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Kiwanis is more than just an organization; we're a global community of volunteers on a mission to transform the world, one child and one community at a time. Our dedicated Kiwanians passionately engage in a wide array of projects and fundraisers, all designed to extend a helping hand to local charities, hospitals, schools, shelters, community organizations, and individuals in need.
Our commitment to service and impact knows no bounds, and our goal is clear: to create a world where every child has the opportunity to thrive, where communities flourish, and where individuals receive the support they deserve.

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Apple for Shoes 2023

$ 25

Donation Amount

KCOE (Kiwanis Club of Ozark Empire) has long standing relationships with the following groups and organizations: Community Foundation of the Ozarks Springfield Public Schools Foundation Springfield Public Schools Parent Teachers Association Price Cutter Charity Championship Charity Golf Tournament Good Samaritan Ranch 

Shoe Buddy

KCOE Members volunteer on Thursday afternoons, personally measure each child's foot and find them the right pair of brand new shoes.

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Good Samaritan Boys Ranch

Step ahead program

Golf Tournaments


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Apple Sales

The 2023 Delivery date is Nov 17. Preorders are available at any time. The proceeds of the apple fundraiser are used to purchase new shoes for children in need in the Springfield Public School District.

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KCOE offers scholarships to students in our area. Additional scholarships are available through Kiwanis International.

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Bill Cox


KCOE/S.S. Golf Tourney Co-Chair Membership Chair

Jim Weld

Treasurer / Apple Sale Chair

KCOE/S.S. Golf Tourney Co-Chair

Archie Donoho

Secretary/Press Manager

Past President

David Wortley

Past President 2022

PCCC Tournament Chair

Mike Gollub

Past President 2021

Shoe Bank Chair;

Anita Palmer


Shoe Bank Committee-Procurement Shop with Script Fundraising Chair

Jerry Sharp


Dave Fraley


Apple Sale Committee-Distribution; Sponsored Youth Committee Chair- (Logan-Rogersville Key Club)

Chis Huelat


Paul Dizmang


Janice Zerilla

Lifetime Member

Dana Mirowski

Website and Online Presence

Shoe Bank Committee

Autumn Wood

Shoe Bank Committee/ Golf Tournament Committee

Gary James

  • Springfield, Missouri, United States

Meeting Location: Archie's Italian Eatery 1410 E Republic Rd, Springfield, MO 65804 Every Thursday: 12pm-1pm

Calendar of Events

Activity Schedule and Shoe Bank

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20th Annual Carl Lippelman Memorial Golf Tournament

Friday, June 16, 2023 Rivercut Golf Course 8am Shotgun Start

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