Serving the Children of the World

A Brief History

The Kiwanis Club of Bellevue was organized in August of 1980 through an effort by the Kiwanis Club of Bellevue-Offutt. The Club chartered on October 8 1980 with 28 members, Club President Lou Anticoli received the Club Charter from Nebraska-Iowa District Governor Wally Loft. Only one of those original members, Roy Bennett, is still with the Club today.

Early projects of the Club included cancer screening and Bellevue Food Pantry drives. And early fundraisers were selling Nebraska City apples, which we still do, and working concessions at Rosenblatt Stadium during games.

In July of 1987, at the Washington DC Convention, Kiwanis International changed it's Bylaws to admit women into the organization. The first women members in our Club joined in November of that year and both are still Kiwanians, though now with other Clubs. Since that time women have played an integral part holding every Club Officer positions and providing dynamic and progressive committee leadership and community service.

30th Anniversary Slide Presentation

The presentation does not include sound and is fairly large (12 Mbytes).

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