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Stolen Playground Panel Recovered
5/25/2015

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

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KCOS Donates $100,000.00 For All Inclusive Playground
3/22/2015
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On March 9, 2015, the Kiwanis Club of Stuart presented a check in...

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Barrier Free Park Story on Channel 12 New
11/5/2013

Channel 12 News produced and ran a story concerning a family's need for...

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Kiwanis sponsors 2nd Annual Shoot Challenge
9/30/2013
Several news papers have published stories about the upcoming... more
Kiwanis Club Scores Big with College Preview
8/27/2013
The Stuart News told the post event story of the KCOS's 7th College Football... more
Kiwanis Speakers Discuss Changes to NCAA
7/27/2013
The follow up Stuart News article to the event ran on the front sports page... more
Kiwanis To Preview College Football Season
7/25/2013
The Stuart News ran an article about the KCOS College Football Preview.

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THANK YOU FOR BUILDING THE PLAYGROUND!!!!

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.  

In the several weeks following the community build additional follow up work will be done on a scheduled plan to pour concrete footers around the legs of the equipment, to add a connecting sidewalk, to add a concrete border around the playground, to add bench pads, and to add the wheel chair accessible surface.   A grand opening of the playground will be held sometime in June after all of the follow up work is completed.

This playground will be usable by all children but will have equipment and ramps to allow children with disabilities to have access to slides, swings, and other exciting sensory equipment.  

Following are a few photos from the community build.  Many more may be seen under the menu item on the left side of this page shown as "Photos" and the sub-menu item "Photos-Picasa" and more will be added over the coming weeks. 


 

 

 

 

 

 


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.  An article below shows the Club's presentation to the City of the Club's $100,000 share. 

The playground equipment was assembled as a "Community Build" during the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend - May 23rd and 24th.  Almost 200 volunteers helped to assemble the playground equipment and to provide other needs during the weekend.  

Additional articles leading up to the assembly of the playground equipment are shown below.

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!!

 


 


 

Sign at Kiwanis Park announcing the Barrier Free Park Construction 


 

Additional articles leading up to the assembly of the playground equipment are shown below.

 


CHECKOUT THE EQUIPMENT AND SITE PLAN FOR THE NEW PLAYGROUND

This above is a drawing of the actual pieces of equipment that have been installed in the playground.


 

 

This siteplan shows where the equipment has been installed in the playground. 


Aerial photo showing the boundary of the playground outlined in white and estimated location of playground equipment outlined in orange.  Thanks to Pete Andersen of GCY, Inc. for taking the photos using his drone.   

 


For additional park information, check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KiwanisClubofStuart


 


ON MARCH 10, 2015 THE KIWANIS CLUB OF STUART DONATED $100,000.00 TO THE CITY OF STUART AS MATCHING FUNDS TO CONSTRUCT AN ALL INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND AT KIWANIS PARK AT WOODLAWN.  

 




2 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 the park improvements - see the Menu item "Store Donation Center."  

  

 


 

 

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FOR CHILDREN WITH SANTA  

RETURNED DECEMBER 13, 2014

Congratulations to Rachel Hough and her team for a very successful Shopping Spree this past Saturday, January 13 at Beall’s in South Stuart.  We had 73 children, 54 Key Club Members, 1 Santa Kiwanian, 1 proposed member and at least 17 Kiwanis members including a member of the Kiwanis Club of Martin County.  We had so many children that we actually used a few “young” Kiwanians to help shop.

A special thanks to Kim Dettori for donating a dental kit of toothpaste and toothbrush for each student.

The staff at Beall’s were as accommodating as ever.  With the Beall’s discounts and our $58 per child, the actual of the items purchased was about $80. A total of $4,095.06 was spent by the KCOS on the clothing which was increased with the Beall's discounts to bring the total purchase value to about $4,800.   Everyone seemed to have a great time. 

This event brings out the true spirit of Kiwanis as you see children able to have their first pair of new shoes or an outfit that is not a hand-me-down.

There are photos of the event under the menu item entitled "Photos" and then under "Photos-Picasa."   For privacy of the children, the photos are of some of those who participated in helping the children.

Last year, a child brought Santa a thank you letter and Santa is shown below reading it.

 

 

Santa will again attend next years shopping event which will be held on the second Saturday of December 2015.

 


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.

 
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY
BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLLFREE 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE OR (850) 410-3800 FROM OUTSIDE FLORIDA. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT,
APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.


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.

 

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