WHAT IS KIWANIS
Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization
for people desiring personal
involvement in the leadership and improvement
of their communities. As a group,
they can achieve what individuals cannot do
Kiwanis International is a global
organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one
child and one community at a time.
These people belong to Kiwanis Clubs located
in towns and cities throughout the
world. They attend regularly scheduled meetings
for fellowship and inspiration.
They perform voluntary community service
through committees... usually after hours.
Kiwanis is a service organization, not a
Kiwanis is often a public forum.. .never a
Kiwanis is known to its fellow citizens
through the work it does. It is not a secret society.
Kiwanis is an exponent of good citizenship. It
does not prescribe a way of life for others.
Kiwanis directs its efforts to fulfilling the
needs of the individual community.
DOES KIWANIS DO?
It performs local community service such as
assistance to youth and the aging, conservation of natural resources, development
of community facilities, and creation of international understanding and
goodwill; in short, it makes life more pleasant and
more rewarding for mankind.
THE OBJECTS OF KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL
To give primacy to the human
and spiritual, rather than to the material values of life.
To encourage the daily living of the Golden
Rule in all human relationships.
To promote the adoption and the application
of higher social, business, and professional standards.
To develop, by precept and example, a more
intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
To provide, through Kiwanis Clubs, a
practical means to form enduring friendships;
To render altruistic service, and to build
To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public
opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of
righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.
THE PURPOSE: Service to Youth
and the Elderly, to Community and Nation.
THE NAME: The name "Kiwanis’ stems
from an Native American phrase which, roughly
translated, means "to express one’s self’.