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Serving Kern County Children and Veterans

Westchester Kiwanis Bakersfield

Our Story

We are passionate about making a difference. Helping kids grow and succeed is at the heart of everything we do. But how we do it is just as important. We believe our neighborhoods and our world are best served when people of all ages and different backgrounds work together to share their time and talents.


The Westchester Kiwanis Club, Bakersfield was chartered on June 12, 1961 and held its official ceremony at the Party Center on July 28, 1961. The Club started with 64 charter members who all had the desire to help our community and our world.
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Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children.


Westchester Kiwanis Bakersfield, a member of Kiwanis International, seeks to improve the lives of children and veterans in need in our community through volunteerism and financial support of projects.

Board Of Directors

Larry Laxson

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Vice President
Judy Goad - President Elect

Judy Goad

President Elect
Mike Van Houten

Mike Van Houten

Ann Young - Treasurer

Ann Young

Mike Van Houten

Mike Van Houten

Immediate Past President

Chelsea Dow

Board Member

Don Fowler

Board Member

Judy Noack

Board Member

Kerry Adams

Board Member

Jim Hoffman

Board Member

John Eviston

Board Member

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