Kiwanis Club: Promoting good will

This week’s club profile spotlights the Milford Kiwanis Club. Clubs and organizations that would like to be featured here may email for a club questionnaire.

How long has the Milford Kiwanis Club existed?

The club started in April, 1950.

How many members are there?

There are 50 members.

How often does the club meet?

The club meets weekly on Wednesday between 6:30 and 8 p.m.

Where does the club meet?

Members meet at Gusto’s Restaurant, Boston Post Road.

Are there dues to pay?

Dues are $120 annually, $23 for dinner.

What are some annual events the club takes part in?

Big Event with Quinnipiac University, Leprechaun Leap for literacy, Oyster Festival, Kiwanis Golf Tournament.

What is the key reason the club exists?

The main purpose of the club is to give, encourage, promote and develop good will toward others. The club also aims to help and support the local community.

Nationally Kiwanis supports KPTI, which is Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute,  and The Eliminate Project with UNICEF. Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.

Does the club hold any major fund-raisers?

Yes, the Kiwanis Club has five major fund-raisers. Poinsettias/wreath sale, which is going now until Dec. 17, Easter flowers sale at Milford Bank, Oyster Festival Food Booth, Annual Golf Tournament at Orange Hills in September, Evening of Education in the spring.

Can anyone join?

Yes, people just need to apply and want to help others.

How do I go about joining the Milford Kiwanis Club?

Come to a meeting and members will talk to you about membership.

Is the club affiliated with any other clubs?

Yes, the three Milford High School Key Clubs, at Foran, Law and Lauralton Hall.

Who is the club president?

The president changes yearly. Currently the president is Victoria Stillings, and she can be reached at

Additional comments

The Kiwanis Club raises about $50,000 to $60,000 a year that it gives back 100% to the community.

Kiwanis gives yearly scholarships to all the high schools — Platt, Lauralton, Foran and Law. The club gives to the food bank, senior center, Beth El Center, sports, community projects, Key Clubs, and the Boys and Girls Club.