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Community Organizations

Kirtland Area Service Council | Kirtland Kiwanis | Kirtland Garden Club | Kirtland Grange | Kirtland Scouting | Red Oak Camp | Willoughby Rotary Club | Willoughby Area Chamber of Commerce

Kirtland Area Service Council
In case of an emergency, please contact Vicki Grinstead, 440-479-6926.

The KASC is an agency consisting of its officers and a board of fifteen members elected from within the Kirtland School District. The KASC provides emergency, social, and educational services to the residents of the Kirtland School District, which is composed of Kirtland, Kirtland Hills, Waite Hill, and portions of Willoughby and Chardon. The KASC is a 501C3 Corporation.

Contact President Phil Johnson at 256-3616 or Secretary Carole Clutter at 256-8069 for more information.

Help Us to Help the Kirtland Community

If you are in need of assistance or would like more information on the programs below, please contact Vicki Grinstead, 440-479-6926, President Phil Johnson at 256-3616 or Secretary Carole Clutter at 256-8069.

Holiday Baskets
Collection of Non-Perishable Food Items Ends December 16
Thanks to the generosity of the local community, the Kirtland Area Service Council distributes holiday food baskets to Kirtland residents in need of assistance. The baskets, filled with groceries, including turkeys, hams and other non-perishable items. Residents who wish to contribute may drop off non-perishable items at a collection site or make a monetary donation made payable to the: Kirtland Area Service Council, 9301 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland, OH 44094.

City Hall 9301 Chillicothe Road
Kirtland Fire Stations 8979 Kirtland-Chardon Road
10282 Chillicothe Road
Kirtland Senior and Community Center 7900 Euclid Chardon Road
Kirtland Public Library 9267 Chillicothe Road
Curves 9264 Chillicothe Road

Remembering Spouses and Children
The Kirtland Area Service Council also delivers a poinsettia to every family that has lost a spouse or child during the last year.

Monetary Donations are Welcome
Monetary donations are welcome and may be sent to and made payable to the: Kirtland Area Service Council, 9301 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland, OH 44094.

Thank you for helping the Kirtland Area Service Council to share the spirit of the holiday season with those needing assistance in our community



Kirtland Kiwanis
Kirtlander Party Center -- 9270 Chillicothe Road
Meetings: Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Information: 440-256-1181

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers, serving the children of the world and dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. The Kirtland Kiwanis meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Kirtlander Party Center on Chillicothe Road.

Major fundraisers include the Strawberry Festival and the Italian Feast as well as many other events throughout the year.  All money raised stays in the community and is dedicated to children, school programs and scholarships. In addition to supporting children in need, Kiwanis supports our seniors and veterans.

Some of the Kiwanis projects, both past and recent, include the installation of wireless Internet service at the Kirtland Elementary School, expansion of the Kirtland Schools weight room, and support for the after-prom, Key Club, and the Close-Up programs.

All are invited to become a Kiwanian and see how you can make a difference in the life of a child.

June 12-15, 2014

Date & Times

June 12, 2014 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
June 13, 2014 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
June 14, 2014 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
June 15, 2014 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm



Kirtland High School
9150 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland

Point of Contact

Charles Bickart -- 440-256-1104
Complete List of Contacts for the 2014 Stawberry Festival
2014 Strawberry Festival Brochure

Chairman: Stan Krulc 440-477-3054
Co. Chairman: Kevin Eilerman 440-478-3788
Parade Chairman: Tom Dice 440-256-8409
Vendors & Contracts, Food, Crafts,
Commercial & Non Profit Chairman:
Charles Bickart 440-256-1104
Publicity, Promotion &
Miss Kirtland Contest Chairman:
John Bodmer 440-256-1181
Food Tent & Kitchen Chairman's: Rick Fox
Ted Clutter
Electrical Chairman: Bill Wright 440-256-1563
Entertainment Chairman: Cathy Balazs 216-554-0131
Lemonade Trailer Chairman: Denise Krulc 440-256-3141


Children Have An iDentity

Courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Kirtland
Posted: May23, 2011

Mission Statement
The Kirtland Kiwanis is sponsoring a program that will provide important information about a child in an emergency, if no adult is able to supply that information. Children Have An iDentity (CHAD) is currently being used in the State of Ohio and 28 other states.

The CHAD Sticker
CHAD stickers ensure rapid identification of a child in an emergency. The tag contains a place to provide the names and phone numbers of for a child's parents, physician, and other designated emergency contacts.

The sticker is not removable and resistent to smearing. The stickers should be placed in a standardized location for emergency personnel to easily access (i.e. under a car seat or inside of a bicycle helmet). The sticker should not be visible to someone casually passing by. Additional recommendations accompany each sticker.

Where can I obtain a CHAD Sticker?

