Weekly Meetings: The Kiwanis Club of Tacoma meets every Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. at the La Quinta Inn (I-5 & Portland Avenue). The weekly luncheon includes an opportunity for good food, friendship, fellowship, Fun and edification! Speakers from local business, education, government and the non-profit sectors provide entertainment, education, community awareness and valuable insights to help direct the service efforts of Kiwanis in this community.
Special Events: The Kiwanis Club of Tacoma hosts two very special events each year. One is the first introduction of the Daffodil Queen and her Court at a luncheon immediately following the coronation of the Queen each year. This event has been a tradition for the Tacoma Club for over forty years and is a highlight of the year for Kiwanians from throughout the area.
The second major event is produced in cooperation with the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce which honors the winner of the Howard O. Scott Citizen-Servicemember of the Year Award. This award is presented to an outstanding representative of the National Guard or military Reserves and is presented in the name of a long-time member of the Kiwanis Club of Tacoma
Signature Project: The Kiwanis Club of Tacoma, in concert with Key Clubbers from Lincoln, Stadium and Mt. Tahoma High Schools, host a Christmas Holiday Party for the children at the Tacoma Rescue Mission’s Adams Street Family Campus. The party includes games, gifts, snacks and prizes. The 2018 Party included a visiting Santa and a balloon man and a new 12-foot Christmas Tree! The Tacoma area, like most urban centers has experienced increasing homelessness in recent years. In this population a growing percentage are families with children. As many as 36 families, averaging 72 children at a time, call the shelter home.
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