Bloomington-Normal Young Professionals Kiwanis Club serving the children of the world


Social: Mackinaw Valley Winery, 7/16

Come hang with your fellow BNYPers at the Mackinaw Valley Winery on Sat, 7/16 from 6:30 – 10 (or however long).

We do this every year and it’s a ton of fun. Bring the family and enjoy great music and all that the winery has to offer!

Playing today’s best music and hits from the 80’s and 90’s too – Come join in on all the fun! or visit them on the web at $5pp band cover, under 12 free. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy lawn seating or call to reserve deck seating for an additional $5 pp fee. You may bring your own foods just no beverages of any kind. Wine tasting and wine, beer, sodas, pizzas, cheese & crackers and chocolates for sale.

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Volunteering for Kite Fest 2016

  • What: Volunteering at Kite Fest 2016
  • When: Sunday, June 26 from 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • WhereIllinois State University’s Adelaide Street Field
  • More infoFor A Better Tomorrow (FBT) and United Way of McLean County kindly request that members of the Bloomington Normal Young Professionals Club consider serving as volunteers for Kite Fest 2016! Kite Fest is scheduled to be held Sunday, June 26 at Normal Community High School from 3-7 PM.This signature fundraising event aims to raise funds to support local and global causes and is expected to attract 1, 000+ individuals who will fly kites and participate in other fun activities like face painting, kite wars, kite flying lessons, and henna tattoos! Volunteers like you are needed to assist with event check in, staffing the activities listed above and more.

    To sign up, visit the Kite Fest ticketing page and click on the volunteer logo toward the bottom of the page. There are multiple ways to volunteer in shifts that range from 1-2 hours. Volunteers will be provided a t-shirt on the day of the event and free access to Kite Fest 2016.

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Volunteering at Concessions with the Normal Cornbelters

  • What: Volunteering at Concessions with the Normal Cornbelters
  • When: Thursday, June 16th; Thursday, June 30th; Friday, July 8th. All dates start at 5:00 PM and should end at approximately 9:00 PM.
  • Where: The Corn Crib, 1000 W. Raab Road, Normal, IL.
  • More info: BNYP will be helping with concessions at three Normal Cornbelters games. Plan to meet at the top gate behind home plate. If you have a Kiwanis t-shirt, please be sure to wear it. Our club will get a portion of the proceeds. Sign up at the Doodle poll here:
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Volunteering at the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games

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Quiz for Kids’ Sake – Trivia Night for Big Brothers Big Sisters

What: Quiz for Kids’ Sake – Trivia Night for Big Brothers Big Sisters

When: Friday, June 10th,  7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM

Where: V.F.W. Post 454, 1006 E Lincoln St, Bloomington, Illinois 61701

More Info: Come join us for Trivia Night on June 10th. Not only will you have a fun night out with your friends, but you can enter a raffle for your chance to win a brand new iPad! Sign up at the Doodle poll here:… read more


Easter Seals Walk with Me: A Walk With Champions

What: Volunteering for Easter Seals Walk With Me: A Walk With Champions

When: Saturday, June 4th, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Where: Illinois State University Hancock Stadium

More Info: Easter Seals Walk with Me: A Walk with Champions is not your average fundraiser. It is a day for the community to join with Easter Seals in making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.

Individual walkers and teams join hundreds of other passionate people in their communities for a day full of entertainment, fun and, of course, the signature walk! Since 2003, over 150,000 have participated in 500 Walk With Me events nationwide, generating over $30 million to support families at Easter Seals.

Our club will be handing out balloons during the event. Sign up at the Doodle poll here:… read more


2016-2017 Board Election Results

At our May meeting we voted in our new board for the 2016-2017 Kiwanis year beginning in October:

  • President – Julie Wood
  • President Elect – Meryl Brown
  • Secretary – Jenn Anderson
  • Treasurer – Nicole Zomboracz
  • Service/Program – Cara Nelson
  • Membership/Social – Craig Luchtefeld and Brendan O’Neill
  • Marketing/PR – Craig Luchtefeld
  • Fundraising – responsibilities divided among the board

We would like to congratulate and thank everyone for participating, especially those who are willing to offer a little extra commitment to serving our club and our community in the upcoming year!… read more