Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. 2016 is Kiwanis International's 101st year and our club's 42nd year. Download Just the facts about Kiwanis International.

The Kiwanis Club of Weston, Connecticut  is dedicated to serving children. Through a combination of community service and philanthropy, we support worthy causes in our community and surrounding areas and have donated over $725,000 since 2000 to help the children of the world. 

Our 114 members as of October 2016 are 81  men (71%) and 33 women (29%) with a connection to Weston. Kiwanis International has awarded our club bronze level Impact Circle designation in recognition of our membership growth.

We meet for breakfast Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m (except July and August) at the Norfield Congregational Church parish hall. Meetings often feature presentations by local, state, and national political figures and programs of general interest. Other meetings are followed by community
service projects.

Kiwanis Playground at Cesar A. Batalla School 

Why a Playground?
Play is the primary engine of human growth; it's universal - as much as walking and talking. Play is the way children build ideas, make sense of their experience, and feel safe. But play is disappearing from classrooms. Even though we know play is learning for young kids, it too often doesn't compete well with academic instruction and "rigor."  In the case of this school, there are no funding opportunities for a playground. Most of these families live in multifamily apartment complex units or local shelters.  It is impossible for these children to access the outdoor play every child needs.

Why Cesar A. Batalla Elementary School?
Cesar A. Batalla School, on Howard Avenue in Bridgeport, Connecticut is a kindergarten through eighth grade neighborhood school and the largest elementary school in the state. It has a unique international flavor and 100% of the students are from families with such little income that they qualify to receive both breakfast and lunch at school.  Named after one of the area's most beloved Latino leaders, Cesar A. Batalla, the school aims to keep his dream alive - creating a school that is more than a building, becoming an integral part of the West End community and an exceptional place to learn.  This school additionally houses a special classroom for children with autism and a classroom for children with other special.

Our Challenge - Your Opportunity - Funding
The Kiwanis Club of Weston Foundation, Inc. is raising $125,000 to fund this playground which will serve 550 pre-kindergarten through second-grade children each school day.  This playground will be used during school hours and summer camps.  This 
cost includes all floors, playground equipment, security, gates, and a storage area for play vehicles.  The names of donors giving $2,500 and more will be listed on a plaque to be placed on the school building.  Follow this link to give to make this playground a reality.

One of the new public service announcements 
The Last Straw

Upcoming Events

Date Type Title
10/20/2016 Event

Read Aloud Day 2016, October 20, 2016, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Volunteers needed: Here's a way to help elementary school children in the Bridgeport Public Schools gain a love of reading....

10/22/2016 Meeting

Meetings start at 8:30 a.m. Gather early for coffee and conversation.

Dr. Mark Fletcher of Coastal Orthopaedics in Norwalk will present an overview, from symptoms to treatments, of knee and hip arthritis....

10/22/2016 Committee

To: (Committee) Club Board (Officers and Directors)
Cc: (Distribution list) Club Committee Chairs, (Distribution list) Club Board Additional Copies

The club board will meet briefly immediately after the...

10/26/2016 Event

Lieutenant Governor Paula of Division 20 invites Weston Kiwanis and other clubs to meet

10/29/2016 Meeting

Meetings start at 8:30 a.m. Gather early for coffee and conversation.


"A Walk in the Weston Woods" Bob Fatherley. Bob’s presentation will be highlighting four preserves in Weston,...

10/30/2016 Event


Get your running shoes ready! The Kiwanis Club of Weston is pleased to announce that its fifth annual  Reservoir Run will take...

11/2/2016 Committee

Philanthropy Committee meeting

11/4/2016 Event

Join fellow Kiwanians and friends the "First Friday" of every month (occasionally the second Friday in a case of holiday conflicts, check the calendar to confirm).

TENTATIVE pending confirmation...

11/5/2016 Meeting

Meetings start at 8:30 a.m. Gather early for coffee and conversation.

Get to know your fellow Kiwanian Mike Smith.

11/5/2016 Committee

The foundation board meets the first Saturday of the month immediately following the club meeting.

11/12/2016 Meeting

Meetings start at 8:30 a.m. Gather early for coffee and conversation.

Ann Nyberg is the longest-serving, full-time female news anchor/reporter in Connecticut television history. She is also WTNH-TV’s...

11/18/2016 Event

2016 Fall Training Conference

Education, fellowship and fun in a picturesque oceanside setting.

Friday-Sunday November 18-20

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
250 Market Street, Portsmouth NH 03801

11/19/2016 Meeting

<p>Meetings start at 8:30 a.m. Gather early for coffee and conversation.</p> <p>Today we will have a food drive. Watch this spec for details. Coordination by Steve Thomas.</p>

11/19/2016 Committee

Monthly club board meeting.

11/26/2016 Meeting

Happy Thanksgiving. Kiwanis meets again next week.