About Kiwanis Club of Palmdale
Our club was chartered on April 16, 1928, and was sponsored by the Lancaster Club was chartered on January 29, 1926. In writing this, I have a great sense of pride in the history of our club. Our club sponsored the Kiwanis Club of Palmdale West on September 28, 1971.
In the early years of our club due to sound judgment, we owned our clubhouse and many clubs and K.E.Y. clubbers had the pleasure of a home-cooked meal along with the music from our very own pianist. Our generosity to the community is in the amount of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Through awarding scholarships to the local high schools and the community college. We purchase animals from the Kiwanis Junior Livestock Auction to support the rural way of life and preserve the heritage of the early days in the Antelope Valley. We also work with local elementary schools to provide students with much-needed backpacks and school supplies.
Our fundraising efforts are to be marveled at in terms of what it has brought to our community. The fireworks booth is our main source of funds for the year. What a labor of love, every year Kiwanians and family members spend a week of fellowship and fun. Not only does the firework booth allow us to provide scholarships to our community, but it also allows our members to promote our message of “serving the children of the world” to our community. We brought the Antelope Valley Kiwanis Duck Race to town has risen over $100,000 for local nonprofits in the last three years. These big projects, not to mention the little ones, help our club throughout the year.
We have service projects throughout the entire year, members can volunteer their time. We have provided the “Chain Gang” to Highland High School since they have had a football team. We volunteer at the Special Olympics gives individuals the opportunity to do what they would not have the chance to do without our help. We also have a yearly canned food drive to benefit food pantries in the valley. Our club holds. Student of the Month with local high schools to honor exceptional students every quarter.
We have provided Division 38 with at least seven Lt. Governors. We provide exemplary leadership to our K.E.Y. Clubs, the high school level of our K-Family. As we know children are our future so these K.E.Y. Clubbers will be making decisions for us in the future that will affect our
day-to-day lives. I believe that if the Kiwanis Club of Palmdale had not ever been here our lives, community, schools, and simply the quality of our lives would be a lot less empty. It takes great commitment to make a substantial contribution, and our club defines this. Our club defines greatness. If this sounds like a service club you would like to be involved with, please join us online at: email@example.com. We meet every Tuesday at 6:30 P.M. We invite you to see how you can give back to the community you live in.