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

Nominations now being accepted for the 2022 Community Service Award

Continuing our tradition of honoring the wonderful volunteers in our community, Northern Columbus Kiwanis is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Community Support Award. We are pleased that The Spotlight joins Kiwanis as a sponsor of this annual award. We want our community volunteers to know just how much they are appreciated by their friends and neighbors. Please show your appreciation for your favorite community volunteer by submitting your nomination by July 31, 2022, Winners being announced on August 19. A nominee for this award must be a community volunteer who either lives in or serves the communities of Clintonville, Beechwold or Worthington. A nominee must have recently served as a community volunteer or is currently volunteering in the community. Click CSA Nomination Form to submit your nomination online.  A form can also be obtained by Contacting Us.  In addition to honoring our community volunteers Northern Columbus Kiwanis will also make a donation to a nonprofit organization or charity designated by the winners of this award.


Win a pair of OSU football season tickets for 2022!

For all you football fans! Northern Columbus Kiwanis is once again selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a pair of football season tickets for the 8 home games in 2022. Great seats: Section 22C, Row 26. Around the 40-45 yard line. Raffle tickets are $5 each. August 10 is deadline to purchase tickets. Drawing will be held on Aug 22. Proceeds support our many community service projects: Scholarships, Book Giveaway, Easter Egg Hunt, Whetstone HS Key Club and more.

Click CONTACT US to send us a message to request tickets. Let us know how many raffle tickets you would like and include your contact info. We will reply promptly with raffle ticket purchase and payment instructions.



Fish Fry! Yummy!

Join us at the Fish Fry!
Having a great time with friends.
Key Club members serving fish and fixings at the Fish Fry.
Fish and the fixings!



It was a cold and wet Saturday morning but the Northern Columbus Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt was a rousing success! The kids had a great time hunting for those not-so-well-hidden colorful eggs. In less than 5 minutes all the eggs were safely nestled in their Easter baskets. We were thrilled to see the smiles on the kids’ faces. They were so excited! And so was the Easter Bunny! For more photos click Here.



We are excited to announce the three recipients of the 2022 Northern Columbus Kiwanis Scholarship. They are: Summer Rodgers and Wayne Chen from Thomas Worthington High School, and Ellen Edwards from Whetstone High School. Congratulations! To learn more about these terrific students, visit 2022 Scholarship Winners.

Ellen Edwards
Wayne Chen
Summer Rodgers


Community Support Award Recipients 2021

Below are the recipients of the 2021 Northern Kiwanis Community Support Award. 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



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.

Northern Kiwanis meetings are on the 1st, 3rd, and sometimes the 5th Thursdays of the month at 6:00, at the Clintonville Woman’s Club 3951 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214. We enjoy dinner and social time together followed by a meeting to discuss upcoming events and service projects. Frequently we invite speakers who represent community organizations or to discuss issues of importance to the community. Please contact us for more information about our club or if you would like to attend a meeting. Or contact club member 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.

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