Kiwanis Club of Granville, Serving Children/Community Since 1962

Sponsor of the Granville 4th of July Celebration

Our Club Leadership. Don Lewis, 2016-17 President (Center). Shown with Division 10E Lt Gov Jim Janosik (left) and Immediate Past President Dave Thomas (right) on October 3, 2016 at the Granville Inn.

About our Club

Chartered on November 19, 1962 the Kiwanis Club of Granville provides services and resources to many area charities and groups.

Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanians attend club meetings and activities for meaningful service, fellowship, information and inspiration. We impact our community directly through voluntary community service, with a special emphasis on serving children of the world. Kiwanis inspires and trains youth to lead and serve through its Service Leadership Programs for elementary through college levels (K-Kids, Builders Club, Key Club, Circle K, Key Leader Training, Terrific Kids, Bring Up Grades (BUG)). Aktion Club is Kiwanis' service leadership organization for people associated with disabilities.

Granville Kiwanis meets each Monday night at 6:15PM for dinner at the historic Granville Inn in downtown Granville, Ohio. Our meetings are open to the public and guests are always welcome. 

This year we are supporting the 2016-17 Ohio Kiwanis Governor Bill Flinta's First Family's focus service project of Literacy with new service projects. We are involving our service leadership groups - KKids at Granville elementary school. Builder's Club at Granville middle school, Key Club at the Granville and Watkins Memorial High Schools and the Aktion Club of Licking County, a new service club for adults with developmental disabilities. We are continuing Imm Past Governor Amy Zimmerman's Family Project providing Amtrykes by raising funds to donate three-wheeled pedal and/or hand-crank cycles around Ohio and giving independence and mobility to many youth and Veterans in Ohio with disabilities.

 Click here for more information about the Governor's Literacy Project.

With our 2016-17 Kiwanis International President Jane Erickson we are continuing the 2015-16 Kiwanis International President Sue Petrisin's 5-year promise to Eliminate Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus by raising $110M for vaccinations. (Sue is the first female President of Kiwanis, and the first female President of any International Service Organization!)

We are proud to have hosted the 1995-1996 and 2008-09, 2014-15 and 2015-16 Division 10-E Lieutenant Governors Walt Chaney, Leonard Hubert, Jerry Miller and Jennifer Lewis. Jennifer currently serves as the 2016-17 Ohio District Chair of MidYear Education.

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  • Club meets at Granville Inn on Mondays at 6:15PM. 
  • On Monday, December 26 and January 2 there will be No Meeting (Round Table Meeting).
  • On Monday, January 9 we will meet at the Granville Inn at 6:15 PM for dinner, 6:45 PM program by our Sponsored Leadership Programs (Granville Elementary KKids, Granville Middle School Builder's Club and Granville High School Key Club).
  • On Monday, January 16 we will have our Prospective Member Night at the Granville Inn, with dinner at 6:15 PM and program at 6:45 PM by Lesa Miller about Granville Kiwanis. Open to the public! Guests and families welcome, dinner provided!
  • On Monday, January 16 Governor Bill Flinta's meeting with Division 10 East, West and South in the annual Joint Council Meeting, Methodist Church, Ashville, OH, 6PM, $15 for dinner.
  • On Saturday, January 21, Pancake breakfast to raise money for local Eagle Scout literacy project, at St. Edwards Church, 785 Newark-Granville Rd, Granville.
  • On Monday, January 23 meet at the Granville Inn at 6:15 PM for dinner, 6:45 PM program by Don Wiggins of the Flying Horse Farms in Mt. Gilead. Flying Horse Farms provide magical, transformative camp experiences for children with serious illness and their families - free of charge.
  • On Monday, January 30 we will meet at the Granville Inn at 6:15 PM for dinner, 6:45 PM program; followed by our monthly Board meeting.
  • On Monday, February 6 we will meet at the Granville Inn, Carriage Room. Program by Eagle Scout Bjorn about his Literacy and Book Collection for young children project (postponed program).
  • On Tuesday February 7, Aktion Club meeting at KICKS, 11:30-1PM. Valentines for Seniors. Midyear Education day signup.
  • On Tuesday February 7, KKids Meeting at GES at 3:30pm. Valentines for Kendal, mural for Wildwood and hand painted aprons from Gov Bill.
  • On Friday and Saturday, Feb 10 and 11, tapping begins! 
  • On Monday, February 13 we will meet at the Granville Inn, Granvile Room for a program about Being Muslim, a discussion with Denison Professors. The Public is invited! Dinner at 6:15pm.
  • On Saturday, February 18, Granville Kiwanis' Pancake Day benefiting the Improvements to Wildwood Park, from 7AM to 2PM at St. Edwards Church, 785 Newark-Granville Rd, Granville, tickets $6/$4 (age 5-14yrs) at the door. Cosponsred by our Granville KKids, Builder Club and Key Club and Boy Scout Troop #65. Bring any children's books to donate and a big appetite for all-you-can-eat pancakes, Granville Kiwanis' own pure maple syrup (which you can also buy to take home), sausage, juice, coffee and try our syrup on steel-cut oats topped with apples and walnuts. Proceeds support Kiwanis' projects for children and the Improvements to Wildwood Park.
  • Saturday, March 4, Ohio District Kiwanis Midyear Education Day [click here for flyer] at the Crowne Plaza hotel, 6500 Double Tree Ave, Columbus, OH from 9AM to 5PM. Our Granville Kiwanis club is an official host club with District Chair Jennifer Lewis. Register by February 7 at for early-bird ($50) and online for first-time discount ($35) Sponsored leadership members (KKids, Builders, Key Club, Circle K, Aktion Club) super discount ($30). Special program by children's book author and award-winning educator, Shari Williamson from Marion, Ohio, Special service fair and ice cream social with OSU-theme and Mr. Buuckeye from 3-5pm. Exhibitors include corporate parners and service providers related to our First Family Ohio District Kiwanis Service Project, Literacy.
  • MAPLE SYRUP for SALE!  Supports Kiwanis projects and scholarships! See left tab or visit Whits.
  • RENT OUR TENTS, TABLES AND CHAIRS! Supports Granville Kiwanis. See left tab.

