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 the world.
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 worldwide.
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 projects.
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 Kee-wanis.
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

- To serve children of the world.

- 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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