The Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced WELCOMES YOU into our HOME on the www
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced is one part of Kiwanis International, a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one community and one child at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced performs many community service projects in Merced to help serve children. If you are interested in performing community service and helping children in Merced, we encourage you to learn more about the Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced here on our site and welcome you to join us for a meeting. Check our Information and News pages for items of interest. The Activities Calendar provides information about meetings, guest speakers, and other important information as well as dates, times and locations.
Kick your shoes off and relax while you browse our pages, we're certain you'll find something of interest. The Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced has been around since the mid 1950's doing good things for the children of Merced and surrounding community's. Use the menu on the left side of this page to explore our home at your leisure. Each page is designed to provide News and items of interest to club members and keep the community up to date on Club activities as well as what we have planed for future events.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced is seeking new members.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced has operated Kiwanis Kiddieland since 1957. The Park has been a great asset to the community. Those who have a desire to continue contributing to the community, please join us. Print your invitation to Lunch HERE.
If you'd like to part of an organization that makes a difference The Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced is THE organization to belong to.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced is extremely grateful to Steve Margaretic, President of MOBILE Communications, Inc. of Merced for providing two-way communications for Kiddieland. MOBILE Communications, Inc. is located at 200 W. 15 Th Street and is your "Sales and Service center for all two-way Safety Radio" needs. They also have "DVR, GPS, and Wireless Solutions". Give them a call when you're in need at 209-723-7721. You will be glad you did.
Check the Activities Calendar for future Guest Speakers that have lined up to provide insight and or entertainment at our weekly meetings.
Important NEWS UPDATE:
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced is a "NOT FOR PROFIT" organization; we operate on donations primarily and several fund raisers throughout the year.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced kicked off the 2014 Kiddieland season with a "Race to the Kiddieland Train" on Saturday, March 29. The event was a success and we plan to make it an annual event. Thanks to all those who took time from their busy schedules to help plan and organize the first of many fun runs that will open Kiddieland in future years.
Special THANKS to RACE sponsors and a shout out to the guys at Urban Illustrators for doing a stellar job on the tee shirts for us!!
Kiddieland, as in years past, will only be open on weekends, Saturday's and Sunday's from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, conditions permitting.
Kiddieland will be CLOSED on Sunday, April 20 to observe EASTER, Sunday, May 11, Mother's Day, and Saturday and Sunday, June 14/15, the week of the Merced County Fair.
Currently, Kiddieland will be open Tuesday evening August 12, National Night Out. Provided there are enough volunteers to supervise activities. The rides will be FREE to the public.
Kiddieland will end the 2014 season on Saturday, October 25 with community appreciation day and all rides FREE to the public.
The complete 2014 Kiddieland Schedule can be viewed HERE.
We do our very best to keep ticket prices affordable, so as many community members as possible can enjoy the ride attractions we offer at KIDDIELAND, which has been open for over half a century in Applegate Park.
Kiddieland Birthday Party information is HERE.
Many visitors remember coming to the park as children, now bring their children and some even bring grandchildren. You may be one of those who have done so?
Kiwanis International is working with UNICEF in an effort to ELIMINATE maternal neonatal tetanus in countries around the world where health conditions are so poor tetanus kills one baby every nine minutes, or 160 newborns each day. Please check out the information Here.
A NOTE to our members - If every one of us brought a prospect to a club meeting this year and managed to get half of them to join us, how many new Kiwanians could we add this year?
Kudos to Janice Jimenez and Jim Eckman who both had new members installed at the clubs regular meeting on Monday, April 22. The Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced enthusiastically welcomes new members Tammy Alvares and Matthew Escobar to our club. One additional new member was installed last week, Alicia De Los Santos. Which brings our total new members to four since October 2013.
Kiddieland remains active in seeking Sponsorship for the 2014 season. The Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced sincerely appreciates any and all support through sponsorship of the rides. Sponsorships provide necessary funds to help maintain the rides in a safe condition without increasing prices to Kiddieland visitors while keeping in compliance with State standards. Currently the only ride we still would like a 2014 Sponsor for is the most popular and most expensive to maintain "The Kiddieland Express". If you or your organization would like to sponsor this community favorite please take a few moments and view our request for Sponsorship, if you are able to help The Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced and Kiddieland through our Sponsorship program print out the request, mark your selection and mail it in.
Thank you in advance for your generous consideration.
The Sponsorship form is located HERE .
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced.