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Board of Directors


Past President:

Vice President:


    • Bobbe Ardiel


    • Anita Lehman
    • Anna Petrin
    • Margaret Ogilvie
    • Katherine Witter

Retired Directors:

    • Jean Causley
    • John Bariskill
    • Lee Chic
    • Bill Dean
    • Marjorie Dean
    • Dave Schofield
    • Irene Holtz
    • Clarence Sinclaire

Self Advocate Board Reps:

Community living Auxiliary

The Community Living Auxiliary was established many years ago as a stand alone organization dedicated to providing support to individuals and families in the community living movement.

The Community Living Auxiliary operates a flea market in Osoyoos.

The profits from the flea market return to the Community Living movement in many different ways.  So many, in fact, that there isn’t room to list them here.

Volunteers are always welcome to help with the pick up of donated items, help sort items and to assist while the market is open.

If you have an interest in  this area and have a few hours a week to spare, please contact:

The Auxiliary operates a Saturday morning flea market at 8905 Main Street in Osoyoos.  Donations are gratefully accepted.                    Volunteers are appreciated anytime.

If you would like to donate items and require pick up, please contact:

Mike Bell @ 250 498-7368

Aktion Club LogoAktion Club is the newest member of the Sponsored Organizations and Programs at Kiwanis International.Aktion Club is a community-service group for adult citizens who live with a disability. The mission of Aktion Club is:

  • To provide these adults an opportunity to develop initiative and leadership skills.
  • To serve their community.
  • To be integrated into society
  • To demonstrate the dignity and value of citizens living with disabilities.

Aktion Club members strive to return to their communities the benefits, help, and caring they have received, as well as develop important skills in the process.

The Benefits

An Aktion Club can benefit its members in many ways through service and recreational events. These activities enable the members to:

  • Participate in the active life of the community.
  • Provide an opportunity to contribute to the community.
  • Develop mechanical, creative, and intellectual abilities.
  • Social interaction awareness Improve self-esteem
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Achieve personal and service goals

Community Service

Above all else, Aktion Club is a community service organization whose members are dedicated to improving their communities.

The variety of Aktion Club service work is  as broad as the needs it fills.  The elderly, the disabled, and the underprivileged are all benefited by Aktion Club-sponsored projects.  Virtually any unanswered need is a potential target for Aktion Club, commitment and dedication.

The Kiwanis Family

Each Aktion Club must have a sponsoring Kiwanis club.  The members of the Kiwanis clubs are dedicated to seeing that Aktion Club is active and thriving.  They spend a great deal of time and energy on Aktion Club’s behalf to ensure a successful program.  Finally, the Sponsored Organizations and Programs team within the Kiwanis International Office supports the needs of individual Aktion Clubs.  The International Office provides association management, acts as a clearinghouse for Aktion Club information, maintains financial and member records, handles correspondence, and provides an effective liaison between Aktion Club and Kiwanis.


Aktion Club membership is open to adults living with a disability willing to service each year, of good character, and possessing leadership potential.  An Aktion Club may not restrict its membership based upon gender, religious affiliation, or ethnicity.

Leadership Development

Aktion Club is dedicated to the principle of being member-led at every level of the organization.  Aktion Club members are elected to serve as the officers at the club level.

The underlying message Aktion Club members receive is that every member is a leader, developing skills from planning projects, leading meeting, and being part of a team that helps others.

Kiwanis advisors work with the Aktion Club leaders to provide guidance and advisement and to help them develop leadership skills.

Member Benefits

Members of Aktion Club pay dues to belong to the clubs.  Each new member receives a membership card and handbook.  Each club receives officer, advisor and educational training materials and resources, liability insurance coverage and ongoing support from the Kiwanis International service centre’s around the globe.