Port Orchard
Serving the Children of the World
Students of the Month Celebration

Celebration of Students of the Month from SKHS and three Jr High Scchools.  

West Sound Wildlife Rescue

The West Sound Wildlife Shelter provides injured, orphaned, and sick wild animals...

"Roundtable" at Everybody's

Melanie Bozak, new Lt Governor will be out guest.  

Thank you to all those who contributed to the success
of our annual dinner and auction on October 17!

The generosity of our sponsors, donors, and attendees supports a wide variety of club programs. Here is the breakdown of club supported programs from this past year:

  • Scholarships                                                $15,000
  • Kindergarten Reading Program                    $3,300
  • 3rd Grade to the Library Program                $3,000
  • Terrific Kids Assemblies and Awards           $1,300
  • Students of the Month                                  $1,200
  • Special Olympics (lunches)                             $894
  • Bike Rodeo                                                       $777
  • Project Eliminate                                             $775
  • Law Enforcement Camp                                  $500
  • Manchester Library Summer Program           $300
  • Etta Projects                                                   $250
  • South Kitsap Back to School Celebration event and supplies
  • Service at your seat supplies                         $185
  • Key Club Camp                                                $170
  • Kiwanis Builders Club                                     $150
  • Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce             $100
  • Elton Goodwin Foundation                             $95

Kiwanis Scholarships for Graduating Seniors

This year, we are pleased to be able to offer a total of $15,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors.  The following students were honored at the South Kitsap High School Laurels Night on May 28 and the PO Kiwanis Club luncheon on June 3:
     Tiffany Minh Luu - $3,000 The Dorothy & Al Gauvin Kiwanis Scholarship
     Courtney Lorna Klingbeil - $3,000 The Tom Stansbery Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship
     Jonah Richard Merrell - $3,000 The Lee Daly Kiwanis Distinguished Service Scholarship
     Chandler Grants Van Amen - $2,000 Kiwanis Club of Port Orchard Scholarship
     Taylor Renee Barnum - $2,000 Kiwanis Club of Port Orchard Scholarship
     Emily R Larson - $2,000 Kiwanis Club of Port Orchard Scholarship

 General Club Information

The Kiwanis Club of Port Orchard was chartered September 11, 1929 and for 85 years has been serving the children of Kitsap County.

We meet at the United Methodist Church in Port Orchard - the address is 725 Kitsap Street.  We start gathering at 12:00 noon and the meeting starts at 12:15.  

If you would like more information about the Kiwanis Club of Port Orchard, or you are interested in joining the club, please contact any of the following people:  

Mary Beslagic, President 360-871-0998 maryb9014@yahoo.com

Don Grimes, Past President  360-769-0202 dmgrimesjr@gmail.com                

Dave Foote    Lt. Governor   360-377-8505   dfoote@unitedwaykitsap.org          

Cal Kendall, Past President  360-769-4088  kendall.ck@wavecable