Kiwanis Club of Granville, Serving Children/Community Since 1962

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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. 

We are proud to be the host club of the 2015-16 Division 10-E Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Lewis. Our 2015-16 Governor Amy Zimmerman's Family Project is "Service from A-Z with a focus on Amtrykes," 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. Our 2015-16 Kiwanis International President Sue Petrisin is completing our 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!

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-Dave Thomas, 2015-16 President

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Upcoming Events

  • Club meets at Granville Inn on Mondays at 6:15PM, See schedule below. No Meeting on Monday, May 30 in honor of Memorial Day. On Monday, June 6 at 6:15PM we will meet at Granville Inn for dinner and program by Marci Harbage on Karis' Cause (for pediatric cancer). Guests invited!
  • May 25, WedAktion Club info meeting, 11:30-1:30pm  at LCBDD, E.S. Wyant Building, 116 N. 22nd St, Newark OH 43055
  • May 30, Sat - Northern Columbus Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast - Griswold Center in Old Worthington, 777 N. High St. Cols OH 43085
  • June 14, Tues - Division 10-E Council Meeting, Amtyke Presentation and Special Program on Karis' Cause- Infirmary Mound Park, 4309 Lancaster Rd, Granville (5 min south of Granville on SR 37)
  • Kiwanis International Convention June 23-26 in Toronto.
  • Granville Fourth of July Celebration - July 1-4, 2016 - NEW event website for all info, schedules and contests! Join us on Twitter Enjoy our small-town celebration in historic downtown Granville. Reunion Central! Kick-off with the streetfair on Friday July 1 and family-friendly music (Conspiracy Band) and Fireworks in Wildwood Park. July 2 streetfair, entertainment on the main stage, concessions, rides. July 3 more entertainment, concessions, rides and Granville's Got Talent Show from 6-9pm with local talent, including NEW Talented Pets! July 4 is our Mile-Long Parade with Parade theme "We the People" and Parade Marshall Seth Patton. Come early to save your space along Broadway (parade starts at Wildwood Park on West Broadway and ends at Granger Street).  Stay downtown for more rides, concessions, entertainment and GRD's Games for All Ages!
  • July 9, MS Central Ohio Challenge in Dublin OH. Register as "NewRider2016" for discount. Contact Craig Washka for more info.
  • Kiwanis Ohio District Convention Aug 12-14 at Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio.
  • 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!

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:

Monday, January 25, 2016 - Regular meeting and Board Meeting with dinner at 6:15PM at Granville Inn, Denison Room. No program. Brief meeting of Granville 4th of July Committee following.

Saturday, February 6, 2016, 9AM-noon at Dawes Arboretum, "Tap Your Trees: Maple Syrup Class." Open to the public. Course instructed by Kiwanian Don Lewis and Chair of our Maple Syrup project. Cost $15 public/$10 members. Register at

Monday, February 1, 2016 - Regular meeting with dinner at 6:15PM at Granville Inn, Denison Room. Guest Scott Koebel, Newark HS Key club and Program by Joe Ebel, Licking County Health Commissioner about the recent changes in the State of Ohio Sanitation Laws regarding septic tank systems.

Monday, February 8, 2016 - Regular meeting with dinner at 6:15PM at Granville Inn, Denison Room, Program by 

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - Annual Pancake Day Fundraiser from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Location: he Church of St. Edwards the Confessor, Newark-Granville Rd.  Kiwanis' own pure maple syrup will be served and available for purchase!  Co-sponsored by Granville Key Club, bake sale and more for the entire family! Disabled accessible location and plenty of parking. Also, a short walk from downtown Granville.

Monday, February 15, 2016 - Regular meeting with dinner at 6:15PM at Granville Inn, Denison Room, Program by GHS Band Directory Jerod Smith (plus band Presidents), Peach Bowl presentation

Monday, February 22, 2016 - Regular meeting with dinner at 6:15PM at Granville Inn, Denison Room, Program by Marcus Yoder, Executive Director, Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center

Monday, February 29, 2016 - Regular meeting and Board meeting, dinner at 6:15PM at Granville Inn.

Monday, March 28, 2016 - Regular meeting and Board meeting, dinner at 6:15PM at Granville Inn.

Saturday, April 2, 2106 - Welsh Hills School auction parking and service to family of Edison Smith, service projects for Kiwanis One Day 

Monday, April 4, 2016 - Regular meeeting, dinner at 6:15PM at Granville Inn. Program by Val Matula, pipe organs.

Monday, April 11, 2016 - Regular meeeting, barbecue dinner at 6:15PM at Infirmary Mound Park. Program by Deb Dingus, United Way, during her 50-day camp out and tour of Licking Co. to promote the United Way of Licking County.

Monday, April 18, 2016 - Regular meeeting, dinner at 6:15PM at Granville Inn. Program by Denise Natoli Brooks, Licking County Soil & Water.  

Monday, April 18, 2016 - GHS and CTEC Scholarship Applications are due. Friday, April 22, 2016 Watkins Memorial Scholarship Applications are due.

