Our Club Involvement in Our Community

Kiwanis Celebrates 98th Birthday

March 15th marks 98 years that the Kiwanis Club of Lake Bluff & Lake Forest has been serving our communities. As part of a global organization established in 1915, the mission of Kiwanis is to “Serve the Children of the World.” That motto continues to be the backbone of the  23 member club, made up of area men and women.  

The Club donates to more than 20 charities in Lake Bluff, Lake Forest and Lake County that serve the needs of children.  In addition, Kiwanis  selects a major project annually for organizations in the community. As an example, several weeks ago the Club donated $14,000 to provide the Children’s Department at the Lake Bluff Library with needed technology upgrades for media components such as new laptops, iPad’s, headphones, STEAM/STEM kits and pre-loaded tablets.  

With a lessening of the impact of COVID-19, the Club is looking forward to being with the community again on the Fourth of July with its 48th Pancake Breakfast.  If you are interested in Kiwanis, please visit us at www.KiwanisLBLF.org.

Our Fundraisers:

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  • 3 on 3 POND HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

    In celebration of extended Lake Bluff’s 125th anniversary, Kiwanis will again be hosting a 3 on 3 POND HOCKEY TOURNAMENT on February 6, 2021 at Artesian Park, Lake Bluff.

    We expect to have twelve teams competing for the honor of winning the second annual 3 on 3 Pond Hockey Championship. First puck drops at 9am and will go until 4ish.

    Kiwanis members will be serving a FREE lunch (hamburger & hot dogs) to everyone from 11am-2pm. Donations accepted.

    Additional registration information to come.


  • Tradition of Service Award at LFHS

    Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Lake Bluff & Lake Forest, this award is given to a graduating senior who has been involved with community service throughout his or her high school career.

    Award Recipients

    Each award winner has demonstrated a sense of caring, concern, and willingness to be involved in addressing community issues through individual or organizational activities.

    2017 Recipient: Bailey Lawrence, Lake Forest community High School District 115

    Bailey’s ability and creativity to produce videos for organizations such as; Bravo Waukegan, GLASA, North Chicago Elementary School, Lake Bluff Public Library, and To Write Love on Her Arms, not only raises awareness and funds but allows her to demonstrate her passion of filmmaking. Bailey said, “The true reason I love filmmaking is because it gives me the power to impact people and tell a story and that’s what I will continue to do in college and the rest of my life. The values I’ve learned from taking these small but meaningful roles are what make me… me.”

    Congratulations Allen for being awarded this year’s Kiwanis Tradition of Service Award.

    2016 Recipient: Allen Yuan, Lake Forest community High School District 115

    Beginning as a freshman and continuing throughout his four years at LFHS, Allen Yuan created a presence; not just his stellar academic achievements or his talents in music, and not just that he was a volunteer at school events and helped community organizations, but how Allen blended all three attributes equally. As someone once said, “Generosity is the Heart of Humanity.” That is Allen Yuan.

    Congratulations Allen for being awarded this year’s Kiwanis Tradition of Service Award.