Who We Are:

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one

community at a time. Founded in 1915 and headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Kiwanis International is a thriving organization of more than 8,500 Kiwanis clubs in more than 80 countries.


Kiwanis is governed by six key objectives:

 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 better communities.

 To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.