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Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month12N at Lazy River Grill, 631 Big Bend, Ballwin, MO 63021

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Carl Moritz 50th Anniversary

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Glenn Koenen receives a Zeller Award at Meramec Valley Community Kiwanis

Pack Willimon, President of the Kiwanis Club of Meramec Valley Community, presents the Zeller Award to Glenn Koenen. Looking on is Past-President, Judy Gustofson.




Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Meramec Valley Community Site

Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization that works to support children's charities. Our mission is to change the world one child and one community at a time. Here in St. Louis County, Kiwanis Clubs support Camp Wyman in Wildwood which provides free camping to disadvantaged inter-city youths.

Kiwanis Club of Meramec Valley Community also supports Key Clubs at Eureka High School and Parkway West High School. Club service projects provide scholarships to local students and assistance to charities including Wildwood Historical Society, Circle of Concern and Oasis. The Key Leader program teaches leadership skills to teens. Kiwanis clubs secure participation from the 600,000 Kiwanis family members involved in Kiwanis, Circle K, Key Club, Builder’s Club, Aktion Club, K-Kids and Kiwanis Junior in more than 90 countries around the world. In addition friends, neighbors, spouses and children are encouraged to join in Kiwanis service projects.


** ** ** ** ** Serving --- Ballwin --- Ellisville --- Eureka --- Manchester --- Valley Park --- Wildwood ** ** ** ** **
 
Club News and Events 


New Members Welcome

Join us and help us make a difference in your community. A great way to network with professionals in the area.

For more information please visit the "Contact Us" section at the bottom of this page.


Female Members Welcome

For over thirty years, women have been welcome to join Kiwanis Clubs. Many now serve in leadership roles throughout Kiwanis.


CKI (Circle K) and Key Club Alumni

As members of the Kiwanis family, we invite you to the activities listed. Please call or email if you plan to attend.


Distinguished Kiwanis Club

Kiwanis Club of Meramec Valley Community is a Distinguished Kiwanis Club recognized by the Missouri-Arkansas District of Kiwanis International.


 
Future Events

Perryville Kiwanis Charter Banquet, Thur, Jan 17, Robinson Event Center, 2411 Walters Lane, Perryville, 63775, Cocktail hour/silent auction, 5:30 pm; dinner 6:30. $25. Tickets: perryvillekiwanis@gmail.com
Kiwanis Club of Meramec Valley Community, Sat, Jan 19, Ronald McDonald House, 300 Ronald McDonald House Ln, St. Louis, MO 63141, 6 pm. Info: charlehmann@aol.com
South County Kiwanis Trivia Night, Sat, Jan 26, 2019, Seven Holy Founders, 6741 Rock Hill Road (at Gravois). $20/person, 8/table max. Doors open 6 pm; Trivia at 7. Info: 314-845-6177
Cottleville, Weldon Spring, and O'Fallon Kiwanis Trivia Night, Fri, Feb 1, Christy Banquet Center, 9000 Veterans Memorial Parkway, O'Fallon, 63366. Doors open 6:30 pm; games 7. Info: Katie Page, 636-439-6536.
MVK Flying Squadron to Glendale Kirkwood Kiwanis Club, 12:00 NOON TU, Feb 12, Mike Duffy's, 124 W Jefferson, Kirkwood, MO 63122. Info: paul.eckler@att.net
MO-ARK Midwinter Conference, Feb 22-24, Double Tree Conference Center, Bentonville, AR. Info: Mary Vaughan, kiwanismoark@outlook.com
Creve Coeur Kiwanis Trivia Night, Sat, Mar 9, St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 808 N. Mason Rd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141. Doors open 6:30; trivia at 7. $20/person. Info: Charlie Thompson at thompsoncha7@gmail.com
Kiwanis Club of Meramec Valley Community, Sat, Mar 16, Ronald McDonald House, 300 Ronald McDonald House Ln, St. Louis, MO 63141, 6 pm. Info: charlehmann@aol.com
MVKiwanis Peanut Day, Friday, Mar 22, Dierbergs, 141 & 30. Shifts to be scheduled. Info: jdycgust@aol.com
Gravois Kiwanis Trivia Night, Sat, Mar 30, 2019, Seven Holy Founders, 6741 Rock Hill Rd (at Gravois). Doors open 6:15 pm; game at 7. $160/table. Info: Carla O’Brien, 314.520.7905
Meramec Valley Community Kiwanis Trivia Night, Sat, Apr 13, 2019, VFW Hall, Ballwin, MO. Details to follow.
Bridgeton Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, Sun, Apr 14, Bridgeton Recreation Center. Details to follow.
Bridgeton Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast, Thur, May 2. Sybergs. Details to follow.
Crestwood Sunset Hills Kiwanis Golf Tournament, Mon, May 6, Crescent Farms Golf Club 745 Lewis Road, Eureka, 63025. 4 person scramble, 11:15 am. $145/player or dinner only, 5:30 pm, $25. Info: Mark Menning 314-849-9625
Bridgeton Kiwanis Golf Tournament, Thur, June 20. Details to follow.
Key Leader of Missouri, Camp Mihaska, Oct 11-13, 2019, Bourbon, MO




