Check out what we’ve been up to!
Community Service Projects
- Special Olympics: Basketball & Bowling
- Armed Forces Day Parade
- Kiwanis Park Maintenance
- Stan Wardin Golden Ball Tournament
- Salvation Army Bell Ringing
- Easter Egg hunt at Kiwanis Field
- Olympic Educational Service District Success Program
- Mountain View Middle School Builder’s Club
- Bremerton High School Key Club
Special Olympics – Basketball and Bowling
For many years our club has played a significant role in organizing and running the annual basketball and bowling tournaments for Special Olympians from throughout Western Washington. Counting on assistance from many other Kiwanis Clubs, Key Clubs, Navy personnel and others this event is always a highlight of the Kiwanian year. Read more…
Armed Forces Day Parade
The Armed Forces Day Parade held in Bremerton is the largest and longest running Armed Forces Day Parade in the nation. Estimates of 25,000 – 40,000 visitors enjoy the (usually) smooth procession of entrants from all branches of the military, police and firefighters, youth organizations, dignitaries, commercial businesses, car clubs and more.
The Kiwanis Club of Bremerton has taken on the role of Parade Marshal for many years. In this position, we are responsible for arranging all the participants behind the scenes ensuring that once they cross the parade start line every individual, car, motorcycle, tractor, clown car, float, boat and all sorts of other entrants are on time and in the correct order. Not an easy job when you are mixing horses, cars, tanks and bands in a very confined staging area. Like so many of our other projects, it is a lot of work, but the rewards far exceed the tired feet. Click here to visit the Armed Forces Day Parade web site.
Kiwanis Park Maintenance
Once each month our club gathers at Kiwanis Park to do general clean-up and special projects in cooperation with the Bremerton Parks Department. We are often joined by members of the Bremerton High School Key Club as well as neighbors and community volunteers to help maintain this wonderful neighborhood park. Clean-ups are typically scheduled for the fourth Saturday each month 9:00 am – 11:00 am. Everyone is welcome! Click here to check calendar for next clean-up
Stan Wardin Golden Ball Tournament
The City of Bremerton Parks Department sponsors a boys basketball league running from December through February each year. The league is for boys aged 12-15 and 16-18 who are not participating on a school team at the varsity level. The season includes 8 division games and ends with the Annual Kiwanis-Stan Wardin Goldenball Championship. Games are played on Saturdays at the Sheridan Park Community Center gym. The championship tournament is named in memory of Stan Wardin, a Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Bremerton.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Everyone recognizes the sound of the Salvation Army bells ringing in front of stores and post offices during the Christmas holidays. For many years, our club has provided volunteer bell ringers to help in this major fund raising effort. Working along side our high school Key Club members, we strive to bring a little extra Christmas joy to harried holiday shoppers, and fill the kettles to overflowing. The money raised by the Salvation Army over these few weeks in December fund their programs for the entire year.
Easter Egg Hunt – Kiwanis Park
This is wonderful family event, growing every year. By combining the efforts of local
churches and neighborhood volunteers, this event is a wonderful way to celebrate the return of Spring. This year’s event will be held April 15 from 1:00pm until 3:00pm.
We couldn’t do this alone. Many groups get together to make this a true community event:
- Community of Christ Church at Memorial Lutheran
- First Christian Church
- Our Saviours Lutheran Church
- Bremerton Foodline
- Bremerton Parks
- Kiwanis Club of Bremerton
It takes a LOT of volunteers to stuff over 6,000 plastic eggs!
Olympic Educational Service District Success Program
Mountain View Middle School Builder’s Club
Bremerton High School Key Club
Bremerton Blackberry Festival
Our biggest fund raiser of the year, the annual Bremerton Blackberry Festival is held on the waterfront boardwalk in downtown Bremerton over Labor Day Weekend. People from all over the state make this a mandatory stop during their holiday weekend. Read more…
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Annual Golf Tournament
Every year (well, almost every year), we sponsor a charity Golf Tournament to support one of our local agencies as they work to make our community a better place for everyone. Click the link below for pictures and information about the most current Golf Tournament.
Brunch at C.I. Shenanigans
The annual Brunch at C.I. Shenanigan’s in Tacoma was held on February 12th, 2017. This is a great annual event where we can set aside all our projects, business and fundraising events and simply enjoy each other’s company. Spouses and friends join us as we dine in the beautiful “Board Room” and fill our plates with shrimp, custom made crepes, bacon, clams, chocolate strawberries, bacon, waffles, omelets, sausage and more bacon.
Annual Summer Picnic
Each summer we gather at one of our member’s home to relax and socialize. Everyone brings their ‘specialty’ and there is never a shortage of food, although some items seem to disappear faster than most. Sharron’s potato salad comes to mind….
Come back later for some pictures from this year’s picnic.