First you need a desire to want to BE A POWERFUL FORCE FOR SERVING CHILDREN.
Our Mission: Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children.
Our Vision: Kiwanis will be a positive influence in communities worldwide—so that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive.
THE SIX OBJECTS OF KIWANIS
Object 1: To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
Object 2: To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
Object 3: To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business and professional standards.
Object 4: To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship.
Object 5: To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service and to build better communities.
Object 6: To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and good will.
Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage nearly 150,000 service projects and raise nearly US$100 million every year for communities, families and projects. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone.
Are you ready to help children and families in your community? Ready to change the world? Kiwanis is ready for you! Are you ready to help create communities that let all children thrive, prosper and grow? All together, more than 7,000 Kiwanis clubs make Kiwanians a powerful force for serving children and changing lives. Each club is an independent entity, with its own traditions and priorities.
What are the benefits of joining?
Study after study shows that volunteering with an organization like Kiwanis does more than make people feel good. Volunteering enhances social networks, improves mental health and contributes to higher levels of happiness, self-esteem, self-worth and life satisfaction. Volunteers develop life skills and leadership abilities that can lead to employment opportunities.
Our annual dues are $150 billable in advance by October of each year. There is a reduction based upon the month you begin your first year’s membership.