The current and recent bulletins are listed here and older bulletins are in Bulletin Archive

Bulletin for June 27 2024 We learned what is happening these days with Learning Quest, one of the nonprofits we have supported for years. Also — no meeting on July 4. Happy Independence Day.

Bulletin for June 20 2024 A major renovation is planned for the Modesto Library and Friends of the Library are invited local organizations and individuals to help with enhancements.

Revised Bulletin June13 2024 Lots of enthusiasm after the car show. Great numbers. Great stories. Our new Lieutenant Governor was unveiled; the unstoppable Lori Rosman. Happy Bucks and Club anniversaries..

Bulletin for June 6th 2024 meeting Car show weekend, June 7th , 8th and 9th. is here. Lots of detailed information about the parade and car show is in this weeks bulletin. Nominations for next years club officers are confirmed. And a double happy birthday singalong today.

Bulletin for May 30 2024 meeting The whole club is ramping up for the Graffiti Car Show and Parade. No program, as we went over details for the weekend. Whether you are a member or not, come and volunteer and join the fun on June 7th , 8th and 9th.

Bulletin for May 23 2024 meeting Lots of happy bucks and other news. The program was Jeff Pishney sharing about how Love Modesto has grown and evolved.

Bulletin for May16, 2024 meeting We heard a sobering presentation about the high number of Fentanyl deaths in Stanislaus County and a heart-breaking story from a mother who lost her son to the highly addictive drug. We are urged to consider having Narcan available in case someone shows signs of the poisoning.

Bulletin for May 9 2024 meeting Remember the pulled pork cooking contest/social this Saturday at Randy’s. Preparation moves into high gear for the American Graffiti, and retiring MoBand director George Gardner shared history and upcoming theme for the popular Thursday night concerts at Graceada Park.

Bulletin for May 2nd 2024 meeting Board report on action at our monthly board meeting. The apron reading for new member Michael Jimenez-Tanda had a lengthy list of Kiwanians who hadn’t signed his apron resulting in a mini fund raiser.

Bulletin for April 25th 2024 meeting Debbie Sanders, whose day job
is a CPA at Grimbleby Coleman and mother to 3 amazing children is also a board member for Sierra Vista Child & Family Services and presented an program on the organization.

Bulletin for April 18th 2024 meeting Our Scholarship meeting with the student recipients of our schollarships and their families. Also a successful interclub to Atwater.

Bulletin for April 11th 2024 meeting We had the introduction of four, yes four, new members today along with many announcements and a brief Board Meeting report. Look in the bulletin for lots of upcoming events. Next week we host our student scholarship recipients and their families.

Bulletin for April 4th 2024 meeting Our Annual joint meeting with Modesto Sunrise Rotary. It was a packed room that enjoyed the meeting. Ana was happy she has her bell back. We had to let a Rotarian Auctioneer do a great job auctioning off a gift basket.

Bulletin for March 28 2024 meeting Reminder that next week, April 4, is our annual joint meeting with Sunrise Rotary. At today’s meeting, Anita Hellam updated us on the programs of Habitat for Humanity of Stanislaus and Merced counties.

Bulletin for March 14th 2024 meeting ‘Love Stanislaus County’ explained the many, many ways that they support the local community. NMK Chilli Cookoff is on Saturday evening. A fun social and a chance to introduce new people to the club.

Bulletin for March 7th 2024 meeting Our monthly Board Meeting report to explain our donations for the month. The bell is still missing and a ransom letter was recieved. Next weeks program is ‘Love Stanislaus County’

Bulletin for Feb 29 2024 meeting Johansson Field Games is coming up and volunteers are needed for this awesome event. We heard about the evolution and history of the event. Also a lot of happy bucks, interclubs and social events.

Bulletin for Feb 22 2024 meeting YES company was the program. Two of their artists gave a beautiful short performance to remind us of the perfect way to start a day. The missing bell saga continues.

Bulletin for Feb 15 2024 meeting February is Black History month. We had a great presentation centering on the Tuskeege airmen but touching on many other aspects of history.

Bulletin for Feb 8 2024 meeting Our monthly board report. We spent some money on Johansen Field Games.Youth for Christ and MoBand. Support for the Aktion Club, which we sponsor and registration fees for those who attended the mid-year conference.

Bulletin for Feb 1 2024 meeting Our election Head Donna Lundgren gave an interesting outline of all their work and security. BIG NOTE: Our club Meeting location has changed to Papapolloni Mediterranean Bistro, 2501 McHenry Ave Modesto as of February 8th!

Bulletin for Jan 25 2024 meeting A new baby in the club. Great program on Modesto history, its events, its people and its fame.

Bulletin for Jan 18 2024 meeting We learned about the current activities of the Girl Scouts, plus lots of happy/sad bucks.

