Kiwanis Club of Woodside Terrace AM
Since their charter date in October 1956, the Kiwanis Club of Woodside Terrace A. M. has been devoted to community service in Redwood City. The Woodside Terrace A. M. Kiwanis club in Redwood City was chartered in 1956. Over the years we have supported Canada College Theatre Arts Program, Canada College Scholarship Fund, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, El Centro de Libertad, Fair Oaks Community Center, Veterans Memorial Senior Center, Habitat for Humanity, Hope House, Hopkins Manor Retirement Home, Redwood City Hometown Holidays, H.I.P. Housing, Kainos, Project Read, Meals on Wheels, Redwood City Schools, American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure, Red Cross Disaster Relief, Salvation Army, Second Harvest Food Bank, Shelter Network, Service League of San Mateo County, World Vision, Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation, Kiwanis International Foundation, Kiwanis Division 34 Special Games and Al Julian Games, Key Leader, and Sequoia High School Key Club, among others.
Our signature projects include an annual Bicycle Rodeo, for which we have received two Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation grants, where we distribute helmets to students, provide safety instruction and a practice rodeo course, repair bicycles, and raffle off new and lightly used bicycles. In recent years we have partnered with other community organization to make this event even bigger, so it will have more community impact. Other major club projects include sponsoring Sequoia High School Key Club and our annual scholarship awards to graduating student. Over the past 25+ years we have awarded an average of approximately $16,000/year in scholarships.
Two years ago, our club decided we needed a new project that would give us more visibility within the community and have a more significant community impact. We decided to refurbish the Little League playing field, “Kiwanis Field” at Red Morton Park in Redwood City. We partnered with Redwood City Parks and Recreation Department and Redwood City Little league to install a new score keepers booth, donate a new sound system, re-landscape the field with new sod and a sprinkler system, install new foul poles and a new flag pole, and, best of all, a new electronic scoreboard that includes, among other things, pitch count. The refurbished field now qualifies for Little League Tournaments.