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 President-Elect Monte MC's the ribbon cutting at the Ronald McDonald House grand opening  FeedNReadchoccake.JPG 5  Kids cleaning Kiwanis Park of Easter Eggs  Brewfest 2014 Kiwanis Brat and Pizza crew  August 2008 Sentinel Kiwanis Work Crew for Habitat For Humanity.  Jim Hogan, Gary Johnson, Glen Wheeler, Chris Ryan, Doug Kaufman and Kim Kaufman.  Julie from Dr. Zahn's office discusses the 2007 Teeth Whitening fund raiser which raised $14,400 for the Watson Children's Shelter.  Chuck and Morgan support each other for under the glaring Spotlight on Kiwanis.  (Thank you Kathy T. for the photo)  2005 - 06 Key Club Presidents:
Bethany Mansch - Loyola
Katie Mikelsons - Hellgate
Maureen Leonard - Florence  Mary O keeps 'em moving along at the Fair.  headstart1.jpg 3  Sentinel Kiwanis team works fundraiser selling brats and pizza at local Brewfest.  Gary Johnson looks for garbage at the end of the bridge.  Dr. Terry Zahn presents check for Ronald McDonald House.  Dr. Zahn and his staff raised over $10,000 with the Teeth Whitening fund raiser.  Bill manages garbage packaging.  A view from inside the riverbank homeless shelter.


Welcome to the web site for the Sentinel Kiwanis Club of Missoula. Our club is involved in many projects to benefit local youth.

We meet on Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. at:
City Life Community Center
1515 Fairview Avenue
PO Box 4732
Missoula, MT  59806


Each week we have an informative speaker and visitors are always welcome.

Larry Springer is our President.
Mary Oestreich is our President-Elect and organizes our fund raisers.

Gary "Scooter" Smith is our Vice-President and organizes our meeting programs.

Chartered February 17, 1961 International Organized January 21, 1915


What does it mean to be a Sentinel Kiwanian?

We are excited to hear that you are considering joining Sentinel Kiwanis.  Should you decide to join, we want your experience to be rewarding and enjoyable.  To aide you in your decision we want to share some information about our club. 


Sentinel Kiwanis has been serving the Missoula community for over 50 years. Like all Kiwanis clubs, Sentinel Kiwanis is a service organization which helps children. Most of our support goes towards local youth programs and activities.  We provide for these worthwhile organizations through service and financial donations. 


Our service projects include working with Kiwanis programs at high schools and middle schools and community based projects.  This service is coordinated through the use of committees.  We encourage members to choose those activities which they will find personally rewarding.  


We raise funds using several methods.  Annually, we sell apples in the fall and doughnuts in the winter.  Additionally, we raise money by operating a brat stand during Brew Fest and parking cars in support of community activities. Our annual goal for these fund raisers is $24,000.  We achieve this goal through the efforts of all of our members. 


In addition to our service projects and fund raising activities members are invited to regularly attend the weekly meetings.  Our meetings enjoyable and they serve several purposes. They allow us to connect with each other, discuss our current efforts and feature a guest speaker to talk about other interesting parts of the community we serve. Our meetings are held each Thursday from 7:30-8:30 am at City Life. 


Breakfast is available for $8.00.  Annual dues are $240 which can be paid quarterly. 


We want membership in Sentinel Kiwanis to be enjoyable and fulfilling.  Like any organization, members get out of the club as much as you’re willing to contribute. More information about Sentinel Kiwanis is available on the web at sentinelkiwanis.org or our facebook page.


To help new members become familiar with Sentinel Kiwanis, new members are asked to be a greeter, attend a board and committee meeting and share your story with the club.  This helps everyone to get to know each other.


A mentor is assigned to each new member to help with this process and to guide them through the activities and service projects. They also assist by helping new members meet other members. 


We would welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you might have.