Shorewood Kiwanis
P.O. Box 87, SCS MI, 48080, 586.350.5219, Meeting Location:  Ram's Horn Restaurant, 9 Mile & Jefferson, St. Clair Shores, 48080 1st/3rd Tuesday each month 7:30 am  

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2017/2018 Shorewood Kiwanis Events Calendar

The following are upcoming events sponsored or co-sponsored by Shorewood Kiwanis plus links to newsletters, articles or downloadable PDF files. The contact for each event is noted below. Please call the event's contact person.  If you prefer e-mail, drop us a line at for more information. CALENDAR CURRENT AS OF 11.6.17- VISIT OFTEN FOR UPDATES-details on any TBD event subject to change.

Shorewood Kiwanis is involved with many City of St. Clair Shores Events and Projects, and supports the community that supports us so well. We have this link to the City's extensive events calendar so you have a quick, easy access to their page: . Visit often, there is something new every day!

May 21, 2016 - Randy's 6Th Annual Hot Rods & Hot Cakes Shorewood Kiwanis/VFW 1146 Bruce Post Event

     8:00 AM - 3:00 PM at VFW 1146 Bruce Post, 28404 Jefferson Ave, St. Clair Shores, Michigan 48081

Car Show registration begins promptly at 8:00 am, $20.00 registration fee, day of event only.  All you can eat pancake breakfast, $7.00 for adults, 6 & under $4.00.  A great family friendly event overlooking beautiful Lake St. Clair. Car judging begins promptly at 1:00 with awards presentation immediately following.  If you are interested in sponsoring a trophy or volunteering for this event, contact Committee Chair Dr. Carl Papa at for more information, questions or to sponsor a trophy for the car judging. This is fast becoming a St. Clair Shores favorite event as all proceeds go to the needy children of our community and special programs to supports our Veterans and their families, who have served us all so well.


May, 2017 - Shorewood Kiwanis 5Th Annual Rubber Ducky Derby for Autism

      Visit our event paget to donate to this very worthy cause: HTTP://.org/RubberDuckyDerby.HTML 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are holding an entirely DIGITAL EVENT! NEW LAST YEAR: All funds raised by this event will directly benefit the patients and families of the HFHS CADD program struggling to meet their co-pays, deductibles or those without insurance.  A fund will be created by the Shorewood Kiwanis Foundation to manage  and issue these mini grants, wiTh checks made out to the patient's family and the clinic's name to ensure that the funds will be utilized directly for ABA therapy. Read all about the effectiveness of this therapy for children suffering from one of the many conditions that fall under the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) umbrella.  Shorewood Kiwanis is so very pleased that funds generated by this event will directly benefit the suffering children of our community.


June 17, 2017 - GWillies Pub Pedal to benefit Shorewood Kiwanis Foundation/Autism

       10:00 AM - Registration and breakfast at GWillies, 31230 Harper Avenue, SCS, MI  48082
       12:00 PM - Bikers Depart, Entry Fee $40.00 [includes breakfast, Dinner, Pub Crawl Shirt

Our Benefactor and staunch supporter, Barry Ludvigson and his partners of GWillies Bar & Restaurant, are holding a special event wiTh The  Shorewood Kiwanis Foundation its sole beneficiary!  Cyclists will start off at GWillies and pub stops include Butter Run Saloon, The Blue Goose, Bouy 12, Doyles Sports Bar and final stop back to GWillies.  Contact Barry at for more information. 50/50 drawing during dinner.  All Proceeds to benefit our own Foundation for Autism.  Thank you GWillies Bar & Restaurant.  [EVENT SOLD OUT FOR CYCLISTS, HOWEVER PLEASE JOIN US FOR DINNER IF INTERESTED] Ya GWillies!


