Capital City Club History
Kiwanis Club of Lincoln--Capital city was founded in 1955. It was the 2nd Kiwanis club started in Lincoln, Nebraska. And Capital City Kiwanians have proudly been serving kids in the community and around the world for over 60 years now! The club began with 46 charter members and had grown to over 100 members in the 1980s, but currently maintains about 45-50 members.
Over the years, there have been many fundraisers, including pancake breakfasts, soup suppers, selling Christmas trees, distributing phone books, and running a Country Kitchen at the Nebraska State Fair. Some of those activities have gone away, but others like working the concession stand at UNL Baseball games, silent auctions and garage sales have taken their place.
Capital City members help the community in a variety of ways, like sponsoring service leadership clubs in five local schools, donating time and money to benefit children and children’s support groups, and providing scholarships. We also volunteer time our time to clean three community parks and help distribute food at schools through the Food Bank Backpack Program and Emergancy Pantries.
The club has enjoyed a rich history over the years, with its members coming from fields like education, agriculture, accounting, civil service, management, and many more. For more information about the club and our events, check out the other tabs on this website or contact us with any questions.