Echo Kiwanis was first organized and incorporated as a 501(c)4 Oregon Non-profit on March 20, 2007.  The Charter event was a fun BBQ with local live music Governor Lori Bryantand a guest appearance by then, PNW Kiwanis Governor, Lori Bryant. 

"Public Charity" -- and IRS 501 (c) 3 -- status was awarded Echo Kiwanis Foundation in August of 2014.   Most of the administration of the Foundation is paid for, and staffed, by the volunteers of the original Club. 

Over the years the club has held regular meetings at a number of Echo locations such as:

The Red Express
H&P Cafe
Wheat & Barley Pub
Buttercreek Coffeehouse

Kiwanis Club Member's homes. 

The club has not owned real estate, but exists to organize resources like time, equipment, funds and talent for community service.  Echo Kiwanis has individual, family household and Corporate Members but, is otherwise not an affiliate of any particular religion, governmental entity or political party.  In Kiwanis, it's all about "Community".

Club Presidents

2007 - 2008            Lucas Wagner
2008 - 2010            Phyllis Shovelski
2010 - 2012            Lloyd Ferge
2012 - 2014            Connie Caplinger
2014 - 2016            Carol Reese
2016 -                       Michael Duffy

Some Past Club Projects

August 12, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service granted 501(c)3 status to "Echo Kiwanis Foundation" effective as of June 13, 2012.  This means that contributions are tax deductible and  Echo Kiwanis Foundation will manage donations to better serve the area's, community-based, financial interests and particularly those supporting young people and education.

Original Charter for teh Kiwanis of Echo, Oregon