Help us Eliminate Maternal Neonatal Tetanus Worldwide‚Äč

Eliminate tetanus

Kiwanis International and Key Club are close to completing their 5-Year International Service Project to Eliminate Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus World-wide! For $1.80 a mother and her unborn children can be vaccinated. Granville Kiwanis has committed to be a Model Club and will donate over $50k to this worthwhile cause. If you would like to help us, you can make a tax-deductible donation using our Electronic Payment Donation using our Granville Kiwanis PayPal Site or mail checks to Granville Kiwanis Foundation (501c3), PO Box 133, Granville, OH 43023, Memo "Eliminate Project." All contributions are appreciated ($1.80 is all it takes to save one life!). Receive a Centennial Award for a donation of $1500 comemorating Kiwanis' 100th Anniversary or Zeller Award $750.



Ohio District Kiwanis Governor Amy Zimmerman and her mother Sandy Zimmerman are leading this year's Governor's Family Service Project, (Ohio branch of Ambucs) to provide Amtrykes to disabled youth and veterans in our community. They have an active waitlist and donations collected are given as trykes throughout the year. Each customized tryke costs between $250-$1250 and are modified/recycled as the child grows or needs.

 (Photo, above) Granville co-sponsored this tryke presented by Gov. Amy Zimmerman at a state-wide meeting at OSU-Newark campus on Dec. 5, 2015. The receipient was 9yr-old Abby from Zanesville. Article in Newark Advocate on Dec. 8, 2015.




Donations can be made to the "Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation (501c3)" memo "Amtryke." ODKF helps the treatment and prevention of Pediatric Trauma. Payments may also be made directly to the Ohio Amtrykes Association, or to Sandy Zimmerman's (Kiwanian and Mother of Amy Zimmerman) local Chapter of Ambucs called "". The trykes range in price from $400 to $2500. The trykes are given free of charge and there is a state-wide registry for recipients. Each chapter helps directly in their community and Ambucs chapters state-wide work together to fill the registry.

To make an Electronic Payment or Donation to this project, you may use our Granville Kiwanis PayPal Site, or mail donations to "Granville Kiwanis Foundation" PO Box 133, Granville Ohio 43023, memo: Amtryke Project.

(Photo) Savanna McDade, age 11, received an amtryke on Jan. 19, 2016 at the Division 10-E, 10-S, and 10-W Joint Council meeting honoring Ohio District Governor Amy Zimmerman. Gov. Amy presented the tryke to Savanna who was "all smiles" and just celebrated her birthday the day before. Over 133 people including her mother Tonya McDade attended the event. We collected $4865 in donations and pledges for Ambucs that evening. Thanks to Division 10-E Key Clubs for $690!

Louis Wood received his Amtryke in May from the Granville Kiwanis. He showed our club and others from Division 10E, his progress at our Division Council Meeting at Infirmary Mound Park. Photo taken by Alice Lewis.

Katie with cerebral palsey receives an amtryke at the District Convention on August 12 in Mason, OH.

DeJanique Harding from Colerain School in Columbus and Brandon Smith-Brown from Lancaster receive Amtrykes at the Granville 4th of July during the GRD Games for All Ages. Lee Ann Parsley, silver medalist in the skeleton signs the helmet of Brandon.

