About Our Club

The Kiwanis Club of Vancouver received its charter in 1919 to function primarily in service and goodwill. Our membership is open to people from all walks of life and has historically been made up largely of professionals and business owners. We have served the evolving needs of Vancouver through a combination of hands-on volunteering, fundraising, and stewarding funds/foundations. Our Club members are passionate about changing the world, one child at a time.


Standing Committees

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Youth Activities

This Committee oversees all service projects, community partnerships, and funding grants for causes supporting children (to 25 years of age). This Committee also supports all of our Club’s Sponsored Youth Programs [Link in-site to Sponsored Youth] activities.

Committee Chair: Kelly Ho

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This Committee oversees all aspects of membership, including invitations, retention and education—bringing in new members, teaching them about Kiwanis and then ensuring that the member experience meets everyone’s expectations.

Committee Chair: Rob Mutch

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Trust Management

This committee oversees all administration and governance relating to the Vancouver Kiwanis Welfare Foundation Trust Fund.

Committee Chair: David Olson

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Community & international

This Committee oversees awarding the Kiwanis Foundation annual grant and matching scholarships.

Committee Chair: Mark Neale

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Seniors Housing

This Committee oversees the operation and governance of four seniors housing apartment buildings in Vancouver, including the Club’s relationship with government agencies such as CMHC and BC Housing.

Committee Chair: Rob McFarlane

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This Committee is designed for members early in their careers or with demanding schedules, with a simple monthly commitment of 3 hours of service, 2 hours of socializing, and a 1 hour meeting.

Committee Chair: Kelly Ho


Temporary / Ad Hoc Committees

  • 100th Anniversary Committee

  • Social

  • Program (choosing speakers for our luncheons)

  • Bingo

  • Fundraising