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Kiwanis International sends St. Louis Key Club Member to Japan

Sixteen-year-old Meghan Beckmann recently returned from a trip of a lifetime. In June, she spent two weeks in Japan thanks to a scholarship from Kiwanis International. During her first week Beckmann stayed with a host family in Kyoto, experiencing everyday life. Then, she traveled to Tokyo, spending her second week sightseeing and doing volunteer work.

This was Beckmann’s first trip out of the U.S. Recently, she presented a video of her entire trip at a meeting of her sponsoring club, The Kiwanis Club of Meramec Valley Community.

Beckmann is a Junior and a Key Club member at Parkway West High School in St. Louis. She is the daughter of Glenn and Karen Beckmann.

The youth exchange program for Kiwanis family teens is known as K Corps. K Corps is operated in cooperation with PAX Laurasian Exchange.

Pictured from left are Mo-Ark Division 9 Lieutenant Governor Carla O’Brien; Judy Gustafson, president of The Kiwanis Club of Meramec Valley Community; Meghan Beckmann, member of Key Club, Parkway West High School and Mo-Ark Division 9 Lieutenant Governor-Elect Rich Kircher.



Kiwanis Club recognizes First Student of the Month

In February, Valley Park High School Senior Evan Williams, 18, received the Kiwanis Club of Meramec Valley Community Student of the Month award. Williams is the club’s first recipient of the award. The club recognizes one outstanding senior from four local high schools two times each school year. Pictured from left are Dr. Matt Bailey, principal, Valley Park High School; Kathy Josephsohn, Kiwanis Club treasurer; Williams and Judy Gustafson, Kiwanis Club president. Williams received a certificate and a Culver’s gift card. Williams is the son of Glen and Lesa Williams.

 Meeting Notes


Meetings

As our 1st Tuesday meeting in January would be on New Years Day, we decided to meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday in January, returning to our 1st and 3rd routine in February.


Tue, Jan 22, 12N, Lazy River Grill, 631 Big Bend, Ballwin, MO 63021. Visit of Lt. Gov. Mary Saale
Tue, Feb 5, 12N, Lazy River Grill, 631 Big Bend, Ballwin, MO 63021. Trivia planning meeting, 11 am preceding the meeting.

See the link to photos from Carl Moritz's 50th Anniversary Dinner in the column on the left.

Contact Us


Paul Eckler
636-273-5398
or paul.eckler@att.net



*** Sponsors***


Thanks to our website sponsors--

Gold Sponsors: Bob & Judy Gustofson
Diamond Sponsors: Glenn & Peggy Koenen


$1000 Scholarship
The Earl Collins Foundation of the Missouri-Arkansas District of Kiwanis International offers an annual $1000 scholarship for graduating high school seniors. Applications are due January 15 of each year. Contact us for an application form.

In 2014 and again in 2018, students sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Meramec Valley Community won the Div 9 Scholarship


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Club Officers
Pack Willimon, President
  • packw@aol.com
  • H: 636-536-0201
  • W: 636-391-3194
  • cell: 314-458-3194
  • Fax: 636-256-3838

Dave Green, President-Elect
  • dave.green@edwardjones.com
  • cell: 314-954-3655
  • work: 636-394-6050

Paul Eckler, Secretary
  • paul.eckler@att.net
  • 636-273-5398

Nancy Willimon, Interim Treasurer
  • nwillimon@aol.com
  • H: 636-536-0201
  • W: 636-391-3194
  • C: 314-443-1170
  • Fax: 636-256-3838

Judy Gustafson, Past President
  • jdycgust@aol.com
  • 573-483-3883


Our Board of Directors
Bob Gustafson
Glenn Koenen
Peggy Koenen
Angie Oshia
 
Kiwanis Club of Meramec Valley Community Photos


Earl Collins Division 9 Scholarship to Meramec Valley Community Kiwanis Student

Judy Gustafson, President of the Kiwanis Club of Meramec Valley Community, presents the 2018 Kiwanis Earl Collins $1000 Scholarship for Division 9 to Adrian Fedorko of Des Peres, MO. Earl Collins Scholarships are funded by the fund raising efforts of Kiwanis clubs throughout the Missouri-Arkansas District of Kiwanis International. Mr. Fedorko is the son of Donald and Sarah Fedorko. He is a 2018 graduate of St. Louis Priory High School. He plans to attend Northeastern University majoring in Electrical Engineering and Physics.


