Kiwanis Club of Oakland Park

Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Oakland Park! We are residents or people with ties to Oakland Park from various backgrounds and interests. Our club is passionate about making our community and the world better for children. Kiwanis means “we share our talents,” so please join and share your talents to help the children in our community and worldwide.

Food Backpack Program Preparation

Featured Projects

Rickards Builders Club Under Construction

School Uniforms Delivered to our Elementary Schools

Picking up the uniforms.
Uniforms going to Lloyd Estates Elementary.
Uniforms going to Oakland Park Elementary.

OP Kiwanis Sponsors a Builders Club

Our application has been approved. Rickards Builders Club!

Who are the Oakland Park Kiwanis Orange Shirt People?

Click on the red arrow to see what Oakland Park Kiwanis is all about.

Father’s Day at Treemont Assisted Living

Angel food, butterscotch parfaits and pineapple upside down cupcakes were special sugar free treats brought to Treemont Assisted Living and Memory Care for the residents to enjoy.

Reading through the Summer

North Andrews Gardens Elementary School very thankful for their books.

OP Kiwanis Video “What is Kiwanis”

Coming Soon!

Treemont Assisted Living Delivery

Mother’s Day visit to Treemont Assisted Living of sugar free goodies

Kiwanis Yard Sale at New Location

Setting up for the Yard Sale at Shepherd of the Coast Gymnasium
Strategy Session before the opening bell.
Opening Bell

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Northeast High School Key Club and Kiwanis helping the Firefighters and The Easter Bunny at the Annual Easter Egg Hunt!
What a great group of students – Northeast High School Key Club helping at the Easter Egg Hunt !!

Landscaping at Oakland Park Elementary

Community working together for improvements at Oakland Park Elementary. We have plans for the front area for teachers and students. Thanks to the city, the school staff, community organization and Oakland Park Kiwanis. The colorful stones were painted by the third grade classes.
A river of student painted stones.

Welcome to Our New Members

From left to right : Dennis Buchta (Membership Chair), Desiree Avila, Jean McManus, Tom Blanksi (President), Letitia Newbold, Fitzgerald Budhoo

Small Business Expo

We participated in the 1st Annual Small Business Expo. Etta Lou and Tom proudly showed what Kiwanis is all about. Thanks to all who participated.

Broward Waterway Cleanup

A great day for the environment. We removed a truckload of trash from our Adopted Canal. Thanks to all who took part in the Waterway Cleanup.
Larry Rogers pulling trash out of our Adopted Waterway.
Marylou and Jean making a difference.

Oakland Park Youth Day Parade

Getting ready for the Parade.
Our Northeast High Key Club ready to pass out candy.

Ronnie’s Stars / Crochet Club

 Our Signature Project, Ronnie’s Stars, is named in honor of Ronnie Goldstein, the late wife of member Michael Goldstein.  Ronnie crocheted beautiful blankets to comfort the children at the pediatric oncology unit at Broward General Hospital.  Her legacy has expanded to include Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Central Broward Pregnancy Center, Operation Gratitude and other organizations that comfort the ill, homeless, elderly, and military with blankets, cheerful pillowcases, infant hats, therapy dolls, Beads of Courage bags, scarves for servicemen and women and other handmade items.  Crafters are always welcomed! 

Treemont Assisted Living on Valentine’s Day

Valentines sugar free treats for the residents of Treemont Assisted Living

Ronnie’s Stars Program in Action

We received a special request from a nurse for a blanket and a cap for a new born. The cap needed a Gnome on it and had to be very small. Sandy Melillo got to work and came up with this cap. Please keep this little one and mom in you prayers. ?? OPK’s Ronnie’s Stars Group always ready to help.

5K for Christmas in July

First Annual CIJ 5k Run Walk for homeless children. A Kiwanis Division 23 sponsored event.

Help for the Homeless

Very busy helpful day. Members Elaine Hall and Marylou Adams collected toiletries and socks for BSO deputy Lauren Apollo for the Outreach Homeless Services. Special thanks to Morning Day for the tub of socks.

Food Backpack Program

Weekly distribution of bags of non-perishable foods for our elementary schools and Light of the World Clinic. This particular week 72 families were supported.

Holiday Turkey Dinner Deliveries

Delivery to North Andrews Elementary School
Delivery of Dinners to Light of the World Clinic

What is Kiwanis?

Here is a quick video that explains what Kiwanis is.

Interested in learning more? Please contact us or apply to join our Kiwanis club here.