OUR CLUB HISTORY
The Kiwanis club of Steilacoom was first conceived in 1993 to meet the goals of community service and outreach. MG John Hemphill, USA Ret, Wolf Fletter, Terry Hulin, Dick Muri, John Inselman, and others realized that our community did not have a community service organization and researched to find which one would most fulfill the needs of the citizens of Steilacoom.
Because of its vibrant community service programs, especially those targeted directly toward the future of our community and children, Kiwanis was selected as the organization that would best meet the needs of the community.
Early in 1993 the first exploratory meetings were held and after much hard work the charter was presented in late 1993.
Thanks to the generosity of charter member Rosa Kreger, for many years the meetings were held at The Bair Drug and Hardware on Lafayette -- in old town Steilacoom. From 2002 - 2010 our regular meetings were held in the Steilacoom High School library; in part to facilitate the participation of teachers, school officials, and our Key Club members. In the fall of 2010 we moved our weekly meetings to the Old Pioneer Middle School.
Our club has been blessed with many fine members and officers over the years and we take pride in the fact that everyone has been willing to take their turn in leadership roles. This is a testament to the commitment to service our members display.