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Serving the Children of the World

Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time. Each community has different needs, and Kiwanis empowers members to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children, such as fighting hunger, improving literacy and offering guidance. Today, we stand with more than 550,000 members and complete over 150,000 service projects each year.

Kiwanis was chartered January 21, 1915.

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The fund provides grants to help Kiwanians change kids’ lives — in clubs’ communities and a world away. Prenatal care and vaccines to protect moms and newborns from tetanus. Safe places to play and learn. Access to nutrient-rich food to boost brain development. Books for preschoolers to encourage a love of reading. Opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills. And so much more.

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Downtown Scottsdale Young Professionals

The club was originally chartered June 13, 2007. We are a dynamic club of young professionals and are incredibly unique in the Kiwanis community. Commonly most Kiwanians are retired or retiring soon, whereas DSYP is comprised of younger individuals who work in various fields of work. We are not only family centered with those we aid in the community but also with our own DSYP family. Several of the members have young children and we are sensitive to the time commitment family and careers take. Since 2020, we found that hosting our meetings online have been more convenient and have continued to use this platform. It is our hope to spread the word and purpose of Kiwanis and to recruit more like minded and caring individuals to join our cause. The most outstanding part of Kiwanis International, is that we are able to adapt to our community needs and assist other groups that need our assistance. If you are part of another organization that could benefit from our involvement, we would like to know about it! If you are interested in more information please see here to find our next online meeting and see what we are all about.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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The Southwest District of Kiwanis International serves children and families in Arizona, New Mexico, and the El Paso area in Texas. We have a proud history of helping youth and their families, with a presence in many communities through our youth and adult programs. We provide the stepping stones to help youth learn community service and leadership skills. (Division 1)

Governor Alma Carson

Governor Alma Carson resides in Silver City and is from Taos, New Mexico. She is the current Governor for the Southwest District 2022-2023.

Local Non-Profit Partners

Once a month we make and serve dinner to the families that are staying at RMHC while their family member under goes treatment.

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The Singletons are devoted to meeting the needs of today, by providing strength, hope and community to single parent families battling cancer.

UMOM restores hope and rebuilds lives by providing shelter, services and affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness.

Kickball Classic

DSYP Annual Kickball Tournament

The last Saturday of every February we host a charity kickball tournament in the morning.

All ages are welcomed.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the event, creating a team of 9 or more people or volunteering for the event, we want to hear from you!

Please contact the kickball director today.

Vista Del Camino Softball Fields

7700 E Roosevelt Street

Scottsdale, AZ 85257

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Officers and Board of Directors 2022-2023

President Jennifer Slack

President-Elect Katie Triggs

Vice-President Jennifer Phillips-Yee

Secretary Chung-Kai Liu

Treasurer Jennifer Yee

Asst Treasurer Ronald Smith

Asst Treasurer Clint Wasser

Director (Kickball) Ryan Slack

Director Joanne Smith

Past President Beth Suchocki

Meet Our Board

Ronald Smith

Assistant Treasurer, Founder

Joanne Smith


Chung-Kai Liu

Secretary, SLP Advisor

Charter President

Jennifer Slack

President, SLP Advisor

Ryan Slack

Kickball Director

Jennifer Phillips Yee


Clint Wasser

Assistant Treasurer

Elizabeth Suchocki

Immediate Past President

Katherine Triggs


Service Leadership Partners

Horizon Key Club

Welcome to the Kiwanis International Family.

Introducing Horizon Key Club joining us 2023 and 2024.

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Key Club

President Tyler Kuo

This is one of our newest Key clubs which was chartered in 2022. They already have several projects in the works! They are involved in the Afgan Hope Foundation. Please see their video here. They are also currently running a drive for Homes of Hope and planning a trip over Memorial Day weekend to help build homes for the community in Tajuana, Mexico.

If you are interested in more information please call/text or email:

Key Club Advisor, Jennifer Slack.

(520) 248-9772 or Jennifer@pairofslacks.com

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Meeting Schedule

General Meetings | 2nd Thurs of the Month

Board Meetings | 4th Thurs of the Month

Time | 6:30 PM VIA ZOOM

Please message our Secretary for the current Zoom Link


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Site last updated January 2024, J Slack