The Kiwanis Club of Stuart, Florida
Serving the Children of the World
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KCOS Hosts "Back To School Party"
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The KCOS held a back to School party for deserving children.  Clothes,...

KCOS hosts "Back To School Party" - #2
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Back To School Kiwanis Style
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This is the inaugural Back To School event for the KCOS.     

Kiwanis Park Butterfly Garden Restoration
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The Garden Club of Stuart has begun a maintenance program for the butterfly...

2016 Kiwanis Challenge


The Kiwanis Club of Stuart has set the date for their 2016 Sporting...

Stolen Playground Panel Recovered

One of the panels of the new barrier free park was stolen Saturday night...

KCOS Donates $100,000.00 For All Inclusive Playground
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On March 9, 2015, the Kiwanis Club of Stuart presented a check in...


Kiwanis Club of Stuart, Florida, Inc.

Kiwanis Club of Stuart, Florida, Foundation, Inc. 

Serving Martin County Since April 1, 1938

See our club Welcome at the bottom of this page. 

This website is sponsored by:

WSTU RADIO, 1450, Stuart, Florida; Frank Mezzapelle, radio host and member of the Kiwanis Club of Stuart   Listen to Frank at 5 pm each Friday on 1450 AM, and by

THE ARC OF MARTIN COUNTY; Keith Muniz, CEO and member of Kiwanis Club of Stuart;     Visit their Thrift Store at 613 South Colorado Ave Stuart (772-324-5424) M- F 10- 5 & Sat10-4

Many thanks to our sponsors and their continued support of the activities of the Kiwanis Club of Stuart.



Santa and dozens of members of the Kiwanis family and friends will meet on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Beall’s on Cove Road in South Stuart and will provide a clothes shopping trip for approximately 70 deserving children.   Our budget is approximately $4,000.00 with which we will purchase about $5,000.00 worth of clothing. 

Contributions are being accepted and if you would like to contribute ($75.00 will provide a full set of clothing for a child), contact Cher Fisher at 772 260-9157 or contribute on our donation page using Paypal.



August 9, 2016

Every year for more than 5 decades, the KCOS has taken needy children shopping for Christmas clothes.  This year we added a party for giving BACK TO SCHOOL CLOTHES AND SUPPLIES TO 46 DESERVING CHILDREN. The clothing and supplies were presented to the children at a Back To School hot dog picnic party held for them and their families at Kiwanis Park on August 9th. 

The winner of the raffle for the fishing trip was Paul Dozier.

Photos of the event can be seen on this website under "Photos" and then under "Photo Albums."  

Thanks to all of our donors and volunteers who helped make the event a great success.


Pancakes In The Park

March 4, 2017

Our next Pancake event will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017.  We will be encouraging children to read as part of the celebration of the birthday of Dr. Seuss.  In addition to the traditional pancakes, sausage, fruit, scambled eggs, and beverages we will have specialty pancakes (blueberry - chocolate chip, etc) and, in honor of Dr. Seuss, green eggs and ham.

If you would like to be a sponsor of the event, contact Bob Burson at 286-1616.  If you wold like to have a vendor booth/table at the event (with a focus on the encouragement of children reading) contact Virginia Hill at 772 781-6883.  

April 9, 2016

Thanks to all who helped make our annual Pancakes In The Park a great success.  The weather was perfect and the food was plentiful and delicious.

Special thanks to our many donors who provided food, services, equipment, workers and all around assistance:

City of Stuart; Starbucks; Natalie’s Orange Juice Company; Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.; Martin County Sheriff’s Office; Florida Gas Express, L.L.C.; Boy Scouts of America; Manero’s Restaurant; Sysco Southeast Florida; American Speedy Printing; Flanagan's Seafood Restaurant and Bar; Kiwanis Club of Martin County; and members of the Key Clubs and Builder’s Clubs and their sponsors and family members.

Over $1,300 was raised for the charities sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Stuart, Florida Foundation, Inc.

You can see many photos of the event on our website.  On the Menu, click on "Photos," and then click on "Picasa Photos" to see over 50 galleries of KCOS activities including 2016 Pancakes In The Park.


Martin County Historical Ornament Series

Martin County - Shark Capital of the World


You may be surprised to learn that Martin County was once the Shark Capital of the World.  From use of sharks in commercial manufacturing of Vitamin A by individual boat yards and the Borden Company to the discovery and manufature of shark repellent.  Each ornament comes with a history of sharks in Martin County. 

Available now at the Stuart Heritage Museum, the

Stuart-Martin County and Palm City Chamber of Commerce’s and from Members of

the Kiwanis Club of Stuart

 $25.00 each

Since 1995, the Kiwanis Club of Stuart has produced annually an ornament celebrating the history of Martin County.  The ornaments are handmade in the USA by nationally recognized, ChemArt and are accompanied by a booklet containing the local history relating to the ornament.

