Welcome to our club!

“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.  We, as a community with a heart full of grace, voluntarily give of our resources and time to assist in making the community of Albany the best in Oregon. 

the Takena Kiwanis Club has been serving Albany, Oregon since 1965!

Children - Priority ONE! The Takena Kiwanis Club is dedicated to serving the local community through various service and fundraising projects. Our club has been in service to our community for more than 50 years. We are part of Kiwanis International, an organization serving children and local communities and  for over 100 years.

We'd love for you to come join us at one of our meetings or a service project. 

We meet every Tuesday at 7 am at Elmer's located at 2802 Santiam Hwy SE, Albany, Oregon 97322.


Projects & Community Outreach

Kids Track Meet - In partnership with the Boys' and Girls' Club of Albany, Takena Kiwanis has sponsored a track meet for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade kids since 1968. Over 200 kids participate in this event each year. Program sponsors help our club raise over $4000 to give back to the community ---  because we care.

High School Honors Dessert - Each spring Takena Kiwanis gives special recognition to the outstanding seniors at South Albany, West Albany and Santiam Christian High Schools. Three $500 scholarships are also awarded. We invite the students and their caregivers to honor these young people who have studied hard and served the community during their high school years --- because we care.

Fun in the Park Program- Each summer Takena Kiwanis sponsors activities in Albany Parks through the Albany Parks and Recreation Department. --- because we care.

Boys & Girls Club of Albany- No single organization can solve the tremendous challenges facing children worldwide. That is one reason Kiwanis International has joined in a memorandum of understanding with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to foster, nurture, and establish a legacy of serving children, a cornerstone mission for both organizations. That is why Takena Kiwanis has joined with the BGCA in serving the youth of our community --- because we care.

Fund Raising - Each year Takena Kiwanis raises money through the "Cans for Kids" program, Annual Frozen Berry Sales, Track Meet program advertisements and providing security at River Rhythms. Profits from these fund raising-activities are returned to the community in many ways --- because we care.

Organizations supported with donations from Takena Kiwanis - CASA, ABC House, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Albany Boys and Girls Club, Albany Parks and Recreation Department, Cub Scouts - Pack 311, South Albany High School Key Club, Salvation Army,  4H Auction, and Albany Fire Department Life Preserver loan  program.

Kids Track Meet 

Honors Dessert

Fun in the Park

Takena Kiwanis 20th Annual Frozen Berry Sales - 05/09/2018

The Takena Kiwanis 20th Annual Berry Sales will run from now until July 6, 2018. Download your order form here. Mail your order form and check to Takena Kiwanis, P.O. Box 1062, Albany, OR 97321. Pick-up date will be August 14th behind Dutch Bros. at 1125 SE 9th Ave, Albany, Oregon between 4:30 to 6:30 pm.  https://portalbuzzuserfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/ou-19618/userfiles/files/2018_berryorderformonly.pdf

Honors Dessert Scholarship Winners - 04/27/2018
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The Takena Kiwanis held its Honors Dessert, honoring high school seniors, on Thursday, April 26. Shelly Boshart-Davis was the keynote speaker. Forty-two students were honored, 10 from Santiam Christian, 15 from West Albany, 15 from South Albany and 2 from Albany Options. Three students came home with $500 scholarships, Mick McBee, South Albany, Brianna Donner, West Albany and Naomi Williams, Santiam Christian.