top of page

Kiwanis Club of Placentia

We are the Kiwanis Club of Placentia. We are part of Kiwanis International, which is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time.


We are small business owners, professionals, and active retirees who have come together to make Placentia a better place to live.

We are generous with our time. We are creative with our ideas. We are passionate about making a difference, and we have fun along the way.

We are the Kiwanis Club of Placentia. Come join us.

Kiwanis Placentia Pancake Breakfast

Club Activity

We are the friendly folks in the blue shirts who:

  • Cook and serve pancakes and hot dogs at Love             Placentia, REACH Foundation’s Shamrock N                  Run, Miracle League  opening days, Special Olympics, and the Placentia Library

  • Summer Reading Celebration

  • Sponsor yearly back-to-school shopping and a              holiday party for needy children

  • Donate holiday food baskets to the Friendly Center

  • Collect food to restock Blessing Boxes in local                parks

  • Donate and serve pumpkin pies at the annual                LOT318 Thanksgiving Day Feast

  • Donate books for hospitalized children and their          families to Children’s Hospital of Orange County 

  • Sponsor the Aktion Club of North Orange County     and Key Clubs at El Dorado and Valencia High              Schools

Club Vision

Kiwanis will be a positive influence in communities worldwide — so that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive.


Kiwanis Club of Placentia

Originally chartered from 1960 to 1982, the Kiwanis Club of Placentia was revived in May 2012 by a group of civic minded men and women to support the community and serve its children. Local community organizations and programs that the Club has supported and assisted since its revival are:

Aktion Club of North Orange County

Circle K, CSUF initiative
Adopt-a-Family and Holiday Food Baskets
Children’s Hospital of Orange County
El Dorado High School Key Club
Friendly Center
HIS House
Love Placentia
Miracle League of North Orange County
National Night Out
Placentia Library Foundation
R.E.A.C.H. Foundation

Recovery Road,
Love Placentia-Blessing Box
Back to School Shopping
Placentia Chamber of Commerce
Special Olympics of Southern California
Valencia High School Key Club

Kiwanis International

The Club is also part of a larger, international organization of Kiwanis Clubs that can have a global impact through specific international service projects. In its first worldwide service project, Kiwanis worked to virtually eliminate Iodine Deficiency Disorders, which was the leading preventable cause of mental retardation. In its second worldwide service project, the Eliminate Project, Kiwanis and UNICEF joined forces in 2010 to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus—a deadly disease that steals the lives of 34,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. Through this project, Kiwanis raised cash and pledges of $110 million and is now fulfilling those pledges to fund vaccines and save lives and protect futures.

There are over 15,000 Kiwanis Clubs in more than 90 countries. These clubs make their marks by responding to the needs of their communities and pooling their resources to address worldwide issues. Through these efforts, Kiwanis International fulfills its promise of Serving the Children.

Our Kiwanis Objectives

To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to the material values of life.

To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.

To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.

To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.

To promote the adoption and application of higher social, business, and professional standards.

  To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.

Our Kiwanis Members


Kathleen Scherger


Richard Hardy


Stephanie Hardy


Dwayne DeRose


Jim Kissinger
Kiwanis President


Stephaine Walker


Midge Birky


Margaret Hatanaka


Paul Lee


Matthew Kissenger


Kumiko Burnett


Diane Compton


Andrew Burnett


Emily Collins


Norino Go


In Loving Memory of Rick Smith,
Ed Norman, 

Dennis O'Hern, & Kathy DeRose

Cathy Derose.JPG

We honor our longtime members of the Kiwanis Club of Placentia who exemplified selfless community involvement for those less fortunate.

Our Location

Club Meeting

Our meetings are currently held as follows: 

Thursday - 7:15am - 8:15am

1st, 2nd, 4th Week

 Mr. D's Diner.

 126 Yorba Linda Blvd, Placentia, CA 92870

Wednesday - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

3rd Week

Placentia Public Library

411 E Chapman Ave, Placentia, CA 92870



714. 833. 7080

  • White Facebook Icon
bottom of page