1919 – General John J. Pershing receives honorary membership.

1920 – Club acquires 6 acres for camp along Blue River near Milford for Camp Fire Girls Council.

1926 – Club presents first Distinguished Service Award.

1928 – Club helps raise $46,000 for swimming pool to be installed at Camp Kiwanis.

1932 – Club gives clothing to needy school children, raises $2,300 to buy additional land at Camp Kiwanis.

1943 – Club sponsors first youth for Cornhusker Boys State and Girls State (annually since).

1953 – Club raises $1,125 through first Salvation Army Bell-Ringing Kettle Day.

1955 – Club sponsors Capital City Kiwanis Club.

1958 – First year of club’s annual Pancake Festival nets $3,000.

1959 – Club builds float for Lincoln Centennial Parade.

1962 – Club sponsors Lincoln Southeast High School Key Club.

1963 – Club sponsors Lincoln Cornhusker Kiwanis Club.

1964 – Club sponsors Lincoln Northeast Kiwanis Club.

1966 – Club sponsors University of Nebraska Circle K Club.

1968 – Distinguished Service Award winner Leo Hill begins to sponsor lunch at Kiwanis Day at the Zoo.

1975 – New hall dedicated at Camp Kiwanis.

1982 – Kiwanis begins support of Babe Ruth Baseball program.

1988 – Kiwanis membership opens to women.

1989 – Club builds exhibit at Lincoln Children’s Museum.

1991 – Club builds volleyball court at Lighthouse (adds basketball court in 1995).

1991 – Club builds Lunar Lander exhibit at new Lincoln Children’s Museum site.

1996 - $3,500 keno grant funds supplies for Teddy Bear Cottage.

1992 – Club builds train tunnel at Children’s Zoo.

1998 – Club gives nearly $26,000 for Iodine Deficiency Disorder project.

1998 – Club charters Key Club at Zoo School.

2001 – Club charters Key Club at Lincoln High School.

2003 – Club installs flag pole at Lincoln Children’s Museum.

2005 – Club rewards Elliott School students for book-reading program.

2006 – Club gives backpacks and school supplies to underprivileged children.

2009 – New playground at Lincoln Children’s Zoo funded by Lincoln Center Kiwanis and district foundations.

2010 – Kiwanis International begins Eliminate Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus drive, raises over $110 million worldwide.

2016 – Club participates in Reading is Fundamental program.

2018 – Club works on gardens at Elliott Elementary School.

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Mark Schwaninger is L magazine and Neighborhood Extra editor.

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