2016-17 Officers and Board Members
President-Elect – Gwen Ruppert
Vice President – Donna Keller
Secretary – David Kempf
Treasurer – Jim Krebsbach
Past President – Mike Howie
Franc E Wagner
Board – Two-Year (ends 9/30/18)
Mike A. Johnson
Contact Hastings Kiwanis at:
PO Box 1293
Hastings, Nebraska 68902
Become a Member Today
If you are interested in learning more or joining Hastings Kiwanis, please contact us using the information above.
You are also invited to be a guest at one of our weekly meetings, which are held Thursdays at noon at Pastime Lanes (1400 W. 18th St.). Meetings include an informative program and wrap up before 1:00 pm; a catered lunch is available.
The Hastings Kiwanis Club was organized on December 14, 1920, just five years after the first Kiwanis Club was launched in Detroit, Michigan. The club had 53 charter members, with the official charter being presented at a dinner meeting at the Clarke Hotel on January 12, 1921 by A. R. Edmiston, the District Governor from Lincoln, Nebraska.
Kiwanians from Omaha, Lincoln and Fremont, Nebraska, arrived on trains from to be present at the ceremony, with visitors forming a parade to the Clarke Hotel headed by the Hastings High School band. The banquet and charter ceremonies were in the banquet room of the hotel, where tables were set for more than 200 people.