Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. 2017 is Kiwanis International's 102nd year and our club's 43rd 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 119 members as of March 2017 are 86  men (72%) and 33 women (28%) 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
03/29/2017 Event

KIWANIS OF STAMFORD MARCH DINNER MEETING

MARCH 29TH 6:30PM TABLE 104 OSTERIA DOWNSTAIRS EVENT ROOM
$35 PERSON CASH BAR

MENU
Beginning with

  • Chopped Salad with Goat Cheese fritters, Fried Calamari, Assorted...
04/01/2017 Meeting

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

Rob Fraboni (born 23 April 1951)[1] is a California-born record producer and audio engineer well known for his work with Bob...

04/07/2017 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).

Weston Kiwanis will gather...

04/08/2017 Meeting

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

Join your fellow members for the next edition of Getting to Know Your Fellow Kiwanian (GTKYFK). President-elect Roy Marsh will share...

04/15/2017 Meeting

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

04/15/2017 Committee

Monthly meeting.

04/22/2017 Meeting

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

BOB WIRZ, President and Founder, was chief spokesman for Major League Baseball Commissioners Bowie Kuhn and Peter Ueberroth for 10...

04/27/2017 Event

Serving at Homes with Hope community kitchen.

04/27/2017 Event

Send questions to bridgeportkiwanis@gmail.com

04/29/2017 Meeting

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

04/29/2017 Event

TENTATIVE - The information below is from 2016 for reference.

The Whittingham Cancer Center walk has raised a total of  over $2.75 million for cancer programs and services. Many of our members have...

04/29/2017 Event

Coming soon: Click this link to sign up for a route.

04/29/2017 Event

Div 20 Clubs:

BE ADVISED A MANDATORY CAUCUS MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR:

 Saturday APRIL 29, 2017  11:00 AM

my office, Conte Co., 75 Rampart Road, Norwalk, CT  06854  

Lunch will...

05/05/2017 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).

Weston Kiwanis will gather...

05/06/2017 Meeting

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


CLUB BYLAWS

Article 3 Operations
3.3. One meeting each year between January 1 and May 15 will be designated as the annual meeting...