Who are we?

Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis members help develop youth as leaders, provide service opportunities, raise funds for pediatric research, and much more. When you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream, and succeed, great things happen.  As Kiwanis members, we see it everyday!

Eastvale Kiwanis is part of Kiwanis International.

Our History

Founded in 2010 and restarted by current President George Rife in 2019 the Eastvale Kiwanis Club is one of our city’s oldest community service organizations. The Eastvale Kiwanis Club sponsors the Eleanor Roosevelt High School Key Club and the Eastvale Kiwanis Youth Volunteer Group. 

Under the leadership of Club President Rife, the Eastvale Kiwanis Club has implemented a variety of programs and has received several prestigious awards:

2020- Eastvale Kiwanis became the Charter Organization to Eastvale Scout Troop 251 and Troop 251G

2021- Eastvale Kiwanis initiated a city wide Earth Day Clean Up Event. Each year, with community partners we clean up over 20 miles of Eastvale city streets.

2021- Eastvale Kiwanis creates the, “Ike Bootsma Memorial Scholarship Fund,” to honor founding city father and long time Kiwanis member Ike Bootsma.

2022- Eastvale Kiwanis creates, “Today A Reader, Tomorrow A Leader” program to support the purchase of library books at local elementary schools.

2022- Eastvale Kiwanis creates a Youth Volunteer Group to provide service opportunities to children age 3 to 18.

2022- Eastvale Kiwanis becomes a certifying organization for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

2022- Eastvale Kiwanis is awarded Volunteer Group of the Year Award by Supervisor Karen Spiegel for our numerous service projects and volunteer work.

2022- Eastvale Kiwanis is awarded Community Group of the Year by the City of Eastvale and Eastvale Chamber of Commerce at the Annual State of the City event.

2023- Eastvale Kiwanis is awarded a Certificate of Recognition by Congresswoman Norma Torres for our 3rd Annual citywide clean up event.

2024- 52 Eastvale Kiwanis Youth Volunteers are awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award

Where does our name come from?

“Nunc Kee-wanis” in the Otchipew (Native American) language, meaning “We share our talents,” “We make a noise,” “We have a good time,” or, under another construction, “We trade.” The name “Kiwanis” was adapted from this expression.

2022-2023 Club Officers


George Rife


Renee MacLaughlan