Bulletin from Jan 11 2024 meeting Lots of announcements this week, plus a program on an updated history of Stanislaus County.

Bulletin for Jan 4th 2024 meeting. Coming up — a baby pool plus the planning for American Graffiti moves into higher gear.

Bulletin from Dec. 28 2023 meeting We shared Christmas stories and learned about the Commemorative Air Force.

Bulletin for Dec 21st 2023 meeting. A great Christmas Breakfast with omelet bar and mimosas. Happy bucks, seasonal music and good cheer. Merry Christmas.

Bulletin for Dec 14th 2023 meeting. Reports on the success of our Christmas Basket Distribution. Congratulations to Brian Sanders on his appointment to President of Modesto Junior College. Ally Turner and Marty Villa gave a presentation on their mission visit to Albania.

Bulletin for Dec 7th 2023 meeting. Board meeting recap. The last meeting for Nico Flores as he is moving away, sad to see you go and all the best. Lots of happy bucks. Breakfast with Santa recap. Coming up this weekend; Christmas Basket distribution.

Bulletin for Nov 30 2023 meeting. Program about Modesto’s Downtown Streets Team, helping clean up Modesto and helping homeless regain their lives. New member introduction for Michael Jiminez. Breakfast with Santa is coming up on Saturday December 2nd, be there.

Bulletin for Nov 16 2023 meeting. New member apron for Kristina Hansen. Interesting and entertaining program about the Stanislaus Community Emergency Response Team, a valuable volunteer resource. New volunteers for CERT will probably enjoy some barbecue too. Remember, no meeting next week on Thanksgiving.

Bulletin for Nov 9 2023 meeting. We have a couple of busy weeks coming up with Breakfast with Santa and assembling the family Christmas basket. Today we heard from Cristina Green, who manages the youth center at Modesto Gospel Mission.

Bulletin for Nov. 2 2023 meeting. Reports on some of the many fun activities, including Wine Day in Lodi and the Key Club Fall Rally.

Bulletin for Oct 26 2023 meeting. Lots of birthdays and other sharing. We met Gus Torres, the new deputy director of Stanislaus County PAL.

Bulletin for Oct 19 2023. An inspirational story from a local gym owner, plus the usual sharing of activities and experiences.

Bulletin from October 12th 2023 meeting. (Yes, it really is October 12th bulletin even if the heading is wrong) Great meeting and everything is captured in the bulletin.

Bulletin from October 5th 2023 meeting. Three new members checked their apron signatures. An amazing bumber of existing members have a member anniversary this week. Happy bucks and board meeting report.

Bulletin from Sept 28 2023 meeting. Lots of happy bucks this morning, and we learned about the mission and goals of the local non-profit radio station 95.5 FM KCBP, which is an all-volunteer project of the Modesto Peace/Life Center.

Bulletin for September 14, 2023. Our new president Ana presided over her first meeting in office. Program by the State Theater with lots of hope for downtown improvements and we all look forward to the new ‘Intermission’ lounge being open.

Bulletin for August 31, 2023. The Kiwanis Bell investigation continues. A report on the Lodi Interclub. A new member, and a corporate one at that, followed by a program on the The Imagination Library of Stanislaus County which is part of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. A full meeting as always.

Bulletin for Aug 24 2023. We heard about the Junior Navy Seals program from its director, a parent and an alumni. Also, Graffiti T-shirts are available for those who ordered one.

Bulletin for August 17, 2023. This week we met at the Great Valley Museum at MJC West Campus. Arnold gave the program about the GVM. Afterwards we had a tour. It was a beautiful setting among wilderness and wildlife pictures and exhibits. Rumour has it that our Kiwanis Bell may have been stolen – more later.

Bulletin for August 10, 2023 Steve Ashman from CASA gave us an update, Jewell Kee was inducted and lots of fun and games.

Bulletin for August 3, 2023 Graffitti T shirt day was a huge success. Jennifer had more activities going than a third grade teacher on the last day of school.

Bulletin for July 27th 2023 New member Nicole was given her apron. Happy Bucks and announcements. Wear Graffitti T shirts next week and we will have fun, prizes and pictures.

Bulletin for July 20th 2023 Program from the Senior Law Center about scams aimed at the older generation. And then Skipper sent a postcard to blow apart the fine avoidance scheme proposed by President Jennifer. If you send a postcard from your travels to NMK,PO Box 473, Modesto, CA 95353 you may avoid a fine.

Bulletin for July 13th 2023 A moving program from the ‘International rescue Commitee’ and their invaluable work to aid refugee immigrants plus a brief Board Meeting report, Happy Bucks and more.

Bulletin for July 6th 2023 Fourth of July parade recap. Two new member aprons and lots of Happy Bucks. Busy meeting. Bill Heyden also helped build the float and did the great sound and music on it.

