About our club


Our club, the Bloomington-Normal Young Professionals (BNYP) club, differs from the other groups in that we cater to those with a busy lifestyle by adopting an informal 3-2-1 philosophy:

  • 3 hours of service a month (typically)
  • 2 hours of social activity a month (typically)
  • 1 hour meeting a month (typically)

Though “Young Professionals” is in the name of the club, anyone looking to make a difference is welcome into the club.

How We Operate

  • We typically have one or two service opportunities each month
  • We have one club meeting each month where club members, friends, family, and potential members:
    • have fun socialize!
    • listen to a speaker
    • discuss recent and upcoming service events
    • plan social events
  • We typically have a happy hour after our club meeting
  • We try to include one other social event each month
  • We have one board meeting each month where board members discuss the business of the club
  • We provide opportunities and training for anyone interested in growing their leadership skills

Past Service Events

Here are several examples of service events that we’ve done in the past:

Is Kiwanis Right For You?

Kiwanis is the place for you if have one or more of the following desires:

  • believe it is important to give back to the community
  • want to make Bloomington/Normal a better place for children
  • enjoy meeting new people and going to fun events together
  • would like to develop new business and professional contacts
  • want to sharpen your leadership skills
  • feel the need to share your talents for the betterment of others


Are you interested in learning more about us, attending a meeting, attending a service event, or joining the club? Great! Check out our club calendar or head over to the Join Us page for more information!

Our Board

Officer NamePositionTerm Ending
Hope FinePresident9/30/19
Cara NelsonPresident-Elect9/30/19
Tim SalamoneSecretary9/30/19
Nicole ZomboraczTreasurer9/30/19
Josh Van ArsdaleSocial Director9/30/19
Cara NelsonService Director9/30/19