Longboat Key Kiwanis Club

P.O. Box 8097, Longboat Key, FL 34228


Boys and Girls Clubs clean-up day

Thank you all for pushing to your members the Kiwanis One Day Project.  The playground was successfully covered in mulch for the children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County at the Roy McBean Club.  Please see the pictures attached and thank your members who attended.  Signup sheet is attached.  We even had some Key Club volunteers.  We had 17 volunteers and a couple of Boys & Girls Clubs staff volunteering for the day.  The 1st project was completed and they were able to move to a second project.

Thank you again and if your clubs are ever looking for service projects, you can always contact your local Boys & Girls clubs.   Thank you so much for choosing Boys & Girls Clubs this year for your Kiwanis One Day Projects, we are so very grateful.

Warm regards,

Barbara Yong, CPA (Recipiant of a Kiwanis College Scholarship(1991,1992 & member of the Kiwanis Club of Sarasota)

Executive Vice President

Vice President of Finance

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Upcoming Events

To get to our new locations, go to Bay Isles traffic light, turn east, and tell the gate guard you’re attending Kiwanis. For the Tennis Gardens Happy Hour Meeting Turn left and then the first right before the next security gate.

Turn right at the T for Lunch at the Marina.

The November Luncheon and Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 16th at 12 noon, at The Portofino Restaurant.

The Annual Bellringing at Publix will begin on Friday, November 24th until Sunday, December 24th. To sign up just email Reg at regware921@gmail.com or call him at 941-400-0804

The Longboat Key Kiwanis Lawn Party will be held at Noon until 2pm at The Islandside Golf Driving Range on Saturday, December 2nd. Admission tickets are available at $50.00 each, and tables of 10 can be reserved for $450.00 per table.

The December Happy Hour Meeting will be held at the Tennis Gardens of the Longboat Key Club at 5PM on December 7th.

The December Luncheon and Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 21st at 12 noon, at The Portofino Restaurant. Our Guest Speaker will be pastor Bill Hild from FirstSarasota Baptist Church.

The Flag Ceremony at the Veterans Day Breakfast.

Our Kiwanis President Steve Branham addressing the veterans Day breakfast at The Boumi Temple on Friday, November 10th. 

LBK Kiwanis Newsletter

Our initial goal for this coming year is to increase our membership. John Wild announced that we have 32 members renew their memberships for the coming year. Now is the time to introduce your friends to the benefits of becoming a member.

Our next Lunch Meeting will be held at The Portofino Restaurant at the Longboat Key Marina, on Thursday, November 16th at noon. Our guest speaker will  be Sean Chan, founder of The Unibolt. The restaurant is at the Longboat Key Marina. 

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We need you to sign up . . .

We're rapidly approaching this year's Bellringing and we have begun to take names of volunteers to ring the bell for The Salvation Army at Longboat Key Publix. It begins on Friday, November 24th and ends on Christmas Eve, December 24th. This year we have shortened the time of the shifts from 1-1/2 hours to 1-1/4 hours starting at 9:00AM and ending at 5:45PM. Just go to the Bellringing Page of this website and pick which times and days you would like to work. then please email me at regware921@gmail.com so that I can put your name on the master sheet.

Then, a big THANK YOU to our Vice President Glenn Peterson who has taken 11 slots, and ex-Kiwanian Claude Engel who has taken 10 slots. We're looking for someone to take 12 slots!!


To take the pressure off of filling the early slots, we need volunteers to handle the first 26 open slots. Those are:

Friday Nov. 24th  10:15am,  2pm, 3:15pm, and 4:30pm

Saturday Nov 25th  9am, 10:15am, 12:45pm, 2pm,  and 4:30pm

Sunday Nov 26th 9am, 10:15am, 3:15pm and 4:15pm.

Monday Nov 27th  12:45pm, 2:00pm, 3:15pm, and 4:30pm

Tuesday Nov 28th  10:15am, 2:00pm,and 4:30pm

Wednesday Nov 29th  2:00pm, 3:15pm, and 4:30pm

Thursday Nov 30th 10:15am, 11:30am, and 12:45pm

Please email me if you can fill any of these slots.

We are fortunate this year to have the Rotary Club of Longboat Key step up and take Friday, December 1st, Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd, for the Bellringing. That is the Lawn Party weekend, so it takes the pressure off of us so that we can concentrate on our main event. THANK YOU ROTARY CLUB! 

We are blessed also to have Christ Presbyterian Church of Longboat Key also ringing with us.

The up-to-date schedules are on the Bellringing Schedule page where you can see all of the times still available. And a last request, if you are a member and unable to take a time slot, please ask a friend to cover for you.