Oasis Receives Check for Reading Tutor Supplies

Mary Click of Oasis receives a check for $250 from Judy Gustafson, President of Kiwanis Club of Meramec Valley Community. Looking on are members Glenn Koenen, Dave Green, Charlotte Lehmann, Angie Oshia, Kathy Josephsohn, and Pack Willimon. The check is for updated lesson supplies used by Oasis reading tutors in west St. Louis County schools.



The Kiwanis Club of Meramec Valley Community recently honored an outstanding local student at their regular meeting. Valley Park High School senior, Katie Spawr, 18, received the club’s first Student of the Month award for 2018. Following graduation, Spawr will be attending Maryville University, majoring in biology. She plans a career in the medical field, with a focus on pediatrics. She is the daughter of Brad and Susan Spawr.

Each school year, the Kiwanis Club recognizes an outstanding senior from each of three local high schools. Pictured from left are Dr. Matt Bailey, principal, Valley Park High School; Spawr, and Judy Gustafson, Kiwanis Club president. Spawr received a certificate and a Culver’s gift card.


President Judy Gustafson presented Certificates of Appreciation for efforts for the Formula membership program. Nancy Willimon received the Silver certificate.



Recently, the 2016-2017 officers of the Kiwanis Club of Meramec Valley Community gathered for a group photo. From left, are Glenn Koenen, past president; Kathy Josephsohn, treasurer; Judy Gustafson, president; Pack Willimon, president-elect; and Paul Eckler, secretary. The following members will serve on the club’s board of directors: Mary Henricks, Peggy Koenen, Nancy Willimon and Past President Glenn Koenen.



Judy Gustafson receives Hixon Award from Gov. Don Leupold



Nancy Willimon receives Certificate of Appreciation



Linda James receives Certificate of Appreciation from Lt. Gov. Carla O'Brien


Caroline Zupan of St. Joseph’s Academy receives a $100 donation from Kiwanis Club of Meramec Valley Community for her personal service project to fund books featuring African-American characters or by African-American authors for the Ferguson Public Library. In the photo are (front) Kathy Josephsohn, Caroline Zupan, Charlotte Lehmann, and (back) Judy Gustafson, Glenn Koenen, and Paul Eckler. The check was presented on September 30, Kiwanis Peanut Day, at Dierberg’s in Fenton.



Presentation of 2016 Scholarship



Mr. Pack Willimon, President, Kiwanis Club of Meramec Valley Community, presents the Kiwanis Earl Collins $1000 Scholarship to Miss Jessica Phung, 18, of Ellisville. Looking on are her mother, Mrs. Ha Kim Phung, Mr. Don Leupold, Earl Collins Foundation Trustee, Mr. Paul Eckler, Secretary, and Mrs. Nancy Willimon, Lt. Gov., Kiwanis Div 9. Miss Phung is a graduate of Marquette High School where she was a four year member and officer of Kiwanis Key Club. She plans to attend Missouri University of Science & Technology (MUS&T) majoring in Information Science and Technology.

 Kiwanis Club of Meramec Valley Community Photos


MVK Holiday Party, 2018. Glenn & Peggy Koenen, Kathy & Steve Josephsohn, and Paul Eckler


Glenn Koenen enjoys a birthday cheesecake at an MVK meeting. December, 2018.


Peggy and Glenn Koenen staff the Kiwanis Club of Meramec Valley Community table at the Valley Park Safety Fair, July 28, 2018


Kiwanis Club of Meramec Valley Community at Ronald McDonald House, July 21, 2018


Kiwanis Club of Meramec Valley Community received both the MO-ARK and Kiwanis International Distinguished Club Awards for the 2016-7 year. President Judy Gustafson presented certificates to Past President Glenn Koenen and President Elect Pack Willimon.


President Judy Gustafson presented Certificates of Appreciation for efforts for the Formula membership program. Paul Eckler received Bronze and Gold certificates.



Club Officers



Book distribution at Valley Park Elementary School



Ronald McDonald House



Holiday Luncheon at Young's



Feed My Starving Children Service Project



Kiwanis Night at the Ballpark



The Official Kiwanis Parade Car



Setting Up the Kiwanis Speed Pitch Booth




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Kiwanis Club of Meramec Valley Community is incorporated under the laws of Missouri as a not-for-profit corporation.

 
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