WALNUT VALLEY KIWANIS has numerous projects and fundraisers that have been developed over the years, and continue to change along with the changes in the community and in the membership of the club.


SERVICE PROJECTS
Serving the Communities of Rowland Heights, Diamond Bar & Walnut the following are a few of the service projects of our club:

DIAMOND BAR CONCERT IN THE PARK
  7/19/17   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

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

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 awarded 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 Winterfest on January 21, 2017DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER THIS WAS CANCELLED. 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.  We did feed 100 families.
 
We served PANCAKE BREAKFAST at RELAY FOR LIFE SUNDAY MORNING JUNE 26 at SUZANNE MIDDLE SCHOOL

We served TACOS, BEANS, WATER, SODAS at DIAMOND BAR CONCERT IN THE PARK WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016 

We served ELOTE AND WATER at DIAMOND BAR FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION at DIAMOND BAR HIGH SCHOOL (that is on July 4th!)
  • The 48th Annual Chapman Awards was held on May 2, 2016.  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 DistrictOne of the 7 scholarships awarded will be 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 3 Walnut Valley-sponsored Key Clubs in Walnut HS, Diamond Bar HS, and John A. Rowland HS.  In order to apply for the Joe Dyer Memorial Scholarship, you must be an active member of one of the 3 Key Clubs listed above.  Please click on this link for the 2015 Joe Dyer Scholarship Application. [submission deadline for 2015 was April 20, 2015].  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 recent event.  Additionally, 7 middle schools will recognize students for leadership and service, adding an additional 14 plaques.

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We were co-sponsors of 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 those early entrants had an opportunity to win a $500 gift card!  See the flier - click hereThe 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

  • The 45th Annual Chapman Awards were held on May 9, 2013.  [The next event will be in May, 2014.]  Over 80 students were recognized from the 5 High Schools of the Walnut Unified School District and the Rowland Unified School District, and Diamond Ranch of the Pomona Unified School DistrictOne of the 7 scholarships awarded was to a graduating senior of one of the Key Clubs sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Walnut Valley.  Last year's recipient was the President of the Diamond Bar Key Club.  (This one scholarship is now 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 2013 Joe Dyer Scholarship Application. [submission deadline for 2013 was May 2, 2013].  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 recent event.  Additionally, 7 middle schools will recognize students for leadership and service, adding an additional 14 plaques. [Special Note: Effective in 2014, Walnut Valley will be awarding 7 scholarships, as one WVUSD school is no longer active.]
  • Walnut Valley Kiwanis is a founding sponsor of the Diamond Bar Relay for Life, benefiting the American Cancer Society. Many diverse elements of the community are brought together for this 24-hour event.
  • Walnut Valley Kiwanis also supports the City of Walnut Relay for Life
  • Sponsorship of the Mt. SAC Circle K Club.
  • Sponsorship of the Key Clubs of the Diamond Bar, Walnut and (co-sponsor of the) John A. Rowland High Schools.  These young adults learn leadership, unity of purpose, and perform community service.  They also have FUN!
  • Sponsorship of the Builders Club of South Pointe Middle School
  • Walnut Family Festival -- in 2012, on Oct. 13 -- the Kiwanis Club served carne asada.
  • Isaiah's Rock -- Community Food Bank & Support Group (at Thanksgiving, they serve around 850 families; at Christmas they serve over 1,600 families -- more than 5,000 people -- and need many volunteers to make this happen; thanks to the Walnut and Diamond Bar Key Clubs, they have many, many eager volunteers).
  • Mt. SAC-LA84 Foundation Youth Days (each year, these track and field events attract up to 7,000 kids -- grades 3 to 8 -- who are served by the Walnut Valley Kiwanis Club and their Sponsored Youth.)  Please click here to view pictures.  Many volunteers are needed every year to help these kids have a fun, worthwhile event.
  • Childrens Miracle Network [Pediatric Trauma – LA Childrens Hospital]
 
In order to pay for these and our many other charitable works, 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.


MAJOR FUNDRAISERS:

POKER TOURNAMENT

  • We hold a Poker Tournament Fundraiser -- see the tab ("Poker Tournament") on the left of this page for more information about this event).  
  • The latest event was Dec. 7, 2013.
  • The prior event was on April 14, 2012.

  • GOLF TOURNAMENT

  • In 2012, our 24th Annual Golf Tournament Classic was held on Monday, May 7, 2012The golf tournament is shared equally by the Walnut-Diamond Bar Sheriff's Station Boosters and the Walnut Valley Kiwanis, as is the proceeds.  The Sheriff's Boosters provide the support for the Sheriff's Station without which it could not function efficiently. The Boosters basically have this one event for their funding. Many people and businesses sponsor or donate to this event. Please use the tab to the left, "Golf Tournament," to read more.