Some past projects of the Salem Kiwanis Club;
listed from oldest to newest
|First Project: Courthouse Clock – the clock was later moved to the City Hall in 1952, and sold in 1972 when the City Hall was razed. It is now on display in Mt. Angel.
|Railroad crossing sign at Chemawa Indian School.
|Roadside sign at 45th Parallel.
|Sponsored building of first concrete bridges in Salem.
|Fund drive for Willamette University endowment – club raised over $500,000.
|Fund drive for YMCA raising approximately $200,000 for new building.
|Salem General Hospital Improvement Fund Drive – raised nearly $100,000.
|In 1937, we helped organize the first Community Chest Drive now known as the United Way.
|Assisted addition of high school classes at Chemawa Indian School.
|Promotion of Silver Falls area as a State Park.
|Hosted three District Conventions.
|In 1961, we initiated all night high school graduation parties and chaperoned them at the YMCA.
|Contributed to a Health Cabin at Camp Kilowan Camp Fire in 1963.
|Sponsored the annual Kiwanis Kids Day Parade in Salem with over 1,000 kids and 9,000 entries in poster contest.
|Sponsored Boy Scout Troop and twenty-three campships.
|Sponsored Key Club at Sierra Catholic High School.
|Presented banners at the Oregon State Fair for FFA livestock showmanship.
|Assisted in United Good Neighbors fund raising.
|Held annual Strawberry Picking Contest beginning in 1965.
|The club hosted a Golden Anniversary Dinner with 525 persons from seven clubs attending.
|Gum machines were placed in public areas for additional income.
|Sponsored Guest Parking Card (Courtesy Citations)
|Annual bell ringing for the Salvation Army since 1966.
|In 1967, the club played host to 96 children at the Kiwanis Day Football Game in Corvallis.
|Conducted a Christmas Craft Sale of items made by Hillcrest and McClaren students.
|Organized a new Boy Scout troop in East Salem in 1968.
|Sponsored The Law and You in Junior High Schools in 1969.
|Organized a Ladies of Kiwanians group
|Sponsored 10 showings of Bigfoot, a movie on North America’s Abominable Snow Man.
|Distributed Drug Awareness comic books to schools.
|Chaperoned high school graduation party
|Sponsored a baseball team.
|Purchased film for United Good Neighbors.
|Started Key Club at Salem Academy.
|Church directories purchased for local motels.
|Hosted Festival of Bands.
|Improved water system at 4-H Center in 1971-1972.
|Operated concession stand at State Fair to benefit Boys Club.
|Started annual popcorn sales.
|Korean Seed Project, planted trees with Sacheon Kiwanis Club in 1974-1975.
|Provided television monitoring system for Pediatrics Ward at hospital.
|Hosted 23 Japanese high school students.
|Performed church yard work.
|Assisted Red Cross with CPR Program.
|First All City Spelling Bee.
|Oregon Games for Physically Limited in 1977-1978
|Kiwanis Track Meet
|Purchased, assembled and erected creative playground equipment for Poyamaland in 1979-1980.
|Coin Cake Project at State Fair in 1980-1981
|Raised $5,500 for: Red Cross, YMCA, Boys Club and Shangri-La, and the club projects fund.
|Christmas program for underprivileged children in 1981-1982.
|Sponsored Junior Olympics, Kiwanis Track Meet.
|County Commissioners Prayer Breakfast
|Oregon Games for the Physically Limited.
|Assisted serving at Hospice Breakfast.
|Constructed the Kiwanis Nursery Shop greenhouse at Shangri-La, along with three other clubs in 1983-1984. Won awards for this project from both Kiwanis International and the Pacific Northwest District.
|Sponsored race to dedicate new bridge over the Willamette River in 1984-1985, with over 300 runners participating; $1,045 was raised.
|Donated to the Mid-Valley Children’s Guild Equipment Project.
|Began Educator of the Year Awards in 1985-1986.
|Awards Presentation Luncheon with teachers and principals from each school was held.
|Youth Skateboard Competition drew nearly 300 participants in 1987-1988.
|Adopted Richmond Grade School starting 1989-1990.
|Participated in Alzheimer’s Walk in 1990-1991.
|Boys & Girls Club “Night Out,” Low-Rider Rally
|Support of Bone Marrow Unit.
|Special honor to Mary Eyre.
|Cleanup work at Minto Brown Island
|Cleanup at the Elsinore Theater
|VCR/TV Cart for Hospital Special Care Unit
|Outreach funding support to S. Dade County, Florida Kiwanis Club following Hurricane Andrew.
|Participated in the Ag Fest
|Donated CPR Red Cross mannequin
|Donated two basketball hoops for the Boys and Girls Club
|Tickets to the Sousa Concert for Blind School students.
|Kiwanis billboards and Public Service Announcements
|Work at Willamette Lutheran Retirement Home.
|Support of Willamette University Circle K Club.
|Began long-term support of the world wide program to rid Iodine Deficiency Disorders in 1993 – 1994.
|Garden projects at Richmond School.
|Assistance was given at Immunization Clinic
|Citywide cleanup day and funds were donated
|National Youth Forum on Law.
|Salvation Army playground equipment.
|Funding support to burned out family
|Neighborhood basketball hoop
|Supported South Salem High Music Department
|Supported Bone Marrow Unit
|Collected food for Marion/Polk County Food Share
|Collected eyeglasses for needy.
|Participated in the Kids Voting-Election Day program
|Supported students to Leadership Conference, Law Enforcement Camp and HOBY,
|Provided funds for Mother Oaks Child
|Provided funds for Salem Hospital Foundation
|Provided funds for Odyssey of the Mind program.
|Supported Northwest Medical Van
|Supported a Health Fair for Richmond School
|Participated in the Gilbert House telethon.
|Funding support for “hands are not for Hurting,” “Moving Kids Safely,’ Family Building Blocks and Honduras Relief.
|Donated bicycle helmets
|Added projects in 1998-1999 Supported Read Across America program in 1998 – 1999.
|Skip a Meal, Funds to Turkey Earthquake victims
|Purchased a lamb at the 4-H auction
|Supported the Kosovo Save Our Children project.
|Members delivered flowers for Mothers Day
|Participated in March of Dimes
|Participated in Kiwanis Blood Drive
|Richmond Elementary was given a LSAC Interpreter and calculators for students.
|Sponsorship of Western Baptist Circle K Chapter
|Geography Learning project
|Student scholarships to Mexico
|Red Cross Convention
|Sponsored Youth Outreach program in 1999-2000.
|Supported Bone Marrow Unit.
|American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
|Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk.
|American Lung Association’s Reach The Beach
|Red Cross Hurricane disaster relief efforts
|Salem-Keizer School District Annual Spelling Bee
|Created Codi’s Corner special library collection at Cummings Elementary School in honor of Codi Frazier.