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

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






On Saturday, May 11th approximately 130 youth fisher-people, over 20 Kiwanis members, and 15 of the Youth In Action and Key Club participated in the Annual Kiwanis Take a Kid Fishing Tournament.  Participants caught fish from Eels to Sting Rays to Grouper and lots of snappers.  All fish were released back to nature.  After the event a free hot dog and hamburger lunch was served to all the children and parents.  It was a very good day for everyone.






The day provides a great outlet for families to be together.  For Kiwanis members it means a lot of fun and laughs trying to get everything prepared on time and to make certain we have all the bait, tackle, snacks and fishing poles.  It gives the Kiwanis Club a chance to see the excitement and anticipation in the eyes of the children we serve here in Indian River County.


A special thanks to Jim Wolfe, Kiwanis Chair of the Fishing Tournament.  His excellent leadership over the many years ensures success.

For more information about the May 11th event visit the nice article posted at



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.

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