The Kiwanis are coming to Mill Creek

Oct 05, 2017

Civic leaders and members of the business community have set an October date for an organizational meeting of a chapter of the Kiwanis Club that will serve Mill Creek and portions of Snohomish County.

The organizational meeting for the new chapter has been scheduled at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the council chambers at Mill Creek City Hall.

Anybody who is at least 18 years old who is interested in improving the community and helping meet the needs of children are welcome to attend the meeting and become a Charter Member of the new Kiwanis Club of Mill Creek.

The goal of the new Mill Creek Kiwanis Club will be to serve the needs of children in Mill Creek and Snohomish County as well as to meet other needs in the community, develop youth leaders and provide opportunities for leadership, business and social fellowship.

The club already has more than enough prospective members to be chartered by the international organization, according to Kathleen Moylan. She hopes to have 25-30 members on the roster when the chapter is chartered in November.

Moylan, who moved into Mill Creek in January, said Police Chief Greg Elwin was instrumental in the decision to have the newest chapter based in Mill Creek.

The Kiwanis executive said she and her husband plan to be charter members of the new club. She added that anybody who joins before January of 2018 has the opportunity to be listed as a charter member.

“The city’s commitment to youth and the community made Mill Creek the ideal place for a chapter of the Kiwanis," Elwin said. “Kiwanis is the type of service organization that will be able to bond separate elements of the community.”

City Manager Rebecca Polittozzo agreed. She urged Moylan to connect with Brian Davern in Recreation & Tourism so members of the new chapter could get involved with city-sponsored activities on Veteran’s Day.

Individuals interested in helping the youth in the community also can email Jim Garcia at for more information. For all the latest information on the club, go online to:

Members of the new chapter will join over 600,000 Kiwanians in more than 80 nations dedicated to serving children and others in need. The Kiwanis motto is “Serving the Children of the World” starting with our own communities.

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