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Kiwanis Club of Steilacoom : History

The Kiwanis club of Steilacoom was first conceived in 1993 to meet the goals of community service and outreach. MG John Hemphill, USA Ret, Wolf Fletter, Terry Hulin, Dick Muri, John Inselman, and others realized that our community did not have a community service organization and researched to find which one would most fulfill the needs of the citizens of Steilacoom.

Because of its vibrant community service programs, especially those targeted directly toward the future of our community and children, Kiwanis was selected as the organization that would best meet the needs of the community.

Early in 1993 the first exploratory meetings were held and after much hard work the charter was presented in late 1993.

Thanks to the generosity of charter member Rosa Kreger, for many years the meetings were held at The Bair Drug and Hardware on Lafayette -- in old town Steilacoom. From 2002 2010 our regular meetings were held in the Steilacoom High School library; in part to facilitate the participation of teachers, school officials, and our Key Club members. In the fall of 2010 we moved our weekly meetings to the Old Pioneer Middle School.

Charter Members
Harold Archibald
Lois Birt
David Bolesh
Marcia Bolesh
Michael Campbell
William "Mike" Dunsmore
Wolfgang "Wolf" Fletter
Daniel "Dan" French
Patricia "Pat" Gilbert
Mal Greene
Terry Hulin
John J. Inselman
John Jewell
Rosa Kreger
Loren Gilbert
John Hemphill
Edgar "Ed" Larson
Stephen M. "Steve" Lenzi
Kathy Lykken
Michael P. "Mike" Maddox
Veva Maddox
Norb "Ski" Matelski
Patrick G. "Pat" Moon
Richard W. "Dick" Muri
Robert J."Bob" Neilan
James R. "Jay" Randall
James R. "Jim" Richards
Carole Tinsley
Debbie Willis
Steve Wilson

Past Presidents
Charter President 1993-94 John Jewell

1994-1995   Terry Hulin
1995-1996   Jeff Lincoln
1996-1997   Vicky Lincoln
1997-1998   Dave Hopkins
1998-1999   Ski Matelski
1999-2000   Art Himmler
2000-2001   John Inselman
2001-2002   Duane Hardesty
2002-2003   Dick Muri

  Shelly Shellabarger   2003-2004
David Langford   2004-2005
Homer Dodge   2005-2006
Bob Mize   2006-2007
Ron Lucas   2007-2008
Mark Pires   2008-2010
Fred Crumley   2010-2011
Harley Moberg   2011-2013
Jeff Bryan   2013-2014

Current President
Nancy Henderson


Our club has been blessed with many fine members and officers over the years and we take pride in the fact that everyone has been willing to take their turn in leadership roles. This is a testament to the commitment to service our members display.


Kiwanis Club of Steilacoom
P.O. Box 88282
Steilacoom, WA 98388
U.S.A

Nancy Henderson, President
Dick Muri, Membership Chairperson  ~  253 439-9797

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Meetings: Steilacoom Schools District Office (Old Pioneer School)
511 Chambers Street, Professional Development Center (PDC)
Thursday Mornings from 7:00 AM until 8:00 AM




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