The Kiwanis Club of Camarillo Families was founded in 1962, works to make a difference in our community, contributing time, skills, talent and resources. The Club has also developed leadership activities in student clubs. We have a Builders Club a the Las Colinas middle school, clubs at each of our High Schools and an Aktion Club for the challenged youth.
Today the traditions continue with second and third generation club officers, many local club scholarship recipients. We’re a progressive club keeping up with online and social media trends, but we honor our heritage and are proud to carry on the mission the club founders started.
We are very proud of our club and hope it is seen as an asset to the community. I would like to take a moment to familiarize you with some of out activities.
The club provides support to our youth who are in need by providing them Bicycle helmets, the program is run by the Camarillo Police Dept. We also have a car safety seat program where we supply car seats to needy families, the program is run by the Local Fire Dept.
Other activities include the passing out of RED car safety stickers at many of the local events. These stickers provide an area where the baby;s information can be printed on, then attached to the baby’s car seat, in the event that the family is involved in a car accident, the Para-Medics can quickly have all the particulars regarding the infant.
Every Christmas we help in ringing the bell for the “Bell Ringing: for the Salvation Army. We also have a program called Book Buddies, where we spend time reading to the children at the library once a week ans the club also supplies the library with children’s books. Every Monday we deliver meals that are prepared by the Camarillo Health Dept. to local senior shut-ins. Our primary fund raiser is the George M. Thayer 5/10k Scholarship Run. The scholarships help students from the Adolfo Camarillo, Rio Mesa and Frontier High schools.