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During the Coronavirus Pandemic…

For those unable or disinclined to attend weekly meetings in person, one can attend via Zoom. Contact the club secretary for access information.

Check our Club Calendar for the latest information on meeting and event cancellations.

See here for more about our club’s recent activities.

Member sign-up page:

“No Kids Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town”

Ready to help build a bed so that “No Kids Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town”?  Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 21 at Lake Lansing Park South, Marsh Road. This is the project that local Kiwanis clubs are coordinating and sponsoring the beds. The beds will stay in the local area as determined by the Sleep in Heavenly Peace organization.  Registration starts at 8am. The project starts at 9am SHARP with a safety briefing.  Volunteers are needed so click here to volunteer or contact Sue Petrisin who can add your name.

To sign up for a club activity (such as the Poker Party fundraisers), click here.

In Memoriam: Robert (Bob) Bouck Foster

Longtime Kiwanian and former East Lansing Police Chief Bob Foster passed away on January 1, 2022. An obituary can be accessed here. Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Thursday May 12*

2-4 pm and 6-8 pm Visitation at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home (East Lansing location)

*This is what the family expects most people will show up to as it has an evening (non-work) option.

Friday May 13

10 am Funeral Mass at St Mary’s in Lansing at 10 am 

@ ca 11:00-11:15 am some type of procession from Church to cemetery 

@ ca 11:20-11:40 am Graveside service at St Joseph Catholic Cemetery  

@ ca 12:15 pm social gathering to follow for light appetizer lunch at Coral Gables in East Lansing (exact start time TBD)

Our Club

The Kiwanis Club of East Lansing is a service club chartered November 11, 1949, and devoted to improving the quality of life in our community, state, nation and worldwide, with a special focus on the needs of children and young people.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

What is Kiwanis?

No, we are not an airline (That’s Quantas) We are a service organization that helps kids. Here is a quick video that explains what Kiwanis is

Interested in learning more? Please contact us or apply to join our Kiwanis club here