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Kiwanis is an international organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.”


Recently the winners of the 2021 Northern Kiwanis Community Support Award were announced. They are Bobbie Justice, Lynne Matthaes, Theresa Pierce and Diane Powell. These four outstanding individuals were selected based on several criteria including the nature of their volunteer activities, the number of organizations at which they volunteer, how long they have volunteered, and the impact of their efforts on the individuals and communities they serve. In bestowing this annual award, we are letting our community volunteers know just how much they are appreciated for their efforts to improve the lives of so many of our neighbors. To learn more about these generous community volunteers, visit 2021 Community Support Award Winners.

Bobbie Justice
Lynne Matthaes
Theresa Pierce
Diane Powell


We are excited to announce the three recipients of the 2021 Northern Columbus Kiwanis Scholarship. They are: Carol Mensah-Bonsu from Thomas Worthington High School; Dominic Panzo from Whetstone High School, and; Cole Petrilla from Bishop Watterson High School. To learn more about these outstanding students, visit 2021 Scholarship Winners.

Carol Mensah-Bonsu
Dominic Panzo
Cole Petrilla


The Kiwanis Club of Northern Columbus, also known as Northern Columbus Kiwanis, was founded in 1928 and is one of thousands of Kiwanis clubs throughout the world. We are women and men of all ages, occupations, backgrounds and interests, serving the Clintonville and Beechwold neighborhoods of Columbus, Worthington and beyond. We are dedicated to making our community and the world a better place for our children through our involvement in unique service projects.

There are more than 550,000 members in the Kiwanis family from children in K-Kids, to high school students in Key Club, to adults in Kiwanis, in 80 countries and geographic areas. Each community has different needs, and Kiwanis empowers members to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children, such as fighting hunger and improving literacy. Kiwanis clubs host nearly 150,000 service projects throughout the world each year.

Getting ready to celebrate our 90th anniversary at the Clintonville Woman’s Club.

Our meetings are on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays of the month at 5:30 pm., at the Rusty Bucket Restaurant, 4109 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214. We enjoy dinner and social time together until 6:15. We have frequent speakers who represent community organizations such as those listed below. Our meetings also include discussion of upcoming events and service projects. Please contact us for more information or contact club president, Sam Kiner at SamKinerKiwanis@gmail.com or 614-356-7436

For more information about the ways we volunteer in the community follow us on Facebook.

People wearing masks standing in from of "Columbus Park of Roses" sign.
Kiwanian members preparing to clean up the beautiful Park of Roses.

What is Kiwanis?

Here is a quick video that explains more about Kiwanis.

You too can become a part of this great organization!

Of course we always accept donations so that we can continue to serve the children and the community. Please consider making a donation. Thank you for your generous support!