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About The Parkland-Spanaway KiwanisClub

Club History

The Parkland Kiwanis Club was chartered in 1949. Then Superintendent of Franklin Pierce Morris Ford chartered the Spanaway Kiwanis Club in 1979. The two clubs have joined together to form the Parkland-Spanaway Kiwanas Club. The first Kiwanis Club was established in Detroit, Michigan in 1915.

Current Status

We're a positive group of community leaders that are proud to honor our heritage and on the mission that our club founders started. Many of our members are important individuals in schools and other key areas. Today the traditions continue with next generation club officers, many local club scholarship recipients, and special guest speakers.

Club Future

In addition to many of our members personally connecting with our community, we are building on the opportunities of the times. Share the Kiwanis with your friends and neighbors. Like us on Facebook and share our photos. In simple ways you can help Kiwanis deliver platforms of success to our community, especially the children,

We are working to grow our club in the Frederickson and Graham areas. As well as building and hosting satalite clubs we would love to foster full Kiwanis clubs in each of these areas and more.

Club Leadership

Each Kiwanis club is governed by elected officers and a Board of Directors. Meet our officers and board members.

Officer NamePositionPhoneEmailTerm Expiration
Jay Brower President 253-720-5637 jbrower@bethelsd.edu  
Bruce President Elect 253-667-3845    
Gini Dryer-Dow Treasurer 253-820-1907  t.g.dow@q.com  
Gini Dryer-Dow Secretary 253-820-1907  t.g.dow@q.com  

Board Members

  • David Corner
  • Gini Dryer-Dow
  • Jay Brower
  • Lou Spencer
  • David Huff

Kiwanis Programs

Kiwanians around the globe have one common goal: To serve the children of the world. Kiwanis advocates this vision every day by providing opportunities to serve for every member of a community through Service Leadership Programs. Through these opportunities, youth and young adults around the world become competent, capable and compassionate leaders.

We empower youth at every stage of life, from elementary school through university to young adulthood. Here are the youth programs we sponsor in the community. If your child or grandchild's school does not sponsor a Kiwanis youth program, contact your local club for more information.


Circle K International (CKI) is the premiere university service organization in the world sponsored by Kiwanis International. With clubs on more than 550 campuses globally, programming is based upon the tenets of service, leadership and fellowship. You can learn more about our projects and goals by reading the CKI Magazine.

 

Key Club International the oldest and largest service leadership organization for teens, teaches leadership through service to others. Key Club's 250,000 members build themselves as they build their schools and communities. Key Club's 5,000 clubs thrive in 30 nations in North America, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. You can learn more about our projects and goals by reading the Key Club Magazine.

 

Nearly 40,000 middle and junior high students in 1,300 clubs in 18 nations contribute service to school and community while developing leadership and people skills. Builders Club members implement practical service-learning principals as they focus on supporting organizations that focus on the needs of children. You can learn more about our projects and goals by reading the Builders Bloc.

 

K-Kids is a student-led community service club for elementary students that teaches members the value of helping others through participation in community service projects and club activities. You can learn more about our projects and goals by reading the K-Kids Zone.

 

Terrific Kids is a student recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem, and perseverance. Students work with their classroom teacher and establish goals to improve behavior, peer relationships, attendance, or schoolwork. Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive, Capable.

Terrific Kids is a student recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem and perseverance. Students work with their classroom teacher and establish goals to improve behavior, peer relationships, attendance or schoolwork. Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive, Capable.

 

Bring Up Grades (BUG) is a program designed to provide recognition to students who raise their grades into an acceptable range and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next.

 

Key Leader is a leadership experience for today's youth leaders. It focuses on service leadership as the first, most meaningful leadership development experience. A Key Leader learns the most important lesson of leadership—leadership comes from helping others succeed.

A weekend experience designed to empower emerging student leaders. We do our part to help teens ages 14-18 build self-confidence and set goals.

 

Aktion Club members in more than 200 clubs in seven nations allow adults living with disabilities to develop initiative and leadership skills through hands-on service. These adults return to the community the benefits, help, and caring they have received.