All About Cumberland Kiwanis


The Cumberland Kiwanis Club is a part of the Kiwanis International organization. Every service organization has a major focus of interest...and for Kiwanis it is Serving the Children of the World. The various projects of the Cumberland Kiwanis Club seek to support and serve kids and youth in our community in many ways.


The Cumberland Kiwanis Club is a community-based club made up of men and women of all professions, ages, permanent residents, snowbirds, and summer friends. Our goal is to make the Cumberland area a better place to live, work, raise families, retire, and especially to support our young people.


Kiwanis members meet once a week for noon lunch at The Corner Bar Restaurant. The highlight and probably most enjoyable feature of these weekly gatherings is the speaker program. Almost every Monday meeting includes an interesting speaker or program. One new member recently said, "Through Kiwanis, in one year, I've met more people and learned more about Cumberland than in the past many years since we've lived here!"


Kiwanis members participate in a few on-going service projects, including:

         Set-up and take down of the Red Cross Bloodmobile

         Fall and Spring Highway clean-up

         Maintenance of "Welcome Signs" at the entrances to Cumberland

         Ruby's Pantry


Kiwanis members have four major fundraisers each year:

         The Annual Spaghetti Supper in September

         The Rutabaga Festival Food Stand

         Fall Apple Sales

         Louie's Brat Stand Weekends

Proceeds from these fundraisers support several programs in the Cumberland area.


Examples of recent projects receiving financial support are:

         High School Scholarships for college study

         The "Shooting Stars" organization, helping families in need during medical crises

         "Field of Dreams" Softball & Baseball field between the Elementary School and 3M

         Donation & installation of batting cages & entrance signs at Islander Park

         Kiwanis bench & bike rack at the DNR Building.

         The flower garden & welcome sign at Islander Park

         The Beach signs at the City beach

         The Cumberland Memorial Hospital's parenting newsletter

         Cumberland area Boy Scout & Girl Scout organizations

         Wolf Ridge environmental study

         Cumberland High School Band and Choir

         Hospice program

         Kinship Program

         Athletic programs for all ages

         The Cumberland Library Project



To learn more about the Cumberland Kiwanis Club you are invited to join us for a Monday lunch meeting, 12 noon at the Corner Bar Restaurant in Cumberland. 




For more information about the Cumberland Kiwanis Club ask one of these members! Keith Anderson Roger Anderson Lori Bock Lauryn Brunclik James Cervenka Charles Christensen James Cotone Lowell Dague Sam Donatelle, Jr. Paul Flottum John Garibaldi Dennis Gilberts Matt Gores Donald Groth John Hall Dr. Thomas Hallgren Mark Hanson Richard Harkwell Tim Heffernan

Larry Hemmingsen Dr. Gary Hendricks Karen Hofstad Craig Hokenson Tim Jergenson Chris Kahl Gary Kallsen James Kerr Brent Knutson Richard Kohn Dennis Kresse Deb Kunferman Brenda Kupferschmidt Deb Leonhardt Francis Mach Phil Malley Angie Martens Brett Moravitz Louis Muench, Jr Brian Niemann James Price, Jr. Barry Ranallo Barry Rose Mark Ruppel Ronald Ruppel Tim Schmidt Paul Sentman Jerry Severson Pat Shade Bert Skinner Robert Skinner James Stege Bill Stovall Steve Thoe Gerald Thon John Thon Thomas Toftness Gene Uhlenhopp Jeff Walters John Westin Allan Wilhelmi Jean Williamson


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