May 22, 2020
CONGRATULATIONS go to the following very deserving 2020 graduate scholarship awardees:
Because the COVID-19 pandemic has caused school closures, the Fontana Kiwanis Club was finding it impossible to do our usual vetting of high school seniors for scholarship awards. But THANKS to the help of willing F.U.S.D, employees still on the job, at least technologically, we WERE able to award our annual Kiwanis scholarships!
Jurupa Hills High School
Valeria Gutierez & Rodrigo Alcaraz
H.J. Kaiser High School:
Ashley Lozana & Fabiola Ramirez
A.B. Miller High School:
Katherine Rodriguez & Alizbet Pineda
Fontana High School:
Karen Martinez-Sanders & Michael Reynoso
Summit High School:
Victor Rodriquez & Mao Wang
Birch Continuation High School:
Archangel Jesus Delgado
The special Koehler Memorial Scholarship was awarded this year to Jennifer Gonzalez of Kaiser High School.
The Fontana Kiwanis Club congratulates ALL of this year's graduates!
April 10, 2020
Message from Kiwanis
As we’re all impacted by the spread of COVID-19 to some degree, Kiwanis International wants us to keep members and the kids we serve safe during this time. They are asking all clubs to postpone all events — including in-person meetings, projects and fundraisers — through the month of April and possibly longer.
They realize that interactions with fellow Kiwanians and friends will be missed, and they encourage all of us to find ways to connect during this difficult time. Skype, Facebook chats and conference calls on a landline or mobile phone are all options. These resources can help our community stay connected and plan for the future.
We need to work together to generate ideas on how our club and other organizations can help our community — and when things return to normal, we'll be ready to help kids.
Let’s work together to stay strong during this uncertain time so, we’ll all be healthy and ready to help those who need us most.
Please keep safe and health. For more information on COVID-19 click on the fliers below.
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.