  • Kirtland City Hall (in the lobby)
    9301 Chillicothe Road
  • Kirtland Community Center
    7900 Euclid-Chardon Road
  • Kirtland Public Library
    9267 Chillicothe Road
  • Kirtland Fire Station #1
    8979 Kirtland-Chardon Road

The History of CHAD
The CHAD identification program was developed as a result of a traffic accident involving a child in Springfield, Illinois. Chad, a one year old at the time, was in an accident that resulted in the death of his babysitter. Although injured, Chad survived the crash, but no one at the scene or hospital was able to identify Chad. Luckily an emergency room technician was a cousin of Chad's and able to contact the family.

Kirtland Garden Club
Meetings: First Thursday of the month at 6:45 p.m.
Kirtland Public Library - 9267 Chillicothe Road
Points of Contact: Lynette Capra -- (440) 256-2209
Garden Club Website

List of 2016 Programs (PDF)

The Garden Club of Kirtland was established for the purpose of encouraging the love of gardening, to stimulate interest in our community and enhance the appearance of the Kirtland area. The Garden Club plants seasonal containers at the Kirtland Public Library and decorates City Hall for the holidays. The Garden Club encourages member's awareness of environmental issues and enjoys the friendship of others who share these objectives. Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at 6:45 p.m. at the Kirtland Public Library. Guests are always welcome!

Kirtland Grange No. 1245
10350 Chillicothe Road
(440) 256-1377

The community service and history in Kirtland goes back over 100 years. Structured on family life on in rural America, the Kirtland Grange is part of a nationwide organization. Membership is open to all. There is also a Junior Grange for children. Some of the benevolent and beneficial interests of Kirtland Grange are:

  • Organic food and food quality
  • Water purity
  • Waste collection and toxic pollution
  • School and education quality
  • Air Quality and greenhouse gas reduction
  • Energy and alternate fuels
  • Agricultural Society and Lake County Fair
  • College and Secondary education
  • Recycling and Reuse
  • Civil Rights
  • ...and much more!

Membership inquires are welcome.


Ohio State Grange
National Grange
National Junior Grange


Boy Scouts
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

For nearly a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through nearly a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

  • Cub Scout Pack 286 is for boys grades 1 through 5.
  • Boy Scout Troop 286 is for young men age 12 to 18.
  • Venture Crew 826 is for young adults ages 15 to 21.

For information on Scouting programs in Kirtland, contact .

Girl Scouts
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.  In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.

Daisies: Grades K – 1
Brownies: Grades 2 – 3
Juniors: Grades 4 – 5
Cadettes: Grades 6, 7 and 8
Seniors: Grades 9 – 10
Ambassadors: Grades 11 – 12

You may sign up for Girl Scouts throughout the year. An annual Girl Scout Membership Drive occurs at the beginning of each school year in communities across the Council.

For information on Girl Scout programs and/or leadership opportunities in Kirtland, contact Connie Aquila at (440) 256-5008 or via e-mail at

Red Oak Camp
9057 Kirtland Chardon Rd.
Kirtland, Ohio 44094
Phone: 440-256-0716

Red Oak, a not-for-profit private camp, is proud of its mission to develop children’s inner strengths through outdoor adventure. 

Red Oak is located on 87 acres surrounded by the world-renown Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, Ohio.  As a not-for-profit organization, their funding goes directly to their staff, training, and reinvestment in their camp facilities.  Their goal is to provide children with a camp experience that promotes self-confidence, teamwork, and an appreciation of our delicate ecology. 

Please visit their website for more information and a current camp schedule.

Willoughby Rotary Club
P.O. Box 1302
Willoughby, OH 44094
Meetings: Every Monday at Noon 

Just as our home is known as "The Courtesy City," you will find Willoughby Rotary to be a club where fellowship abounds. Willoughby Rotary has a high level of commitment to its community, and particularly youth programs.

The Willoughby Rotary Foundation supports a variety of projects including Lake County Clothe-a-Child, The Art Holloway and Christie Montrella Scholarships, Hospice of the Western Reserve, Lake County YMCA, Boy Scouts of America, local church food banks, and Rotary International humanitarian programs.

Our preference is to support those charities and programs where all money goes to the benefit of those in need. Funds are raised from a silent auction during our Annual Charity Ball at Kirtland Country Club. A full listing of monies donated in recent years may be viewed on our Foundation page.

Rotary International is the largest service organization in the world. It consists of approximately 1.2 million members in more than 32,000 clubs in 200 countries and regions who contribute their time and money toward the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace. Rotarians are persons who look beyond themselves to their community, nation and the world.

The Willoughby Rotary Club is comprised of members who work and live within Kirtland, Kirtland Hills, Waite Hill, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, and adjoining communities.

Willoughby Western Lake County Area Chamber of Commerce
28 Public Sq
Willoughby, OH 44094
(440) 942-1632

The Willoughby Western Lake County Area Chamber of Commerce was established in 1903.  WACC provides tangible benefits for progressive businesses within our community.   WACC is not a charitable or political organization nor is it government funded.  It is a business-minded organization whose members recognize the importance of community involvement.

WACC members share resources, experiences and ideas with each other.  WACC members also share in social activities such as “Business After Hours” events to build both friendships and business relationships.

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