We look forward to serving the children in our communities
of Carefree and Cave Creek … together!
The Kiwanis Club of Carefree is one of the largest Kiwanis clubs in the world, with roughly 150 members. Our focus is on helping children recognize and develop their potential. We support post-secondary scholarships, summer art programs, special needs support, youth service organizations and more.
Through the Kiwanis Marketplace Thrift Store in Cave Creek the foundation raises money to support its projects. The vast majority of the funds we raise are invested in the children of our community, while some is donated to Kiwanis International initiatives dedicated to disaster relief and eradicating diseases around the world.
Our weekly lunch meetings are held on Wednesdays from 12 to 1:30 pm at Harold’s Corral in Cave Creek.
The Kiwanis Club of Carefree encourages each of its members to support the work of the club by joining one or more of its committees.
Community Service for young adults with special needs.
Donations and financial assistance provide Christmas dinners, clothing, and toys for families in need, including families of prisoners.
Conduct the business of the club and foundation.
Develops yearly budget.
Maintains the Club and Foundation Bylaws
Manages Kiwanis of Carefree Communications.
Prepare for Board meetings and handle critical issues between Board meetings.
We receive, evaluate, and make recommendations to the Kiwanis Board on requests for funds from schools, organizations, clubs and groups for money for new or existing programs and equipment.
Arranges for Social events and manages Pancake Breakfast.
Fleisher, Linda L.
Oversees Club and Foundation unrestricted funds and recommends investment options.
Service leadership organization for teens that teaches leadership through service to others.
Manages Kiwanis of Carefree Major Projects
Deals with Personnel, Operations and Property Management (through the Property Management sub-committee) issues at the Kiwanis Marketplace.
Recruitment of new members, acclimating new members to the club and it’s activities, and working to maximize retention of club membership.
Each year select committee members by March 1st. Committee will propose a slate of Officer and Director candidates, for membership vote, for the next fiscal year.
Coordinates Kiwanis of Carefree participation in local parades.
Donohue, Andrew JT
Manages Club properties.
The scholarship committee awards scholarships to deserving high school seniors.
Sponsors Science Fairs and other Science and Engineering related education activities.
Meeting Day … In The Life of the Kiwanis Setup Committee
The Kiwanis Setup committee is a standing committee, which serves in an ongoing, continuous function and is vital to the successful facilitation of each meeting and special events. The main function of our committee members deals with the organizational and operational procedures on meeting day. The ultimate goal of this committee is to establish and maintain a welcoming and encouraging environment, supporting both the members as well as its guest speakers.
Linda Fleisher (Chairman)
- Coordinate with the staff at Harold’s, confirming set up and other requirements for meetings and special events.
- Communicate with Program Director to coordinate the audio-visual needs, etc. needed for the guest speaker/presenter.
- Equipment Set-up needed:
- Speakers and microphones
- Podium (bell, gavel)
- Set-up Reception Table.
- Blue Buckets for tickets and money
- Clear large container with chips for drawing
- Roll down large banner on wall (left side of stage, by entry door).
- Pass out lunch slips at each table.
Committee Chairman Responsibilities (Linda Fleisher):
- Ensure staffing is adequate for set-up each week.
- Greet Speaker.
- Fill in at reception table as needed.
- Continuous coordination with Harold’s staff so service runs smoothly.
- Assist with tear-down after meeting, making certain that all Kiwanis’ equipment and materials are returned to closet and secured.
- Inventory and ordering of supplies.
Terrific Kids is a student-recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem and perseverance. “Terrific” is an acronym for:
Currently seeking volunteers to assist in the local schools.
Supports spiritual wellness through a variety of resources and programs.
Sponsors programs to support youth health in the Foothills area.
Today our club has about 150 members …
Ranking us within the top ten largest Kiwanis clubs in the world. We believe that investing even one fraction of one’s time, talents, energies and experiences will make a world of difference tomorrow.
Why should you consider becoming a Carefree Kiwanis Member?
Each year we elect a new set of club officers. Our current officers are the following:
President :: Mike Poppenwimer
President Elect :: Open
Vice President :: Andrew Donohue
Immediate Past President :: Steven Dart
Secretary :: Ron Ireland
Ass’t Secretary :: Jane White
Treasurer :: Howard Dicke
Ass’t Treasurer :: Steve Morse
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PO Box 1498
Carefree AZ 85377