By Darren Thornberry
Skyline Kiwanis, founded in 1978, is 45 years young and has no plans to slow down its incredible pace of fundraising for worthy causes in and around Longmont. The club closely aligns its mission with that of the Kiwanis International organization: serving and assisting those in need.
Scott Nix, a longtime Skyline Kiwanis volunteer, has been with the organization since he ran for county commissioner in 1996. Back then he was looking for service groups to join to meet people. “I’ve met a lot of great people over the years,” he says. “We have a fun time. Don’t shy away from getting involved. We support kids and we keep our focus local.”
Longmont area businesspersons are cordially invited to join Skyline for one of its weekly Wednesday lunch meetings at the Longmont American Legion. Just call club secretary Corrine at 619-322-6818, or click on Contact under the website’s Info tab to arrange for your visit. There is no obligation to join and the lunch is on Skyline.
The club is always interested in hearing from local nonprofit organizations that wish to join Skyline in supporting the community, too. If you’re part of, or know of, a nonprofit that wants to work together, please get in touch.
Everything you could want to know about Skyline Kiwanis is right there on its website, including fundraisers (and how to register), donation options, a membership application, and a calendar of events.
With just over 30 current members, Skyline Kiwanis generates more than $600,000 annually and distributes funds for various needy organizations and folks in the Longmont community. It’s an incredible feat and, needless to say, Skyline welcomes new members into its volunteer ranks. Here’s a look at upcoming Skyline events:
45th Annual Habitat for Humanity Golf tournament
This event is a staple in the history of Skyline Kiwanis’ support of Longmont Habitat for Humanity. Everyone has a BLAST with this tournament! Get your team in now before it’s sold out. Golf is followed by an after-dinner auction by OJ Pratt from Pacific Auction. It’s a spectacular experience every year!
Longmont 4th of July 2023 Fireworks Amazing Gala & Celebration Spectacular
Get ready to light up the Independence Day sky at Longmont’s annual celebration of freedom. Listen to an awesome “tribute to the Eagles” — The Long Run Band— at Fox Hill Club. This local favorite will be there along with a lot of food trucks and folks ready to party. They’ll also have glow party favors for the kiddos and more!
Since April 2020, Skyline Kiwanis of Longmont has been hosting Bingo every Monday night from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Longmont Bingo Alley. Pull tab sales start at 5 p.m. with Bingo starting at 7 p.m. Payout is $2,000 every Monday night, and they have three progressive bingo games as well. All proceeds generated are distributed to the various local programs and organizations that Skyline Kiwanis has historically supported. They would love to see you down at the Longmont Bingo Alley on Monday nights and help support your local community in need, and bring friends and family. It’s a fun time for all!