“Tillicum” is a word from the Chinook trading language meaning
"friend", "family" or "tribe". The club was chartered in 1974 under the Snohomish Kiwanis
club sponsorship. The club is made up mainly of retired men and women who
are dedicated to community service. The Kiwanis club of Snohomish Tillicum club is a
"can do club" having a history of getting the job at hand completed. We do
many committee projects and serve in many diversified ways. We pass our
knowledge and experience on to our younger members and have a lot of fun at
the same time. In 2011, the Kiwanis Club of Snohomish Tillicum
Charitable Foundation was approved as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by the
Some Of The Services We Provide
Our annual Salmon Barbecue, Spaghetti Feed and Book Sale projects help raise funds
to provide the following services:
...Offer college scholarships to graduating high school students
...Offer incentive (Dux) awards to Middle School students
...Participate in Reading Programs to Grade School Students
...Participate in the Local Library reading program
...Help with community food drives and help with the operations of the Food Bank
...Distribute dictionaries to all the 3rd grade students in our school district
...Support Camp Casey for children with differing abilities
...Provide School supplies and clothing for students in need
...Support the Kiwanis
...many other Activities to Benefit the Community
What a New Member Can Expect From the Tillicum Kiwanis
An opportunity for you to share
your experience, your knowledge, your time and your love in
service to your community and your fellow man. A chance to
belong to a group of similarly dedicated persons, and to
share with them the fun and fellowship of meeting once a
week and hearing interesting, stimulating programs and to
work together for the good of the community.
What We Expect of a New Member
...To attend regularly, and participate in our
...To commit some time to our community service
and fundraising projects, two or three times
...To sponsor one new member each year.
...To accept the responsibility of leadership
in any office or assignment to which you are
elected or appointed.
What Is The Membership Like?
We are a group of men and women
of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. What we share in
common perhaps can best be summarized in the Kiwanis motto:
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to
changing the world one child and one community at a time. It
is something you do.
Founded in 1915 and headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana,
Kiwanis International is a thriving organization of service- and
community-minded individuals who support children and young adults around the
world. The six permanent Objects of Kiwanis International were
approved by Kiwanis club delegates at the 1924 International Convention in
Denver, Colorado. Through the decades, they have remained unchanged
...To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the
material values in life.
...To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human
...To promote the adoption and the application of higher social,
business and professional standards
...To develop by precept and example, a more intelligent,
aggressive and serviceable citizenship.
...To provide through Kiwanis Clubs a practical means to form
enduring friendships, to render altruistic service and to build
...To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public
opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of
righteousness, justice, patriotism and goodwill.
So Why join our Kiwanis Tillicum Club?
"To those of you who are interested in
learning from and working with the most experienced, diversified,
dedicated, knowledgeable and friendly group of people in the Snohomish area then the
Tillicum Kiwanis is what you're looking for. That's why I joined this group" -
Of course, the main
reason to join the Tillicum Kiwanis is to HAVE FUN!!
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