Learn About Northern Columbus Kiwanis

Would you like to learn more about Kiwanis? Have you been considering volunteering in causes that benefit the kids? We invite you to learn more about Kiwanis by joining us for one of our meetings or service activities. For more information please Contact Us.

Celebrating our 90th anniversary in 2018 at the Clintonville Woman’s Club.

Northern Columbus Kiwanis, chartered in 1928, celebrated its 90th anniversary of serving the community in 2018. Take a moment to watch a VIDEO which was created for the celebration held at the Clintonville Woman’s Club. The video presents a brief history of the club and is narrated by club members Shirley Palumbo, Randy Ketcham, Cliff Wiltshire, David Kerst and Sam Kiner.


  • Chris Engel, President
  • Sam Kiner, Immediate Past President
  • Catie Hookway, President-elect
  • Will O’Malley, Secretary
  • Jon Bennett, Treasurer


  • Chris Engle
  • Sam Kiner
  • Catie Hookway
  • Will O’Malley
  • Jon Bennett
  • Ruby Anderson
  • Bob Nevel
  • Craig Slack
  • Howard Pfannenestein
Cake with white frosting and blue and white flowers with the inscription "Happy 90th Anniversary Northern Kiwanis".
In 2018 Northern Kiwanis celebrated 90 years of community service.


Our meetings are on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays at the Rusty Bucket Restaurant, 4109 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214. We begin with dinner and social time at 5:30, followed by a business meeting at 6:15 to discuss service projects, upcoming events and other items. We have frequent speakers who represent community organizations such as those listed below. We invite you to attend a meeting to learn more about the many ways in which we serve the community. Please contact us for more information or call our club president at 614-356-7436.


Besides enjoying social time and covering business items, the club often invites speakers to inform our members about other community organizations and their role in serving our community. The following individuals are among many who have recently taken the time to better inform us about our community:

Kiwanis member in a blue shirt receiving resolution of congratulations from another man. dressed in a suit.
Ohio representative David Leland presents resolution to club president Will O’Malley at 90th anniversary celebration.


Recently we have honored the following recipients of the Northern Columbus Kiwanis Scholarship for 2021. To learn more about these three outstanding students please click Here.

  • Carol Mensah-Bonsu – Thomas Worthington High School
  • Dominic Panzo – Thomas Worthington High School
  • Cole Petrilla – Bishop Watterson High School

We have also had the privilege of recognizing the following recipients of the Community Service Award for 2020. For more information about these three generous Clintonville residents serve our community please click Here.

  • Cheri Alexander
  • Erin Bauer
  • Martha Ratliff


For more information about the Northern Columbus Kiwanis Club please submit the contact form below. Or call 614-356-7436 to speak with our club president. Thank you for your interest in learning more about Kiwanis.

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