School is back in session for our Key Clubbers. They, along with the rest of the Chatsworth Kiwanis members, are also enrolling in some pretty neat community activities. Read on to see some of our past and future events. Our goal is to always get an A+ in Service!
A Quick Interview with Scott Post
Our Fearless Chatsworth Kiwanis President.
We're so grateful to our fearless leader and president this year, Scott Post. Despite working overtime as a busy real estate agent, he showed up week after week to lead, encourage and serve. Here he gives some parting words before he hands over his role to an incoming president.
Why did you join Kiwanis?
After selling so many homes in the Chatsworth area, I developed a real affinity for many of the community members. I wanted to give back and get more connected. Kiwanis felt like the perfect opportunity to get to know others and give back.
What was your favorite part of the President role?
Honestly, getting to know the faces behind the many businesses I've dealt with. It was a real fulfilling experience. There's a lot of really nice people in the Valley. Kiwanis connected me to them and I'm so grateful.
Name an event that really inspired you.
I really loved Wheels to the Sea. This event entailed wheeling a bunch of handicapped people into the ocean so they could wade in salt free wheel chairs. While some of us guided their chairs into the water, others of us cooked lunch for them. It was so moving to see the joy on their faces. It's something I won't forget soon.
What was it like working with the Key Clubbers?
In a word, "Inspirational." Their energy and motivation was beyond inspiring. It's pretty incredible to think that these high achieving students have such a heavy work load but they still found time to show up and give it their all. They not only attended weekly meetings consistently, but you could count on them for events. To see youth give more than they receive is incredible.
Thanks to Scott for all his effort. We were lucky to have him!
The Kiwanis service bell rang loud and clear for Kiwanis of Chatsworth. Check out some of our events below, and be sure to look to the left for upcoming dates. We'd love to have you join us.
Our Key Clubbers are awesome! Here they are at Chatsworth High, welcoming new Freshmen and letting them know al about Kiwanis service opportunities. (This is how it gets done!)
Early August some Key Clubbers introduced the wonders of Kiwanis to Chatsworth Highschool Key incoming Freshmen.
Due to extreme heat, Nick Montano of Los Toros Mexican Restaurant has been watering trees on Chatsworth and Mason as well as on De Soto and the 118 near the Sierra Canyon Football field. Big shout out to James Paventi of JB Small Business Tech for giving him a hand.
Los Toros Restaurant Owner, Nick
watering trees for Chatsworth (Note: He could use help twice a week watering. Doesn't take much time. If you or your organization wants to help, email him at
We Love Granda Hills High!
One of our divisions, Granada Hills, was very prosperous in organizing fundraisers this month. They finally fulfilled the 3-2-1 plan! Also, in terms of service events, they said, "We've found so many and are ready for lots of opportunities to help out the community," said one of their leaders.
Just some of their fundraisers included an ice skating event and a Children's Annual Festival of the Arts.
Of special note is our
big Family Festival at Mason Park. Bring your friends, family and be ready to enjoy. We can always use your help, too!
There's plenty of other events worth checking out. See the list on the right Check out the calendar of events for
Here's a reminder from the heart of our club, Lucia, "don't forget your cans the second Tuesday of every month at 7PM for our local food pantry, Maryann will be collecting. Nothing is too little!"
Please drop some by or consider getting a collection in your own neighborhood and bringing it by. It makes a difference for the kids in our community!
We're so happy to be of service to our community. We hope you'll join us! We meet every Tuesday at 7PM at Los Toros Restaurant.
Either stop by on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. or click to email
for more info.
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Chatsworth Kiwanis Foundation
The Chatsworth Kiwanis Foundation (CKF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to community service, we sponsor a wide range of projects; such as working to immunize young children, delivering hot meals to the elderly, providing Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas presents to those in need, sponsoring youth sports, music and after School programs, providing free books to children in our elementary schools and local libraries and other activities essential to our children for their cultural growth . Funds raised by our organization are used solely to support various charitable organizations and sponsoring youth programs in our area.
We Proudly Sponsor
- Chatsworth H.S. Key Club
- Crespi H.S. Key Club
- Sierra Canyon H.S. Key Club
- Northridge Academy Key Club
- Valley Academy of Arts & Science Key Club
- Grant High School Key Club
- Boys & Girls Club of Canoga Park
- Cub Pack 226
- Chatsworth H.S. Sports
- North Valley Caring Services
- Brandon's Buddies
- Learning Thru Doing Adventure
- Wheels to the Sea
August 25th Link 1130 - 1 Giamelas
Lamplighter 9110 DeSoto
August 27th Valley Network Alliance Mixer 530 - 7 Los Toros
August 27th Burning Sand at UCLA there to raise awareness against hazing
August 29th-Color Run at Stub Hub Center in Carson
August 29th - Volunteering at Warner Center park where disabled adults learn and play activities. 11- 2
August 30th pass the torch when the lt. governors switch off. 12PM Porter Valley Country Club
September 19th-Club Installation/Social
John Burrows Highschool
September 27th-Family Fun Day/Mason Park 11:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.
October 3rd - Brandon's Village in Calabasas to support disabled children.
December 13th - Chatsworth Holiday Parade.