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GHS Scholarship Application Deadline is April 17

Reminder, GHS Kiwanis Scholarship Deadline is April 17, 2015. Click on the left...

Club Funded GHS Tech Class to Build Picnic Tables for Granville Senior Center

Jon Bennett, GHS Tech Class instructor and his class designed and constructed...

Wooden boxes made for upcoming flower sale for children of domestic violence

Kiwanis Club members Don Lewis, Jennifer Lewis and Alice Lewis started assembling...

Last days of Maple Sap Flow

The club's old-fashioned metal buckets marked with the Kiwanis Blue K along...

Granville Community Foundation Awards Club $11,600 for 2015 Kiwanis July 4th Fireworks
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The Granville Community Foundation (formerly known as The Granville Foundation)...


Upcoming Events:

GHS Kiwanis Scholarship Deadline April 17

Buy Our Delicious Syrup, Support Children!

Click Here to Buy Our Maple Syrup

Hurry! 2015 was not a bust for syrup afterall! This year's sap production, delayed due to the extreme cold weather, finished later than normal. We just capped the final bottles at Kiwanian Bob Warner's sugar shack on Loudon St. You may have seen the rolling steam from the boiling sap and sparks from the firewood late into the night. Many folks stopped by when we were collecting sap at Welsh Hills School, or boiling at the sugar shack and experienced the steam-filled sweet smell of fresh maple syrup! We gave demonstrations to students from Welsh Hills School and Granville Elementary. We also helped some families tap their own trees and experience maple syrup making first-hand! We know you will enjoy our syrup and know you are also helping Kiwanis' projects for children.
Outdoor Adventures at Infirmary Mound Park
Sun. May 3 from 11 to 4PM. Free. Kayaking, Canoeing, geocaching, outoor crafts and activities. Fun for the entire family! Sponsored by Licking Park District, GRD & Granville Kiwanis for Turn-Off-Your-Screen Week.
Family Picnic & Fishing at Infirmary Mound Park
Sat. May 9 from 11 to 3PM. Free. Bring a Picnic. Catch a fish and make lasting memories this Mother's Day! We will have fishing poles or bring your own. Sponsored by GRD & Granville Kiwanis for Turn-Off-Your-Screen Week.
July 4th Sponsors Needed - Click here for more info.
Granville 4th of July - July 1-4, 2015
Go to "July 4th Festival" tab for info.
Daily Entertainment and Rides in Downtown Granville
Granville's Got Talent - July 1
Fireworks, by The Granville Community Foundation  - July 2 
Youth Fiddle Contest - July 2
Parade - July 4, theme "American Revolution." Register to enter.
Rotary "Firecracker 5" Mile Race - July 4
Photography and Digital Contest - July 1-4

Our Club Meets Monday Nights

Join the Kiwanis Club at at 6:15PM for any Monday night meeting. Note: Through May during the renovation of the Granville Inn, which is our traditional meeting place, most meetings will occur at Denison University, in the President's Room of Huffman Dining Hall. Parking is available at Visitors Center or in the open lot next to Swasey Chapel. When not in session, we will meet at McPeek Lodge. Please check this website for meeting location and schedule.

Visitors are always welcome!  - President, Tom Harvey

Upcoming Meeting Schedule: *

Monday, March 16, 2015 - McPeek Lodge at 6:30PM. Regular Meeting. Program on ADF Energy by member Toy Butler. Dessert and coffee only.

Monday, March 23, 2015 - Huffman Hall, Denison University at 6:15PM. Regular Meeting, Program by Misti Postle, GMS, Rachel's Challenge. $8 dinner.

Monday, March 30, 2015 - Huffman Hall, Denison University at 6:15PM. Regular Meeting and Board Meeting. $8 dinner.

Monday, April 6, 2015 - Huffman Hall, Denison University at 6:15PM. Regular Meeting. Programs by President Tom Harvey, Eliminate Project Update and Pres-Elect Dave Thomas on Shoe and Sock Drive for Ohio District Kiwanis August Service Project. $8 dinner.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - Kiwanis One Day

Monday, April 13, 2015 - Monday, March 23, 2015 - The Works (55 S 1st St, Newark, OH 43055) at 6:15PM. Regular Meeting and dinner, Program by Marcia Downes, The Works.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - Division 10E Council Meeting #3 at the Holiday Inn-Worthington (7007 N High St, Worthington, OH 43085). Celebrating Kiwanis International's 100th Birthday. Program by Div10E Lt. Gov. Jerry Miller (Granville Kiwanis Past President).

Monday, April 20, 2015 - "Skip-a-meal" Work meeting. Meet at the Maple Grove at Salt Run in Granville, located by the former Spring Valley Pool area.


Click here for a map of Denison University and Huffman Hall.


