What is Kiwanis?

Kiwanis helps kids around the world. Our Kiwanis club looks out for our community and the Kiwanis International organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and poverty. Our Kiwanis club is generous with its time. We are creative with our ideas. We are passionate about making a difference. And we have fun along the way!

For more than a century, Kiwanis has created opportunities for children to be curious, safe and healthy regardless of the community in which they live. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things can happen.

Our Wellington Club Members

2021 – 2022

  • Bill Bogan
  • Kyle Bremke
  • Markus Bryant
  • Brian Burke
  • Carol Burke
  • Dottie Cianciola
  • Jack Coates
  • Jay Eastman
  • Elms Retirement Village – Sprenger Healthcare
  • Farm and Home Hardware (Scott Jerousek)
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Kenyon Glor
  • Lad Harrison
  • Herrick Memorial Library (Janet Hollingsworth)
  • Cheryl Lindsay
  • Lorain County Community College – Wellington Center (Amy Szmania)
  • Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative
  • Main Street Wellington (Jenny Arntz)
  • Pam Mazzone
  • Terry Mazzone
  • Cheryl “Chris” Opperman
  • Jenn Post
  • Ayers Ratliff
  • Thereasa Reiland
  • South Lorain County Ambulance District (Skip Gentry)
  • Sheryl Sprinkle
  • Wellington Exempted Village Schools (Ed Weber)
  • Wellington Firefighters’ Association (Mike Wetherbee)
  • Wellington Police Department (Josh Poling)
  • Paul Wilson

The Kiwanis Mission & Vision

Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. Kiwanis strives to be a positive influence in communities worldwide — so that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive.

Kiwanis Service

Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage approximately 150,000 service projects and raise nearly US$100 million every year for communities, families and projects. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone.

Our Kiwanis club focuses on changing the world by serving children, one child in our community at a time. To reach more people and have a greater service impact on their communities, many clubs sponsor a Kiwanis family club — K-Kids for primary school children; Builders Clubs for adolescents; Key Clubs for teens; Circle K clubs for university students and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities.

Join Us

Have you been looking to do some volunteering for good causes in your community? Do you like helping kids, having fun and feeling like you made a difference? Why not consider joining us and become a member of our Kiwanis club?

The Kiwanis Club of Wellington meets at 12 noon on the first and third Thursday at the South Lorain County Ambulance District. 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. 

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Are you ready to help create communities that let all children thrive, prosper and grow? The kids in your community and the world are counting on you!