Key Club of Lake Region High School

Lake Region High School has been home to Key Club since the school first opened in August 1995. A Charter Ceremony was held in the school's food court on October 17, 1995. Rebecca Haines, Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Winter Haven, served as Lt Governor for the local Florida Kiwanis Division (10) and installed the Key Club's Founding Officers:

1995-1996 LRHS Key Club Charter Officers

  • Mandi Bariley, President
  • David Rivera, Vice President
  • Beth Pearson, Secretary
  • Jennifer Lingenfelter, Treasurer

Janet Williams served as the Key Club's first Faculty Advisor under Founding Principal Stephen White. The Club's Charter was presented by Key Club Division (10) Lt Governor Kelly Gainer.

Projects carried out by the LRHS Key Club in its first year

  • Paint Your Heart Out Winter Haven
  • Key Club Haunted House
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Regency Medical Center Christmas Support
  • Migrant Children Projects
  • Adopt-a-Class at Jewett Elementary School
  • Winter Haven Festival of Trees
  • Spirit Contest, LRHS Thunderbration
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Saint Patrick's Day Carnation Sales

The Kiwanis Club of Winter Haven provides college scholarships for graduating high school seniors from sponsored Key Clubs. In 2016, The Kiwanis Club of Winter Haven Foundation partnered with the Polk Education Foundation to endow three $1,000 Key Club scholarships.

Scholarship recipients from the Key Club of Lake Region High School

Past LRHS Key Club members now active in Winter Haven Kiwanis

  • Craig Clevenger, c/o 2001
  • Ali Hamtaee, c/o 1998
  • Vincent Miller, c/o 2001


Kiwanis in the News
Support Kiwanis on Amazon Smile
news image

Support Winter Haven Kiwanis every time you shop on Amazon.  This is free...

Winning Season
news image
Florida's Outstanding Club President
news image

Winter Haven Kiwanis Past President Craig Clevenger was recognized...

Polk Emerging Leaders honored
news image

Winter Haven Kiwanis President-elect, Tiffani Gozdur, was a recipient of the...

School Board candidates answer questions on district issues
news image

Topics covered a wide range of issues

Article by Madison Fantozzi

Kiwanis Club of Winter Haven holds fundraiser for needy students
news image

Kiwanis Club has a donation bucket at Richard's Fine Coffee in Winter Haven....

Brigham Academy K-Kids work to beautify their school
news image

Teacher says it's about learning the importance of community service.


Suzie Moraco Woman of the Year
news image

Winter Haven Kiwanis Past President, Suzie Moraco, was honored with the coveted...

Kiwanis Club invests in scholarships
news image

The Kiwanis Club of Winter Haven has made a change to its scholarship program,...

Kiwanis to hold annual pancake fundraiser
news image

Breakfast set for Saturday 1/30 at St. John's United Methodist

The Kiwanis...

Winter Haven Kiwanis: Celebrating 80 Years
news image
Central FL Health News features "Serving the Children" charity golf tournament
news image

Central Florida Health News magazine published a photo feature in their...

The 863 Magazine shines a spotlight on Kiwanis
news image
FOCUS Magazine's 1st Annual Persons of the Year
news image

View January 2011 Issue of FOCUS Magazine