Weekly Meetings: During the current pandemic of COVID-19 and in compliance with the Governor of the State of Washington’s “Stay Healthy, Stay Home” decree, our weekly meetings are conducted using social media for virtual meetings. Interested guests are welcome to visit our Facebook page @tacomakiwanis for specific meeting topics and directions for joining our virtual 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!
At each of our weekly luncheon meetings, members and guests enjoy timely, informative, inspirational and innovative presentations from local business and industry, education, service organizations and government leaders. Speakers provide entertainment, education, community awareness and valuable insights to help direct the service efforts of Kiwanis in our community.
Open to all, the meetings include fun and fellowship with like-motivated individuals committed to community service and – especially – the children of our community. Weekly topics, special events and activities are posted on our Facebook page.
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 recipient 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 memoriam for 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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