Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast        P.O. Box 6381   |     Vero Beach, Florida  32961

Kiwanis Awards and Installation Dinner

The Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast held the annual awards and installation dinner on Wednesday, October 2nd at CJ Cannon’s.  Jim Wolfe was named Kiwanian of the Year for his dedicated efforts in leading the Kiwanis Take a Kid Fishing Tournament and fellow member Greg Holtan was named Kiwanis Key Member.  Holtan coordinates the Kiwanis Aktion Club in Indian River County which involves hundreds of participants.

Kiwanian of the Year Jim Wolfe right


Kiwanis Key Member Greg Holtan right


Outgoing Kiwanis President Richard Schlitt was recognized for his leadership during the past year.  Club membership has increased and the Club instituted a new strategic plan in 2018-2019.  Schlitt along with fellow Kiwanis member Al Sammartino, has led the highly successful Kiwanis Youth in Action Program which engages high school students in community service projects.  Schlitt has also been involved in organizing donations to residents in the Bahamas.

The Kiwanis Club also installed new board members and officers.  New board members include Kevin Brown, Bob Marshbanks, Carolyn MacEvoy, Richard Schlitt, Tom McCauley, Jeff Meyer, Doug Vitunac, Mara Wicklund, Matt Hamilton, and Tom Maher.  New club officers include Tom Maher, President; Carolyn MacEvoy, President Elect; Doug Vitunac, Vice President; Kevin Brown, Treasurer; Bob Marshbanks, Secretary; and Richard Schlitt, Past President.

During the program Jessica Kelly, Teacher Advisor for Indian River Charter High School Key Club and Stacie Lembcke, Teacher Advisor for Vero Beach High School Key Club were thanked and praised for helping students at the schools participate in community service projects.  This year Kiwanis will also start a Key Club at Sebastian River High School.

The Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast and is part of Kiwanis International serving communities in over 80 countries dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.


If you are interested in learning more about The Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast visit our website at  The Club meets each Wednesday at noon at The Vero Beach Yacht Club.

Vero Kiwanis Club Awards Scholarships

On May 22, 2019 the Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast awarded fifteen $1,000 college scholarships to Indian River county high school graduates.  The scholars all achieved honors at their schools and also averaged more than 300 hours of community service.  Several of the awardees participated in a Kiwanis-sponsored trip to Puerto Rico to help with reconstruction.  Nearly all participated in Kiwanis Youth in Action county-wide service initiatives as well as in Kiwanis-sponsored beach and island clean-up projects.

 Scholarships were awarded to Saryah Blaha, Cheyanne Campbell, Skylar Carstairs, Sarah Castillo, Linsey Derival, Sophia Fodor, Julianna George, Gerrica Lamothe, Grace Lees, Kathleen O’Quinn, Elizabeth Richardson, Kendall Schlitt, Sydney Tran, and Amy Yerneni.  Colleges that the scholars will attend include seven to the University of Florida, three to the University of Southern Florida, two to the University of Central Florida, and one to the University of Houston and one to Stanford University.

 Over the years,  The Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast has given out more than $200,000 in scholarships.  For more information about Kiwanis go to







The Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast was founded in 1973.  Our club raises funds through many projects to provide financial assistance and manpower for those organizations that serve children.  Examples of Kiwanis projects that have helped the local area include:





Construction of the building foundations for ARC and Riverside Children’s Theatre and the outdoor stage at Riverside Theatre

Bicycle paths for local schools

Assistance with the Annual Children’s Art Festival in Vero Beach

The Annual Kiwanis Radio and Television Auction to secure funds to help children


Volunteer work for Youth Guidance

Construction of the Head Start Playground

Construction of pavilions at Hibiscus

Children’s Center and the Homeless Family Center

The Annual Take a Kid Fishing Tournament est. 1992 serving over 300 children annually

Painting homes for needy families through the Youth in Action Program

Serving Indian River County since 1973

Kiwanis seeks major sponsors for the Kiwanis Youth in Action Program.

To learn more about the program needs and costs




Kiwanis Youth in Action engages youth in helping community members in need.

Kiwanis is an approved 501 (c) 3.

For nearly 100 years, Kiwanis International has been an organization of members dedicated to serving children. Today, there are nearly 600,000 members in 80 countries, and members have made a positive impact in millions of lives.  Kiwanis International was founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan, and became an international organization with the creation of the Kiwanis Club of Hamilton, Ontario, the following year.  Kiwanis members stage

nearly 150,000 service projects, devote more than 6 million hours of service, and raise nearly $100 million every year for communities, families and



For more information on Kiwanis visit Kiwanis International




Aug. 7        Rich Rosell Candidate for IRC Sheriff

Aug. 14      Angela Morgan Zilis  CBD/Hemp

Aug. 21      Chuck Kirby Candidate for IRC Sheriff

Aug. 28      Danessa Chambers Vero Beach City Storm Water

Sept. 4       Jennifer Studstill Indian River Charter HS



Sept. 18     Carmen Miranda Community Energy Response Team

Sept. 25     Nick Thomas Inventor of Intel Word Game

Oct. 2         Eric Flowers Candidate for IRC Sheriff

Oct. 9         Roger Van Dyke Indian River Golf Foundation

Fellowship throughout Indian River County Florida

KIWANIS CLUB BEGINS NEW STRATEGIC PLAN The Kiwanis Club of Vero-Beach Treasure Coast has begun the process of establishing a new Strategic Plan for 2018-2021. Tom Maher, club member, is working with current Board President, Kevin Brown, new Board President, Richard Schlitt, all members to identify goals and objectives for future years in achieving the Mission.

The Kiwanis Club of Vero Beach has announced that Richard Schlitt, left, received the club’s Key Man of the Year Award and Matt Hamilton, center, was named the Kiwanian of the Year.

Both were presented with their awards by Past President, Kevin Brown.

Upcoming Kiwanis Speakers

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