Kiwanis: Serving the Germantown Community

A core group of members of the Germantown Kiwanis Club were present at the Chamber of Commerce banquet as the club was awarded the Service Organization of the Year Award.

Kiwanis Honored by Germantown Chamber

The Germantown Kiwanis Club was cited by the local Chamber of Commerce as Service Oranization of the Year during the recent Chamber banquet at the Florian Conference Center here.  Kiwanis Club President Dwayne Ketterer accepted the award for the club. In his acceptance speech, Ketterer confirmed Germantown Kiwanis’ dedication to the youth of Germantown, Wisconsin as motivation for the volunteer work they do in the community. 

In addition to the Kiwanis Club honor, fellow Kiwanian Joletta Kerpan was also selected for the Rising Star Award as a new member of the community who has devoted tirelessly to being a leader in local youth programs. The Chamber chose Germantown native Glenn Schroeder as Citizen of the Year for his lifelong leadership in community events. J.W. Speaker Corporation was awarded the Business of the Year Award.  

Germantown Kiwanis will complete work on the Gehl Foods Performing Arts Pavillion this spring. The $400,000-plus project marks the first time in many years that a service organization in the Germantown area has provided the community with such a significant construction project. 

Kiwanis President Dwayne Ketterer (left) accepts award from Germantown Village Present Dean Wolters.

Dwayne Ketterer speaks on behalf of the Germantown Kiwanis at the Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet, April 13.

Here is a list of upcoming events in which Germantown Kiwanis sponsors or participates. 

Maifest, May 18-20, 2018

Fourth of July, Wednesday, July 4, 2018

A Taste of Germantown, Thursday, July 26, 2018

NAC Night, Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Safety Fair, Saturday, October 6, 2018

Breakfast With Santa, December 16, 2018


What Is Kiwanis?

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service to children and communities.

There are over 8,000 clubs in 96 countries with more than 260,000 adult members and approximately 320,000 youth.

Germantown, Wisconsin Kiwanis

Germantown Kiwanis has been serving the community for over 29 years. Its volunteers have raised funds to give back to the community and to help support Germantown youth with leadership programs in the Germantown schools at the elementary level with K-Kids, middle school level with Builder’s Club and high school level with Key Club. These clubs all help kids learn about the value of volunteerism in the community. In addition, Kiwanis awards educational scholarships; sponsors youth sports teams, works with the PTA to offer education grants to help teachers develop special educational programs in the classroom and other volunteer work to support youth and the community. To support these activities, Kiwanis organizes a number of fund-raising events including the Germantown July 4th Festivities, the Taste of Germantown events and the project to build the Gehl Foods Performing Arts Pavillion in Firemens Park.

The Kiwanis Club of Germantown, Wisconsin is proud to support youth in our community. We are a proud group of community volunteers comprised of individuals from a wide array of backgrounds. Some of our members volunteer as individuals, parents, educators, civic leaders, or business owners. Anyone who is interested in making Germantown a better place to live is welcome to join us!



General weekly meetings are held at 7:30 am every Wednesday at Aldo’s Pizza in Germantown. General weekly meetings are often times informal, but a great time to discuss pressing needs of the group or simply to gain fellowship and learn more about our fellow Kiwanians and happenings in the community. If you are interested in joining or just want to learn more about Kiwanis, feel free to stop in.

If you or someone you know is interested in speaking at a Kiwanis Club meeting, please get in touch by email –

Meeting attendance is not mandatory for members, but is encouraged for all members.

If you are interested in learning more about our group, you are always welcome to attend any meeting!

Thank you for your interest in the Germantown Kiwanis.

Please check out our upcoming events and the events of local non-profit organizations.

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Performing Arts Pavilion

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Pavilion construction underway.

4th of July Celebration

Wednesday July, 4th 2018

Taste of Germantown

Thursday, July 26th at Firemen's Park

Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast With Santa

Sunday December 16th, 2018

Christmas Festival 2018

The official start of the Christmas Season is the Germantown Christmas Festival and Parade.