Kiwanis of North Ridgeville

Who We Are

Kiwanis helps kids around the world. Our Kiwanis club looks out for our community and the Kiwanis International organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and poverty.


The Kiwanis Mission & Vision

Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. Kiwanis strives to be a positive influence in communities worldwide – so that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them, and provide the support they need to thrive.

Out Kiwanis club fulfills the Kiwanis mission by serving our children and community through Kiwanis Community Service Projects.


Meeting Info

When:  2nd and 4th Monday of the month
Time:  7:00 p.m.
Where:  
Bullfrog’s Sports Café
                33137 Center Ridge Road
                North Ridgeville, OH 44039

NOTE:  Our once a month afternoon meetings have been temporarily suspended.  We are hoping to restart the afternoon meetings.  Stay tuned.


Upcoming Activities

  • LEARN MORE ABOUT KIWANIS ON MONDAY, SEPT. 13, 2021

    Where: Lorain County Community College, University Partnership Ridge Campus

    Address: 32121 Lorain Road, North Ridgeville 44039

    When: Sept. 13, 2021 at 7 p.m.

    Event: Meet some of the North Ridgeville Kiwanis members and learn how they serve our children and our community.

    -Find out about our Kiwanis projects
    -Meet the Lt. Governor
    -Join in the fun of putting together snack bags for our children

    FREE APPETIZERS, REFRESHMENTS AND BAKERY

  • HEALTHY SNACK BAGS

    Our club makes healthy snack bags once a month at our noon meeting and donates them to North Ridgeville Community Care.  We have been doing 150 per month and have received grants from the Thrivent Financial to help support this program.  The program has been in place for the past 2 years and there is a great demand at the food bank. The patrons have been very receptive to this program and the 100 to 150 bags per month that we make do not last long.

  • BUG PROGRAM

    Our club works with the North Ridgeville Middle School on a program called BUG (Bring Up Grades).  We have done this for the past 4 years, twice a year and have had over 400+ kids every time.  The teachers pick the subject and if they kids maintain their “A” or bring up their grade in that subject, they get to come to an ice cream social for one period.  A big “THANK YOU” to North Ridgeville Dairy Queen and the Pierson’s for working with us on this great project!!  Also thanks to Gary Krone for taking charge and chairing this project. Sadly, since the schools have combined this project is too big to keep going.

  • OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

    Thanks to Kiwanis Member Rachael Krise for taking the lead
    and being in charge of this project. Kiwanis teamed up with the
    Thrivent to donate boxes filled with items that kids need
    called Operation Christmas Child. Rachel and Ed Bahle did the
    shopping with money donated from Thrivent, herself
    and our N.R. Kiwanis Club after one of our meetings, and then the members
    helped fill and wrap the boxes. Great job and this is now an
    annual event.

  • PEDI-MATE PROJECT

    At the meeting, the N. Ridgeville Fire Department demonstrated the use of one of the four Pedi-mate units that the N. Ridgeville Kiwanis Club donated to the E.M.S. units. Pedi-mates secure infants and toddlers up to 40 pounds to the stretchers. The Pedi-mates, costing $250 each, were purchased with funds obtained from a grant from the Ohio District Kiwanis plus two fundraisers sponsored by our club. Bob Fortune, a 25 year plus Kiwanis member, had been in charge of the project and can provide additional information about Pedi-mates should anyone need more information. Attending this special presentation: North Ridgeville’s Mayor Dave Gillock , North Ridgeville’s New Fire Chief John Reese, and members of the Fire Department, members of the North Ridgeville Kiwanis Club, the Owner of Bullfrogs, Hugh McQuillan, who donates his room to our club and works with us on numerous projects throughout the year, some of Bullfrog’s staff and their families, and members of the Avon Lake Kiwanis Club. The Fire Department graciously brought along the Chief’s Car , a Fire Truck , and an Ambulance, which unfortunately had to make a number of emergency runs during the event. The demonstration, in the absence of the ambulance, was done on a chair, but still shows how fast the unit can be assembled and how securely children can now be transported to area hospitals.


What’s New

  • EVENING MEETINGS

    The Kiwanis Club of North Ridgeville has transitioned back to in-person evening meetings from on-line meetings.  The members are busy planning events and fundraisers all in the spirit of serving our children and the community. 

    When:  2nd and 4th Monday of the month
    Time:  7:00 p.m.
    Where:  
    Bullfrog’s Sports Café
                    33137 Center Ridge Road
                    North Ridgeville, OH 44039

    NOTE: Our once a month afternoon meetings have been temporarily suspended. We are hoping to restart the afternoon meetings. Stay tuned.

  • CUTEST POOCH DOG PHOTO CONTEST HAS FINISHED!

    WINNERS WERE ANNOUNCED AT THE NORTH RIDGEVILLE CORN FESTIVAL ON FRIDAY, 8-13-21

    Our 1st Pooch Dog Contest has now come to an end. On behalf of the Kiwanis Club of North Ridgeville, we would like to thank all who have participated.  It was so much fun seeing all those cute pooches and reading the story behind the pictures. 

    The winners were announced at the North Ridgeville’s Corn Festival on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021.  The winners had fun riding in the Corn Festival parade on Sunday, Aug. 15th

  • ANNUAL PICNIC WITH SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

    Not only did June bring back the annual North Ridgeville Kiwanis picnic at South Central Park, but it also allowed the Club to recognize those awarded a scholarship by the Club. Two $500 scholarships were awarded. We wish them all the best as they begin a new, exciting chapter of their life.

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