Construction and Fundraising Update

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Brasfield & Gorrie crews are constructing storm drainage and stairs while Brown Mechanical begins installation of the fountain equipment. The Kiwanis Club of Birmingham is making great strides in raising the $4.66 million for this revitalization of Vulcan Park with more than 80 percent of the funds pledged from members and corporate partners.
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We have heard from so many in the community who want to be a part of our effort to build Kiwanis Centennial Park! To capitalize on the grassroots interest, we have set up a social media fundraising campaign. Please help us spread the word with your network of friends and colleagues by sharing this link:
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Birmingham Business Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees

2017 inducteesThe Kiwanis Club of Birmingham, the world’s largest Kiwanis, is pleased to announce the 2017 class of inductees to the Birmingham Business Hall of Fame. The Birmingham Business Hall of Fame, founded in 1997, is proud to celebrate 20 years with this year’s distinguished honorees of W. Sterling Edwards and Leon W. Edwards, William W. Featheringill, Jay Grinney, Bill L. Harbert, and William T. Warren.

The Birmingham Business Hall of Fame Committee annually selects business leaders who have exemplified strong leadership and made extraordinary contributions to the Greater Birmingham area. The 500-plus members of the Downtown Kiwanis invite the community to join them as they recognize these outstanding business leaders in a ceremony to be held at The Harbert Center Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 6 pm.

  • Sterling Edwards, Jr. founded the Edwards Motor Company in 1916 and his son, Leon W. Edwards, ran the business which today is one of the oldest Chevrolet dealers in the country.
  • William W. Featheringill was the founder and former Chairman and CEO of Complete Health.  Complete Health grew to become the largest HMO in Alabama and was acquired in 1994 by United Healthcare.
  • Jay Grinney is the recently retired CEO of HealthSouth Corporation. He joined HealthSouth in 2004 during a low point in the company’s history. While many expected the company to fold, he managed a turn-a-round that has positioned HealthSouth as one of the nation’s leading providers of post-acute services.
  • Bill L. Harbert was the founder and former Chairman and CEO of B.L. Harbert International, one of the nation’s most influential general contractors.  B. L. Harbert has constructed projects in the U.S. and abroad.
  • William T. Warren was one of Birmingham’s most prominent architects.  He was a partner in Warren, Knight & Davis. His firm designed many Birmingham landmarks including the Alabama Power Building, Country Club of Birmingham, The Swan House, and the original pedestal for Vulcan.


The Birmingham Business Hall of Fame induction dinner which is open to the public will be Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 6pm at The Harbert Center in Birmingham. For information about purchasing tickets to the dinner, please contact the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham at 205-251-0032 or

Kiwanis Club of Birmingham is celebrating 100 years of service in Birmingham in 2017. The 500-plus strong membership of the group that meets weekly at the Harbert Center is proud to be the largest and one of the oldest Kiwanis Clubs in the world. Attracting business leaders across professions provides the club with a wealth of talent to pour into its civic projects impacting our city.


Kiwanis Announces $4 Million Expansion to Vulcan Park

“Supporting and strenghtening our city has always been the mission of the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham. Invigorating Vulcan’s role as the unifying symbol of Birmingham
is fitting for our club’s Centennial Project. We hope that it will serve as a catalyst for renovation, rejuvenation and transformation for a new Birmingham,” KCOB President Tom Thagard said. “Major public improvements are nothing new to the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham. We have a rich history of advancing the civic spirit and improving the infrastructure of our city.”

Kiwanis Centennial Park featured in Nuts & Bolts

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Kiwanis Centennial Park Project is featured in Vulcan Park and Museum’s magazine Nuts & Bolts.

Read the story: Nuts and Bolts _Winter 2017_FINAL

Reading Is Fundamental

This hands-on service project is a favorite with Kiwanis members and the children alike! Did you know KCOB gives roughly 2,100 books to pre-k students in Head Start each year? Sign up to volunteer for a rewarding experience. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Janet Byrd at

Have you missed a program? You can listen now!

We have the audio available from past programs available so you can catch up. Click here to download and listen.

Don’t forget that you can now pay your Kiwanis invoice and your foundation contribution by credit card

Members may now pay their quarterly invoices and their foundation pledges by credit card.  Scroll to the bottom of the page and choose either the PAY NOW or DONATE button and follow the prompt.  NOTE:  You DO NOT have to have a PayPal account to use this feature.  Simply choose DO NOT HAVE PAYPAL ACCOUNT and follow the prompts.  Reflect your payment amount on the left side of the screen and click UPDATE.  On the right side you will see spaces for your name, address, credit info, email and phone numbers.  Be sure to include your email so that you will receive a confirmation for your payment.  Call the Kiwanis office if you need further guidance in navigating the site. CONTACT INFO: 251-0032 /