Bulletin for June 29th 2023 The Alzheimer/Dementia Support Center gave us an entertaining program. The second reading of new officers was made.

Bulletin for June 22nd 2023 Program from the Chamber of Commerce describing the many organizations and businesses and community efforts that they are engaged in. Happy bucks and guests and zoom guests.

Bulletin for June 15th 2023 A wrap up of the Parade and Car Show that we all worked on last weekend. Quite a few guests.

Bulletin for June 8th 2023 Parade and Car Show this weekend. Lots of discussion of final information and plans. We are all set. Lets have fun at our biggest fundraiser and get set for the year ahead.

Bulletin for June 1st 2023 The meeting was abuzz withh Parade and Car Show preparations. We also had a presentation from the Family Justice Center of Stanislaus County which is doing great work to help victims of abuse and violence.

Bulletin for May 25 2023 Volunteer opportuities abound in the next weeks with the Parade on Friday the 9th, American Graffitti Car Show on June 10th and 11th and July the 4th activities (on July 4th!). Our program was on one of our main missions; that of helping the disadvantaged youth in our community,

Bulletin for May 18 2023 Carla Strong from Howard prep explained how new laws may require this critical support for individuals with disabilities to close. Also get ready to volunteer at our NMK American Graffitti and parade.

Bulletin for May 11 2023 We welcomed two new members and talked about our favorite subject — American Graffiti. If you haven’t signed up for one or more tasks, please do so now.

Bulletin from May 4th 2023 meeting May the fourth be with you! Program by Ken Silvia from ‘Youth for Christ’ , an organization we have suopported for a long time. Lots of announcements and reports.

Bulletin from April 27th 2023 meeting Beyer High School bought their robot ‘Roger’ to demonstrate their robotics program. Events on Friday, Field Games, and Saturday, pancake breakfast for Love Modesto.

Bulletin from April 20th 2023 meeting Joint meeting with Sunrise Rotary. Lots of energy in the room. Good to share with this other active service club.

Bulletin from April 13th 2023 meeting We had a full room with the students who are our scholarship recipients and their supporters. Remember next week (the 20th) is at Greens in 10th, a joint meeting with Rotary.

Bulletin from April 6 2023 meeting Our topics ranged from eggs to electric vehicles and more. Next Tuesday (April 13) we host our 16 scholarship recipients and their parents.

Bulletin from March 30, 2023 meeting April will be a busy month for NMK: Scholarship presentations on April 13, our annual joint meeting with Sunrise Rotary on April 20, Field Games on April 28 and Love Modesto pancake breakfast on April 20. Today’s program was about Pickle Ball.

Bulletin from March 23rd 2023 meeting New member, Curtis Martin was introduced. Lots of upcoming volunteer opportunities and socials to read about. Our Resource Conservation District explained how important our insects and pollinators are; very interesting.

Bulletin from March 16th 2023 meeting New member, Nan Jacobs, and lots of announcements. Learning Quest told us of their imprtant work in improving literacy around the county.

Bulletin from March 9th 2023 meeting Dr. Redwing from MJC spoke on how our education system is entirely wrong. Thanks to Channa for the bulletin this week.

Bulletin from March 2nd 2023 meeting Lots of great information from the previous days Board Meeting about our donations and plenty of announcements about upcoming events along with Happy Bucks.

Bulletin from Feb 23rd 2023 meeting Great program about vaccinations. Interclub visit from Turlock. Lots of important announcements.

Bulletin from Feb 16th, 2023 meeting Entertaining program about the inspiring work Hope Haven West is doing to help kids needing wheelchairs. Speaking of inspiring, our birthday song for Abbey Power prepared both her and everyone for a great day.

Bulletin from Feb 9th, 2023 meeting Another fun meeting with Valentine trivia. Great program from John Ervin on ‘Project Uplift’ , helping disadvantaged young people. Graffiti Car Show progress update.

Bulletin from Feb 2nd, 2023 meeting Board Meeting Report. Two new member aprons raised lots of money. Happy Bucks and lots of announcements for you to look at.

Bulletin from Jan 26, 2023 meeting No program, but a bunch of Happy Bucks, announcements and an extra drawing at the end. Interclub on Friday and Bowling on February 11th.

Bulletin from Jan 19, 2023 meeting Our program updated us on the Camp Jack Hazard plans. The Graffiti Car Show and Parade organization is kicking into high gear. Thanks to Tim Ragsdale for this weeks bulletin.

Bulletin from Jan 12, 2023 meeting Today we learned about the Stanislaus 2030 strategy and celebrated TWO birthdays today.

Bulletin from Jan 5, 2023 meeting A big new year is ahead. Welcome to 2023 and see the Board Meeting report and Happy Bucks!