Sollomon Barth from Granville receives an Amtryke at the Division 10E Family Picnic at Blendon Woods on Sept 19, 2016. His father Michael helps him adjust the bike and Solly was so excited when he could finally go ride. Members donated their meal cost to help raise funds for the $900 Amtryke, a joint gift of the Kiwanis Clubs of Division 10E.

Granville Kiwanis Meet Monday Nights at the Granville Inn

Join the Kiwanis Club every Monday for dinner and a program at 6:15PM.

Granville Inn, Denison Room, located at 314 E Broadway, Granville OH 43023 

Visitors are always welcome!

Updated schedule on website and facebook.

Click here for Membership Application Form

Upcoming Meeting Schedule:

Regular Meetings with a program on Mondays at 6:15 PM at the Granville Inn. Dinner at 6:45 PM.

Regular Meeting followed by Board Meeting on the last Monday of each month starting at 6:15 PM.

Upcoming Projects and Fundraisers:

Saturday, October 1, 8:30 AM Race Start - Granville Kiwanis Maple Leaf 5K & 10K at Granville Intermediate School. 2025 Burg Street, Granville OH. Co-Sponsored with Granville High School Key Club. Proceeds benefit Kiwanis' projects for children, including the Amtryke and Eliminate Project. Contact Jennifer Lewis
Westerville Kiwanis Golf Outing with Division 10E, Proceeds for Amtryke Project/ODKF - Monday, October 10 (Columbus Day) at Raccoon International Golf Course. $55pp. Contact James Minter.

Rent a Kiwanis Tent*

Be a 4th of July Sponsor

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Photos of Recent Service Projects and Events

On Tuesday December 20 from 3:45 to 5:00 PM, the Granville Elementary K-Kids (a service learning organization of 52 second graders) visited Middleton Senior Living facility.  K-Kids students played holiday bingo and read holiday books with Middleton seniors/residents.  There was much laughter and love during the event. 

Welcome to our new Aktion Club of Licking County. The Aktion Club of Licking County held its charter celebration on Monday, December 12, 2016 from 11:30-1:30 at the Double Tree by Hilton in Newark, hosted by the Newark Kiwanis Club and emceed by President Abbey Border. Lunch buffet was provided for $12.50 with Aktion Club members free. The KIwanis Aktion Club is sponsored by the Kiwanis Clubs of Heath Moundbuilders, Granville and Newark in partnership with the LCBDD. Shown above, the Officers who were elected on July 27, 2016 were installed at the ceremony on Dec 12, 2016.  During the formal ceremoney, the Charter, banner, gavel and proclamations were presented. Sixteen charter members were inducted. Over 120 people attended the event including the Newark High School Key Club and Newark High School Swing Choir as the entertainment program,  Other guests included the members and advisors of the Aktion Clubs of Knox County (Mt. Vernon), Delaware County and Cambridge, Mayor Melissa Hartfield of Granville, Mayor Mark Johns of Heath and the Superintendent of the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities Jason Umstot. Contact David McManus at the LCBDD for more information about the club or joining! New members (adults with disabilities of Licking County) are welcome!


December 17, Kiwanis members rang the bell for the Salvation Army collection red buckat at the Ross' Granville Market. Guest appearances by the Roger Lossing quartet and also by The Tom Agyle Family Band to sing carols with acoustic and electric guitar. Event led by Thom McKee.

Kiwanis One Day service project on April 2, 2016 at home of Mickey Smith (wife of late Kiwanis member Edison Smith). Clearning the bamboo shown in background was the most challenging project. Missing from photograph: neighbor Don, Jennifer Lewis (taking photo) and President Dave Thomas (driving the Kiwanis truck to the metal scrap yard with an old stove for $3.90)

Interclub helping at Northern Columbus Kiwanis Club's Annual Easter Egg hunt at Clintonville's Whetstone Park of Roses. The 10:00-10:05AM hunt offered 6,000 candy-filled eggs for kids 0-11 years old. Free photo op with Mr. Bunny and $1 hot chocolate and donuts completed this club's oldest service project. 

Christmas tree sale and delivery at Fackler's Nursery on Newark-Granville  Rd/Cherry Valley, Nov/Dec 2015.

Tryke donated by Granville, Newark and Zanesville Kiwanis Clubs and presented by Governor Amy Zimmerman to 9 year old Abby and her mother from Zanesville at the Ohio District Kiwanis Board Meeting at OSU-Newark Campus' Hopewell Hall, Dec  5,2015. Guest Appearance by Santa Claus with Christmas caroling.

Basketball Ticket sales at Granville High School home boys and girls' games, Nov-Jan, 2015. 

Christmas decorations at Granville's historic Bryn Du Mansion, Dec. 2015. Photo taken on the record-breaking 65degF Saturday, Dec 12, 2105.

