About our Kiwanis club

Kiwanis helps kids around the world. Our Kiwanis club looks out for our community and the Kiwanis international organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and poverty. Our Kiwanis club is generous with its time. We are creative with our ideas. We are passionate about making a difference. And we have fun along the way!

For more than a century, Kiwanis has created opportunities for children to be curious, safe and healthy regardless of the community in which they live. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things can happen.

Kiwanis is a community service organization with over 550,000 members in 80 countries. If you are familiar with Circle K, which consists of 12,600 college members, or Key Club, which consists of 250,000 high school members, Kiwanis in the heart — it truly supports the world’s youth through direct service, guidance, mentorship, and quite a bit of money. One of many efforts, the Eliminate Project, has raised $110 million to purchase and distribute tetanus vaccines globally.

The Kiwanis Mission & Vision

Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. Kiwanis strives to be a positive influence in communities worldwide — so that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive. Our Kiwanis club fulfills the Kiwanis mission by serving our community through Kiwanis Community Service Projects

An Overview:

  • Citrus Heights Kiwanis supports multiple Key Clubs, including the ones at Mesa Verde and San Juan. We provide multiple $1000 scholarships
  • Our signature project is an Easter Egg Hunt that takes place in Rusch Park every year. It attracts vendors, has entertainment, balloons, high school student volunteers, police volunteers, and literally a thousand eggs.
  • Our main fundraisers are an annual crab feed, and Swing Fore Kids Golf Tournament. Bradley Miller is our acting fundraiser chair and sponsors other projects as well, such as olive oil.
  • Because of Bill Hooper and a few others, our club gets to play a big part in the Kiwanis Family House, which provides cheap housing to people whose loved ones are being treated by the hospital nearby.
  • An interclub is when four of our members visit another Kiwanis club, with the goal of visiting every other club in the division at least one time each. More information can be found here
  • Past president Bradley Miller worked alongside Current and Past President Katie Escajeda to spearhead the founding the Kiwanis Club in Fair Oaks
  • Kiwanis is everywhere. We are in Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova…and that is just our division. We are in the Bay Area. We are in Taiwan. We are in Groveland. We even have a cameo in the last season of Mr. Robot
  • Members of our club, alongside members of a church in Citrus Heights, personally sewed, stuffed, and slip-stitched 75 dolls for children in need. 50 went to the Roseville hospital; 25 went to the Citrus Heights Police Department. Ryan, a former member before he went on to become the police chief in another city, had the idea to distribute these dolls to children who were victims of crimes. Lieutenant Mike Wells, current Citrus Heights police officer, made that dream a reality.

Our main resources:


The above is our social media page, which is easily our most active and comprehensive resource.


The above is the website for Division 44, which we are a part of.

Kiwanis Service

Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage approximately 150,000 service projects and raise nearly US$100 million every year for communities, families and projects. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone.

Our Kiwanis club focuses on changing the world by serving children, one child in our community at a time. To reach more people and have a greater service impact on their communities, many clubs sponsor a Kiwanis family club — K-Kids for primary school children; Builders Clubs for adolescents; Key Clubs for teens; Circle K clubs for university students and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities.

Join Us

Our Kiwanis club fulfills the Kiwanis mission by serving our community through Kiwanis Community Service Projects.

Are you ready to help create communities that let all children thrive, prosper and grow? It’s pretty easy to do! Simply contact us with your questions and apply for Kiwanis club membership here.

The kids in your community and the world are counting on you!