Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Okeechobee
Serving the Children of the World
News
JIM VENSEL ACCEPTS KIWANIS CLUB OF OKEECHOBEE AWARD
11/01/2017

DIVISION AWARD: Division 16 was presented an award for being the "Most...

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2017 ANNUAL INSTALLATION BANQUET
10/01/2017

INSTALLATION BANQUET: The installation banquet on Sept 23, was a Hollywood Nights...

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OKEECHOBEE KIWANIS PARK CONTINUES TO GROW
09/01/2017

KIWANIS PARK BENCHES: The park benches have arrived and will be installed...

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REAL LIFE CHILDRENS RANCH ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
08/01/2017

REAL LIFE SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE: Our annual project for school supplies for RLCR...

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GRAD NIGHT ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR
07/01/2017

GRAD NIGHT: Grad night was once again a huge success. This year the hours were revised...

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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.