Kiwanis club of durango

Meeting Location: Durango Community Recreation Center

President: Scott Shadid

President Elect: Robert Whitson

Lt. Governor: Charlotte Pirnat

kiwanis of durango has been serving the community since 1947!

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Since 1947, the Kiwanis Club of Durango has been supporting programs and activities aimed at improving the minds, lives and futures of the youth of La Plata County.

We'd love for you to come join us at one of our meetings or a service project. 

We meet every Thursday at Noon (12pm) at Durango Community Recreation Center.

Community outreach


*Safety Day
    Save the Date: Bayfield - May 7; Durango - May 8

*Child ID
    Summer - Home Depot Parking Lot

annual fundraising events

*Golf Tournament
      Save the Date: August 18

* Pancake Day
      Save the Date: September 20


Kiwanis Mailing Address: PO Box 976, Durango, CO 81302


Durango Parks & Recreation - Windom Room


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Kiwanis Club to hold Pancake Day event - 09/14/2017

Kiwanis Club of Durango will celebrate the 62nd annual Pancake Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Exhibit Hall at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave.

Pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, maple- and fruit-flavored syrups, green chiles, salsa, coffee, tea, orange juice and milk will be served.

The event is open to all; cost is $10 and children under 12 receive free admission.

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Jim Bolen honored by Kiwanis Club of Durango - 11/29/2016
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Jim Bolen honored by Kiwanis Club of Durango

By Ann Butler, Neighbors Columnist

Congratulations go to Jim Bolen, who was recently named the latest Lusche Fellow of the Kiwanis Club of Durango.

The award is named for Norris Lusche, a former district governor of the Rocky Mountain Region of Kiwanis who went on to become the international president of Kiwanis. (That is a very big deal, as I’ve noted before. The international presidency of service clubs often goes to members from large clubs in major cities, and often to members from other countries, because it’s a responsibility and an honor given to just one of the more than 600,000 members in 80 countries each year.)

The award, much...

Kiwanis Club of Durango hosts its 58th annual Pancake Day - 09/16/2013

Kiwanis Club of Durango hosts its 58th annual Pancake Day

In 1963, what national celebrity was in Durango for the annual Kiwanis Pancake Day? Was it Lyndon Baines Johnson, Aunt Jemima, John Denver or Elvis? Answer is below.

So, have you been saving your appetite?

The Kiwanis Club of Durango is hosting its 58th annual Pancake Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.

Tickets are $10; children under 12 are free. Door prizes will be given away throughout the day, and a silent auction will feature items donated from area businesses.

Proceeds from the fundraiser go to a variety of causes aimed at helping area children – “the minds, lives and futures...