Kiwanis Club of Corvallis



In order to carry out all the projects that Kiwanis is involved with throughout the year, each member is asked to join one or more committees.

Committee Name  Description  Chairs
Berry Sales The annual Berry Sale is a major annual fund-raising effort that involves several local Kiwanis clubs. Various berries are provided in August from Stahlbush Island Farms. The Berry Sale Committee coordinates the sale of these berries each summer for the Kiwanis Club of Corvallis. This committee meets on a schedule determined by the committee during the berry sale season.

Irma Sargent & Dave Thomas


Budget and Finance


The Budget and Finance Committee collects budget requests for the Kiwanis fiscal year from committee chairs and officers, proposes allocations for the administrative and service budgets to the board of directors. They also advise the board, treasurer and membership of budget issues and policy. This committee meets during the late summer to plan the upcoming year's budget and then as needed throughout the year.

This committee provides annual audit duties and responsibilities.

Jerry Groesz



Community Services The Community Services Committee is responsible for planning and coordinating various service projects that benefit the community at large. It responds to requests for community assistance and conducts on-going programs such as Grab Bar Installation, Home Life, Vina Moses, Meals on Wheels, Old Mill Center for Children, and the South Corvallis Entrance Project to name a few. This committee meets every third Wednesday, in October, January, April, and July at Tommy's, 7-8am.

Rotating Chairs: Dave Thomas & Irma Sargent & Harry Lorz      & Jack   Ross

Holiday Greens Sale The Holiday Greens Committee is a cooperative fund-raising effort between the Kiwanis Club of Corvallis and Kiwanis Western Hills. Holiday greenery items are sold. This committee meets on an as-needed basis, particularly during the latter part of each calendar year.

Dave Cudo

Human and Spiritual Values Kiwanis International list six basic objects, one of which says, "Give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than the material values of life." One of the regular activities of this committee is arranging for members to contribute words of inspiration during weekly meetings. This committee meets on an as-needed basis. Jerry Groesz &  Bob Stebbins
Communications & Membership

Committee sends out news releases, helps with brochures, provides meeting notices & club messages, oversees the club website and puts together a yearly membership directory. This committee is vital to Kiwanis to help continue growth and service through communication; telling the community of the good by ordinary people performing extraordinary work. 

Without a doubt, the strength and vitality of any club is its members. Growth of a club through constant infusion of new members, positive involvement and community education is the important task of this committee.

One way to meet new people is to attend Kiwanis meetings in other communities. When four or more members from one club attend a meeting of another club, this is known as an "interclub meeting."

Barbara Malloy


Program and Fellowship One of the benefits of being a member of Kiwanis is being able to take advantage of the excellent opportunity to learn about interesting things going on within the community. The Program and Fellowship Committee is responsible for scheduling presentations of general interest at two of the Kiwanis regular weekly meetings. It submits weekly club meeting notices in the FYI column of the Corvallis Gazette-Times newspaper.

Rotating: Bob Stebbins & Kara Bartlow

Reception and House Each week, the Kiwanis Club of Corvallis conducts its regular meeting. The Reception and House Committee has the responsibility of ensuring that flags, club banners and name badges are properly displayed, that lunch and raffle tickets are sold and that guests are properly introduced. 

Irma Sargent & Jeff Collins

S.O.S. (Save Old Spectacles) Collecting used glasses, having them reconditioned, and then giving the glasses to needy hospitals and health centers worldwide for folks that urgently need them. Irma Sargent

Youth and Young Children Services 


The Youth & Young Children Services Committee supports the youth of our community through a wide range of activities. This includes such things as 'Student of the Quarter' from three Corvallis high schools, scholarships to students of the year, financial assistance to youth attending events or programs that will help them achieve life's goals, fighting delinquency through the support of scouting program Pack 144 and safety education.  It develops ways and means of assisting in vocational and career guidance of youth. 

The primary purpose of the YCP1 is to help needy children under the age of five. An example has been in working with multiple local agencies to provide funds and support by promoting child safety using helmets, beds for young children and pre-kindergarten book programs. 





Duane Johnson