The Walnut Valley Kiwanis is pleased to have a speaker (program) that shares various topics with the Club at their weekly meetings.  Come hear what they have to say.

Our weekly meeting is every Friday at 7 a.m. at:

The Diamond Bar Golf Course

 22751 Golden Springs Dr., Diamond Bar 91765

                     Club Events                    
 
9/30/17   Installation 2017-2018 Kiwanis Division 35 Lt.-Governor Anna Wu

9/29/17   Club Installation Breakfast 2017-2018 Administrative Year

7/19/17   Diamond Bar Concert in the Park  We will be serving 
.... to be determined
 
DIAMOND BAR CITY FIREWORKS
Fourth of July, 2017
 *** WE SERVED HOT DOGS AND ELOTE (corn) ***

WALNUT VALLEY RELAY FOR LIFE
6/11/17 We served Pancake Breakfast at Suzanne Middle School


May 1, 2017: We held our 49th Annual Chapman Awards 
Over 80 students were recognized from the 5 High Schools of the Walnut Unified School District and the Rowland Unified School District, and the sixth high school is Diamond Ranch of the Pomona Unified School District.  Walnut Valley Kiwanis will award 7 scholarships, one to each high school, and one to a graduating senior of one of the Key Clubs sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Walnut Valley.  (This one scholarship is open to all graduating members of the 2 Walnut Valley-sponsored Key Clubs in Walnut HS and Diamond Bar HS.  In order to apply for the Joe Dyer Memorial Scholarship, you must be an active member of one of the 2 Key Clubs listed above.  Please click on this link for the 2017 Joe Dyer Scholarship Application. [submission deadline for 2017 was April 14, 2017].  The submitted applications are used for consideration for the Key Club-eligible Joe Dyer Scholarship awarded at the annual Chapman Awards Ceremony.)    Please click here to view pictures from a past event.  Additionally, 7 middle schools will recognize students for leadership and service, adding an additional 14 plaques.

DIAMOND BAR CITY BIRTHDAY PARTY 
Saturday, April 8, 2017 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Pantera Park 
*** WE SERVED TAMALES AND NACHOS *** 

On March 9, 2017 we joined with all of Kiwanis Division 35 to pack 300 boxes for our overseas troops.  Click here to see a few photos.

Diamond Bar Winterfest on January 21, 2017DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER THIS WAS CANCELLED: We will be participating in the  We will be serving tamales, nachos, and breakfast burritos along with bottled water. We need to be at Pantera Park at 7:00 a.m. that morning and  be ready to serve at 8:30 a.m. The event will end at 3:00 p.m.

This year's Holiday Food Distribution to needy families: On December 16, 2016 the collected (by Walnut HS Key Club) food cans were sorted, and the distribution was held on Saturday, December 17, at Walnut High School stadium.  This year, because the date is more than a week prior to Christmas, we included a canned ham, rather than a frozen turkey.  To recap the pertinent facts: Cans were collected, cans were sorted, cans and hams and veggies were packed and distributed again this year through the efforts of the Key Club from Walnut High School alongside our participating Kiwanis members. Boxes of canned goods with wet bottoms caused by the rain this week did nothing to prevent another successful event. Boxes were retaped and repacked and life moved on. Every last ham and can were distributed – nothing left over this year for distribution elsewhere.
 

FOURTH OF JULY, 2016 -- Diamond Bar Fourth of July Celebration at Diamond Bar High School
We served Elote and water.

JUNE 29, 2016 -- Diamond Bar Concert in the Park                        We served Tacos, Beans, Water, Soda.

June 26, 2016 -- Walnut Relay for Life
We served a Pancake Breakfast at the Sunday closing of the Relay for Life.

May 2, 2016  we held our 48th Annual Chapman Awards, recognizing the top students from 6 high schools: Walnut, Diamond Bar, Diamond Ranch, John A. Rowland, Nogales, and Santana.

May 6, 2015  we held our 47th Annual Chapman Awards, recognizing the top students from 6 high schools: Walnut, Diamond Bar, Diamond Ranch, John A. Rowland, Nogales, and Santana.

May 5, 2014  we held our 46th Annual Chapman Awards, recognizing the top students from 6 high schools: Walnut, Diamond Bar, Diamond Ranch, John A. Rowland, Nogales and Santana.


