Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
West San Jose
Serving the Children of the World

Our club is involved in a variety of projects that involve fundraising, community service, and assisting children locally and worldwide.  Below are the projects in which we are currently involved:

Name Chairs Description
Audio Visual Provide technology for weekly meetings and speaker presentations
Board of Directors
Whitney, Robb
Committee Chair
Boys & Girls Club
Brown Bag
Bulletin Publishes weekly a club newsletter with notes from the weekly morning club meeting, as well as a Calendar of Events (including upcoming Projects, Events, and Programs) and noteworthy news. Mission: Promote the goings-on of the club by 1) Sending the newsletter out weekly by email, 2) distribute it at weekly meetings, and 3) provide to the Web Associate to make sure it is updated and archived on the website.
Burbank Builders Club
Burbank Food Pantry Help our Luther-Burbank Builders club bag and distribute produce to those in need.
Christmas Tree Lot
Club Photographers
Del Mar HS Key Club
Employer School Council
Family Giving Tree
Fundraising Oversee Fundraising projects to support various Community, Youth, Scholarship and Leadership programs. This includes the major fundraiser K-Bell Classic Track meet, and others such as Xmas in the Park, Xmas Tree Lot, SVSE (Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment like the Grand Prix, San Jose Sharks) Projects, Ink Cartridges, Border Book Sales, Entertainment Book Sales, Polish Auction and Turnaround Scholarship Ticket Sales. Consider a Fundraiser if a Kiwanian is in the local or Bay Area Newspape
Golf Tournament
Harker HS Key Club
House Set-up and take down Club weekly meeting room (badge box, banners, projector screen, WSJ Club sign for outside), greet guests, present house report at weekly meetings, take attendance and turn in attendance sheet to Secretary (Bill Scoble), and take down all banners. Make sure Badge Box is neat and orderly; keep stocked with Membership Applications, Guest Badges, Pens, Attendance Sheets and New Member Checklist. Ensure flag and banner is at all appropriate offsite meetings and is returned to t
Ink Cartridge Recycling
Interclubs Coordinate Interclub meetings with all of the other clubs in our Division (this should be done roughly at a rate of two per month). Ensure our club has at least four members at each Interclub. Other Interclubs to be scheduled are the Governors Visit (Fall/Winter), Midwinter Conference (February), International Convention (June), District Convention (August), Lt. Governors Installation (Sept.), and Sponsored Youth (Key Club and/or Builders Club). Mission: Achieve Round Robin (interclub with eve
K-Bell Plan, organize and manage the Club’s annual K-Bell Track meet, the clubs major fundraiser. Scheduled for March 14, 2009. Mission: Have a great K-Bell; great athletes, great Kiwanis participation, great advertising (put forms on the WSJ website in October), finish before 900pm! Begin Corporate Sponsors activities in October; regular advertisers in December.
Key Club Scholarship oversee key club scholarships distributions
Key Leader Determine candidates from Key Clubs that are graduating to receive scholarships for college,keep up to date with Key Club news and dates on Key Club Leader training opportunities.
Kiwanian's for Kiwanian's Identify and coordinate support for fellow Kiwanians who are in need of support or assistance. Mission: Untiring support for our Kiwanians.
Kiwanis Clothes Closet donation of clothes for job searches/interviews for men/women seeking employment
Kiwanis One Day
Kohl's Shopping Spree
Lincoln HS Key Club
Loaves & Fishes
Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus
Membership Major focus is to hold Special Guest Day in January. Secondary focus is to develop and implement an ongoing plan for fun to retain and recruit new members to meet the Club’s growth goals of 100 members by the year 2015. Mission: Net 7 new members in 2008-2009. Hold Special Guest Day January 21, 2009.
Membership Webpage Photo
New Member Orientation orientation for new club members
Our City Forest
Past Presidents Past Presidents of West San Jose Kiwnais
Programs Coordinate interesting and exciting speakers of interest to the membership to support the broad diversity of WSJ Club members. Consider having a Spiritual Program in conjunction with Spiritual Aims 12/24/08; Roundtable meeting 12/31/08 (new years eve); Polish Auction 1/7/09. Mission: Provide a balanced mix of interesting and entertaining programs (e.g. community service, local events, political, science, sports, technology) . Work closely with Membership to have a Special Program for Speci
Public Relations / Marketing Develop a campaign to ensure that the community gets to know Kiwanis through media, brochures, and "letters to the Editor" in local papers. Mission: Spread the word about our Service! Provide regular articles to local newspapers of club projects; improve club marketing materials for handouts at projects. Promote key events as needed by other committees.
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Spring and Fall Saturday work days. focused on seniors and handicapped to allow them to stay safely in their homes as they age. We perform needed maintenance and upkeep type work at assigned residences.
Risk Management
Service Members This is the group of Kiwanians that cannot make the weekly meetings, however, wish to SERVE!
Social Plan, coordinate and implement FUN times for the Club’s main social events which usually includes some mix of the following: Christmas Season Holiday Party, Santa Clara "Central Park" Melodrama and Chinese Food dinner, Mystery Trip, Family BBQ and President's Pre-Installation Reception. Mission: Give primacy to the club's social side of life.
Special Games
Turkey Drive
Turnaround Scholarship x
VIA Services
Web Communications Ensure public- and member-accessed West San Jose website is updated for meetings/programs, events, projects. Mission: To keep our website current and relevant for members' online experience.
WSJK Foundation Investment Committee