Kiwanis Club of Wellington

Welcome to Kiwanis Club of Wellington! We have been around since 1924. When you join Kiwanis, you’ll find we our club is a mix of ages, genders, occupations, backgrounds and interests. We are all passionate about making our community and the world a better place for children so they can thrive. We are devoted to serving the children in our local community and also children all across the country and worldwide through unique and innovative service projects and fundraising initiatives. We sponsor three service leadership programs in the Wellington Schools, the high school Key Club, the McCormick Middle School Builders’ Club and the Westwood Elementary School K-Kids.

The Kiwanis Club of Wellington meets at 12 noon on the first and third Thursday at the First United Methodist Church. Some members meet in person while others join the meeting from their home or office via Zoom. Meetings are promptly adjourned at 1:00 pm. 

Our Officers 2020 – 2021

  • President: Paul Wilson
  • Vice-President: Terry Mazzone
  • President-Elect: Jennifer Arntz
  • Treasurer: Brian Burke
  • Secretary: Carol Burke

Membership Open House

Approaching nearly a century of service, the Wellington Kiwanis Club will host a “hybrid’ Membership Open House at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24. The open house will be conducted at the Lorain County Community College Wellington Center and virtually via Zoom. Prospective members can attend the open house in person at LCCC or join the session via a Zoom link. Register or email

“Kiwanis is for Kids. We’re looking for new members who want to improve the lives of our children,” said Kiwanis President Rev. Paul Wilson. “By growing our membership, we can offer more service to the community.”

Ryan Aroney, president and CEO of the United Way of Greater Lorain County will be the keynote speaker. His presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. Aroney joined United Way in April 2011 as a development associate and was promoted to marketing and engagement director in Feb. 2014 before assuming the president and CEO role in December. Aroney was instrumental in coordinating efforts to strengthen community engagement through targeted donor opportunities and meaningful volunteer projects.