WHAT IS KIWANIS?
Kiwanis is a global service organization made up of volunteers dedicated to changing one community and one child at a time.
Since its founding in Detroit, Michigan, in 1915, Kiwanis has grown to about 9,000 clubs in more that 80 nations. Nearly one-third of a million Kiwanians in every culture and every continent are helping to improve people's lives.
WHO ARE KIWANIANS?
Kiwanians are individuals who give a little of their time to make their communities and the world better places in which to live and work. As members of a local club, members have the opportunity to:
-Make business and professional contacts
-Learn first-hand about local, national, and international issues
-Improve and use leadership skills
-Participate in the life of their community and world
-Develop lifelong friendships
WHAT DOES KIWANIS DO?
Kiwanis clubs take on humanitarian and civic projects that public authorities are not prepared or able to perform.
A typical club plans hands-on projects focusing on the special needs of the community, such as helping the elderly, promoting literacy, or supporting youth sports.
In addition to attending a club meeting, Kiwanians volunteer time for projects involving children or persons in need.
It is the organization's goal to be the world's premier organization engaging adult and youth volunteers to improve the quality of life worldwide.
Kiwanis' Service Leadership Program includes sponsored youth leadership clubs at the Elementary school level call K-Kids; Middle school level called Builder's club; High school level call Key club and College/University level called Circle K or CKI.
"YOUNG CHILDREN: PRIORTIY ONE"
is a program addressing the needs of children through projects in pediatric trauma, safety, child care, early develpment, infant health, nutrition and parenting skills.