About the Kiwanis Club of Napa
The Kiwanis Club of Napa is within Division 8 of the Cal-Nev-Ha District of Kiwanis International. Founded in 1922, it is the oldest club in Division 8. It is also the largest club in its division, at 150+ members and growing. The Club's priority is to assist the youth and seniors of the community in two primary ways: by community giving and by performing direct community service.
To support its community giving program, the Club holds two major annual fundraisers. The Crab Feed is held in February and the Fall Fundraiser is held in October, each of which typically net approximately $40,000. These funds are then distributed throughout the year to youth and senior-oriented community programs and to graduating high school seniors via scholarships.
The Club also provides direct community service. They have built 58 playgrounds and counting in their long-term program to fund and build replacement playgrounds for the local schools. The Club is building benches along the river trail so users have a place to sit. They help with the "special kids" of the community by taking handicapped children on special trips throughout the year. They take part in the annual Salvation Army holiday bell-ringing fundraiser. And, in the past, they have built a greenhouse at Connolly Ranch, provided holiday gifts to needy families and participated in Rebuilding Together. The Club focuses on helping people that need a hand and not a handout.
If you are interested in membership in a truly dynamic organization that will provide you with great personal satisfaction in meaningful service to your community, but which will allow you to serve at your own pace in an atmosphere of fun and good fellowship, this is the Club for you. There are no secret handshakes or special rituals, just a group of people interested in the same thing.
The Kiwanis Club of Napa feels good by doing good and has fun while doing it.