Since 1939, the Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis Club has served the Castleton-Schodack community, which is located in southern Rensselaer County in the beautiful Hudson Valley of upstate New York State. The club is composed of about 50 men and women who take part in a variety of service projects for the community and fund raising activities to support these projects. For more information about the Club's community service projects and fund raising activities, see the appropriate pages on this Web Site.
The Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis Club sponsors a Key Club for high school students, a Builders Club for middle school students, and a K-Kids Club for elementary school students at the Schodack Central School District. For more information, see the "School Clubs" page on this Web Site. In addition, Kiwanis sponsors Cub Scout Pack 253 and Troop 53 of the Boy Scouts of America, which have been important parts of the Castleton-Schodack community for many years.
The Club also sponsors the "Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis Clove Run", which consists of a 15 K race, a 5 K race and a 1 mile KIDS FUN Run, and is usually held in the middle of August. All proceeds from the Clove Run are donated to The Anchor, the local food pantry. For more information, see theClove Run Web Site.
The Club holds weekly meetings each Wednesday at Scarnato's Ristorante in Castleton. The meetings begin at 6:30 P.M., and are similar to Kiwanis meetings the world over — an inspirational opening, a meal, reports on current projects, and usually a program. The programs offer members a chance to hear about a variety of topics, from those in education, the justice system, and arts and entertainment, just to name a few.
We are always looking for new members -- men and women who would like to help make our community a better place in which to live. Kiwanis provides an opportunity for individuals to make a difference together, where one individual is not able to go alone. If you might be interested in joining the Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis and would like to attend a meeting as our guest and learn more about the Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis, please contact Mary Lou Kulpa at 518-732-4228.