Non-profit organization in Oklahoma, Kiwanis Club of Oklahoma City






Kiwanis Club of   

Oklahoma City  

Serving Children Since 1918




Petroleum Club, 35th Floor                                                                                                                                Chase Building, 100 North Broadway                                                                                                                      Downtown Oklahoma City

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1425
Oklahoma City, OK  73102



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95th Children's Christmas Party

December 8, 2014

The Kiwanis Club of Oklahoma City celebrated its 95th Children’s Christmas Party at Andrew Johnson Elementary School in Oklahoma City.

Kiwanians, shopping for their students, spend about $40 per child for gifts, which can be reimbursed from the club’s Kiwanis Special Activity Fund, a 501 (c) (3). Many of the members, though, do not turn in their reimbursement requests.

Members brought gifts and stuffed Christmas stockings for more than 78 children. Extras stockings and gifts are required, although teachers provide gift lists with students’ photos and names weeks prior to the event! Kiwanians, shopping for their students, spend about $40 per child for gifts, that can be reimbursed from the club’s Kiwanis Special Activity Fund, a 501 (c Before the party started, Kiwanians and guests gobbled down their favorite catered fare—Earl’s Barbeque.

A festive event, visits from Santa Claus, Chester the Clown, and Rumble, OKC Thunder’s mascot, really made this time even more memorable.

Oklahoma City Public School buses loaded with youths and their escorts pulled up to Andrew Johnson Elementary. Selected attendees also included students from Rancho Village, Martin Luther King Elementary, and Ridgeview Elementary Schools.

Nine elves dressed in blue tee-shirts and Santa caps—Key Club members from Southeast High School—caroled and passed out food and gifts to the children. All enjoyed having their photos made with Rumble. So did the adults! Mary Cloos is the faculty sponsor of this highly goal-oriented and service-driven Kiwanis-sponsored youth leadership club at SEHS.

The only negative note to the club members was that our beloved, long-time emcee, Lucien Jones, was not able to attend this year. Amazingly, the party succeeded anyway, but we missed him.

Special thanks also goes to Margaret Saunders Simpson, Andrew Johnson’s principal and the party site hostess, and to Michael Mongu’s mother Patience Bakimdo for allowing the photo for public release.

For grins, read Rumble’s story. 

Judge John Amick
Judge Don Andrews
Trey and Susan Bizé
Ed Clements
Mary Cloos
Sundy and Stephen Corbin
John Covington
Billy Coyle
Grant Eisner
Jamie Forsha
Justice Noma Gurich
Mark Hanstein, DDS
Erick and Gina Heald
Lee Holder, PhD
Jason McCart
Cam McLain
Kyle McLain
Stephen Nichols
Ed Oliver
Martin Ozinga
John Pennington
William “Dub Rogers, PhD
Holly Shockley
Steve Slawson
Bob Sonnenfeld
Randall and Brenda Stoner
Val Thompson
Reese Van Horn
Terry Vanlandingham
Jim Vogt
Rachael Weber
Fletcher Williams
Mary Ann Williams
Janna Winters
Beverly Woodrome
Members of Southeast High School Key Club

Kiwanis Club of Oklahoma City is one of the recipients for a $500,000 matching grant. Read below. 

Ret. 11-18-14

40-50's  bell ringing

Our club has been ringing bells for the Salvation Army for years!

Sign up with Stephen Nichols, famous as our highly successful chair for bell ringing at Byron's.

Dec. 15th - Dec. 24th

2-hour periods - 2:00 - 4:00, 4:00 - 6:00, 6:00 - 8:00

Nichols is also the managing partner in Ramsey Property Management, LLC., a petroleum engineer, and the husband of Gail Stricklin, attorney. 

Cheers for Stephen and for all who volunteer!

  • Stocking Stuffing PartyPhot

    At their Glen Eagle home in Edmond, Margaret & Cam McLain hosted the annual Stocking Stuffing Party for the forthcoming 95th Children's Christmas Party. What goes on at one of our stocking stuffing parties? Conviviality, drink, food, fun!

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99th President:  Rachael Weber

Costs Benefits

Donate to the "Building Fund," Kiwanis Special Activity Fund (KSAF), to replace our current Carver Mark Twain Head Start building with a full-fledged community center, expanded Head Start opportunities, after-school programs, etc. The new name for the project is the Westlawn Gardens Head Start

Note that we have a matching $500,000 grant from the Inasmuch Foundation. Let's make that match and then some!


Janna Winters 11-
Janna Winters