February 22, 2020
Fontana Kiwanis Club to host DCM
On March 18, 2020 the Kiwanis club of Fontana will be hosting the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Kiwanis International Division 36 Council meeting. This event is held each month where all the Kiwanis clubs in Division 36 meet to exchange information and updates.
At this important DCM the new Lt. Governor and Lt. Governor Elect will be voted on to serve for the 2020-2021 Kiwanis year.
In the past several Fontana presidents have served as Lt. Governors: Norman Courtney, James Smith, Dr. Charles Koehler, Jack Comstock, A.J. Willhoit, Pat Lehman, Curtis Aaron.
Everyone is invited to attend these DCM's, even if you are not a Kiwanis member. Members will make you fell right at home.
Please RSVP to Linda Nunn @ (951) 201-1740
March 1, 2020
Now accepting scholarship applications!
Every year the Fontana Kiwanis club gives out scholarships to all Fontana High schools. Graduating students are asked to fill out the application now. Applications must be received by March 31, 2020.
November 25, 2019
Club donates tabs
The Kiwanis Club of Fontana supports the Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House by participating in their pull tab collection program. Pull tabs are the aluminum tops from cans of soda and other beverages. Pull tabs can be dropped off at the clubs meeting place, Fontana Sizzler, any Tuesday at noon, year round. We will make sure they make it to the Loma Linda House. The funds raised by their recycling tab program are used to help support the day to day operations of their House.
February 11, 2020
Expressions of the heart given to Veterans
Kiwanis club members and the Divisions Lt. Governor filled out Valentine cards that were given out at the VA Hospital in Loma Linda. It's always been a big hit so the club continues to do these every year, said Gloria Echandi.
October 15, 2019
Tribal archaeologist speaks
Members of the club and local citizens were pleased to have Dr. Gary Stickel, the tribal archaeologist for the Gabrieleno Band of Mission Indians - Kizh Nation. Kish is the tribal name of the indigenous people who lived in the local area when the Spanish-Europeans first arrived in the area.
Stickel spoke on the ongoing efforts to preserve the 13,000-year-old oak in the Jurupa Hills, just south of Fontana, which was recently named the Sacred Hurungan Kish Oak.
Pictured is Dr. Gary Stickel and Chief Ernest Salas.
September 17, 2019
2019-2020 Board Members Elected
At the September 17th club meeting the new club officers and directors for the upcoming year of 2019-2020, which begins on October 1st, were elected. Pictured above from left to right are Immediate Past President - Gloria Echandi, Treasurer - Linda Nunn Weals, President - Darlene Scalf, Vice President - Jason Zara, and Secretary - Nubia Diaz. Kiwanis Division 36 Ltg. Governor Don DeBourguianon did the honors of inducting them.
At the same meeting Linda Nunn Weals was honored for her many years of service as Secretary and for being part of almost all the clubs service projects throughout the years. Thank you Linda, you deserve it!
July 22, 2019
Kiwanis member receives award
All the citizens of Fontana should be proud of Kiwanis member Danny Marquez, who recently received the "Fontana Veteran of the Year" award for his commendable work with veterans. He, along with other veterans and community leaders, from surrounding communities, were honored at Assembly member Freddie Rodriguez's Open House event in Chino, at the 52nd District office, on Saturday - July 2019.
Mr. Marquez is the founder of the organization Veterans Partnering with Communities, that works to help veterans, in many ways, including helping them find jobs, housing, and providing needed paperwork.
The building is located at 16779 Spring Street, Fontana, CA, 92335. You can seek help, or find information about how you can help, by going to their Facebook page or www.veterans4communities.org/or by calling (909) 355-3036.
Congratulations, Danny Marquez!
July 10, 2019
Kiwanis fireworks booth a success!
We want to "Thank" club members, volunteers and all the people who purchased their fireworks from us. It was a great showing of support!
As in past years, proceeds from the sale of fireworks will be used for youth scholarships. Over the years the club has donated thousands of dollars towards their futures.
Thank you again!
April 30, 2019
Associates have a great time at pizza party
The Kiwanis Club of Fontana members and volunteers help the Industrial Support System facility "Celebrate All Things New."
Over the year's Industrial Support System has held a special place in the hearts of Fontana Kiwanians!
February 12, 2019
The Kiwanis Club of Fontana started this project many years ago when member Roger Hurley suggested the club support it. Although Roger, has since passed away, the club continues this tradition in his honor and their respect for veterans.
Over 100 Valentine cards will be delivered to the Veteran's Hospital on or before the 14th.