Cloverdale High School is situated in a rural community in northern California, about 80 miles north of San Francisco, in the middle of what is considered wine country. In recent years the community has attracted more and more retirees because they are fascinated by the beauty of the surrounding countryside and they enjoy the close community spirit. There are approximately 400 students in the high school. The Cloverdale Kiwanis Club sponsors the high school Key Club. The Cloverdale Key Club held its first meeting in October of 2006. Our 2016-17 membership was 41. Listed below are some of the club accomplishments from that year - 2016-17. Other years have similar records, including 10 years of Diamond Distinguished Club.
We had ten officers with two Executive Assistants.
Sixteen seniors were in the club. Ten received Key Club medallions to wear at graduation, having performed at least 25 hours in community service during that year.
We had a website, Facebook site and Instagram page for distributing information.
We donated the most money of any club in our division for the Pediatric Trauma Program at Fall Rally, donating $1600.
We earned an Early Bird patch for affiliating by November 1st.
We earned a UNICEF “1K”patch for our efforts in the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF program, donating $1000.00.
We earned a District Tree patch for turning our Monthly Report Forms in on time.
We earned a Diamond Level Distinguished Club patch for our over-all program of activities - only the top 1% of the clubs in the world received this award.
Our club Scrapbook won first place in Cali-Nev-Ha competition and second place in International competition.
Two of our club officers won Distinguished Officer medals.
Our Kiwanis Advisor won a Distinguished Advisor of the Year Award.
One of our members received the “Member of the Year” Award for CNH.
Our Club was designated the “Club of the Year Award” for our division.
We had a strong bond with our local Kiwanis Club, participating in several projects together. The most notable included: the Kiwanis Crab Dinner, the Kiwanis Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast, regular volunteer work at the Cloverdale Food Pantry, and the Kiwanis Marathon. We regularly attended Kiwanis meetings, including Kiwanis Board meetings.
Our most notable service project of the year was “Saving Angels”. We worked to raise money for a Children’s Miracle Network hospital. We entered this in the “Major Emphasis Program” competition and won first place in the district.
One of our seniors won a $1000 CNH Scholarships.
We helped sponsor a Builders Club at our local middle school.