Who We Are


WHO WE ARE

[ WE ARE KIWANIS. ]

We are proud to be among over 600,000 Kiwanis volunteers across the globe who serve their communities, looking out for kids in our hometown and around the world.  

 

OUR BOARD

 

Robert Scott
President

Derek Perry
President-Elect

Phil Deschaine
Past President
Tom Haas
Vice President

Vic Samuelson
Secretary

Bob Stepanovich

Treasurer Assistant

Terry Drzewicki
President

Stu Halgren
Trustee

Dave Rainone
Trustee

Don Frank
Trustee

Dick Witter
member since 1973

Douglas Eschtruth
member since 1981

Terry Carroll
member since 1982

Tom Burcham
member since 1989

Bob Stepanovich
member since 1989

Larry Morgan
member since 1899

Dave Rainone
member since 1990

Pam Fraley
member since 1993

Vic Samuelson
member since 1998

Derek Perry
member since 2017

Gail Riegle
member since 2020

Andrew Such
member since 2000

Paul Marttila
member since 2002

Bill Gohier
member since 2003

Robert Munson
member since 2004

Donald Frank
member since 2005

Bill Mory
member since 2005

Larry Bacon
member since 2008

Phil Deschaine
member since 2009

Terry Drzewicki
member since 2010

Matthew Perrin
member since 2019

Thomas Moore
member since 2020

Daniel Eschtruth
member since 2010

Barbara Riegle
member since 2010

Gary Scott
member since 2010

Alanna Harvey
member since 2011

Thomas Haas
member since 2011

Karl Hosford
member since 2012

Lynn Zapolnek
member since 2015

Stuart Hallgren
member since 2017

Bob Scott
member since 1999

Wayne Sieloff
member since 2019

OUR FAMILY ALBUM


THE HISTORY OF KIWANIS

The Kiwanis Club of Haslett-Okemos was created when the Haslett and Okemos clubs agreed to merge in 2018. Kiwanis International was founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan. In the early years, members focused on business networking, but in 1916, Kiwanis became an international organization with the creation of the Kiwanis Club of Hamilton, Ontario. In 1919, the organization changed its focus to service and by 1962, worldwide expansion was approved. In 1987, women officially were allowed into the membership and now Kiwanis International is a global organization with nearly 300,000 adult members in 8,500 clubs in 80 countries.
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