Hours
Life is more than just community service, and club members regularly kick back and enjoy some camaraderie. It might be a Halloween party or just a happy hour at a local pub.

Community Meals
Four or more times a year, our club members purchase and prepare dinner for anyone in the community who needs a hot meal.

Flag Service
Our Kiwanis club displays American flags on all patriotic holidays as a service to local downtown Issaquah businesses.

Fundraising
Whether it’s Virtual Bingo or the sale of See’s Candies and car wash tickets, we work to raise funds in support of local non-profits who meet our mission of support for local children and families.

Inter-Clubs
Four or more Kiwanians attend a meeting of another area Kiwanis Club to share ideas for community service.