The Kiwanis Club of Oxford observed its 95th anniversary in 2021. We are part of nearly 8,000 local Kiwanis organizations in 80 countries. Many people know us locally because of our annual fundraiser, Pancake Day. But our emphasis on serving children is paramount. Our members assist Kiwanis Service Learning Programs (SLP) K-Kids, Builders Club, Key Club, and Circle K at every school in the Talawanda District and at Miami University. We also support the local Girl Scout, Boy Scout, and Cub Scout organizations. We will soon be chartering a Butler County Aktion Club for adults with disabilities.
During the past five years the entire Oxford Kiwanis organization has contributed to Pancake Days, Chili Suppers, Food Drives for TOPSS, Fourth of July community celebrations, and holiday Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army and the Family Resource Center. Kiwanis Grants support more than 40 local school and community education and health programs. Each of our SLPs also meets on a regular basis to plan their own specific service projects.
Kiwanis currently meets at noon on Tuesdays at LaRosa’s Pizzeria, 21 Lynn Avenue in Oxford. Lunch is usually followed by a program with a featured speaker on a topic of community interest. In addition to planning upcoming service projects, members learn about a variety of topics, ranging from local history to understanding how various non-profit organizations serve the greater Oxford community. These meetings also provide a fun atmosphere for social interaction with others. Annual membership dues are $104, and meals (currently cost $9.25) are billed quarterly.
If you are interested in community service and making Oxford a better place, please consider joining us for lunch during the next few weeks. Prospective members don’t pay for their meals. Simply email us at [email protected], and tell us that you want to know more. A member will contact you and invite you to one of our meetings.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. The Kiwanis of Oxford, Ohio is dedicated to serving the local community through various service and fundraising projects. Our club has been in service to our community since 1926. We are part of Kiwanis International, an organization serving children for over 100 years.
The Oxford members are proud supporters and contributors to over 25 service projects and programs annually in the local community. This includes being corporate sponsors of Boy Scout Troop 930, Cub Scout Pack 961, Crew, and Indian Creek Girl Scouts.
The Oxford Club also sponsors Kiwanis-based Service Leadership Programs in each of the Talawanda School district schools. They include:
The Oxford Club also sponsors a Circle K International chapter at Miami University. Comprised of university students, they are involved in numerous service activities both on and off the campus.
The following is a partial list of activities supported by Kiwanis Club of Oxford:
Citizen of the Year
Adult Day Care
Community Food Drive
Family Resource Center
School Supplies for Needy
Oxford Museum Association
THS Student Recognition
Miami Little League
Talawanda Pride Day
Community Choice Pantry
Oxford Senior Games
Oxford Free Clinic
Reach Out & Read
Respect for Law Camp
Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive
Kids Environment Unit