Monday, May 2, 2016 -- Annual meeting, dinner at 6:15PM at Granville Inn. Program is election of officers.

Saturday, May 7, 2016  -- Kiwanis of Columbus 100 year anniversary party, Ohio State House

Monday, May 9 - Regular meeting and program by

Monday, May 16, 2016 - Regular meeting and Prospective Member Information meeting, Speaker Lesa Miller, Membership Chair. Official Visit by the Div10E Lt. Governor Jennifer Lewis, presentation on the Interntional, District and Division Membership, Signature Projects and the Formula!

Monday, May 23, 2016 - Regular meeting and Board Meeting at the Granville Inn, 6:15PM dinner, 6:45PM meeting. Special video about Central Ohio MS Challenge, Craig Washka and his hand crank cycle. Inspiring club members to register for Juy 9 Central Ohio MS Challenge in Dublin, team Granville. Contact Jean and Ken Cation for more info.

Wed, May 25, 2016 - Aktion Club of Licking County BDD area, informational meeting at E.S.Wyant builiding, 116 N. 22nd St Newark, 11:30-1:30pm. Hosted by Newark, Heath Moundbuilders and Granville Kiwanis.

Wed, May 25, 2016 - Newark HS Key Club banquet, at NHS 6:30pm.

Northern Columbus Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, May 30, 2016 at Gotwold Center in Old Worthington, 777 N. High St. Columbus OH 43085. Memorial Day Parade to follow.

Newark Kiwanis Strawberry Festival, June 3-5, 2016 Downtown Newark. "Strawberries on the Square" supports Newark Kiwanis.

Monday, June 6, 2016 - Regular meeting at the Granville Inn at 6:15PM dinner, 6:45PM meeting and program by Marci Harbage, Karis' Cause Organization, locally supporting families of pediatric cancer.

Monday, June 13, 2016 - Regular meeting at the Granville Inn at 6:15PM dinner, 6:45PM meeting and program by Catherine Harper Lee, Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center.

Tues, June 14, 2016 - 6:00PM Social, 6:30PM dinner.Division 10-E Council Meeting, Infirmary Mound Park, (5 min. south of Granville on SR 37), 4309 Lancaster Rd, Granville OH. Main building by road. Amtryke presentation and program by Gary Wimer and Marc Guthrie on Karis' Cause. All proceeds of meal towards Karis' Cause. $10 suggested.

Monday, June 20, 2016 - Regular meeting at the Granville Inn at 6:15PM dinner, 6:45PM meeting and program by Seth Patton, Denison University, Granville Inn and Golf Course.

July 1-4, 2016 - Granville Kiwanis Fourth of July Celebration with parade, fireworks, concessions, rides and daily entertainment. Fireworks display at Wildwood on Friday, July 1, 2016. Granville's Got Talent (and Pets!) on Sunday, July 3. Parade on Monday, July 4. New event website:

Monday, July 4, 2016 - No meeting.

Monday, July 11, 2016 - No meeting. Recover from the 4th of July!

Monday July 18, 2016 - Informal meeting at the McPeek Lodge, steak fry for Kiwanis volunteers of the Granville 4th of July Celebration.

July 9, 2016 - MS Central Ohio Challenge Bike Ride Fundraiser. Sign-up online today (NewRider2016) and join Kiwanian Craig Washka and Craig's Crankers in the MS Central Ohio Challenge, Dublin, Ohio. Ride short or long. Proceeds benefit the American Multiple Sclerosis Society for research.

Upcoming Projects and Fundraisers:

G.H.S. Basketball ticket takers - Kiwanians collect tickets November-January at the home boys and girls basketball games. A service to the Granville Athletic Boosters. They also assist at the Granville Cross Country meets. Contact Jerry Miller,
Saturday, February 13, 2016, from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Annual Pancake Day Fundraiser in support of Louis Wood and Kiwanis. Location: The Church of St. Edwards the Confessor, 785 Newark-Granville Rd.  Kiwanis' own pure maple syrup will be served and available for purchase!  Co-sponsored by Granville Key Club, bake sale and more for the entire family! Disabled accessible location and plenty of parking. Also, a short walk from downtown Granville.

Rent a Kiwanis Tent*

Be a 4th of July Sponsor

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Photos of Recent Service Projects and Events

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 Oct. 2014 


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.

Club Membership Information

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.

Rent a Kiwanis Tent 
Contact or Phone (740) 877-1202 to reserve.

Free installation and tear down.
* Kiwanis Tent Rentals include setup and tear down!
* Prices include labor (setup and tear down).
* Side curtains are available for $1 per foot.
* Table and chairs available.

White Pinnacle Tent 20ft x 60ft  $375
White Pinnacle Tent 20ft x 40ft  $325
White Pinnacle Tent 20ft x 20ft  $200
Blue & White Pole Tent 20ft x 60ft  $350
Blue & White Pole Tent 20ft x 40ft  $300
Buy Our Delicious Syrup TODAY, Support Children!

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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.