ChemArt is well known for producing the White House Ornament since 1981 and are often featured by the Discovery Channel during the holiday season on John Ratzenberger’s, Made in America.

The ornaments are solid brass, dipped in 14K gold and enameled using a silk screened process and still made by in the USA!!

100% of the profits from this ornament benefit children of Martin County.


Trying out the playground at Kiwanis Park

Gary Frechette, Florida Kiwanis District Governor - 2016-17




The community build of the newest phase of the Kiwanis Park at Woodlawn was completed over the Memorial Day weekend as all of the play equipment was assembled and a grand opening was held on July 16, 2015.  

This playground is usable by all children but the equipment and ramps allows children with disabilities to have access to slides, swings, and other exciting sensory equipment.  

Hundreds of photos of the community build may be seen under the menu item on the left side of this page shown as "Photos" and the sub-menu item "Photos-Picasa."

The Kiwanis Club of Stuart spent 3 years raising funds and planning for the construction of the  playground.  The $200,000 in project costs are shared equally by the KCOS and the City of Stuart.  

If you were there for the build, contributed materials, contributed food, contributed advertising, or in any other way helped make the playground a success, the KCOS and the City of Stuart, on behalf of the children who will use the playground over the coming decades, say THANKS TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!!


 Kiwanis Sporting Clay Challenges Raised Significant Funds for The All Inclusive Playground At Kiwanis Park At Woodlawn

The KCOS held 2 major fundraisers for the Inclusive Playground to be constructed at Kiwanis Youth Park at Woodlawn. Thanks to everyone who assisted in the events including those who served as organizers, sponsors, shooters, auction donors, volunteers, food and beverage providers, to those who provided media coverage of the events and to the staff and employees of South Florida Shooting Club.  The events combined netted approximately $56,000.00 for the playground.  Donations are still being accepted in an effort to raise funds for shade for the playground- see the Menu item "Store Donation Center."  



Youth Service Organizations

The Kiwanis Club of Stuart sponsors youth service organizations in various elementary, middle and high schools.  Check out their activities throughout the year by looking under "Service Leadership-Youth" located under the "Projects - Service" on the menu.


 Kiwanis Club of Stuart - Fundraising Information 

The Kiwanis Club of Stuart, Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non profit corporation and solicits funds from the public to allow it to provide service to the community.  Copies of the Foundation's documentation may be found under the "About Us" drop down tab on the left of this page.


Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Stuart, Florida
Serving Martin County since April 1, 1938

The Kiwanis Club of Stuart (KCOS) was formed on April 1, 1938 and through its members and Foundation (the Kiwanis Club of Stuart, Florida, Foundation, Inc.) has since continuously provided much needed service to the residents of Martin County.   

Some of our major projects over the years include the Martin County pool located at Martin County High School; Kiwanis Park at Woodlawn located in Stuart near Confusion Corner; the Courthouse gazebo; an annual clothes shopping trip for appoximately 70 underprivileged children; start up funding for the Martin County YMCA and Lyric Theatre; a shelter at the YMCA; sponsorships of youth organizations in many of the MC elementary, middle and high schools; the Adopt-A-Class program; years of assistance with Special Olympics; scholarships; and financial assistance to many organizations including the Boy Scouts, the ARC of Martin County, and Helping People Succeed.    The club also provides many other smaller service projects to the community each year.

Our Foundation holds several annual fundraisers to raise funds to support our many projects:  the Historical Ornaments of Martin County and a Sporting Clay Tournament.  Details of each of the fundraisers may be found on the menu tab "Projects - Fundraising" on the left side of this page.

Some of our recent service and fundraising projects are highlighted below.  The news articles on the right side of this page shows some of the past media coverage for our service and fundraising activities.  More detail for many of our activities can be found under the menu tabs listed on the left side of this page including photos of many of our events under the menu tab "Photos."

We are always looking for new members who have an interest in serving their community. If interested, join us for a lunch meeting as our guest.  We meet on Tuesday's from 12:15 to 1:15 at Flanagan's Restaurant on US 1 in Stuart (next to Burger King - just south of Kanner Highway/Colorado Avenue).  Also, membership information may be found under the "Membership" menu tab on the left side of this page.

Donations to our Foundation and certain of our fundraising items may be purchased on this website under the menu tab "Store - Donation Center."

Thanks for visiting the website of the Kiwanis Club of Stuart, Florida and the Kiwanis Club of Stuart, Florida Foundation, Inc.


Flags at Kiwanis Park, Stuart, Florida 

Upcoming Events of the Kiwanis Club of Stuart 

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12/10/2016 Event

The KCOS will hold its annual shopping trip for clothes for deserving children. 

03/04/2017 Event

The Pancakes In The Park will be a celebration of the birthday of Dr. Seuss and will involve the encouragement of children to read.  Those interested in serving as sponsors should contact Bob Burson...