November 20, 2023 – The Escanaba Kiwanis continue to support St. Vincent de Paul. Thomas Gibbons and Loretta DeCristopher, President & Vice President of the Escanaba District Council of St. Vincent de Paul are joined with Escanaba Kiwanis members Dennis Pearson, Melissa Ness and Warren Isaacson.
The 2024 Kiwanis Home & Garden Show – will be April 12th, 13th and 14th at the Ruth Butler Building in Escanaba. Stay tuned for vendor signup and sponsorship information coming soon!
Escanaba Kiwanis Celebrates Wins at Fall Banquet. It was a packed room at the Bonifas Art Center on September 23rd as the club celebrated wins from the past year. Some of the largest wins include:
- Creation of club Mission and Vision Statements
- 225 Community service hours provided to our Strategic Partners and the Escanaba community.
- An additional 400 service hours for the very successful 2022 Home & Garden Show
- 50% membership growth
At the event Kiwanis District Lieutenant Governor Steve Halsey presented Legion of Honor awards to 12 of the current members who have served at least 25 years. Top Legion of Honor award went to Roy Hivala for his 57 years of service to the Escanaba Kiwanis. Roy received a standing ovation for his incredible service. Mr. Halsey also inducted the incoming board members, and Aaron Deiter was installed as the new club President. Thank you to all who were able to attend and make it such a fun event! The club is already busy planning more ways to grow, have fun, and help Escanaba youth and the community in the upcoming year.
August 6, 2022: Escanaba Key Club and Kiwanis Club Pull For Honor. Escanaba Kiwanis joined their High School Key Club to raise funds for the UP-Honor Flight. The team pulled a FedEx truck 30 feet in 20 seconds and had a blast raising funds to help Upper Peninsula veterans take part in the future UP Honor Flights.
July 19, 2022: Escanaba Kiwanis visits Scout Camp Hiawatha. Camp Hiawatha is a jewel in God’s Country, and Scouts from around the Midwest are lucky to enjoy all that Camp Hiawatha offers. Kiwanis was given a fantastic tour by Alan Barr, Erick Kestila, and Craig Woerpel, leaders from the Bay Lakes Scout Council. Throughout the summer, about 250 Scouts each week visit this amazing camp while they learn valuable leadership skills. They also work on merit badge requirements for everything from swimming to wilderness survival. Oh, and they have a TON of fun while they are learning these great life lessons. What an amazing resource for kids who are part of the Scout program!
July 7, 2022: Escanaba Kiwanis assisting with Library Reading Program. Your local Kiwanis club has been supporting the Escanaba Summer Reading Program by reading to kids each week. Your kids can join us on Tuesdays at 11:30 July 12th and 19th.
May 19, 2022: Escanaba Kiwanis was busy again this weekend serving our community. Last weekend members supported the Scout Spring Camporee activities and took part in the Enhance Escanaba tree planting project.