Bulletin from Dec 29 2022 meeting Lots of New Year’s plans were shared, but few would commit to their 2023 resolutions. Farewell 2022!

Bulletin from Dec. 22, 2022 meeting Lots of fun and music. Open the bulletin for pix of the merriment.

Bulletin from December 15th 2022 meeting The Christmas Basket Distribution went beautifully in spite of rain. A very good zoom presentation on the Kiwanis Family House and its valuable work. Next week is the family and friends Christmas meeting.

Bulletin from December 8th 2022 meeting Basket Distribution this Saturday. Great reviews of all the fun at Breakfast with Santa last weekend. Board meeting report.

Bulletin from December 1st 2022 meeting Breakfast with Santa this Saturday. Very insightful comments from our program by Jason Conway of the Gospel Mission.

No meeting today, November 24th. Happy Thanksgiving.

Bulletin from Nov 17 2022 meeting Great explanation of the new Children’s Museum and plans for its opening in 2023. See the schedule for the Holiday season.

Bulletin from Nov 10 2022 meeting Fun program by one of our own new members; thanks Abigail. Busy Christmas season is coming up. Volunteer opportunities abound.

Bulletin from Nov 03 2022 meeting First meeting of the month so a board report and no program. Lots of announcements and Happy/Sad bucks. New member Nikko’s apron was read.

Bulletin from Oct 27 2022 meeting Great program from the ‘Shower Shuttle’ mobile shower and laundry. Also, two new member aprons were read. Find out what a ‘Double Dirk’ is.

Bulletin from Oct 20 2022 meeting Update on Howard Prep, previously known as Howard Training Center. Also some Happy Bucks and lots of announcements.

Bulletin from Oct 13 2022 meeting Entertaining program about the Navy’s use of the Awhanee Hotel in Yosemite National Park. Also a brief report from the previous days board meeting.

Bulletin from Oct 6 2022 meeting We heard an update on Camp Taylor, which gives children with cardiac conditions a chance to experience lots of summer fun. Notable anniversaries and announcements as well.

Bulletin Sept 29 2022 James Costello from the Modesto Peace/Life Center and a member of the Forward Together committee talked about this initiative to improve community and police relations. It’s a busy fall in Modesto and our members are involved to many of the activities.

Bulletin for Sept 22 2022 Fun times as Jennifer Mullen presided over her first meeting as 2022-23 club president. We also learned about the services of United Cerebral Policy of Stanislaus County.

Bulletin Sept. 15 2022 Deinstallation dinner is tomorrow evening. Time to kick out Aaron! Also, we need happy people photos from the festival. See info in this bulletin.

Bulletin September 8th 2022 Deinstallation next Friday the 16th. New members have joined us. Board meeting report in this bulletin.

Bulletin September 1st 2022 Get ready for De-Installation on September 16th. Great presentation about Stanislaus Youth Empowerment Program. Lots of news in Happy Bucks.

Bulletin August 25th 2022 Get ready for De-Installation on September 16th. Great presentation about Stanislaus Youth Empowerment Program. Lots of news in Happy Bucks.

Bulletin August 18th 2022 Very meaningful program today with an update on Modesto City Schools from Sara Noguchi. Thanks to this incredibly busy superintendent for spending time to bring us up to date on the challenges and successes of MCS.

Bulletin August 11th 2022 Kyle Barkers magical musical memories. Local history from David Seymour of the McHenry Museum and Historical Society. De-Installation signup is going around.

Bulletin August 4th 2022 Board meeting report. **Meet at American Graffiti car Museum from now on.**.

Bulletin July 28th 2022 Update on things happening at the state Theater and a bunch of Happy Bucks. Call for school supplies.

Bulletin for July 21st 2022 Lots of action; interclubs and socials coming up, a bunch of happy bucks. Opera Modesto presented the program and we were treated to a Hungarian song.

July 21, 2022 Meeting

Lots of action; interclubs and socials coming up, a bunch of happy bucks. Opera Modesto presented the program and we were treated to a Hungarian song.

July 14, 2022 meeting

We learned about the services of The Central California LGBTQ+/2S Collaborative and heard about the travels of several members. Another fun hour.

July 7 2022 meeting

A small crowd but lots of sharing, as usual.

June 23rd 2022 Meeting

MJC 100th Anniversary year. Great program by George Boodrookas. Two member aprons presented so don’t fail to introduce yourself and sign Christina Hansen and Robert West’s aprons.

June 16th 2022 Meeting.

What a great American Graffiti car show and Parade. Brent and Charlie reported on the parade and show. Jeremiah Williams announced that this Saturday June 18th at 11am is a Juneteenth celebration in Graceda Park. See the Bulletin Archive Page.