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Kiwanis and Community Volunteers Clean Park

The West Valley Kiwanis and West Valley High School Key Clubs hosted a clean-up of the West Valley Community Park on Saturday, October 23, from 9 am to noon. 54 volunteers participated, including members of our community and the Kamiakin Kiwanis Club. This was a great event that generated 200 volunteer hours to support the Kiwanis mission "to make the world a better place one community and one child at a time."

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Key Club in Action!

We love our Community Volunteers!


West Valley Kiwanis members and guests enjoyed learning about the WVSD RAM Landing Program at our meeting last night. Program liaison Jill Hendricks and Jerilyn Ashbaugh, State and Federal Programs Director provided an overview of how the program helps homeless children/youth and families in need in our community.

Please see the list of needs below and contact the RAM Landing Program to how you can help: 509.860.1812 or

Jill and Jerilyn were presented the "West Valley Kiwanis Cup" by Immediate Past President Don Young.

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Wide Hollow Food Drive Pizza Party

Several West Valley Kiwanis members recently served a pizza lunch to Mrs. Latour's kindergarten class for winning the Wide Hollow Elementary School food drive contest. Their classroom contributed the most food items during their school's record breaking effort to help others. The kids were all well mannered and fun to serve!


Thank you to the new West Valley Middle Level Builders Club for their first community service project! They planned and successfully implemented a great project to collect 1,541 food items over two weeks for area seniors and had fun doing it!

Congratulations to the Builders Club and all who supported them!

About Builders Club: The Kiwanis Club of West Valley is pleased to sponsor this great service leadership club for middle level students. Mr. Dennison and Mrs. King serve as faculty advisors. There are more than 1,500 Builders Clubs in middle schools around the world. Each club is an independent entity-designed for its members, by its members. They work together to improve their schools and their communities. The program is designed to fit member and volunteer interests.


Members of the West Valley Kiwanis Club enjoyed teaching members of the Yakima Valley Aktion Club how to make Valentine's Day bookmarks at their meeting this week. Joshua's smile tells the story!

About Aktion Club: The Yakima Valley Aktion Club is co-sponsored by the Yakima, Kamiakin and West Valley Kiwanis Clubs. Aktion Club is the only service club for adults with disabilities, with more than 12,000 members worldwide. Club members become competent, capable, caring leaders through the vehicle of service.

Enjoy this video! The West Valley Kiwanis sponsored Wide Hollow Elementary K Kids share the benefits they see in belonging to their service leadership Club.

K-Kids is the largest service organization for elementary school students, with more than 1,200 clubs worldwide. Club members discover their passion to serve, desire to lead and their ability to engage and collaborate with others to better the school and community.


The West Valley Kiwanis Club supports and encourages education beyond high school by awarding $1,000 scholarships to graduating West Valley High School Key Club Members.

We are pleased to announce our recipients this year are Jessica Ridd and Brook Bauer. Their awards, administered by WV Dollars for Scholars, were presented this week by our Sponsored Leadership Program Chair Gloria McGlothlen.

  • Brooke has been a member of the West Valley High School Key Club for 4 years. This past year she had the opportunity to serve as the Key Club secretary. Over the past 4 years, she participated in events such as the annual community leaf rake, crab feed, West Valley Park clean up, and Thirst Project. She plans to attend Brigham Young University to study graphic design.

  • Jessica has been a member of Key Club all four years of high school and this year, she had the opportunity of serving as the club's Co-Communications Director. She has enjoyed participating in various service events over the years, especially the community leaf rake and Kiwanis' crab feed. Jessica will be attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah this fall and plans to study English and creative writing.

Congratulations Jessica and Brook!

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The West Valley High School Key Club, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of West Valley, is a student-led organization with over 70 members. Key Club's goal is to encourage leadership through serving others.