July Programs

July 7th Larry Levengood will speak about the Guardians for the “Honor Flights.”
July 14th Tom Bailey Little Traverse Conservancy
July 21st Kathy Caldwell past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers
July 28th Michele Shooks from the Community Foundation to talk about the Youth Advisory Committee, its genesis, how the kids are selected and what they do.

The Charlevoix Kiwanis Club has been serving the community and its children for more than seventy-five years. The Club was chartered on March 19th, 1935 at the Masonic Temple in Charlevoix. The club currently has fifty members and meets each Tuesday at noon in the lower level of the Weathervane Inn in Charlevoix. The Club is proud to be the first Club in Michigan to sponsor an AKtion Club. Read More About the Club’s History

Larry Roth Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of, and by the funds generously donated by,Larry Roth. Roth was an active member of the Charlevoix community and the Charlevoix Kiwanis Youth Foundation. He had a strong desire to assist youththroughout his life. Professionally, Roth was a middle school counselor who was dedicated to helping students achieve their goals.

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Fritz Puffpaff 1925 – 2015


Services for Honorary Club member Fritz Puffpaff will be held Saturday 11:00 am. January 31st at Christ Episcopal Church. Fritz was a member of the Army Air Corps in World War II. He moved us all at our July 20th meeting when he spoke of his trip to Washington DC as a member of the Mid-Michigan Honor Flight Mission. A program that has been honoring Michigan veterans of World War II by flying them to Washington to see the memorial honoring their service.

Fitz was a very active member of the Club and literally wrote the book on the procedure for the procedure for the operation of the Club’s Kielbasa Booth. It was a  project he directed with military precision for many years.

He was an excellent softball pitcher and reportedly made the world’s greatest dill pickles. He was a supporter of all things Michigan. (As in U of M) He passed away January 14th at the Charlevoix Area Hospital