January 1, 2020
Starting the year off right
The Fontana Kiwanis Club has partnered with the Ontario Fury to provide a great night of family entertainment and raise funds for local scholarships.
Kiwanis Club of Fontana Night with the Fury will be on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 6 pm at the Toyota Arena in Ontario. Doors open at 5:00. The Ontario Fury is a professional indoor soccer team and will be playing against the Soles de Sonora (Sonora Suns) from Mexico’s MASL.
Tickets for the game are $12 each, with a corner section of the arena (goal seating) reserved for the event. Members of the community are invited to attend, and information will be available on Fontana Kiwanis Club’s website: https://fontanakiwanis.org.
Fifty percent of all ticket sales will go directly to the Fontana Kiwanis Club scholarship fund. The club gives at least $6,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors in Fontana schools each year.
Anyone interested in learning more about Kiwanis is invited to attend a weekly lunch meeting on Tuesdays at 12:15 pm at the Sizzler, 9860 Sierra Avenue, Fontana, CA 91963.
For more information, contact Jason Zara, club vice-president, at 760-970-9338 or you can purchase tickets directly from him.
Tickets can be purchased online at https://kiwanisfundnight.cheddarup.com.
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.
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.