A group of Westlake businessmen and community leaders met one June night. They had just finished putting on their annual comedy stage show for the Westlake Civic Club to help raise funds for a project everyone was backing. The question came up, “what more could they do to assist the needs of their fast growing community of some 9,000 residents. The Westlake Mayor and other prominent men in the community had at one time or another visited clubs in other communities in the area and decided to look into forming such a group in Westlake. A petition was submitted to Kiwanis International for chartering on June 27, 1950.
The Kiwanis Club became a leading force in Westlake supporting school activities and community assistance programs. All programs and projects are made possible through the Westlake Kiwanis Club’s various fund-raisers that Westlake citizens enjoy and its club members support with their time and talent.