|Facts About Kiwanis International
|Kiwanis was organized in Detroit, Michigan, USA, on January 21, 1915.
|Kiwanis focuses on the needs of ordinary people and children to create
extraordinary life-changing moments.
|Kiwanis and its Service Leadership Programs boast a membership of more than
600,000 men, women, and youth in nearly 16,000 clubs in more than 70 countries
and geographic areas.
|Members of Kiwanis and its Service Leadership Programs volunteer more than
21 million hours and invest more than $113 million in their communities around
|Kiwanis is taking itself from a good organization to a truly great
organization that defines excellence for service and leadership and builds
leaders through service opportunities.
|Kiwanis International is the only service organization that builds leaders
at every level—from the youngest Kiwanis Kids all the way through several youth
programs and adult programs. (Kiwanis Family of Programs)
|Kiwanis’ impact on the world will be measured by the 10 million young
leaders it nurtures, rather than by the number of members it attracts.
|Kiwanis continues its service emphasis of “Young Children: Priority One,”
which focuses on the special needs of children from prenatal development to age
5. In a typical year, “Young Children: Priority One” service projects involve
more than US$14 million and 1 million volunteer hours.
|In 1994, Kiwanis launched its first Worldwide Service Project, a $75 million
campaign in partnership with UNICEF to eliminate iodine deficiency disorders by
the year 2000. IDD projects have been funded in 95 nations. Kiwanis
International Foundation has raised nearly $100 million to eliminate IDD
|Kiwanis One Day occurs annually during the first weekend of April. It is an
opportunity to unite Kiwanis-family members from around the globe and their
communities in a dedicated day of action devoted to hands-on community service
|What We Do
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to
changing the world, one child and one community at a time
|Kiwanis Name - The name “Kiwanis” means “we trade” or “we
share our talents.” It was coined from an American Indian expression, Nunc
|Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service to children and
communities. Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor
the disadvantaged, and care for the sick. They develop youth as leaders, build
playgrounds, raise funds for pediatric research, and much more. No problem is
too big or too small. Why? Because working together, members achieve what one
person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child a chance to learn,
experience, dream, and succeed, great things happen! As Kiwanis clubs and members, we see it everyday!
- About 8,000 clubs in 96 countries
- More than 260,000 adult members
- Approximately 320,000 youth
Mission - To serve children of the world.
Service - Each year, clubs:
- Sponsor nearly 150,000 service projects.
- Raise more than $107 million.
|Global Results - Members and clubs have contributed
more than $80 million toward the global elimination of iodine deficiency
disorders (IDD), the leading preventable cause of mental retardation.
|Kiwanis Club Of Greater Sunrise In Broward History
The idea of forming a Kiwanis Club in Sunrise was the brain child
of Mr. Anthony D'Oyley, Distinguished President (2001-2002), Kiwanis Club of
Lauderdale Lakes & West Sunrise. The formation of a Kiwanis Club in the Sunrise area is to fulfill our mission
statement of service to one child, one community at
time. KCGSB received its charter on
September 16, 2005 with 15 members. The location where the club conducts general meetings is provided free of charge by the city of Sunrise.
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