June 24, 2017 - Shorewood Kiwanis & Life Handicapped Outdoors
     Co-Sponsored Event - Handicapped Children & Adults Fishing Derby

       9:30 AM - Registration and breakfast
       9:30 am - Noon - Fishing Derby, Noon - 1 pm Lunch, 1:00 pm Awards Presentation  
       Location: Brandenburg Memorial Park, 50050 Jefferson Avenue, Chesterfield Township, MI  48047

Life Handicapped Outdoors has been hosting this event for 21 years.  A driving force behind this event is our own, Lou Calloia, who has worked in conjunction wiTh Life Handicapped Outdoors to host this amazing event.  Shorewood Kiwanis is please and honored to be a co-sponsor of this annual event as part of our continual community outreach for special needs children and adults.  Breakfast, a snack and lunch are provided, at no cost to the attendees.  All the fishing equipment is provided and at the end of the event prizes and awards are presented to the participants.  No separate fishing license is required.  Tax deductible donations toward this event are gratefully accepted and much appreciated.  Any and all volunteers are welcome.  Please contact Mr. Lou Calloia if you have donations or are simply interested in volunteering.  Contact Lou regarding this amazing service project at Download the Information and Registration forms here.


June 23rd-26th, 2017, Kiwanis International Convention

              Paris, France 

For Complete Details and Registration:  check this link often for additional details and registration.


July 4-August 29, 2017, Shorewood Kiwanis Summer Concert Series

What: Free Summer Concerts
Where: Wahby Park on Jefferson just SouTh of Ten Mile Rd.
When: Every Monday Evening during July and August at 7:00PM
The Macomb Chamber Music Society has been partnered wiTh Shorewood Kiwanis since 2009.

The Shorewood Kiwanis 50th  Anniversary celebration gifted The Summer Concert Series to the City of Saint Clair Shores. They believe that service and education to our children and community is a number one priority. This is our eighth Season – where Mom and Dad and their children can come to listen and delight in a fine music performance for the “right price” (Free).  Please continue to attend, enjoy, and support this unique experience. Click here for a complete concert schedule.


August 6, 2017 Shorewood Kiwanis Annual Christmas in August

             8:00 am - 9:00am - Kmart at 9 & Harper in St. Clair Shores

             One of our favorite projects! This is our time of year to take 25-40 families in need shopping at Kmart, our co-sponsor, for back to school clothing.  Each child has a budget of $100.00 and is accompanied by a volunteer to help them shop sale and make their allotment go as far as possible! Kmart opens an hour early just for us, so we can ge through the store quickly and check out in a timely fashion.  If you wish to participate in this truly rewarding and fun project, contact Project Chairperson Sharon Gwizdowski at to participate or even recommend someone in true need.


August 14, 2017 - Kiwanis District of Michigan Foundation Golf Outing

       9:00 AM :  Registration, 10:00 AM Shotgun Start  
       Location:   Lakelands Golf and Country Club, 8760 Chilson Road, Brighton, MI  48116

Whether you golf, sponsor or attend the dinner only - all Kiwanis clubs should support this important fundraiser for The Foundation, supporting  CS Motts' Children's Hhospital Ann Arbor, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Grand Rapids, McLauren Northern Michigan Petoskey and Children's ospital of Michigan Detroit.  You can download  event flyer here.  For Additional information visit these links HTTP:// , HTTP:// or

August 9, 2017 Co-Sponsored Event,
Handicapped Children's Fishing Derby

         39Th Annual Handicapped Fishing Derby Hosted by Island Harbor Marina and the Michigan Business & Professional Association (MPBA)
9:00am-1:00pm at Island Harbor Marina 24102 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

             One of the largest handicapped fishing derbies in the area.  As usual, this year Shorewood Kiwanis will be putting together kits  for all the boat captains containing sunscreen, gloves, qtips, chapstick, hand sanitizer and wet wipes to aid in attending the children on their boats.  Contact Karen Biafora, Project Chair, direct if you wish to participate in this event at (586) 350-5219 or the MPBA Flyer here, there may be some spots available here.  You MUST RSVP as this is a true fishing Derby where volunteer boat captains  drive out back and forth and take about 10 happy fishers at a time!

