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.


  • Dr. Craig Slack, President
  • Catie Hookway, Immediate Past President
  • Diane Smith, President-elect
  • Dr. Sam Kiner, Secretary
  • Jon Bennett, Treasurer


  • Dr. Craig Slack
  • Catie Hookway
  • Diane Smith
  • Dr. Sam Kiner
  • Jon Bennett
  • Bob Thompson
  • Maddy O’Malley
  • Gene Goubeaux
  • Rashad Mitchell
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 (sometimes) 5th Thursdays at the Clintonville Woman’s Club, 3951 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214. We begin with dinner and social time at 6:00, followed by a business meeting at 6:45 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 send an email to [email protected].


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 2023. To learn more about these three outstanding students please click Here.

  • Brooke Carter – Worthington Kilbourne High School
  • Rylie Gates – Whetstone High School
  • Joshua Kim- Thomas Worthington High School
  • Rachel McCague – Worthington Kilbourne High School

We have also had the privilege of recognizing the following recipients of the Community Service Award for 2022. For more information about these three generous volunteers serve our community please click Here.

  • Hugh Crowell
  • Laurie Schmidt-Moats
  • Kirby Witmer


For more information about the Northern Columbus Kiwanis Club please submit the contact form below. Or email us at [email protected]. Thank you for your interest in learning more about Kiwanis.

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