Boonslick is one of five Kiwanis clubs in Columbia. The Columbia clubs are:
The presidents of the five clubs meet regularly to coordinate activities and facilitate joint fund raising activities such as Pancake Day and Kiwanis One Day. The tradition of Pancake Day started in 1952 and has been conducted in several locations. Currently it is held at Columbia College’s dining hall.
In addition, Boonslick sponsors the Jeff Shikles Memorial 8K Run-Walk began in 2000 in honor of Jeff Shikles, a club president who was killed in an accident. We have also teamed with Columbia Entertainment Company to host an Appetizer-Play event each year since 1999. All the money raised from fund raising events is returned to the community through programs focused on providing assistance to those in need with a special focus on young children.
Boonslick members have continuously contributed time, service, and money to assist with numerous worthwhile community projects. Throughout the years, projects designed to help children and youth have been a priority.