Upcoming Projects and Fundraisers:

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 7am-2pm, Granville Kiwanis Pancake Day at St. Edwards Church at 785 Newark-Granville Rd. Tickets $6 adult, $4 children (5-14), purchase at the door. 50/50, bake sale and Kiwanis' pure maple syrup for sale. Coloring Contest for Whit's! Proceeds support Duane Goodwin Benefit fund, see news articles on right for more info.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 7am-2pm, Newark Kiwanis Pancake Day at Goodwill's The grove by the River, 840 Hollander St. (formerly Fiberglas Clubhouse), $5 at the door, ages 5 and under free. 50/50 and bake sale!
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - Eve Elliott Easter Baskets and stuffed animal donation for Mental Health America of Licking County. 6:30PM at Granville Public Library. We donate 79 baskets and 65 stuffed animals, which will help serve over 2,000 people in Licking County. A basket is donated on behalf of each of our members.
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - Kiwanis One Day Project
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 4pm Meet at our Maple Grove at Salt Run to help plant 100 new maple seedlings and tend to the 600 growing maple trees. 
May 1-3, 2015 - FAM Fest in downtown Newark, supports film, arts and music for our youth and community. Friday evening, May 1 silent auction at the Works. Art show downtown Newark on Friday, May 1st. Other exhibits and activities all weekend.
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 12noon-4pm, Infirmary Mound Park, Outdoor Adventures including bounce house, canoeing, climbing wall, disc golf course, cyclocross course, kayaking, recycled crafts and outdoor skills clinics. Kick off GRD/Licking Park District's Turn your screen off (TOYS) Week, All Free!!! Sponsored by Licking Park District, GRD & Granville Kiwanis. Visit the TOYS Week Facebook page for the event schedule & more info.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 11am-3pm, Infirmary Mound Park, Family Picnic & Fishing. Make memories that last this weekend and have fun outdoors! We can help you fish, bring your own poles or borrow one from GRD. Picnic from 12-2pm, bring your own or have lunch with the GRD (hot dog, chips, drink and dessert). Sponsored by the GRD and Granville Kiwanis.
Monday, May 11, 2015 - Roadside Pickup trash Adopt-A-Highway Rt 161/16 service project, meet at barn. Meeting at barn afterwards.
Wed-Sat, July 1-4, 2015 - Granville Kiwanis 4th of July.  Granville Foundation Fireworks on Thurs, July 2; Parade on July 4th; Granville's Got Talent on July 1.
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - Maple Leaf 5K run/walk and competitive walk.  8:30AM start.
Saturday, October 31, 2015 - Jingle Bell 5K at OSU-Newark/Rotary Pavillion Park, Supports Salvation Army co-hosted by Kiwanis Clubs of Granville, Newark, and Heath/Moundbuilders. Decorated costume contest for kids. 9 AM start.

Rent a Kiwanis Tent*

Be a 4th of July Sponsor

Photos of Recent Service Projects and Events

Eve Elliott Easter Basket project - 80 baskets were made and donated with 65 stuffed animals and given to Mental Health American of Licking County on March 27, 2015.

Lt. Gov. Jerry Miller and Granville Kiwanis host Div10E Council Meeting at Denison, Nov. 11, 2014

Granville Senior Center Building Renovations, United Way's Day of Caring Sept 24, 2014. 

Thom McKee leads Granville Kiwanis' Team to victory in annual Chili Cookoff fundraiser Oct. 2014 


Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Granville, Ohio

Kiwanis is a service organization of volunteers
Dedicated to Serving Children
Join the Granville Kiwanis!
Open Meetings every Monday at 6:15 PM

While the Granville Inn is closed for renovations ...

The Kiwanis Club will still meet on Mondays at 6:15PM, however we will be mobile and include more service meetings during the renovation through May 2015. Most meetings will take place at Denison University, in the President's Dining Room at Huffman Hall. This website will post the updated schedule. Visitors are always welcome!

President, Tom Harvey

Club Membership Information

[The club will resume meeting at the soon-to-be-renovated and reopened Historic Granville Inn, 314 East Broadway, Granville OH 43023, (740) 587-3333. Map and directions at]

Programs and Meetings are Open to the Public!

Questions for the Granville Kiwanis Club can be directed to or Club President Tom Harvey 740-404-1189.
Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World!
About heroes without capes..."When I was very young, most of my childhood heroes wore capes, flew through the air, or picked up buildings with one arm. They were spectacular and got a lot of attention. But as I grew, my heroes changed, so that now I can honestly say that anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me."
-Quote from Mr. Rogers in The World According to Mr. Rogers 

Rent a Kiwanis Tent 
Contact or Phone (740) 473-6804 to reserve.

Free installation and tear down.
* Kiwanis Tent Rentals include setup and tear down!
* Prices include labor (setup and tear down).
* Side curtains are available for $1 per foot.
* Table and chairs available.

White Pinnacle Tent 20ft x 60ft  $375
White Pinnacle Tent 20ft x 40ft  $325
White Pinnacle Tent 20ft x 20ft  $200
Blue & White Pole Tent 20ft x 60ft  $350
Blue & White Pole Tent 20ft x 40ft  $300