We will be livestreaming our Easter Sunday Service.

Club Sponsored Programs

  • Annual Easter Sunrise Service

    Held since 1955 at the Manatee Public Beach – this year on Sunday, April 17, 2022.

  • Salvation Army Ring-the-Bell

    Collections by the members and friends of the AMI Kiwanis Club totaled $12,527.01 in 2021 & this entire amount was given to the Salvation Army. Collection sites were the entrance of the Publix on Anna Maria Island & the Christmas celebration & boat parade held on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.
  • Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program

    Initiated in 2001, provides annual funding to assist economically disadvantaged youths with obtaining tuition for college/technical training; also Kiwanis members provide mentoring to high school students to enhance their acceptance into college
  • BUGS (Bring Up Grades Program)

    Began in 2000, the program is designed to recognize and reward academic achievement – acknowledgement to students with certificates & pins
  • Adopt-a-Grandparent Program

    Established in the 1990s, Kiwanis members volunteer as “grandparents” in conjunction with approved school activities to enhance youth achievement
  • Young Children Priority One Program

    Initially a specialized program that provided educational materials to enhance early childhood learning; but has evolved into annual funding to improve educational outcomes

Donations To Additional Community Programs & Services

  • Roser Church Food Bank

  • All Island Denominations

    AMI churches combine resources to meet basic immediate needs such as food, clothing, rental and utilities assistance for those living on AMI
  • Kiwanis International Projects

    Participation in projects chosen by International available to Clubs
  • Anna Maria Island Elementary Gardening Projects

  • Scholarships to State College of Florida – Key Club

Kiwanis of Anna Maria Island

Club Information

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.  The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island was established in 1952 & held its meetings at the Anna Maria Elementary School until 1964.  At that time, the Manatee County Commission asked the Club to manage the Pavilion at the Manatee County Public Beach, which it did for the next 20 years.  Money earned from the operation was used to benefit Island Benevolences such as beach equipment, scholarships, Little League, AMI Elementary School and the Island Community Center.  The Club now meets at the Gulf Drive Café in Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island every Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m.

In 1983 the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island Foundation was chartered.  It is designed to provide a safe means to invest funds & make disbursements to significant service and educational organizations in Manatee County.  The Club continues to meet & grow and provide funding, mentoring & assistance to the area youth in all areas.  It will celebrate its 70th anniversary in October 2022. 

All meetings are open to visitors and guests—casual attire.

The Club meets Saturday Mornings 8:30 AM at
Bradenton Beach City Hall Chambers
107 Gulf Dr N
Bradenton Beach, FL

Meet the Board
More about our board members

Left to right: Claudette Welch, Board Member; Darrel Shinn, Board Member; Sandy Haas-Martens, Secretary of the Board; Jerry Buck, Treasurer of the Board; John Chappie, President of the Board; Patricia Webster, Board Member; Jeanne Faliveno, Board Member; and Marianne Brockman, Board Member. (Not pictured) Susie Kruse, Board Member

Join Us!
Saturday mornings at 8:30am

The Club meets Saturday mornings. All meetings are open to visitors and guests.

During May 2022, the Club will continue to meet every Saturday.  Starting in June, the Club will meet monthly. 

2022 Summer Schedule of Meetings:
June 25, July 30, August 27

The Club will resume meetings every week starting September 10, 2022


Kiwanis of Anna Maria Island
464 63rd Street
Holmes Beach FL  34217



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