We co-sponsored the Mt. SAC 5k Road Run & Walk on April 19, 2014.  Many entrants registered in advance in order to get a free t-shirt and could win a $500 gift card!  See the flier - click here. The co-sponsors are: The Walnut Valley Kiwanis Club, Walnut High School Key Club, Diamond Bar High School Key Club, and Mt. SAC Circle K. Directions and further information are on the flier, and the website for the Mt. SAC 5k Road Run & Walk is: www.mtsacroadrace.com/kiwanis

Our Club's 50th Installation of Officers was held at our Friday Morning Meeting on September 27, 2013.  Please visit the tab on left for the Newsletter of that date and for the pictures taken then.

Special Events

Walnut Family Festival -- Saturday, October 13, 2012 -- We cooked Carne Asada & Chicken Burritos.  We enjoyed the fun & serving our great food while visiting with the community!  Please visit the Newsletters tab on the left to view the Oct. 12 News & the photos taken at the Walnut Family Festival.

Dec 22, 2012At Holiday time we focus on completing our mission of Feeding Needy Families in our service area (and beyond).  Our Key Clubs and our Circle K help make the difference in our ability to distribute holiday food to over 100 families  -- a frozen turkey, fresh vegetables and fruit, and at least 2 boxes of canned food (collected by our Walnut H.S. Key Club). The tears in some of these families' eyes is enough to let you know you have done the right thing. 

 In addition, Key Club members, Circle K members and Kiwanis Club members help that week at Isaiah's Rock, where, on the Sunday before Christmas, 1,600+ families are given food for their Christmas tables, as well as gender- and age-specific toys to let their kids have something under the tree.  Another 2,500 families receive food only.

FUNDRAISERS

In order to pay for our many charitable works -- "Service" -- (see below), we hold various fundraising events, and may solicit funds for advertising on our various events programs.
Please note that 100% of all service project income is used for funding our charitable works. Service project/public fundraising income must be used solely for that purpose.  No public monies can be used for the administration of the Kiwanis Club.

Saturday, December 7, 2013 -- Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament. 

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Saturday, December 1, 2012 -- Our "Second-Second" Annual Kiwanis Club of Walnut Valley Garage Sale was held from 7 am to 12 noon in conjunction with the Diamond Bar HS Key Club

Saturday, November 3, 2012 -- Second Annual Kiwanis Club of Walnut Valley Garage Sale was held.  
We raised enough to make another one a must!
 
May 7, 2012 -- See our Golf Tournament page (on the left) for more information

SERVICE

RECENT
October 13, 2012 - Walnut Family Festival:
We cooked & served carne asada.  Our great food was a hit!  We had great fun working with the community at this event started as our club's project long before it was "donated" to the City of Walnut.

May 19-20, 2012: Diamond Bar Relay for Life: Each year we support this event in celebration of finding a Cure for Cancer & Celebration of Survivors. At the Diamond Bar Relay we served a breakfast to all the walkers in attendance.

May 10, 2012:  43rd Annual Chapman Awards.  Since the 1960s, we have hosted and presented these awards.  The graduating high school classes of both Walnut Valley Unified and Rowland Unified School Districts have enjoyed receiving plaques of recognition for their 90-100 school-chosen students who have excelled in their academic careers.  In recent years, we have added Diamond Ranch HS of the Pomona Unified School District.  We also award a scholarship to a graduate from each of the high schools.  An additional scholarship goes to one of the Key Club members whose Clubs we sponsor in the Walnut, Diamond Bar and John A. Rowland High Schools.  Separately, we award plaques of recognition to 4 students from each of 7 middle schools serving the area.

April 28, 2012: Donate Life/Legacy One Walk/Run. Annual celebration of both those who have donated their organs, and those who have benefited by those donations.

March 30 & 31, 2012:  Mt. SAC Youth Days.  Since the 1960s Walnut Valley Kiwanis has supported Mt. SAC & the (now) LA84 Foundation in having almost-free track & field competitions between grade schools and other organizations from grades 3 to 8.  Some 6,500 kids are competitors in recent years.  Volunteers are always needed.

March 8, 2012: Support our Troops.  We joined with the rest of Kiwanis Division 35 (San Gabriel Valley) to pack at least 200 boxes of personal items which the clubs collected to be shipped to our service-men & -women overseas.  Again, with the assistance of our Key Clubs, we finished packing over 200 boxes in one short event.