O’Fallon Kiwanis Club Helping Kids

Members of the O’Fallon Kiwanis Club are working to help kids at the O’Fallon Salvation Army and the surrounding neighborhood by replacing an old playground.  The playground has served the area for over 15 years and badly needs to be replaced.  So the Kiwanis Club in O’Fallon is going to raise enough money to bring them a new and safer playground to play on.

Join us in this endeavor by coming to a Trivia Night on Friday, July 28th.

Here’s information about our Trivia Night –

O’Fallon Kiwanis Trivia Night

You can register on our website – ofkiwanis.com

Or use the following form to register –

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15th Annual Golf Tournament

On Friday, June 23rd the O’Fallon Kiwanis Club partnered with the O’Fallon Rotary Club for a Golf Tournment at The Falls Golf Club in O’Fallon.  We had a beautiful day.  Golfers enjoyed 18 holes of golf, lunch, dinner, awards and fun with friends.  All of the proceeds will provide scholarships for local youth and support O’Fallon charities.


Kiwanis & Girl Scouts spend Earth Day with the City of O’Fallon

O’Fallon Kiwanis members, family and friends partnered with a Daisy Girl Scout Troop led by Leigh Ann Wilson to help the City of O’Fallon on the rescheduled Earth Day on May 13th.  After meeting at Dames Park in O’Fallon our group reassembled at Veteran’s Memorial Parkway to clean the trash along both sides of the road.  This is the second year that the O’Fallon Kiwanis Club has cleaned along this road.  The extra hands provided by the Daisy Troop made the task far easier than the previous year.  Way to go everyone!

O’Fallon Kiwanis Social Fundraiser

On April 27th members of the O’Fallon Kiwanis Club met for dinner at Cappuccino’s Restaurant.  This was a time for members, family and friends to get together for fun and a purpose.  We are raising money to “Eliminate” Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus around the world.  Babies and their moms are being killed by this disease.  The money raised help to vaccinate babies & moms to prevent these deaths.  This is a Kiwanis International project and our Club pledged to raise around $16,000.  We’re down to our last few thousand to raise so once a month we have a fundraiser to help us on our way.  Join us the 4th Thursday each month from 6:00-8:00pm.  Everyone has a great time & are thankful for the generosity of the folks at Cappuccino’s.

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O’Fallon Kiwanis – April 20

The meeting of the O’Fallon Kiwanis Club on April 20th was led by President-Elect, Katie Page.  Plans are underway for our Annual Golf Tournament coming up on June 23rd.  Rachel Donlan passed out more flyers for teams and sponsors.

April 20 meeting 1

Our 50/50 Drawing has grown to approximately $260+ so we were all paying close attention when Don Schappe announced the number….Jerry Davis had the number, but unfortunately he did not draw the Joker.  Stay tuned…the tension is mounting!

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Patrol Officer Julie Long was our speaker.  She told us about Safety Town and all that she is involved with in the Community (DARE, etc.).  Our Club is sponsoring four scholarships this year for children to attend Safety Town.  Don Schappe presented Officer Long with a check for $300.  We look forward to increasing these scholarships and our help with this program in the next few years.

O’Fallon Kiwanis Meeting – April 13

On April 13th at J.J.’s Restaurant in O’Fallon, members of the O’Fallon Kiwanis Club met for their Thursday meeting.  President Mike Ballmann got the meeting started.  The Club is in the process of selecting scholarship winners from local high schools, planning a Golf Tournament on June 23rd to fund those scholarships, and putting together a Trivia Night on July 28 to raise money to replace a playground at the Salvation Army.

April 13 meeting Mike

The 50 50 drawing is now over $200….whew!  Bob Feeney had the winning ticket, but didn’t pull the Joker from the deck of cards.  Bob has had the ticket for several weeks in a row, but he didn’t have his Las Vegas luck with him.  Sorry Bob!

There is still a Joker waiting to be pulled.  Maybe April 20th will be the day???

Bob Feeney, our newest member, was the speaker for the day.  He told us about is life as a “Dreamer”.  Bob has agreed to serve on the Board of Directors next year.  We look for some great ideas coming from this “Dreamer”.

Adopt A Street – April 8

O’Fallon Kiwanis Club members and friends hit the streets to pick up trash for the first time in 2017 on April 8th.  Woodlawn Ave from W. Terra Lane north all the way to the park is the street adopted by the O’Fallon Kiwanis Club.   Members working at this activity included Tom Shea, Ed Radginski and John Chambless.  Friends and family members who helped were Chris Ballmann, Hunter Page and Xandria Page.  Great job everyone!!


O’Fallon Kiwanis Club – Meeting on March 30th

Members of the O’Fallon Kiwanis Club enjoyed a great lunch together at J.J.’s Restaurant in O’Fallon on Thursday March 30th.

March 30 Meeting

Happy Birthday to Ozzie Maher who just happened to be celebrating his 92nd Birthday.

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Happy Birthday Ozzie!!!

The 50/50 Drawing was also an important event since the pot is now approximately $150.  Everyone held their breath as the winning number was selected by John Silberberg.  Then John had to try pulling the Joker out the deck………

Pulling the card………………Sorry John, no Joker this time

John Silberberg was also our speaker for the day.  He spoke about his trip to Israel – the Holy Lands with a group from his church.  What an interesting trip that must have been!

O’Fallon Kiwanis – March 16 Meeting- Green Celebration

All of the Irish and non-Irish celebrated St. Patrick’s Day a bit early at the March 16th meeting of the O’Fallon Kiwanis Club.  President Mike Ballmann shared a joke about a hunting dog walking on water (you’ll have to ask Mike about that one).

March 16 Meeting Mike leading the meeting

St. Patrick’s Day decorations and snacks were everywhere, courtesy of Ed Radginski and John Chambless.   Our Secretary, Tom Shea was absent due to a recent surgery, but lo and behold I think a Leprechaun, looking like Tom, showed up in his place.  This substitute Tom was a bit quieter than the original and didn’t have the Kiwanis spirit like our regular version.  We’re looking for the REAL Tom Shea to come back soon!

March 16 Meeting Don, John and fake Tom

Greg Wilson talked about the plans for our Golf Tournament scheduled for Friday June 23rd.  As soon as we have the Golf Flyers we will all begin to set up the teams for a great tournament.

Jerry Schoenherr won 50-50 and we were all anxiously waiting to see if he would draw the Joker….but didn’t have any St. Patrick’s Day Luck…No Joker….Sorry Jerry!

Plans for serving at the Salvation Army were confirmed for the month of March.  Watch our website  ofkiwanis.com for future opportunities to help out at the O’Fallon Salvation Army food pantry. 

Mike Ballmann reported that we’ve received 27 applications for our scholarships.  The committee includes Mike, Don Schappe, Katie Page and Martha Radginski.  They are reviewing the applications and will select our winners by early April.

Last of all, the Trivia Committee, Katie Page, Brad Gould, Don Schappe and Ed & Martha Radginski, report that we are set for our Trivia Night on June 28th at the Christy Banquet Center in O’Fallon.  More to come on this event.

 Next week we will meet at Cappuccino’s Restaurant in O’Fallon for our evening meeting at 6:00 PM.  Bring your family and friends to help us raise money for Eliminate – the Kiwanis International Project to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.  See you there!!!