Maple tree planting  and dedications at Granville Elementary school, Nov. 12, 2015

Maple tree planting  and dedications at Granville Elementary school, Nov. 12, 2015

Key Club Division 10E Lt. Governor Sam Malik and Lt. Governor Jennifer Lewis at the Division Council Meeting 1 hosted by Granville Kiwanis at the Granville Inn, Nov. 10, 2015

Granville Kiwanis honored local Veterans at a club dinner meeting with program by Granville Veteran Kevin Bennett at the Granville Inn, Nov. 9, 2015. All veterans  received a jar of Kiwanis' own maple syrup!

Eve Elliott Easter Basket project - 80 baskets were made and donated with 65 stuffed animals and given to Mental Health American of Licking County on March 27, 2015.

Lt. Gov. Jerry Miller and Granville Kiwanis host Div10E Council Meeting at Denison, Nov. 11, 2014

Granville Senior Center Building Renovations, United Way's Day of Caring Sept 24, 2014. 

Thom McKee leads Granville Kiwanis' Team to victory in annual Chili Cookoff fundraiser in Oct. 2014. He will lead the club again on October 7, 2016! (The Gville Inn & Rotary did not have a cook-off in 2015.) 

Dave Thomas (President), Roger Lossing, Charlene Lossing (Secretary), Tom Harvey and Lt Gov Jennifer Lewis in photo. Roger, Charlene and Tom each received a Centennial Award at the January 10, 2016 All Division 10s Governor's visit for their $1500 personal donations to the Eliminate Project.

Dr. Jessica Wilson, 2nd grade teacher at Granville Elementary and Key Club Alumna from Marietta, Ohio joins the Granville Kiwanis (2-years free KI membership as a Key Club alumni)! She will lead the new K-Kids service leadership program for 2nd graders starting in August 2016.

Lt Governor Jennifer Lewis from Granville receives the David B. Gillespie Award for Outstanding Service with the Student Leadership Programs. This is the highest honor for this purpose given by the Ohio District Kiwanis Governor and was presented by Gov Amy Zimmerman at the Distict Convention in Mason, Ohio on August 12, 2016. Also receiving honors was Lt Governor-Designate Jim Janosik from Worthington-Linworth Kiwanis Club for his outstanding service PR Chair for Ohio District Kiwanis. Both are standing with the Cincinnati Kiwanis Club's original bell celebrating their 100th Birthday.


Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Granville, Ohio

Kiwanis is a service organization of volunteers
Dedicated to Serving Children
Join the Granville Kiwanis!
Open Meetings every Monday at 6:15 PM
Join us on Monday nights for our dinner meetings at  the recently renovated Historic Granville Inn, 314 East Broadway, Granville OH 43023, (740) 587-3333. Map and directions at

Programs and Meetings are Open to the Public!

The Kiwanis Club of Granville meets on Mondays at 6:15PM at the Granville Inn in downtown Granville, Ohio. We have weekly programs and speakers, as well as updates on our service projects. Our dinner meetings are a great opportunity to meet many of our 80 members. We participate in many service projects throughout the year. Join us for any service project, just another great opportunity to meet our active members! This website will post the updated schedule of meetings and events.

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Kiwanis is focused on Serving the Children of the World and our Community!
A quote from television famed Mr. Rogers in his book The World According to Mr. Rogers - "When I was very young, most of my childhood heroes wore capes, flew through the air, or picked up buildings with one arm. They were spectacular and got a lot of attention. But as I grew, my heroes changed, so that now I can honestly say that anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me."  Join Kiwanis today!

Questions for Granville Kiwanis can bedirected to or our club President, Tom Harvey 740-404-1189.

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Pure Maple Syrup is a perfect gift for friends and family! It's also a novel way to say "Thank You" and share your support of a worthwhile cause! Hurry while supplies last! This year's sap production turned out to be above normal, despite being delayed by the unusually late record-low cold temperatures. With the support of Kiwanian Bob Warner, our boiling process benefited from use of his updated evaporator system at his families' historic Loudon Crest Farm sugar shack on Loudon St. If you drove by the 'sugar shack' at night in March, you would have seen the steam rolling from the boiling sap water and perhaps a few sparks from the super hot firewood. A few folks stopped by when we were collecting sap from our educational buckets at Welsh Hills and Granville Elementary School, and more while we were boiling at the sugar shack. Everyone must experience the steam-filled sweet smell of fresh maple syrup at least once in their lifetime. Before the season ended, students from Welsh Hills School and Granville Elementary visited the sugar shack and witnessed the entire process, sweet steam and all! A few families tapped their own maple trees and collected sap water with us, producing their own pure maple syrup! 100% of our maple syrup proceeds benefit children and our community projects.