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Kiwanis celebrates 50 years, Key Club hosts dignitaries


The Columbia River Gorge Kiwanis Club is celebrating 50 years of service with a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Crestview Camp, 1601 N.E. Crestview Lane, in Corbett.

In 1963, the Columbia River club formed. Kiwanis International now includes 600,000 members and serves communities in more than 80 countries and geographic areas, focused on children’s issues.

The luncheon keynote speaker is Sylvester Neal, a past Kiwanis International president.

Neal also will address members of Key Club, a high school organization sponsored by Kiwanis, Friday, Oct. 25. The club’s monthly divisional meeting will take place at Gresham’s Frenzi Frozen Yogurt.

Other dignitaries at the meeting will include past Pacific Northwest District Kiwanis governors Claudell King of Grants Pass and Frank Morehouse of Tigard.

Tickets for the luncheon are $15 and can be reserved by calling Pat Haffner at 503-695-5644 or emailing her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information, visit columbiarivergorgekiwanis.org.