Serving Our Community
Sheboygan Falls Kiwanis is here to serve our community today, for a better tomorrow. Some of our ongoing programs are listed below.
Kiwanis Tree Nursery
Beginning in 2008, the Sheboygan Falls Kiwanis in collaboration with the City of Sheboygan Falls embarked on an ongoing tree nursery project. The purpose of the nursery is to provide the city with a supply of trees to be used as replacement for dead or storm damaged trees in the city’s beautiful parks. This reserve allows the young trees to grow and develop in to mature that can be transplanted when they are needed. The city providing land for the nursery, along HWY 32, near the DPW facilities buildings and Kiwanis
provides the young trees and the labor to plant and maintain them. Many of these trees have been placed in the City parks.
Sheboygan Falls Kiwanis Signature Project - Improving Our Parks
Sheboygan Falls Kiwanis’ mission is to improve our community, and replacing the outdated park play equipment in Woodview Park is currently our signature project.
The current wood play structure is old, outdated, leaning, and unattractive – which makes it unappealing to our children’s imagination and spirit of play. Our club’s goal is to raise a total of $30,000 to place modern, safe, kid friendly, and kid approved new play equipment in Woodview Park in 2018.
The City of Sheboygan Falls just replaced the aging play structure in Rochester Park for $75,000. But recognizing that the city budget is limited, we determined that other parks might also need updates – and after reviewing all parks, idenitfied that the leaning wood play structure in Woodview Park needed to be our first priority. We went door to door, dropping off over 150 park surveys in the neighborhood, and then hosted a night in the park to meet and talk with these same neighbors, resulting in a partnership to get the project underway.
We are committing $8,000 of club funds towards this project. Working together with the neighbors, we will continue to hold fundraisers to build up the park. Once this project is complete, we will identify the next Sheboygan Falls park that needs updating, and work to provide fun play spaces in all our parks.
Looking forward to Kay Meadows Park.
Every year the Kiwanis Club awards scholarships to graduating seniors of Sheboygan Falls High School. The Scholarships are awarded depending on the funds raised during the previous year. The District Foundation also provides a matching contribution which goes towards the amount awarded.
As a part of the annual review process, a committee of Kiwanis members assesses each applications and identifies the top candidates. The committee bases their assessment on four main criteria: the students leadership qualities, their contribution to the community, academic achievement, and financial need. Students interested in applying for next year's should contact the High School Office for more information.
Community Food Drive
In conjunction with the Sheboygan Falls Girl Scouts, the Kiwanis Club supports the Sheboygan Falls Food Pantry through an organized collection effort.
Club members were actively involved in this year's effort to collect a “Ton Of Food”. After all of the final collections were delivered the total weight was estimated to be between 4 and 5 tons. Thank you to the people of Sheboygan Falls for the outpouring of support and charity, and to all of the businesses and organizations that partnered with Kiwanis through this project.
Free Bike Helmets
The Sheboygan Falls Kiwanis believe that children's safe is important. Each year we give FREE bike helmets to children at the Sheboygan Falls Conservation Club's Free Fishing Day event at River Park in Sheboygan Falls (1st Saturday of June).
Again this year we will be giving away kid bike helmets at Sheboygan Falls Conservation Club's Free Fishing Day (if it happens) and at the Sheboygan Falls Community Day (August 10th at River Park in Sheboygan Falls). The helmets are FREE to all children. At these events, look for the blue canopy with the Kiwanis logo to get your child a free bike helmet!
Sheboygan Falls High School Key Club
Key Club is an extension of the Kiwanis family, focused on developing leaders and providing service opportunities to high school students. The Sheboygan Falls Kiwanis works in conjunction with the Key Club in carrying out its mission of service to the children of the world. Members of the Key Club have been partners in numerous Kiwanis led initiatives, such as cleaning up & repairing the cities parks, collecting clothing for the needy, fundraising for community projects and organizing food drives. They also gain valuable leadership skills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected leadership positions within the club, district and international levels.
For more information visit - http://www.keyclub.org/home.aspx