our history

Our Club History

In the early months of 1920, when the service club movement was in its infancy, a group of Riverside business and professional men met to organize a Kiwanis Club. Later that year, one of those men attended a luncheon meeting of a newly charted Kiwanis Club of Santa Ana, and as a result became the sponsor of the Riverside Club. By November the first organizational meeting was held in the YMCA building, where the ambitious goal of 100 members was set by charter time.

The Kiwanis Club of Riverside was officially chartered on January 20, 1921, becoming the 387th Kiwanis Club in the United States and Canada and the 8th club in what was then the Kiwanis District of California. Charter ceremonies were held at the Glenwood Mission Inn, April 23, 1921, with 96 charter members.

Past Presidents

2020-21 Kevin Tetley

2019-20 Al Bartos

2018-19 David Austin

2017-18 Becky Whatley

2016-17 Valerie Hill
2015-16 David Austin
2014-15 Michael Michelich
2013-14 Carol Fick
2012-13 Robin Treen
2011-12 Ken Crowl
2010-11 Susan Goodson
2009-10 Becky Whatley
2008-09 Nancy Melendez
2007-08 Robert Hesslink
2006-07 Amy Cardullo
2005-06 Mark Malak
2004-05 Lew Vanderzyl
2003-04 Ricki McManius
2002-03 Clarke Prescott
2001-02 Mark Hawkins
2000-01 Philip Rizzo
1999-00 Debbi Guthrie
1998-99 Zelma Beard
1997-98 John Lobherr
1996-97 Yvonne Neal-Weinstein
1995-96 Barry Beck
1994-95 Richard H. Perry
1993-94 Timothy I. Maloney
1992-93 Douglas R. Shackelton
1991-92 Gerald W. Cole
1990-91 Gary L. Vawter
1989-90 Craig G. Blunden
1988-89 Robert W. Hocker
1987-88 John W. Bryant
1986-87 Donald H. Dye
1985-86 William D. Gardner
1984-85 Roger L. Todd
1983-84 Bruce W. Bennett
1982-83 Herbert Barnett
1981-82 Nicholas H. Goldware
1980-81 William H. Bonnett, III
1979-80 Robert E. Bowers
1978-79 H. Jack Kimpton
1977-78 Robert E. Brown
1976-77 Thomas H. Gerzel
1975-76 Homer Thomas
1974-75 Blaine N. Rawdon
1973-74 John M. Matulich
1972-73 Glenn W. Pratt
1971-72 William R. Bailey
1970-71 Clifton N. Bruderer
1969-70 Edward J. Campbell
1968 Edward O. Wilkinson
1967 Burney L. Montgomery
1966 Howard G. Hall
1965 Charles H. Johnson
1964 Robert M. Howie
1963 Donald P. Hartnish
1962 George B. Littlefield
1961 J. Harold Batzle
1960 Kenneth E. Phillips
1958 Gerald Brown
1957 Phillip G. Murray
1956 Richard C. Schulz
1955 Homer D. Chapman
1954 Fred E. Phillips
1953 Robert B. Lytle
1952 Harmon C. Brown
1951 Orland W. Noble
1950 Hayes Hertford
1949 Robert M. Worley
1948 James M. Wallace
1947 John J. McCarthy
1946 Lauren W. Grayson
1945 William A. Wood
1944 Carl O. Peterson
1943 Mona V. Anderson
1942 Newman K. Bear
1941 George M. Wills
1940 Harvey A. Lynn
1939 Charles O. Evans
1938 Arthur G. Paul
1937 Lewis P. Alabaster
1936 Henry W. Coil
1935 Duff S. Hansen
1934 Thomas E. Gore
1933 Edward V. Dales
1932 David S. Bell
1931 John L. Alabaster
1930 Harold A. Tiernan
1929 Charles O. Reid
1928 Alfred A. Piddington
1927 Eugene B. Criddle
1926 Richard D. Whitehead
1925 Ira C. Landis
1924 Howard S. Reed
1923 William W. Roblee
1922 A. Heber Winder
1921 Ross L. Hammond