Kiwanis Club of Issaquah members are asked to serve on at least one Committee, and may serve on more than one.  The Club has eight standing committees and many sub-committees that ensure that our mission of "changing the world one child and one community at a time" is realized in full. There is literally something for everybody, from Club finance and record-keeping to a wide variety of community service projects, social events and civic engagement. And, if you see a need, say something! We can create a committee for that!

Fundraising & Events

This committee raises money to support our mission of “making a difference, one child and one community at a time.” Profits from our fundraising events are returned to the community through grants that primarily support young people and families in a wide variety of ways. (more info about the organizations and activities we support) 

Our club hosts these and other fundraising events:

  • Concerts on The Green Concession Sales (Tuesdays in July and August)
  • Salmon Days Salmon Barbeque (first weekend in October)
  • Boots, Barrels, and Brews Western Music and Dance Night (late spring)
  • Secret Salmon Spice sales (throughout the year)
  • Bingo Games (virtual and in-person)
  • Flags on Front & Sunset (supported by downtown merchants)
  • See's Candy Sales (online on this website) - more info

We focus on “fun”raising as well as “fund”raising. Kiwanians and Key Club members volunteer their time with major events, all for a good cause that supports community health. Join us!

Chair: Barb de Michele (email

Grants/Community Services

This committee 1) reviews grant requests that come to the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah from the greater Issaquah community and makes a recommendation to the Board of Directors whether or not to fund each request; 2) annually reviews the Club’s sponsored organizations and activities; 3) sponsors or pilots short-term or one-time community service projects suggested by Club members or members of the Issaquah community (for example, the winter sock and handwarmer drive for people experiencing homelessness); and 4) solicits nominations for Community Volunteer of the Year Award and the Spiritual Aims Award presented at the annual Chamber of Commerce Community Awards Lunch (or Banquet) held in the spring.

Chair: Marilyn Boyden (email

Sponsored Clubs

This committee creates a meaningful liaison between our club and those we sponsor, which include:

  • Aktion Club of Salmon Country
  • Key Club of Issaquah High School
  • Key Club of Liberty High School

Aktion Club:
Aktion Club provides adults living with disabilities the opportunity to develop leadership and initiative, to serve their community, to be integrated into society, and to demonstrate the dignity and value of citizens living with disabilities. Aktion Club liaisons create opportunities for Aktion Club members to participate in community-service projects, encourage other Kiwanians to participate in Aktion Club meetings, and act as mentors to Aktion Club members. (more info)

Youth Clubs:
Committee members cooperate, encourage, and promote the activities of our sponsored Key Clubs at Issaquah High School and Liberty High School. Members work collaboratively with faculty advisors from each school and help connect them with resources from Kiwanis International. Committee members help arrange Key Club participation in the Key Club Division Conference (D-CON), as well as the Key Club International Conference as appropriate. (more info)

Ruben Nieto: Issaquah High Key Club (email
Judy Beal, Liberty High Key Club (email)
Chris Brandt, Aktion Club (email)
Carol Mahoney, Aktion Club (email


This committee conveys the importance of community service, club activities, and club fundraising events to club members and the Issaquah community. Committee members regularly update this website and social-media accounts. Members also collaborate with other committee chairs to produce news releases, publicity materials, short videos, brochures and other communications materials as needed.

Chair: Anne Frances Owen (email)


This committee maintains and grows club membership by conducting evening “Firesides,” summer celebrations of volunteers (the Spirit of Issaquah), and other outreach activities. Members of this committee meet and invite friends, associates, and community members to join the club; provide orientation sessions for interested individuals; and promote membership benefits through printed and other materials. The committee reviews membership applications and recommends applicants to the board of directors. After the board votes an individual into membership, this committee arranges for induction, pairs the individual with a sponsor or “buddy,” and ensures that the new member has joined a committee or otherwise participates in club activities.

This committee also helps retain members by recognizing the volunteer efforts and contributions of others and making personal connections with those who are absent from several club activities or those members who have health or other issues. From time to time, this committee may conduct satisfaction surveys or small focus groups to learn how to improve club activities and interactions.

Chair: Barb de Michele (email)


This committee comprises the club president, the club secretary, and at least two other club members who review our policies, procedures, and bylaws annually, as well as performing other administrative tasks. This committee submits all proposed changes to the board of directors for approval.

Budget & Finance

This committee comprises the president, the immediate past president, the treasurer, the secretary and any other club members that the president assigns. Members of this committee meet monthly, prepare budgets of estimated income and expenditures for submission to the board of directors, and reevaluate the budget after major fundraisers to more accurately determine allocation of monies. The committee also submits any other financial recommendations as requested by the board of directors and oversees an annual financial review.


This committee ensures that the club meets in a suitable place, including setup before weekly and special meetings. Committee members keep attendance records, sell lunches and raffle tickets, and choose the secret greeter at luncheon meetings. The committee also facilitates the display of the American flag throughout Issaquah on recognized holidays and election days. The committee arranges to rent, set up, and take down the club’s tent.
Gibson Hall is available for rent to club members and the community. The House Committee is responsible for contracting a leasing agent and recommending leasing fees with approval from the board of directors. The committee also handles large maintenance projects needed at Gibson Hall.


Our club has played an integral role in improving the lives of Issaquah residents since 1929. We started during the Great Depression, and we've been involved in many landmark community improvements and efforts since then. This committee reports on all these events from the past to current times.

Chair: Marilyn Boyden (email)


This committee supports the club in delivery of community service, club activities, membership management, and fundraising events through implementation and maintenance of technology tools such as email, Zoom meetings, SharePoint, security systems, and online applications. Committee members develop appropriate, cost-conscious solutions to organizational challenges. Members collaborate with other committee chairs to create work processes, communication tools, and document organization that is relevant to the respective committees.

Chair: John Traeger (email)