Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Okeechobee
Serving the Children of the World
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NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER/SPECIAL PROGRAM IN MAY
04/03/2017

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER/SPECIAL PROGRAM: May 4, is National Day and...

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RADIO AUCTION
03/01/2017

RADIO AUCTION: The Radio Auction was held on Feb 25, and went very smoothly....

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MINI GRANT PRESENTATION
02/01/2017

MINI GRANT PRESENTATION: The Okeechobee Educational Foundation presented the...

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SALVATION ARMY KETTLE DRIVE
01/02/2017

SALVATION ARMY KETTLE DRIVE: Again this year we took a full day at Walmart rigining...

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Kiwanis Club Donates to Caps of Love
12/02/2015
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The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee has
been collecting plastic caps throughout the
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Our Club History

The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Indiantown and was chartered in 1971. Since many of the charter members were dairy farmers and ranchers, the club was originally a breakfast club so everyone could get to work and not break up their day's work. In the 80's as the club grew, the meeting was changed to a lunch meeting.

The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee has always had a focus on serving the children and youth of Okeechobee and supports many projects to accomplish this goal. The Club was the first local service organization to offer a college scholarships to graduating high school seniors of Okeechobee High School and was a founding sponsor of the all night, alcohol-free Grad Night Party and continues to help support it financially. In addition, the club sponsors Builder's Clubs at the middle schools and a Key Club at OHS, has a Terrific Kids awards program in the elementary schools, and sponsors "Math Mini-Grants" through the Okeechobee Educational Foundation. We are now proud to co-sponsor a scholarship under the Take Stock in Children program.

Events put on by our club include the Farm-City Week BBQ, G4S (previously Eckerd Youth Development Center) and Okeechobee Girls Academy Christmas party, Santa-in-the-Park, Souper Bowl of Caring, National Day of Prayer, Baby Shower for the Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee, and a school supply drive for Real Life Children's Ranch. To fund these projects the Club holds an annual Radio Auction and its annual Easter Pancake Breakfast.