About Kiwanis

Kiwanis Club of Carson City

Kiwanis helps kids around the world. Our Kiwanis club looks out for our community and the Kiwanis international organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and poverty. Our Kiwanis club is generous with its time. We are creative with our ideas. We are passionate about making a difference. And we have fun along the way!

In 1959, a small group of business leaders formed the Kiwanis Club of Carson City. The club began its tradition of leadership in community service with the contribution of hands on service and monetary donations to organizations who served children, youth, the elderly and the disabled. A list of our presidents is at the end of this page.

Kiwanis has created opportunities for children to be curious, safe and healthy regardless of the community in which they live. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things can happen.

The Kiwanis Mission & Vision

Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. Kiwanis strives to be a positive influence in communities worldwide — so that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive. Our Kiwanis club fulfills the Kiwanis mission by serving our community through Kiwanis Community Service Projects

Kiwanis Service

Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage approximately 150,000 service projects and raise nearly US$100 million every year for communities, families and projects. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone.

Our Kiwanis club focuses on changing the world by serving children, one child in our community at a time.

Join Us

Our Kiwanis club fulfills the Kiwanis mission by serving our community through Kiwanis Community Service Projects.

Are you ready to help create communities that let all children thrive, prosper and grow? It’s pretty easy to do! Simply contact us with your questions and apply for Kiwanis club membership here.

The kids in your community and the world are counting on you!

Past Presidents

1959 Joseph W. Norvell
1960 Clyde E. Teel
1961 Morris W. Lukens
1961 Hale B. Bennett
1962 Leon Postawko
1963 J. MacArthur Wright
1964 Ralph Langley
1965 Troy Shelby
1966 Al Foreman
1967 Perry Means
1968 Don Simpson
1969 Alan Odell
1970 George Plunkett
1971 Thomas Wall
1972 Robert Grayson
1973 William X. Smith
1974 Vernon W. Manke
1975 Edward Parmenter
1976 Freddie Little
1977 John Handcock
1978 John Nicosia
1979 Merv Matorian
1980 Bruce Scott

1981 Andy Grose
1982 Gerry Hester
1983 Michael Quirk
1984 Stan Marshall
1985 Fred Duggar
1986 Bob Belknap
1987 Walt Owens
1988 Jim L Kettering
1989 Charles Keller
1990 Lee Pisiewski
1991 Tom Baker
1992 John Bibee
1993 Mark Frady
1994 Lou Buckley
1995 Rob Scanland
1996 Rita Carman
1997 Lee Pisiewski 
1998 James Hamtak
1999 Ron Bowman
2000 Ron Bowman
2001 Ray Fredrick
2002 Dan Nevin
2003 Mike Crossley

2004 Pat Gaskill
2005 Ken Haskins
2006 Keri Putnam
2007 Roger Kirkland
2008 Howard Tooley
2009 Katherine Baran
2010 William Knight
2011 Bryan Bibee
2012 Ron Smith
2013 Robert White
2014 Cheryl Knight
2015 Mario Ramirez
2016 Kadee Mason
2017 Brian Howard
2018 Christy Ramsey
2019 Robert White
2020 Cheryl Knight
2021 Bryan Bibee
2022 Bryan Bibee
2023 Ken Haskin