Kiwanis: Get Involved

Pancake Day at Oktemberfest!


Our club just met with Oktemberfest president Jennifer Hart to discuss plans for the 62nd Annual Kiwanis Pancake Day which now coincides with the Oktemberfest family-oriented weekend event in September.

We started this partnership last year and it proved successful enough to proceed with what we hope is an even bigger and better collaboration.

It also is Marshalltown High School Homecoming Weekend and we hope MHS alums come and seek out their fill of Kiwanis pancakes just as they do the traditional Marshalltown fare like Taylor’s Maid-Rites and Zeno’s Pizza!

Tickets are on sale NOW for $6, which is a $1 off the at the door price of $7. They are available from Noon and P.M. Kiwanis members, Aktion Club members and at Cline Photo and the Park & Rec office.


How you can save a life right now


You can help Kiwanis raise $110 million to EliMiNaTe Maternal-Neonatal Tetanus from the face of the earth. One series of three shots costs just $1.80 to prevent tetanus from killing the mother and her unborn child.


If you’d like more information, visit the Kiwanis/UNICEF EliMiNaTe Project website here. Your donations to the Kiwanis International Foundation are tax deductible.


Thank you for your thoughtful consideration in working to stop this killer disease.

Happy birthday to our Noon Club: 96 years Sept. 29, 2017!


Next week we celebrate 96 years of service in Marshalltown. About six years after the first Kiwanis club was organized, a group of Marshalltown businessmen including O.H. Allbee, Dr. George Hermance, Dr. Glenn Miller, A.B. Combs, James H. Wiley, and Lloyd Edson, while playing golf at the country club, talked of the feasibility of starting a Kiwanis club in Marshalltown and promoted the organization of the first Marshalltown Kiwanis Club.

Joe E. Long, then secretary of the Iowa Taxpayers Association, an active member of the Des Moines (Downtown) Kiwanis Club, was Governor of the Nebraska-Iowa District at the time. It was through his efforts and the support of the Des Moines club that the Kiwanis Club of Marshalltown, Iowa, was organized the evening of September 29, 1921, at the YMCA. There were 50 members in the club with Dr. George Hermance as President. The self-sponsored Marshalltown club was presented with its charter on November 23 at Stone’s Restaurant.