August 30, 2017 Shorewood Kiwanis Harper Charity Cruise

              5:00pm-9:00pm beginning at old 8 Mile on Harper Avenue to  Bayside (1 block N. of Martin Road) in St. Clair Shores

              This is a huge community event, come out and be a part of one of the largest summer events in St. Clair Shores! 
Download Sponsorship Information here!  [NOTE: the download file for Sponsorship information is current for 2017.]   However, take a look at last year's "thank you ad" run in the SCS Sentinel, want to see your logo here? Only sponsors 350 & up are included in this ad:  Continuing for 2017, EVERY SPONSOR REGARDLESS OF SIZE, WILL HAVE A LINK EITHER TO A WEBSITE OR A FACEBOOK PAGE ON THE 2017 ALL SPONSORS PAGE! Have questions? contact either of our committee committee chair(s) : Karen Biafora or Roseanne Minne at .


9/7-9/10, 2017 Annual Michigan District of Kiwanis Annual Convention
Chrystal Mountain, Thompsonville Michigan

Visit this page often for details, agenda, registration and more: HTTP:// .

Talk to our club presidents if you are interested in attending this annual event.


9/9 & 10/ 2017 Michigan Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Program 

             Sponsored by Shorewood Kiwanis and the St. Clair Shores Police Department. 

             Once again the above organizations are sponsoring the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Program.  This training is mandatory for anyone born after January 1, 1960 who wish to purchase a Michigan Hunting License.  It is also mandatory for anyone who wishes to hunt in Canada or another state. Priority will be given to persons attending this class who attain the age of twelve (12) year by September 30, 2015.  AL THE PAPERWORK NEEDED TO JOIN THIS PROGRAM IS LOCATED AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE SCS POLICE DEPARTMENT.  REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW! Download the official notice from Detective Cherie Moscarello.

             Where: City Hall Chambers, 27600 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
             When: Registration begins at 7:30 am-8:00am, Class begins promptly at 8:00 am
              Day 1 - 9/9/17, Day 2 - 9/10/17 - YOU MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS TO COMPLETE THIS PROGRAM

Pre-Registration is required, and the class is limited to the first 100 applicants. Registration forms are available NOW at the front desk of the St. Clair Shores Police Department.  The Hunter Safety Class is FREE, courtesy of Shorewood Kiwanis. 

October/November 2017 - Shorewood Kiwanis Dictionary Project

     All Month Long!

October is Shorewood Kiwanis's month to deliver Special Dictionaries to every 3rd grade student in St. Clair Shores and Harper Woods.  These books go far beyond a normal dictionary, providing charts, some geography, lists of presidents and more.  This year, Credit Union ONE (a recent sponsor of the Harper Cruise) is sponsoring this project by providing the funds to purchase close to 1000 books.  If interested in assisting with the deliveries, contact Dr. Carl Papa at .  To learn more about our generous sponsor, simply click on their name to visit the website.


November 2,  2017 - Kiwanis Club of Shorewood 2017 Installation of 2017/2018 Club Officers, Board Members and New Members and Special Guests/Presentations

          Where:  Jefferson Beach Yacht Club, 24505 Jefferson Ave., 48080, 586.773.0404
          When:    6:00 pm Registration & Cocktail Hour, Buffet Dinner served at 7:00 pm
          Cost:      $35.00 per person, cash bar

More details to follow regarding contact name, RSVP Information and payment information.  For now, please SAVE THE DATE!!


