Service Projects

John Wiskirchen and Bob Reynolds set fence posts.

For the 2017 Kiwanis One Day, April 1, several club members reported to the Westside Community Park in Lakeport to complete some needed projects.  Fencing was installed and signs were placed in various locations.  The Kiwanis Club of Lakeport has taken on many projects over the last several years to assist with the park’s development.


Mike Ewing digs a hole for a the “Dogs Must Be on a Leash” sign while Brad Rasmussen lends moral support.



Members & associates load the 40 yard dumpster.

As part of Kiwanis International’s Kiwanis One Day where all clubs are called upon to provide service to their community, the Kiwanis Club of Lakeport worked at the Westside Community Park.

Wally Cox cleans up with the power washer.

Fifteen members and associates came together to help prepare the newly acquire caretaker home and property for occupancy.

Val Schweifler cleans up.

This involved power washing the house and installing screens, cleaning up debris (enough to fill a 40 yard dumpster), removing an old above ground swimming pool and trimming some trees.

Jennifer Richardson washes windows at the caretaker home.

Additionally, a crew turned an old Quonset hut into a secure, locked storage unit.

Member Mike Ewing and visiting future Lt. Gov. Greg Clegg from Santa Clara County board of window in the storage area.





The work was followed by a picnic lunch.





Annual Projects


The Kiwanis of Lakeport sponsors or participates in several activities to support youth in our community.  We also raise funds in support of our scholarship program. View the 2014 Scholarship Recipients and obtain application information.


The pancake breakfast and craft fair scene.


Each Memorial Day we serve a Pancake Breakfast to benefit the Lake County 4H Clubs.  4Hers and their parents provide table service.  On Saturday and Sunday of that weekend the club hosts a Craft Fair.

Master of Ceremonies, Mike Ewing, and judges view the parading costumes.



On  the club puts on a Halloween Party for children and their families in the Clear Lake High School gym.  The party includes Halloween themed carnival games, costume contests and guess the weight of the giant pumpkin contest.  CLHS’s Scholastic and Interact Clubs and Kelseyville High School’s Interact Club operate  the games each year.  Attendance in usually in the 800 to 850 people range.



CHRISTMAS PROJECTS: Each Christmas Season the Kiwanis Club of Lakeport makes donations to the Clear Lake High School Christmas for Kids, the Lake County Christmas Basket Program, Wreaths Across America, decorating the tree in Museum Square in downtown Lakeport.

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Jim, Ross, John and Val are ready to gill at Grillin’ on the Green


Each August, Club members serve delicious BBQ ribs at the Annual Grillin’ on the Green BBQ Cook Off fundraising event for the Westside Community Park Committee.



Each year, we do the following:

  • Free Kitchen (every quarter of the year)
  • Memorial Day Craft Fair and Pancake Breakfast at Natural High School
  • Halloween Party at Clear Lake High School Gym
  • Support Clear Lake High School’ Christmas for Kids program.
  • Donate Books to Lakeport Schools’ Libraries
  • Grill for Grillin’ on the Green at the Westside Community Park
  • Roadside Cleanup on Soda Bay Road
  • Publish and distribute a Worship Directory listing information for churches located in the North and West areas of Lake County

One Time Projects

The Kiwanis Club of Lakeport occasionally receives requests to complete projects for various community groups.  These requests are considered by the Board of Directors.

For the second year, on August 19, 2015 members of the club barbequed hot dogs for the Mendocino College, Lake Center Welcome Back lunch.  Members doing the cooking were; Jennifer Richardson, Joyce Porterfield, Mike Powers, Bruce Brower, Val Schweifler,  and Ross Kauper.

Members of the Channel Cats Swim Team serve diners their breakfast.


In September, 2014 the club prepared a pancake breakfast to support the Lake County Channel Cats Swim Team.  Members of the team and their parents provided table service.




Some One Time Projects the club supported are:

  • an Eagle Scout project to improve the American flags which line Lakeport’s Main St. during holidays
  • a Senior student’s project to construct a disc golf course at Clear Lake High School and remodeling of restrooms for People Services, Inc.
  • Channel Cats pancake breakfast
  • Fundraising pancake breakfast for Clear Lake High School band trip
  • Pancake breakfast to recognize Lake County cancer survivors
  • Landscape planting at the Soper-Reese Theater
  • Oak tree protection at Westside Community Park
  • Baseball dugout construction at Westside Community Park


Club members have finished installing the roofs on the dugouts at the Westside Community Park.