Downtown Scottsdale Young Professionals
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, 2015.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
Officers and Board of Directors 2022-2023
President Beth Suchocki
President-Elect Jennifer Slack
Vice-President Katie Triggs
Secretary Chung-Kai Liu
Treasurer Jennifer Yee
Asst Treasurer Ronald Smith
Director Joanne Smith
Director (Kickball) Ryan Slack
Past President Jennifer Welcome
Meet Our Members
Assistant Treasurer, Founder
President-Elect, SLP Advisior
Jennifer Phillips Yee
Service Leadership Partners
East Valley Community 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.
President Madison Koetz
East Valley Community Key Club was founded to fulfill a need in the community. This unique club runs year round compared to the traditional Key Club that follows the school calendar year. This club is open to anyone between the ages of 13 and 18 years, or otherwise enrolled in high school. This club hosts their monthly meetings online to accommodate everyone's busy schedule and emails any updates to projects throughout the month.
If you are interested in more information please call/text or email:
Key Club Advisor, Jennifer Slack.
(520) 248-9772 or Jennifer@pairofslacks.com
Connect with Us
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
Keep up with our events on social media
Site last updated April 2023, J Slack