December 10, 2017 Shorewood Kiwanis Christmas Raffle and Holiday Gathering

             Sponsored by GWillies Bar and Restaurant 586.293.1881  [Download your official invitation/flyer for details]

             In memory of Shorewood Kiwanis member BETTY SILADKE - dearest Betty was all about Literacy and Education.  This project's goal is to have a fantastic time for our Christmas Gathering, while raising $$$ for the true charitable fund in Shorewood Kiwanis - The SK Foundation is a real 503(c) organization and all proceeds from this event are donated right back to be utilized for Key Leader Camp, Scholarships to graduating seniors plus, our new foundation effort for Autism - another great idea from our benefactor Barry Ludvigson and partners at GWillies

             Enjoy good company, good food [20% of all food tickets will be added to our earnings to this day], plus 2 50/50 raffles 1 during he first half of the game and another drawing at the end of the game, before we make the ultimate raffle drawings at the end of the game.  So, good raffles with good prizes for a great cause! OH, did we forget to mention that we will have THREE SEPARATE WINNERS THIS YEAR?  We are nothing, if not flexible,  We listened to the feedback and will have 3 winners this year:  our first drawing winner will receive $750.00 cash; 2nd drawing winner will be the amazing wheel barrow of cheer, donated by Barry himself and the generous vendors of GWillies, est. value in the neighborhood of $1k and then our third drawing winner will receive the ultimate, 2 hockey tickets on the GLASS at the new Little Cheasar's stadium /complex. The odds of winning are terrific, only up to  500 tickets available, same donation per ticket of $20.00.  No Need to be present to win the top 3 prizes - all 50/50 drawings you MUST be present to win.
Join us at GWillies Bar and Restaurant at 31230 Harper Ave, SCS from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Lions are playing this day! 


February 1, 2018 - 29Th Annual Shorewood Kiwanis Wild Game Dinner Fundraiser 
         Check back often for final details

March 15, 2018 - Shorewood Kiwanis Annual Goodie Bag Wrap
         43rd year and still going strong!  This event is our pre-event to the Shorewood Kiwanis Special Needs Children's Day at the Ice Show, see more information below.
              4:15 PM-6:15 PM at Senior Activities Center,  at St. Clair Shores Civic Arena, 20000 Stephens Drive, SCS, MI 48080 We provide every attendee wiTh a goodie bag containing a juice box, chips, (2) fruit snacks and a package of swiss rolls. We need all hands on deck for this packaging event - we always make extra for volunteers, and hand out 2nd's if available during intermission.  However, due to time constraints, we only have the room until 6:15 - 2 hours to create 1050 bags! Contact Karen Biafora, Committee Chair, direct if you wish to participate in this event at (586) 350-5219 or
March 16, 2018 - Shorewood Kiwanis Special Needs Children's Day at the Ice Show
         45Th year and still going strong!  Shorewood Kiwanis works in conjunction wiTh th St. Clair Shores Figure Skating Club Annual Review and provides one of the most appreciative audiences ever.  During their dress rehearsal, our special guests come, and their only expense is the cost of transportation to get there.  We drop the boundaries of SCS and have guests coming from as far away as Port Huron, Capac, Washington and Detroit.   As of 3.5.16 we have 1000 RSVP's for guests, chaperone's and teachers.  Of this 1000, 60 guests will be in wheelchairs.            
             11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the St. Clair Shores Civic Arena, 20000 Stephens Drive, SCS, MI 48080   
All volunteers for this event should be on site no later than 9:30 AM, guests begin their arrival at 10:00 AM and the show begins PROMPTLY at 11:00 AM.  We need folks to hand out bags, assist wiTh wheelchair guests and their caregivers.  Show ends at 1:00 PM, wiTh a brief intermission in between. Many thanks to Sue Bare of the Ladies Auxiliary/Shriner Clown Unit for providing entertainment this day! Contact Karen Biafora, Committee Chair, direct if you wish to participate in this event at (586) 350-5219 or


March,  TBD, 2018 - Annual Membership/Networking/Social Awareness Event

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April TBD, 2018 Spring Divisional Meeting, Divisions 1,3,4,5,7

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April TBD, 2018 Spring Divisional Meeting, Divisions 1,3,4,5,7

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