Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Serving the Children of the World
Kiwanis Represented at Christmas Tree Festival

The Kiwanis Club of Lima was repesented at the Allen County Museum Christmas...

Lima Kiwanis and West MS Builders Team Up to Feed Hungry

The Lima West Middle School Builder's Club teamed up with the Kiwanis Club...

Weekly Kiwanis Programs

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Kiwanis One Day

Each year, Kiwanis clubs around the world join in a day of service....

Day to Serve on District Finance and Structure Committee
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Congratulations to Bob Day, Secretary and Treasurer of the Kiwanis Club of Lima,...

Volunteering at New Life International Soup Kitchen

Check out Mrs. Miller's Sound Garden

My students love music and would love to have an outdoor space to be able to create it. We have a fenced in area where there is a framework to allow us to have a musical sound garden where my students can be empowered to create music during class or recess.

The materials I am requesting will give my students the opportunity to create music outdoors and include TreeWorks and Abby Wind chimes, Joia tube mallets, drumsticks, percussion instruments, and garden hooks. Students will learn how to work together to create music as an ensemble, and work independently to become a better composer. My students will be empowered through art to create their own music and work together as a team to make their music the best it could be. They will be empowered to work with other students toward a goal of making music that complements what others are doing. They will learn how to perform in an ensemble, and how to react to each other as musicians.

Learn more at Sound Garden.           

Serving the Children of the Lima Area and the World!

The Kiwanis Club of Lima, Ohio was founded in 1919, one of the oldest clubs in Kiwanis International which was founded in 1915.  During this time, the Lima Kiwanis Club has been an integral part of the community serving the children of Allen County. Included in our major projects was the contribution of land for Camp Woodhaven for the use of the Girl Scouts; providing sapling trees to all first graders in Allen County; supporting the Allen County Museum by funding and providing volunteers for the One Room Schoolhouse; and giving annual music scholarships through the Ron Richards Scholarship Fund.

The club fosters fellowship through weekly luncheon meetings. Meetings are held at 11:30 AM on Tuesdays at the Milano Club. The weekly program features a speaker on a topic of interest to members.  The business meeting occurs the third Tuesday of each month. For further information please  contact  Robert L Day, Jr. at

Follow this LINK for pictures of club activities and events, and like us on FACEBOOK for current and future events.

Lima Kiwanis - Serving the Community

The Kiwanis Club of Lima Ohio is an active member of the Lima-Allen County Chamber of Commerce and supports community efforts including Family Promise of Lima-Allen County and the Allen County Museum Christmas Tree Festival. During the summer of 2015, thanks to a grant from the Kiwanis Foundation, our club partnered with the Heartland Image Foundation to sponsor a three-week intense bootcamp for students to learn filmmaking from industry professionals.  Students learned from a wide array of artists-in-residence and produced a product to industry standards that was broadcast as a public service announcement (PSA) for our local club.

Our members are involved in the community. Kiwanis members volunteer monthly at the Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen and provide a meal quarterly for the New Life International Soup Kitchen.  They also volunteer at the Visitor's Center Little Blue Caboose during the summer.

Funding for Kiwanis activities comes from the annual barbecue held in the spring at Apollo Career Center, by selling rides tickets at the Allen County Fair and from individual and corporate sponsors.  Among our sponsors are:

Berry Insurance Bindel's, Inc

Chiles Laman Funeral &
Cremation Services

Orthodontic Associates PROforma Add a Line Potash Corporation 
WalMart Corporation Webb Insurance Lima City Schools

A generous grant from WalMart Corporation provides funds to buy cleaning supplies for graduates of Family Promise to use in their new homes. Thanks to member Heather Patterson for spearheading this great activity.





Members of the Kiwanis Club of Lima OH are also members of the
Ohio District of Kiwanis International and Kiwanis International

Service Leadership Program SLP - Local Clubs :

The Kiwanis Club of Lima OH supports service leadership clubs in the Lima City Schools and an Aktion Club at the Allen County Board of DD.

(Like us on FACEBOOK for updates on activities of each club and click on Services Clubs on the Sidebar for a description of each club.

  • Builders Club - A service and leadership program for middle and junior high school students. Kiwanis Club of Lima sponsors a Builders Club at North Middle School, one at South Science and Technology Magnet K-8 and are in the process of chartering one at West Middle School.
  • Kiwanis Kids-A service and leadership program for elementary school students. K-Kids clubs are located at Heritage Elementary, Independence Elementary, Freedom Elementary and Unity Elementary.
  • Key Club - The largest service and leadership program for high school students. A very active Lima Kiwanis sponsored Key Club at Lima Senior High School recently raised over $6,000 for the Childeren's Miracle Network.
  • Circle K - A service and leadership club for university students. (No active club at this time)
  • Key Leader - A weekend experience designed to empower emerging student leaders. (No active project at this time.


Upcoming Events:

Click on the link for details about each event.

Date Type Title
12/07/2016 Committee

Monthly meeting. 

12/09/2016 Committee

Monthly board meeting. 

12/13/2016 Meeting

Lunch at and singing Christmas carols/songs for the residents of Lima Manor. We will be joined by the Heritage Harmonics Show Choir under the direction of Crystal Miller.

12/17/2016 Event

Members and guests will prepare and serve a meal at a local soup kitchen. 

12/20/2016 Meeting

After lunch we will sing Christmas carols/songs. 

12/27/2016 Meeting

Business meeting. 

01/21/2017 Event

The event features gently used prom dresses without cost for any girl who needs a dress for her prom. The dresses are cleaned by Duffy's Cleaners. They will be available at 2615 North Cole Street,...

01/21/2017 Event

The Kiwanis Club of Lima will be giving free of charge gently used prom dresses to any girl who wants one. Dresses are cleaned without charge by Duffy's Cleaners. 

03/21/2017 Event

Division II meeting. 

04/30/2017 Event

Annual Spring BBQ. Details to follow.